Filippo Spertino received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1995 and 2000 from Politecnico di Torino (PdT) University, Italy. He is an Associate Professor in Electric Power Systems and Renewable Energy Systems at Energy Department, PdT. His research activities include design, simulation, experimental testing on photovoltaic/wind power systems and instrument calibration. He is author of more than 100 publications: 20 on Journals, 2 chapters of books and the remainder on proceedings of Conferences. He participated to several Italian and European Projects.
Lecture: Technical-economic issues affecting the capacity factors of wind energy
Today, wind energy is the most profitable of the intermittent Renewable Energy Sources (RES) providing several percentage points of electricity production in grid connection in many countries. In this presentation the worldwide technology status of the top manufacturers of Wind Turbines (WTs) and their installations driven by the regulatory policies are presented. An investigation of the issues why this technology is successful or not, in terms of economical revenues and capacity factor, is also carried out.