Small Wind Power Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: UKRAINE 2010-2020

    the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of Ukraine.The study was conducted in February - June 2010. Number of pages: 180 pages41 tables and 53 graphs and chartsLanguage: Russian and EnglishEXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis overview is dedicated to the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of ...

  • Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

    Our global civilization today is on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and eventual collapse.Environmental scientists have been saying for some time that the global economy is being slowly undermined by environmental trends of human origin, including shrinking forests, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Optimal Control of Wind Energy Systems

    Owing to the stochastic nature of their primary energy source, workable performance of wind energy conversion systems cannot be achieved without the contribution of automatic control.Optimal Control of Wind Energy Systems presents a thoroughgoing review of the main control issues in wind power generation, offering a unified picture of the issues ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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