As environmental concerns have focused attention on the generation of electricity from clean and renewable sources wind energy has become the world's fastest growing energy source. The Wind Energy Handbook draws on the authors' collective industrial and academic experience to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of wind energy research and provide a comprehensive treatment of wind energy for electricity generation.
The second edition of theWind Energy Handbook seeks to reflect the evolution of design rules
and the principal innovations in the technology that have taken place in the ten years since the
first edition was published. A major new direction in wind energy development in this period
has been the expansion offshore and so the opportunity has been taken to add a new chapter
on offshore wind turbines and wind farms.
This book is concerned with the subject of Wind Energy, as a source of clean and renewable and free for
all. The need for this type of book is very well documented, the current consumption of energy is
unsustainable and humans have to change their habits and or utilise this source, but there is so much work
before we can rely completely on renewable energy. This book aims to describe the fundamentals of wind
energy and the pertinent parameters that control the amount of energy available from a given wind turbine.
Coal fuelled the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th century.
This book covers the recent development and progress of the wind energy conversion system. The chapters are contributed by prominent researchers in the field of wind energy and cover grid integration issues, modern control theories applied in wind energy conversion system, and dynamic and transient stability studies.
Wind energy is one of the most prominent renewable energy sources today. The
increasing concerns with environmental issues are driving the search for more
sustainable electrical sources. Wind energy along with solar energy, biomass and wave
energy are possible solutions for environmentally friendly energy production. The
initialization of wind power installation, which started in the beginning of 1980s, is
very much related to the oil crises of the mid 1970s.
This book includes solar energy, wind energy, hybrid systems, biofuels, energy management and efficiency, optimization of renewable energy systems and much more. Subsequently, the book presents the physical and technical principles of promising ways of utilizing renewable energies. The authors provide the important data and parameter sets for the major possibilities of renewable energies utilization which allow an economic and environmental assessment.
In electrical power generation system the present trend is to maximize the renewable
energy penetration ratio as much as possible. Among the renewable energy sources such as
wind, solar, biogas/biomass, tidal, geothermal, etc., wind energy has the huge potential to
play an important role in energy market along with conventional energy sources. Therefore,
reasonably the research on wind power is progressing rapidly.
Today’s wind energy industry is at a crossroads. Global economic instability has threatened
or eliminated many financial incentives that have been important to the development of
specific markets. Such economic sponsorship of energy generation is not unique to
renewables; fossil based sources are also subsidized in many different countries. However,
for a technology like wind energy whose markets are still developing, incentives can be
critical for industry growth.
Wind power generation is considered as the most economic viable alternative within
the portfolio of renewable energy resources. Among their advantages are the large
number of potential sites for erection and the rapidly evolving technology with many
suppliers offering from the individual turbine set to even turnkey projects. The
disadvantages of wind energy include high capital costs and lack of controllability on
the discontinuous or intermittent resource.
As the fastest growing source of energy in the world, wind has a very important role
to play in the global energy mix. This becomes increasingly apparent as many
countries begin to phase out traditional fossil fuels, while some re-evaluate their
comfort level with nuclear power generation. The conversion of wind’s kinetic energy
into another desired form dates back millennia. The years since have afforded some
time for maturation of the technology.
This book analyses the key issues of the offshore wind farm's energy transmission and grid integration infrastructure. But, for this purpose, there are not evaluated all the electric configurations. In the present book is deeply evaluated a representative case. This representative case is built starting from three generic characteristics of an offshore wind farm: the rated power, the distance to shore and the average wind speed of the location.
This book is concerned with the subject of Wind Energy, as a source of clean and renewable and free for all. The need for this type of book is very well documented, the current consumption of energy is unsustainable and humans have to change their habits and or utilise this source, but there is so much work before we can rely completely on renewable energy. This book aims to describe the fundamentals of wind energy and the pertinent parameters that control the amount of energy available from a given wind turbine....