Wind Energy Fundamentals Resource Analysis and Economics
Book by Sathyajith Mathew
This must-have second edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on:
- the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics;
- wind turbine testing and modelling;
- wind turbine design standards;
- offshore wind energy;
- special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.
Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on data processing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineering students.
There has been given due elaboration to wind energy technology for undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world.
Growing energy demand and environmental consciousness have re-evoked human interest in wind energy. As a result, wind is the fastest growing energy source in the world today. Policy frame works and action plans have already been for- lated at various corners for meeting at least 20 per cent of the global energy – mand with new-renewables by 2010, among which wind is going to be the major player. In view of the rapid growth of wind industry, Universities, all around the world, have given due emphasis to wind energy technology in their undergraduate and graduate curriculum. These academic programmes attract students from diver- fied backgrounds, ranging from social science to engineering and technology. Fundamentals of wind energy conversion, which is discussed in the preliminary chapters of this book, have these students as the target group. Advanced resource analysis tools derived and applied are beneficial to academics and researchers working in this area. The Wind Energy Resource Analysis (WERA) software, provided with the book, is an effective tool for wind energy practitioners for – sessing the energy potential and simulating turbine performance at prospective sites.
Wind Energy – Fundamentals, Resource Analysis and Economics PDF
Author(s): Mathew Sathyajith
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2006