Wind is a resource which has the potential to generate power, no matter rain or shine. Wind power systems may be grid-tied or off-grid and can be combined with other renewable power generation sources, such as solar electric.
Clean Technical article, April 2014, on vertical axis wind turbines
Paul Gipe, respected small wind power author and educator; article’s, links & books
Banard on Wind; countering disinformation about wind energy; Mike Barnard blog