"…provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy." (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2003)
"...Extremely good value for money...it is difficult to think of any topic that has been omitted..."? (IEE Review, September 2002)
"...can be thoroughly recommended as a comprehensive introduction..."?(Times Higher Education Supplement, 29 November 2002)
"...a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power...highly recommended for all serious students of this technology." (Choice, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002)
From the Back Cover
This authoritative and accessible textbook:
- Provides an overview of wind energy technology, charting the development of the first modern wind turbines.
- Discusses the characteristics of the wind resource and the atmospheric boundary layer.
- Outlines the aerodynamic principles and mechanics of the wind turbine, before going on to consider the electrical aspects of energy conversion and generation.
- Examines key issues of wind turbine design and wind system control.
- Offers guidance on turbine siting and integration issues and analyses the economic benefits of wind energy generation.
- Considers the environmental impact of single turbines and wind farms and the design of wind systems for minimal visual impact.
- Provides a comprehensive set of tutorial problems based on the contents on each chapter.