Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition (Hardback)Vaughn Nelson (author)
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As the demand for energy increases, and fossil fuels continue to decrease, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition considers the viability of wind as an alternative renewable energy source. This book examines the wind industry from its start in the 1970s until now, and introduces all aspects of wind energy.
The phenomenal growth of wind power for utilities is covered along with applications such as wind-diesel, village power, telecommunications, and street lighting.. It covers the characteristics of wind, such as shear, power potential, turbulence, wind resource, wind turbine types, and designs and performance. The text discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines, and considers the development and economic impact of wind farms.
What's New in the Second Edition:
Expands the section on distributed windAdds new sections on global warming, community wind, and storageIllustrates the need for a shift to renewable energy through discussions on energy use and the order of magnitude estimates for the lifetime of fossil fuelsDiscusses the interconnection of wind turbines to utility grids, regulations on installation and operation, and environmental concerns
This book provides material on statistics, installation, types, and energy data, as well as new information, applications, and updates on the wind industry.
It serves as a resource for practicing professionals in the wind energy industry, and can be used by undergraduate and graduate students in energy engineering/environmental engineering/wind technology.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 806 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"I like the approach in this book from the macro social needs to the micro methods of solving practical problems, and the topics selection covering a complete introduction of wind energy. ...I believe that the reader, who is interested in wind energy, can get the most abundant wind energy knowledge in the shortest possible time through this book."
--Shi Pengfei, Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA)