Generating Electricity from the Wind
The Wind Energy group at SET center aims to design and implement new technologies and to carry out feasibility study and performance improvement of wind power systems across broad dimensions including grid integration, smart grids and as a part of hybrid energy systems. Power quality of interfacing wind energy system with electric utility is counted as one of the major issues of this group activities.
Utilizing wind energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, our research efforts are mainly focused on the following two main issues:
- Design and implement new technologies for wind turbines suitable for Saudi Arabia sites.
- Improving the interconnection quality of wind energy systems with electric utility.
- Study the feasibility of installing different configurations of wind energy systems in Saudi Arabia