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Wind Energy Explained

Wind Energy Explained

Theory, Design and Application

  • Author: James F. Manwell,Jon G. McGowan,Anthony L. Rogers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470686287
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 704
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Wind energy’s bestselling textbook- fully revised. 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. This book offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practising engineers. “provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy.” (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, November/December 2003) “deserves a place in the library of every university and college where renewable energy is taught.” (The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, Vol.41, No.2 April 2004) “a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power.” (Choice, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002)

Wind Energy Explained

Wind Energy Explained

Theory, Design and Application

  • Author: James F. Manwell,Jon G. McGowan,Anthony L. Rogers
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471499725
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 590
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This authoritative textbook is intended to provide both a thorough and highly accessible introduction to the cross-disciplinary field of wind engineering. The economic viability and political appeal of wind power is on the increase, making this text a timely addition to the literature. * Developed to complement the increasing number of renewable/wind energy courses now available * End-of-chapter tutorial sections (solutions manual available) * Combines both academic and industrial experience giving the text a dual market appeal * Comprehensive coverage spans every aspect of wind energy engineering

Energy Explained

Energy Explained

  • Author: Vikram Janardhan,Bob Fesmire
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781442203723
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 659
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This two volume set presents the basics of energy, while shedding light on the past, present, and future of world energy. The authors lay out of the basics of energy science, alongside the politics, economics, and social issues that impact its harnessing, distribution, and use. Anyone interested in how energy truly works will find answers in these pages that shed light on the past, present, and future of world energy.

Energy Explained

Energy Explained

  • Author: Vikram Janardhan,Bob Fesmire
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781442203723
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 659
  • View: 8727
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This two volume set presents the basics of energy, while shedding light on the past, present, and future of world energy. The authors lay out of the basics of energy science, alongside the politics, economics, and social issues that impact its harnessing, distribution, and use. Anyone interested in how energy truly works will find answers in these pages that shed light on the past, present, and future of world energy.

Energy Explained

Energy Explained

Conventional Energy and Alternative

  • Author: Vikram Janardhan,Bob Fesmire
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781442203747
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 659
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Energy Explained presents a comprehensive overview of energy issues from the science, economics and public policy of electricity, oil and natural gas to the latest developments in renewable energy. Readers will learn how energy is produced, how it is bought and sold in global markets, and how it is used in modern society. Volume One concentrates on conventional energy sources, those that predominantly fuel the world we live in today, while Volume Two looks at alternative energy and how those sources work and may come to provide energy for the masses in the future.

Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment

  • Author: Vaughn Nelson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420075694
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
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Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option-it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind turbines

Wind Energy Handbook

Wind Energy Handbook

  • Author: Tony Burton,Nick Jenkins,David Sharpe,Ervin Bossanyi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781119993926
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 780
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Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012 Every year, Choice subject editors recognise the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. Appearing annually in Choice's January issue, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. The authoritative reference on wind energy, now fully revised and updated to include offshore wind power A decade on from its first release, the Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition, reflects the advances in technology underpinning the continued expansion of the global wind power sector. Harnessing their collective industrial and academic expertise, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to wind turbine design and wind farm planning for onshore and offshore wind-powered electricity generation. The major change since the first edition is the addition of a new chapter on offshore wind turbines and offshore wind farm development. Opening with a survey of the present state of offshore wind farm development, the chapter goes on to consider resource assessment and array losses. Then wave loading on support structures is examined in depth, including wind and wave load combinations and descriptions of applicable wave theories. After sections covering optimum machine size and offshore turbine reliability, the different types of support structure deployed to date are described in turn, with emphasis on monopiles, including fatigue analysis in the frequency domain. Final sections examine the assessment of environmental impacts and the design of the power collection and transmission cable network. New coverage features: turbulence models updated to reflect the latest design standards, including an introduction to the Mann turbulence model extended treatment of horizontal axis wind turbines aerodynamics, now including a survey of wind turbine aerofoils, dynamic stall and computational fluid dynamics developments in turbine design codes techniques for extrapolating extreme loads from simulation results an introduction to the NREL cost model comparison of options for variable speed operation in-depth treatment of individual blade pitch control grid code requirements and the principles governing the connection of large wind farms to transmission networks four pages of full-colour pictures that illustrate blade manufacture, turbine construction and offshore support structure installation Firmly established as an essential reference, Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition will prove a real asset to engineers, turbine designers and wind energy consultants both in industry and research. Advanced engineering students and new entrants to the wind energy sector will also find it an invaluable resource.

