Green Energy and Technology

Introduction to Wind Energy Systems

Basics, Technology and Operation

Authors: Wagner, Hermann-Josef, Mathur, Jyotirmay

  • Halfway between a short book chapter and a very detailed book for subject experts
  • Suitable for beginners in this field
  • With many detailed illustrations
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Hermann-Josef Wagner is Professor for Energy Systems and Energy Economics at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany. He worked as a scientist for the Research Centre Juelich, for the German Parliament and for different universities. His relevant experiences are on the fields on energy systems analysis, renewable energies like wind energy and life cycle analysis. 

Dr.-Ing. Jyotirmay Mathur is a mechanical engineer postgraduate in energy studies from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India; and doctorate from University of Essen, Germany. He specializes in the areas of renewable energy systems, energy policy modelling and energy efficiency. Working as Reader in the Malaviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur, Dr. Mathur has been founder coordinator of the postgraduate program in energy engineering. He is involved with several committees of national importance in India.

Reviews

From the reviews: “Wagner (Ruhr-Univ. Bochum, Germany) and Mathur … present a concise, helpful work (80 pages) on the subject, with the main focus on the technical aspects. … The work is aimed at public audiences and those who want a quick overview of wind energy systems. This is also a useful resource for engineering departments and for institutions where multidisciplinary research in the area of renewable energy is in process … . Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, two-year technical program students, and general audiences.” (M. Alam, Choice, Vol. 47 (7), March, 2010)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Wind Energy Today

    Wagner, Hermann-Josef (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Wind: Origin and Local Effects

    Wagner, Hermann-Josef (et al.)

    Pages 7-15

  • Physics of Wind Energy

    Wagner, Hermann-Josef (et al.)

    Pages 17-28

  • Components of a Wind Energy Converter

    Wagner, Hermann-Josef (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • Design Considerations

    Wagner, Hermann-Josef (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02023-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26047-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Wind Energy Systems
Book Subtitle
Basics, Technology and Operation
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02023-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02023-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26047-6
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 87
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations
Topics