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Wind Power for the World
The Rise of Modern Wind Energy

ISBN 9789814364935
Published June 4, 2013 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
676 Pages 388 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book sheds light on how the modern 3-bladed wind turbine came into being, and who, how and what in the proceeding period caused the success. It looks back over three decades to find the roots of this exciting development, a long cavalcade of developers, inventors, and manufacturers including the Danish authors who themselves were part of the breakthrough. Written for non-specialists, the book covers minimal science, emphasizing the story of how wind power became a worldwide 30-billion-euro business employing nearly one million people.

Table of Contents

Preface from Series Editor, Wolfgang Palz

Acknowledgements, Anna Krenz

Introduction, Preben Maegaard

The Wind Power Story, Ross Jackson

Forty Years of Wind Energy Development, H.J.M. (Jos) Beurskens

History of Danish Wind Power, Benny Christensen

The aerodynamical research on windmill sails by Poul la Cour, 1896-1900, Povl-Otto Nissen

Networks of Wind Energy Enthusiasts and The Development of The "Danish Concept", Katherine Dykes

A Personal Story About Danish Pioneering of Modern Wind Power, Prof. Emeritus Niels I. Meyer

From Energy Crisis to Industrial Adventure – a Chronicle, Preben Maegaard

The Emergence of Wind, Erik Grove-Nielsen

From Herborg Blacksmith to Vestas, Henrik Stiesdal

From Danregn to Bonus, Egon Kristensen

Vind-Syssel 1985-1990, Flemming Østergaard

The Story of Dencon, Bent Gregersen

Water Brake Windmills, Jørgen Krogsgaard

Cooperative Energy Movement in Copenhagen, Jens H. Larsen

Danish Small Wind Power, Jane Kruse

Consigned to Oblivion, Preben Maegaard

Hütter’s Heritage – The Stuttgart School, Bernward Janzing and Jan Oelker

Overview of German Wind Industry Roots, Arne Jaeger

Direct Drive Wind Turbines, Prof. Dr. Friderich Klinger

How early 80’s Micro- and Power-Electronics Innovation in Germany Revolutionized Wind Energy Systems, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Sachau

How the Electricity Feed-In Law (Stromeinspeisungsgesetz) Came to Be Passed by the German Parliament, Enabling Renewable Energies to Establish Their Position in the Market, Ulrich Jochimsen

Wind, Women, Art, Acceptance, Brigitte Schmidt

California – Wind Farms Retrospective, Arne Jaeger

Emergence of Wind Energy: The University of Massachusetts, James Manwell

An American Personal Perspective, Steven B. Smiley and Susan J. Kopka

Residential Wind by Way of Illustration, Igor Avkshtol

Wind Power in China: Chasing the Dream that Creates Value, Qin Haiyan

Rising Wind Power Industry of XEMC, Zhou Jianxiong

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Preben Maegaard is a Danish renewable energy pioneer, author and expert.

Anna Krenz is an artist, architect, and editor.

Wolfgang Palz is chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy.