The book provides an overview of modern wind turbine technology & an orientation in the associated technical, economic & environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over more than fifteen years designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer &, more recently, in technical consulting & in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The book addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture & operation of wind turbines.
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