Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electrical power.
Wind farms consist of individual wind turbines which are connected to the electric power transmission network. For new constructions, onshore wind is an inexpensive source of electricity, competitive with or in many places cheaper than fossil fuel plants.
Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation and uses little land. The effects on the environment are generally less problematic than those from other power sources.
Wind power is very consistent from year to year but has significant variation over shorter time scales. Clackson Power constructed and erected one of the first vertical wind turbine systems in Australia, we installed 4 four 12 KW Vertical turbines, producing renewable power to the building. The system was fully redesigned and fail safe was the main design approach.
Clackson developer of the ysterfontein wind farm is in the process of erecting and commissioning the 1.6 MW.
The Ysterfontein wind farm consist of eight 200 KW wind turbines connected to the existing owner operated 1.2 MW Clan William Hydro Power station. The added 1.6 MW wind farm makes this installation an hybrid renewable development which will sell electricity to the local farming community and the town of Clan William in the Western Cape. The project added 30 km of network and infrastructure for the capability of selling the generated power.