Wind energy systems are a very complex space. The machines itself have thousands of parts, the civil and electrical engineering needed to install a wind turbine or a wind farm needs to be lean and efficient in order to deliver. In either case, the innovations can be thought of as two main areas, the components that forms the machine, and the components that form the energy system.
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You can see Carsten Westergaard talk about wind energy from a lecture he gave at UC Berkeley: Here
Wind continues to rise and impact the energy system. There have been developed many roadmaps to illustrate how this is practically and financially possible.
The international Energy Agency, IEA has a report on the topic: here
The Department of Energy, DOE, has mapped some of the requirements to the innovations need to meets is vision of high wind penetration by 2030. Read more: here
NextraTEC's president, Dr. Carsten H. Westergaard have both lead and participated in reviews of research programs, both national and international. For example:
The UK energy research program, RCUK 2010 energy review, read more here
Department of Energy's 2010 peer review of wind energy, read more here