Wind Energy Engineering

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September 22, 2010


Electronic book text, 352 pages

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0071714782 / 9780071714785

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Main description


This authoritative resource offers comprehensive details on effectively using wind energy as a viable and economical energy source. Featuring a multidisciplinary approach, Wind Energy Engineering covers physics, meteorology, aerodynamics. wind measurement, wind turbine specifications, electricity, and integration with the grid. Planning, site selection, cost assessment, environmental impact, and project management are also discussed. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, this is a definitive reference to current and future developments in wind energy.

Wind Energy Engineering covers:

  • The business of wind energy worldwide
  • Wind energy basics
  • Meteorological properties of wind and air
  • Aerodynamics of wind turbine blades
  • Wind measurement, data management, and reporting
  • Wind resource assessment
  • Advanced topics in resource assessment, including wake, losses, and uncertainty
  • Wind turbine generator components
  • Electricity and generator basics
  • Deploying wind turbines in the grid
  • Environmental impact of wind projects
  • Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview of Wind Energy Business; Chapter 2. Basics of Wind Energy and Power; Chapter 3. Properties of Wind; Chapter 4. Aerodynamics of Wind Turbine Blades; Chapter 5. Advanced Aerodynamics of Wind Turbine Blades; Chapter 6. Wind Measurement; Chapter 7. Wind Resource Assessment; Chapter 8. Advanced Wind Resource Assessment; Chapter 9. Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) Components; Chapter 10. Basics of Electricity and Generators; Chapter 11. Deploying Wind Turbines in Grid; Chapter 12. Environmental Impact of Wind Projects; Chapter 13. Financial Modeling of Wind Projects; Chapter 14. Planning and Execution of Wind Projects; Index

Author comments

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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