Wind power is an inexhaustible resource and one of the key alternatives to fossil fuels. Globally, wind power is one of the fastest growing sectors and holds the second largest potential after solar power among renewable energy (RE) sources. Generating energy from wind is capital-intensive, but it is clean, freely available, sustainable and pollution-free. However, it does exert some environmental impacts (see Chapter.
One of its major shortcomings at present is that it cannot be the main source of power supply to meet the entire demand till an appropriate storage technology is developed. As of now, wind energy can only supplement the electric grid