Robert Foster, James Witcher, Vaughn Nelson, Majid Ghassemi, Luz Elena Mimbela, Abbas Ghassemi, "Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment"
English | 2009-03-16 | ISBN: 1420075683 | 328 pages | PDF | 5,4 MB
Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy illustrates the need for a shift to renewable energy through discussions on energy use and the order of magnitude estimates for the lifetime of fossil fuels. After examining wind characteristics, it discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines and wind farms. The author then presents the aerodynamics, operation, control, applications, and types of wind turbines. He describes the design of wind turbines and system performance for single wind turbines, water pumping, and wind farms. He also explores the political and economic factors regarding the adoption of wind as an energy source.