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Wind Energy Engineering Hardcover – September 1, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0071714778 ISBN-10: 0071714774 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071714774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071714778
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

The impetus of writing this book was a lack of books on the market that targeted engineers. Specifically, I wanted to write a book that would give an engineer from any discipline sufficient knowledge about the multi-disciplinary field of wind energy.  This book intends to bring to bear at least five disciplines in order to provide a reasonably comprehensive understanding of the field of wind energy.  The five disciplines are Meteorology, Mechanical & Aeronautical engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering and Environmental engineering.  In addition, to these core engineering disciplines, the book has chapters on finance and project management, two business related disciplines that are key to wind energy.
I wrote the book with the following audience in mind.  First are engineers and scientists that are in the wind industry, but practice in a narrow segment of the industry that covers their specific discipline. Second are engineers and scientists that want to enter the wind industry. Third are undergraduate engineering students and technical college students that want to learn about the various disciplines in wind energy engineering.  Finally, the intended audience is business people and project managers that work in the wind energy industry.  
As an engineer, you will find sufficient detail about each of the topics.  I have kept the level of math to a level that would be comfortable to a practicing engineer.  In areas that require sophisticated math, I have attempted to provide insights into the relationships.
--Preface of book

About the Author

Pramod Jain, Ph.D., is founder and president of Innovative Wind Energy, Inc., a wind energy consulting company. He is recognized as a global expert in the planning of wind projects and has worked on projects in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America that range from a single 100 kW turbine to a 100-plus MW wind farm. Dr. Jain’s clients include Fortune 100 companies, the U.S. government, universities, utilities, municipalities, and land developers. He was a cofounder and Chief Technologist at Wind Energy Consulting and Contracting, Inc. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and a B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


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Founder and president, Innovative Wind Energy, Inc.

Pramod is a recognized expert in the field of wind resource assessment and has an in depth knowledge of all aspects of wind energy projects. He has written a book on Wind Energy Engineering, with publisher McGraw Hill, New York. He is currently consulting on large wind farm projects in the US and the Caribbean.

Pramod has worked with a variety of clients, past and current clients include, Fortune 100 companies, Utilities, Municipalities, Schools, and Land developers. In these projects he was responsible for taking a wind project from concept to pre-construction--Prospecting, wind measurement, detailed assessment, financial modeling, and detailed wind project design for numerous large wind projects.

Pramod has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, MS in Engineering Mechanics from University of Kentucky, and B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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Mr. Jain's work is essential for the classroom, job-site, homeowner, small business or community considering a wind project.
Glenn Mauney
Reader/PM will take away a better understanding of what is involved in harnessing wind power and more importantly what is required for a successful wind project.
RP Adelhelm
Clear writing and extensive use of diagrams and charts make this book a great up-to-date and easy-to-understand resource on modern wind power engineering.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RP Adelhelm on October 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
A must have for project mangers (PM) in the wind industry. Book covers the routine to the complex in a clear, organized and well illustrated manner. Reader/PM will take away a better understanding of what is involved in harnessing wind power and more importantly what is required for a successful wind project. Chapters 9 through 14 are especially helpful; they cover everything from wind turbine components to the planning and execution of a wind project. This book would be an excellent addition to a seasoned PM's resource library, but equally important as a "field manual" for a PM venturing into wind projects for the first time. It covers what every a PM has to be familiar with and deal with on a wind project. As a PM who ventured into the wind industry, I see the value of this book and I highly recommend it. Well Done!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Mauney on October 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Outstanding! If you are in the wind industry, want to be, or are considering a wind project of your own, read this book! While it's not easy to cover the many facets of wind energy development, Mr. Jain has accomplished this with seeming ease. Each piece of the development puzzle is covered with just the right level of detail. The science behind wind energy is fully and very understandably explained; then matched with tools you can use, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Mr. Jain's work is essential for the classroom, job-site, homeowner, small business or community considering a wind project. Once you read it, keep it close by because you will find it an easy and necessary reference tool.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Fran on May 29, 2011
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For the complete beginner it can be ok, it makes a review of different aspects within the wind energy industry, but for the medium experienced reader there's nothing new in this book. Most of the shown material can be textually found in other books without any additional explanations than those origninally found in the sources (the books mentioned in the bibliography and some software handbooks).
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By Alexandre Winck Ramos on January 18, 2012
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It's a very good book with a complete description about the theory and good pratices that should be followed to develop a god wind farm project. I reccomend.
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Clear writing and extensive use of diagrams and charts make this book a great up-to-date and easy-to-understand resource on modern wind power engineering. There are over 90 pages dedicated to wind measurement and resource assessment, a most critical aspect for getting a wind project right. Chapter 2: "Basics of Wind Energy and Power" contains the clearest, most concise explanation of the physics of wind energy that I have come across. Not being an engineer but engineering-inclined, I was comfortable enough diving into the book but felt challenged as I progressed through the more advanced chapters. For its technical depth and comprehensiveness, it's not a very large book. I'd even suggest it for pool-side reading. However, I feel it's best suited as a reference for practitioners or those serious about entering the field of wind energy.
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