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ISBN-13: 978-0471499725 ISBN-10: 0471499722 Edition: 1st
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“…well written and comprehensive …deserves a place in the library of every university and college where renewable energy is taught.” (The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol.41, No.2 April 2004)

"…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)

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Recent years have seen a growth in the implementation and economic viability of wind energy technology. This safe and abundant source of clean, renewable energy is now making a significant contribution to electricity supplies worldwide. Addressing the growing requirement for information on the theory and practical application of wind technology Wind Energy Explained provides a thorough introduction to this multi-disciplinary field.

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.
The comprehensive coverage ranging from wind turbine control and operation to system design and public policy will appeal to engineering students from a variety of backgrounds. Practitioners new to the field of renewable energy will find this a valuable introduction to an emerging energy source.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 590 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (June 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471499722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471499725
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,517,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By John J. Gerondale on June 6, 2007
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This book helped me ace my mechanical engineering senior design project every step of the way. The material is easy to grasp for anyone with a basic background in math/science; and learning about how this stuff works is fascinating! The chapter on aerodynamics alone kept me writing computer codes for months. The author's writing style is modern and easy to follow.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frank Batey on June 11, 2010
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This book is absolutely the best book I have owned on the subject. I love the simplicity of the text, clarity of the illustrations, and above all the fact that it covered all the necessary areas on the subject. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge on wind energy.
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The second updated edition of WIND ENERGY EXPLAINED: THEORY, DESIGN AND APPLICATION includes the latest data, illustrations and all new material on wind turbines, offshore wind energy, and more. Fifty new homework problems and a new appendix on data processing are just a few of the updates and expansions for this fine edition, recommended for any college-level science and natural resources collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben E. Alexander on February 7, 2010
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I've just started this book. It's for a Wind Energy Systems course. So far, it has been a very straight-forward and practical introduction into the field of wind energy. While it is very easy to understand and very practical, it's also been quite thorough in explaining the concepts. Overall, I anticipate this to be a great book; certainly one of the "keepers" you come across every now and then.
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By letsgohyde on February 21, 2011
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Great book, lots of math and formulas. i enjoyed it when I was studying ME Wind Energy

no other thoughts, you should buy it if you want to build a wind farm
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