Wind power is developing rapidly, in terms of both the number of new installations and in interest from stakeholders including policy-makers, NGOs, research scientists, industry and the general public. Unlike the majority of other texts on wind power, which are written primarily for engineers or policy analysts, this book specifically targets those interested in, or planning to develop, wind power projects. Having outlined wind power basics and explained the underlying resource and technology, the author explores the interactions between wind power and society, and the main aspects of project development, including siting, economics and legislation. This book will be an essential reference for professionals developing new sites, government officials and consultants reviewing related applications, and both specialists and non-specialists studying wind power project development.
'I recommend this as a comprehensive introductory text for both the specialist and non-specialist' David Milborrow, renewable energy consultant 'Tore Wizelius is one of the pioneers of wind power development' Paul Gipe, industry analyst and author of Wind Power 'This is a complete guide to wind energy production and would be an excellent investment both for students and for experts in the fields.' Alex Stacey, Editor of Environment UK 'An excellent introductory text.' The Environmentalist 'A definitive text book with which to guide future growth'. Environment UK 'An excellent investment both for students and for experts in the field.' Environment UK 'As wind energy is developing at such an unprecedented rate, we need a definitive text book with which to guide future growth. That has been provided in the form of Tore Wizelius's Developing Wind Power Projects, Theory and Practice.' Environment UK, 2007. 'The author is an expert and also gifted in explainging each of his topics in clear langauge.' J. C. Comer, Choice, June 2010.
Part I: Introduction to Wind Power * Wind Power Today and in the Future * Historical Background * Development of the Modern Wind Power Industry * Part II: Wind Energy * The Wind * The Power of Wind * Conversion of Wind Energy * Part III: Technology * Types of Wind Turbine * The Wind Turbine Rotor * Nacelle, Tower and Foundation * Electrical and Control Systems * Efficiency and Performance * Part IV: Wind Power and Society * Wind Power Policy * Wind Power and the Environment * Wind Power Planning * Opinion and Acceptance * Grid Connection of Wind Turbines * Part V: Wind Power Project Development * Siting of Wind Turbines * Economics * Project Development *