Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 5, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore

Topics covered include:

  • a brief history of wind energy
  • the nature of the wind
  • turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics
  • wind farms
  • offshore opportunities and challenges
  • grid integration of wind energy
  • economic and environmental aspects

Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world.

This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.

 

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an educational and insightful account of wind energy by PA Lynn

Contents

Capturing the wind
31
3
37
4
53
Wind turbines
63
5
65
6
71
5
77
1
86
Turbine control
138
References
152
Turbines and foundations
161
Bringing the power ashore
173
Grid integration
179
Largescale wind power
190
References
198
Index
219

6
92
Electrics
107

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Dr Paul A. Lynn, Consultant, UK
Paul Lynn was Founding Managing Editor of the successful and highly prestigious Wiley journal, Progress in Photovoltaics, from 1993 until 2006. He was formally Assistant Lecturer at Imperial College London and Lecturer and Reader in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol from 1969 until 1984.
As a retired academic, Paul Lynn's continued interest in renewable energy includes designing and building solar-powered boats. He designed and constructed the catamaran that completed the first ever solar-powered voyage along the non-Tidal Thames in 2003. He was awarded 1st and 2nd prizes in the Sustainable Transport section at the Royal Bath & West show in 2008 for two more recent solar catamarans.
Paul Lynn has written six technical books to date and is author of over 50 technical papers and articles.

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