Wind power is the generation of useful energy, such as electricity, using wind turbines. Due to limitations in our land area, Singapore cannot replicate other countries' application of wind power in terms of large wind farms. To generate reasonably efficient power from wind turbines, the average wind speed needs to be above 5m/s (metres per second). Singapore does not have abundant winds except in the coastal areas and offshore islands; our average wind speed is usually lower than 3.3m/s.
Although there is no grid-tied installation functioning on wind energy in the country at present, Singapore can be a test-bed for micro-wind technology (which can generate electricity with wind speeds of less than 2 m/s).
With Singapore welcoming test-bedding and implementation of clean and renewable energy technologies, micro-wind technology is certainly one of the interesting options to be explored locally.