Wind energy’s bestselling textbook- fully revised.
This must-have second edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on:
- the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics;
- wind turbine testing and modelling;
- wind turbine design standards;
- offshore wind energy;
- special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.
Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on data processing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineering students.
This book offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practising engineers.
“provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy.” (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, November/December 2003)
“deserves a place in the library of every university and college where renewable energy is taught.” (The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol.41, No.2 April 2004)
“a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power.” (Choice, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins
Chapter 2 Wind Characteristics and Resources
Chapter 3 Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines
Chapter 4 Mechanics and Dynamics
Chapter 5 Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines
Chapter 6 Wind Turbine Materials and Components
Chapter 7 Wind Turbine Design and Testing
Chapter 8 Wind Turbine Control
Chapter 9 Wind Turbine Siting, System Design, and Integration
Chapter 10 Wind Energy Applications
Chapter 11 Wind Energy System Economics
Chapter 12 Wind Energy Systems: Environmental Aspects and Impacts
Appendix A: Nomenclature
Appendix B: Problems
Appendix C: Data Analysis and Data Synthesis