Wind Turbine Operations, Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Repair

Wind Turbine Operations, Maintenance, Diagnosis, and Repair

  • Author: David Rivkin,Laurel Silk
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 1449624553
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 211
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Part of the Art and Science of Wind Power series!Wind Turbine Operations, Maintenance, Diagnostics, and Repair is a cutting-edge text positioned at the forefront of the booming alternative energy industry. It provides students with the knowledge required to operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair wind-turbine electro-mechanical systems. A systems-based perspective offers students the resources to develop creative solutions to challenges as well as relationship-based critical thinking skills. In addition to extensive technical information, the text's innovative content includes industry standards and requirements and provides an overview of issues related to working in the field. Each chapter focuses on crucial concepts and skills, and includes real-life scenarios that address extant and developing issues in the wind energy industry.About the seriesAccording to estimates from the American Wind Energy Association, approximately 85,000 Americans are employed in the rapidly expanding wind energy industry. The Art and Science of Wind Power series was developed to address a critical gap in educational resources directed toward the development of skilled workers in this industry. Each title uses a systems-based perspective to provide students with the resources to develop creative solutions to challenges as well as systems-based critical thinking skills. No other series as comprehensively addresses key issues for novice and expert learners alike.

Green Vs. Green

Green Vs. Green

The Political, Legal, and Administrative Pitfalls Facing Green Energy Production

  • Author: Ryan M. Yonk,Randy T. Simmons,Brian C. Steed
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415531276
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 230
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Renewable and carbon-neutral energy have been promoted as the future of energy production in the United States. Non-traditional energy sources show promise as alternatives to fossil fuels and may provide a sustainable source of energy in increasingly uncertain energy markets. However, these new sources of energy face their own set of political, administrative, and legal challenges. Green vs. Green explores how mixed land ownership and existing law and regulation present serious challenges to the development of alternative energy sources in the United States. Analytically examining and comparing five green energy sectors; wind, solar, geothermal, biofuel and hydro power, Ryan M. Yonk, Randy T. Simmons, and Brian C. Steed argue that discussing alternative energy without understanding these pitfalls creates unrealistic expectations regarding the ability to substitute "green" energy for traditional sources. The micro-goals of protecting individual areas, species, small-scale ecosystems, and other local environmental aims often limits ability to achieve macro-goals like preventing global climate change or transitioning to large-scale green energy production. Statutes and regulations designed to protect environmental and cultural integrity from degradation directly conflict with other stated environmental ends. Although there is substantial interest in adding clean energy to the grid, it appears that localized environmental interests interfere with broader environmental policy goals and the application of existing environmental laws and regulations may push us closer to gridlock. Green vs. Green provides a fascinating look into how existing environmental law created or will create substantial regulatory hurdles for future energy generations.

Energy Science

Energy Science

Principles, Technologies, and Impacts

  • Author: John Andrews,Nick Jelley,Nicholas Alfred Jelley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199592373
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 412
  • View: 9035
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Energy Science: Principles, Technologies, and Impacts enables the reader to evaluate the key sources of energy available to us today on the basis of sound, quantitative understanding. Covering renewable, fossil fuel, and nuclear energy sources, the book relates the science behind these sources to the environmental and socioeconomic issues which surround their use to provide a balanced, objective overview. It also explores the practicalities of energy generation, storage, and transmission, to build a complete picture of energy supply, from wind turbines, nuclear reactors, or hydroelectric dams, to our homes.