1st Edition

Wind Resources and Future Energy Security Environmental, Social, and Economic Issues

Edited By Muyiwa Adaramola Copyright 2015
    378 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    378 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Wind power is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy. It makes substantial contributions to power grids around the globe, and it promises to play a prominent role in the world’s future energy security. Given that reality, there is an ongoing need for research that investigates the potential of specific regions for wind-farm development, combined with the social, economic, and environmental impacts of that development. This compendium contains the most recent research on these topics from around the world. The chapters are organized into three parts:

    • The potential of wind power in selected regions of the world
    • Social, economic, and environmental factors that influence wind development
    • Current trends within the wind industry and the challenges it must face to contribute to the world’s future energy security

    With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and university-level students investigating this expanding field of study. It will also be a useful reference book for wind-power engineers, technicians, and planners.


    Part I: Wind Energy’s Potential Assessment in Selected Locations

    Analysis of Wind Speed Data and Wind Energy Potential in Three Selected Locations in South-East Nigeria; Sunday O. Oyedepo, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, and Samuel S. Paul

    Assessment of the Present and Future Offshore Wind Power Potential: A Case Study in a Target Territory of the Baltic Sea Near the Latvian Coast; Lita Lizuma, Zanita Avotniece, Sergejs Rupainis, and Artis Teilans

    Power Generation Expansion Planning Including Large Scale Wind Integration: A Case Study of Oman; Arif S. Malik and Cornelius Kuba

    Developing a GIS-Based Visual-Acoustic 3D Simulation for Wind Farm Assessment; Madeleine Manyoky, Ulrike Wissen Hayek, Kurt Heutschi, Reto Pieren, and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey

    Part II: Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues

    Assessment of Wind Power Generation Along the Coast of Ghana; Muyiwa S. Adaramola, Martin Agelin-Chaab, and Samuel S. Paul

    Assessing Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future; Helen Bailey, Kate L. Brookes, and Paul M. Thompson

    Socioeconomic Impacts of Wind Farm Development: A Case Study of Weatherford, Oklahoma; John Scott Greene and Mark Geisken

    Optimizing Wind Power Generation while Minimizing Wildlife Impacts in an Urban Area; Gil Bohrer, Kunpeng Zhu, Robert L. Jones, and Peter S. Curtis

    Land Cover and Topography Affect the Land Transformation Caused by Wind Facilities; Jay E. Diffendorfer and Roger W. Compton

    Wind Turbines and Human Health; Loren D. Knopper, Christopher A. Ollson, Lindsay C. McCallum, Melissa L. Whitfield Aslund, Robert G. Berger, Kathleen Souweine, and Mary McDaniel

    Public Engagement with Large-Scale Renewable Energy Technologies: Breaking the Cycle of NIMBYism; Patrick Devine-Wright

    Part III: Trends and Future Challenges

    Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring: State-of-the-Art Review, New Trends, and Future Challenges; Pierre Tchakoua, René Wamkeue, Mohand Ouhrouche, Fouad Slaoui-Hasnaoui, Tommy Andy Tameghe, and Gabriel Ekemb

    Overview of Problems in Large-Scale Wind Integrations; Xiaoming Yuan


    Dr. Muyiwa S. Adaramola earned his BSc and MSc in mechanical engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. He received his PhD in environmental engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. He has worked as lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University and as a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Currently, Dr. Adaramola is an associate professor in renewable energy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

    "…a collection of already published articles, in their exact forms, collected by Adaramola (renewable energy, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences). The book is organized into three parts, each consisting of several articles. Part 1 covers wind energy resources in selected regions of the world (four articles). Part 2 is titled "Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts" (seven articles), and part 3 ("Trends and Future Challenges") consists of two articles. Each of the collected articles is interesting and the editor has done a good job selecting relevant and important papers in the field..."
    —CHOICE, January 2016