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Onshore and offshore wind energy : an introduction

Author: Paul A Lynn
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2012.
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"This book uses academic content and rigor to introduce all relevant topics, from global wind resource and historical background, through to modern electricity generation and distribution, including the topical subject area of offshore systems"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lynn, Paul A.
Onshore and offshore wind energy.
Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2012
(DLC) 2011036308
(OCoLC)744284581
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Lynn
ISBN: 9781119954613 1119954614 9781119954606 1119954606 9781119961420 1119961424 1283295318 9781283295314
OCLC Number: 761321905
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 223 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Contents: Introduction --
Wind energy and planet earth --
Winds of the world --
From windmills to wind turbines --
Power, energy and performance --
Coming up to date --
Capturing the wind --
Wind speed and power --
Wild wind --
Introductory --
Wind statistics --
Mapping and forecasting --
Predicting turbine output --
Wind turbines 00 Turbine types and sizes --
Aerodynamics --
Rotor efficiency and the Betz Limit --
Lift and drag --
Rotor speed --
Rotor blades --
Choosing airfoils --
Stall and pitch control --
Mechanics --
Gearboxes --
Towers --
Vibration and fatigue --
Electrics --
AC electricity --
Generators --
Introductory --
Synchronous generators --
Asynchronous generators --
Squirrel-cage and wound-rotor induction machines --
Doubly-fed induction generators --
Turbine control --
Onshore wind farms --
Introductory --
Siting and spacing --
Monitoring and control --
Moving offshore --
Introductory --
Wind and waves --
Turbines and foundations --
Offshore wind farms --
Case study: Horns rev 2 --
Case study: London array --
Bringing the power ashore --
Grid integration --
Setting the scene --
Connection to the grid --
Grid strength and fault levels --
Electrical quality --
Large-scale wind power --
Introductory --
Intermittency and variability --
Capacity credit and backup generation --
Economics and the environment --
Wind energy economics --
Capital and installation costs --
Operation, maintenance and cash flow --
Environmental aspects --
Introductory --
Landscape and amenity --
Birds, bats and farming --
Seabirds, fish and marine conservation.
Responsibility: Paul A. Lynn.
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This is a first rate book and, as I have alluded to earlier, I look forward to a second edition in 2 3 years time giving an update on the current situation. (Chromatographia, 1 August 2013)

 
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