Developing Wind Power Projects: Theory and Practice

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Earthscan, 2007 - Nature - 290 pages
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Wind power is developing rapidly, in terms of both the number of new installations and in interest from stakeholders including policy-makers, NGOs, research scientists, industry and the general public. Unlike the majority of other texts on wind power, which are written primarily for engineers or policy analysts, this book specifically targets those interested in, or planning to develop, wind power projects. Having outlined wind power basics and explained the underlying resource and technology, the author explores the interactions between wind power and society, and the main aspects of project development, including siting, economics and legislation. This book will be an essential reference for professionals developing new sites, government officials and consultants reviewing related applications, and both specialists and non-specialists studying wind power project development.
  

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Contents

Wind Power Today and in the Future
3
Development of the Modern Wind Power Industry
19
Wind Energy
31
The Power of Wind
47
Conversion of Wind Energy
61
Technology
71
The Wind Turbine Rotor
79
Nacelle Tower and Foundation
93
Wind Power and the Environment
151
Wind Power Planning
167
Opinion and Acceptance
193
Grid Connection of Wind Turbines
205
Siting of Wind Turbines
221
Economics
241
Project Development
257
Acronyms and abbreviations
267

Electrical and Control Systems
101
Efficiency and Performance
115
Wind Power and Society
125

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About the author (2007)

Tore Wizelius is a writer and journalist who has authored five books on wind power. He was the Sweden correspondent for Windpower Monthly during the 1990s and has been a lecturer on wind power at Gotland University since 1998.

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