Wind is air in motion which blows everywhere. It’s free, without any private ownership. Wind energy was an attractive source of energy for several years. The power of the wind was used for sailing since many years ago. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Vikings used different kind of sails on their ships to harness this energy.
Worldwide winds contain around 2700TW power, but about one forth of these powers is available in 100 meter above the ground. With available technology of installing and developing wind power plant, we can catch around 40 TW of this power.
Among renewable energy sources, wind energy becomes the most important and fastest growing sources all around the world. Different organizations and communities and national associations, strongly supports developing wind power projects. Recently, governmental decisions and policies regarding developing wind farms, helps this industry to ramp up quickly in the world.
WIND POWER IN IRAN
The first historical windmill developed in Persia around 2000 years ago. Wind also has special status in Persian literature; Persian poets and writers believe that wind can carry the message of love between two lovers and it can be connection between human and God. Therefore, they have different names in poems such as Saba, Samoum and Dabour, based on their speed and direction.