Wind Resources and Future Energy Security: Environmental, Social, and Economic Issues (Hardback)Muyiwa Adaramola (editor)
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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Wind power is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy. It makes substantial contributions to power grids around the globe, and it promises to play a prominent role in the world's future energy security. Given that reality, there is an ongoing need for research that investigates the potential of specific regions for wind-farm development, combined with the social, economic, and environmental impacts of that development. This compendium contains the most recent research on these topics from around the world. The chapters are organized into three parts:The potential of wind power in selected regions of the world Social, economic, and environmental factors that influence wind developmentCurrent trends within the wind industry and the challenges it must face to contribute to the world's future energy security
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and university-level students investigating this expanding field of study. It will also be a useful reference book for wind-power engineers, technicians, and planners.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 378
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"...a collection of already published articles, in their exact forms, collected by Adaramola (renewable energy, Norwegian Univ. of Life Sciences). The book is organized into three parts, each consisting of several articles. Part 1 covers wind energy resources in selected regions of the world (four articles). Part 2 is titled "Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts" (seven articles), and part 3 ("Trends and Future Challenges") consists of two articles. Each of the collected articles is interesting and the editor has done a good job selecting relevant and important papers in the field..."
-CHOICE, January 2016