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5.0 out of 5 stars wind energy: Renewal energy and the environment, July 30, 2009
This review is from: Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment (Hardcover)
A very practical and readable book. A more appropriate title for the book would be 'Applied Wind Energy Engineering for Commercial Applications'.Takes a systems approach and does it well. The entire book is in metric units. The chapter on electrical and electronics for wind energy systems is rather limited. A more detailed discussion on control systems would add value to the book. A detailed discussion on wind energy storage systems would be helpful. An undergrauate degree in mechanical engineering with exposure to electrical engineering is desirable in utilizing this book.This book provides opportunities for readers to make innovative contributions in the area of wind energy systems.Detailed bibliography is provided at the end of each chapter. Despite some of the shortcomings, this is a valuable addition to the library of any one entering the field of wind energy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview - would have preferred more design content, February 12, 2010
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I think this book has a good overview of wind energy and some of the basic considerations when it comes to designing wind turbines. As an engineering student researching wind turbines, I personally would have liked to see more content on design instead of wind resource and siting. Having said that, the book is meant as an overview intro book, so it contains exactly what is says it does.

If you are interested in much more technical content and wind turbine design, I highly suggest The Wind Energy Handbook, by Burton, Sharpe, Jenkins, and Bossanyi. Depending on how technical you are, it may be much more than you're looking for.

Even though I haven't done any yet, I do like that this book includes end-of-chapter problems. This is beneficial if a course on wind energy required this text.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wind Energy book review, January 21, 2011
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This masters-level textbook has a big price for its small size. However, it is well written, precise, not wordy, and well illustrated. This saves read time for the student.
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Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment by Vaughn Nelson (Hardcover - March 16, 2009)
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