wind turbine Books

  • Wind Turbines

    Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades ...

  • Wind Turbine Control Systems

    Modern wind turbines generally operate at variable speed in order to maximise the conversion efficiency below rated power and to reduce loading on the drive-train. In addition, pitch control of the blades is usually employed to limit the energy captured during operation above rated wind speed. The higher complexity of variable-speed variable-pitch ...

  • Wind Turbine Operation in Electric Power Systems

    This is a comprehensive approach to Wind Turbine Generator Systems (WTGS) and their operation in dynamic electric power system analysis. The presented advanced models arose from the author´s research. They describe the complicated dynamical system behavior of wind turbines much better than the over-simplified static models. In particular, the ...

  • Induction Generators for Wind Power

    The technicalities of putting wind generated electricity into national grids are addressed in this book. Essential reading for electrical engineers working on grid connection of wind farms and modelling wind power; power companies and transmission systems operators; wind turbine manufacturers; academics intersted in electrical power supply and ...

  • Report 4120: Wind Energy Markets

    Report 4120: Wind Energy Markets contains detailed global coverage of manufacturers, developers, global, national, regional and state markets; charts of global wind energy industry growth by turbine sales, wind generated electricity sales, installed wind capacity, turbine marketshare, and wind turbine sales in U.S.; highlights of CCBJ Wind ...

  • Global Wind Power Report 2008

    The report – Global Wind Power Report 2008 – analyzes this industry,starting from the basics to what is driving this industry. The reportstarts off with a brief overview of the global energy market whichcontains data on global energy statistics, outlook for the industry,the growing focus on renewable energy worldwide, and of course, thepotential ...

  • Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option—it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind ...

  • Wind Energy Systems for Electric Power Generation

    This book deals with the electronics of Wind-Energy systems and their implementation into the grid. Starting from an overview on energy conversion and general concepts for Wind Energy systems, the concept, design and control of the electrical components are treated: generators, converters and storage devices. Much attention is spent on the ...

  • Stability Augmentation of a Grid-connected Wind Farm

    Stability Augmentation of a Grid-connected Wind Farm introduces a comprehensive approach to stabilizing the power output from wind farms, covering both fixed and variable speed wind turbine generator systems. The book presents the different tools suitable for application in wind farms, together with modeling and control strategies. The book ...

  • Physical Approach to Short-Term Wind Power Prediction

    The effective integration of wind energy into the overall electricity supply is a technical and economical challenge because the availability of wind power is determined by fluctuating meteorological conditions. This book offers an approach to the ultimate goal of the short-term prediction of the power output of winds farms. Starting from basic ...

  • Wind Power Generation in United States (2008)

    The report – Wind Power Generation in United States – analyses the roleof wind energy in U.S. energy mix. The report begins with a detailedoverview of the U.S. electricity market with statistics for powergeneration, transmission and consumption along with role of key playersin the electricity industry. Report then assesses the technology ...

  • Cleaner Power: The Benefits and Costs of Moving from Coal Generation to Modern Technologies Report

    This paper analyzes benefits and costs of reducing by half the use of coal for electric generation in the United States by the year 2010, making use of the Haiku electricity market model developed and maintained at Resources for the Future. The analysis indicates that the coal generation would be replaced by generation from modern power ...

  • Eco-Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth

    For the first time since the oil age began, the world has the technology to wean itself from petroleum coming from the politically volatile Middle East.A combination of wind turbines, solar cells, hydrogen generators, and fuel cell engines offers not only energy independence, but an alternative to climate-disrupting fossil fuels.The global economy ...

  • Ocean Energy

    Engineers’ dreams and fossil energy replacement schemes can come true. Man has been tapping the energy of the sea to provide power for his industries for centuries. Tidal energy combined with that of waves and marine winds rank among those most successfully put the work. Large scale plants are capital intensive but smaller ones, particularly built ...

  • PLAN B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Experts were “stunned” this past summer by the loss of Arctic sea ice. An area almost twice the size of Britain disappeared in a single week.The Greenland ice cap is melting so fast that it is triggering minor earthquakes as pieces of ice weighing several billion tons break off the ice sheet and slide into the sea. The West Antarctic ...

  • The Bio Natural Gas Opportunity

    A new type of renewable natural gas from sustainable sources could eventually complement solar and wind as a primary source of utility-grade renewable energy. Chemically similar to fossil-based natural gas, it holds the promise of being transportable in existing pipelines and useable in today’s equipment. Who are the leading vendors of ...

  • Powering China’s Development: The Role of Renewable Energy

    SummaryChina’s need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In 2006, China’s energy use was already the second highest in the world, having nearly doubled in the last decade, and its electricity use is growing even faster, having doubled since 2000. With both ...

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