© 2008 – Routledge
Prepared and peer-reviewed by some of the foremost experts in the field, this easy-to-use pocket reference offers a wealth of information relating to wind energy and wind energy technologies.
Topics covered range from wind resources to wind turbines, covering offshore and onshore power, both stand-alone and grid-connected. The book also includes vital information on international economic support schemes and incentives and environmental issues and is peppered throughout with helpful illustrations, equations and explanations. Renewable energy professionals, students and wind energy entrepreneurs amongst others will find a host of answers in this essential book – a practical assimilation of data, fundamentals and guidelines for application.
'Renewable energy professionals, students and wind energy entrepreneurs amongst others will find a host of answers in this useful book- a practical assimilation of data, fundamentals and guidelines for applications, including sensible check lists for what to take on wind resource mapping field trips.' Renew 'This quaint booklet would be of value to anyone after a high level understanding of wind energy, but with enough technical content for students of wind, renewable energy enthusiasts, or those in the ?Windustry? taking on board a little more technical acumen. Just like a backpacker needs to pull out a phrasebook, you might carry this in your ?Hard Yakka? or pressed business shirt for those vital moments… or just read it cover to cover and impress friends with your knowledge on one of the world?s fastest growing energy sources.' Energy News
Introduction 1: Global Development of Wind Energy 2: Wind Resources 3: Wind Turbines 4: Wind Turbines and Energy Systems 5: Offshore Wind Farms 6: Economics of Wind Power 7: Economic Support Schemes and Incentives 8: Environemtnal Issues 9: Organizational Schemes 10: References