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Large Wind Turbines: Design and Economics Paperback – February 8, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0471494560 ISBN-10: 0471494569 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 8, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471494569
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471494560
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,523,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a necessary book for all libraries supporting realistic engineering design for commercial development. Moreover many individuals will wish to have it on their shelves for reference and stimulation..." (Wind Engineering, 2001)

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In the light of the extensive debate surrounding the economics of scale of wind turbines, this timely work examines the engineering implications of developing lightweight compliant designs. Through the development of a unique modelling approach, the authors quantify the weight and cost of a diverse range of design solutions, enabling systematic quantitative comparisons to be made for the first time.

This innovative reference will provide a valuable guide to engineers and consultants involved in wind energy development as well as academic researchers and postgraduate students of wind turbine technology.

* Coherent analysis of the inter-relationship between the economics of wind turbines and engineering design configurations.
* Discussion of the main factors driving the weight and cost of large wind turbines eg. rotor design, number of blades, blade materials, flexibility and control strategy.
* Accessible overview of the development of large wind turbines and the direction that designs are taking now and into the future.
* Examination of the cost implications of specific design issues such as vertical versus horizontal axis, fixed or variable speed-rotor strategy, compact versus modular drive train and direct drive configurations.
* Evaluation of the economics of onshore and offshore generation sites and the prospects for the deployment of large wind turbines in offshore wind farms.

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1 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Zhang Shihui on March 29, 2001
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I am working in the region of wind energy. I am intersted in this book. I hope that this book will give me most assitance on knowlage of design & economic. Could you tell me more about this book? Thanks.
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