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Halfway between a short book chapter and a very detailed book for subject experts
Suitable for beginners in this field
With many detailed illustrations
Authors have tried to strike a balance between a short book chapter and a very detailed book for subject experts. There were three prime reasons behind doing so: first, the field is quite interdisciplinary and requires simplified presentation for a person from non-parent discipline. Second reason for this short-version of a full book is that both the authors have seen students and technically oriented people, searching for this type of book on wind energy. Third reason and motivation was considering engineers who are starting their career in wind industry. This book is targeted to present a good starting background to such professionals.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »design - design considerations - economics - electricity - local effects - origin effects - power generation - renewable energy - wind - wind energy converters
Wind Energy Today.- Wind: Origin and Local Effects.- Physics of Wind Energy.- Components of a Wind Energy Converter.- Design Considerations.- Operation and Control of Wind Energy Converters.- Economics and Policy Issues.- Outlook.