Analysis of Generations of Wind Power Technologies Based on Technology Life Cycle Approach

  • M. Dehghani Madvar 1Department of Renewable Energy, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran
  • MH Ghodousi Nezhad Department of Renewable Energy, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran
  • Alireza Aslani Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Finland
  • Marja Naaraonja Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Finland
Keywords: Wind power, Technology Life Cycle, Forecasting, Patent

Abstract

Utilization of renewable energy technologies is one of the strategies of the governments in order to increase the level of energy security. One of the main renewable energy resources with fast utilization growth is wind power. However, development of wind power is highly depended on its related technologºies. Therefore, wind power technology forecasting is an indispensable requirement to understand how each of the wind energy domains will improve in the future. This research is to focus on the analysis of wind power technologies based on the technology life cycle approach. The contributions can help researchers, technology futurists, and policy makers to focus better on the related R&D and utilization policies.

Author Biographies

M. Dehghani Madvar, 1Department of Renewable Energy, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran

M. Dehghani Madvar is an MSc. student of the energy system engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran. He has a BSc. in chemical engineering. His research interests include energy technologies, and technology assessments.

MH Ghodousi Nezhad, Department of Renewable Energy, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran

MH Ghodousi Nezhad is an MSc. student of the energy system engineering at the University of Tehran. He has a BSc. in chemical engineering. His research interests include feasibility studies of energy systems, and energy conversion.

Alireza Aslani, Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Finland

Dr. Alireza Aslani, corresponding author, is an assistant professor of the renewable energy and environment department at the University of Tehran. He is also researcher at the University of Vaasa in Finland and adjunct faculty member of Maastricht School of Management in Netherland. His research interests include energy modeling, energy economics, and security of energy supply. E-mail: alireza.aslani@uva.fi

Marja Naaraonja, Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Finland

Dr. Marja Naaraonja is an associate professor of the University of Vaasa, Finland. She is an expert in the fields of innovation and technology management. Her research interests include, knowledge management, innovation management, and energy future centers.

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