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The activities in wind energy in Hungary


  • Horvath, Gabor
  • Toth, Laszlo


The main theme of this article is the economics of wind energy investment in Hungary. The first wind measurements evaluated in conformity with EU standards were made in the centre of Hungary. The first wind turbine installation was planned in the hilly region on the bank of the river Danube near Dunaujvaros. The local wind regime was described with on site measurements and calculations as the first step. The wind speed measurements were carried out from the beginning of 1999. The wind resource is favourable in this part of the country. The results and the feasibility study indicate that the wind power plant installation is feasible and would achieve financial payback of the investment in case of governmental support. Local tower production for local installation has also been investigated.

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  • Horvath, Gabor & Toth, Laszlo, 2001. "The activities in wind energy in Hungary," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 5(2), pages 191-200, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:5:y:2001:i:2:p:191-200

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