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Wind power : the industry grows up

Author: Rebecca L Busby
Publisher: Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corp., ©2012.
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In her timely new book, best-selling author Rebecca Busby provides a balanced, comprehensive view of the wind power industry: "required reading for people who want to obtain an initial overview of this most interesting energy field." The book enables readers to: Expand their knowledge of the environmental and economic issues associated with wind power development Understand the steps involved in developing a wind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Busby, Rebecca L.
Wind power.
Tulsa, Okla. : PennWell Corp., ©2012
(DLC) 2011047129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca L Busby
ISBN: 9781628703030 1628703032
OCLC Number: 820829209
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 545 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Wind Power: The Industry Grows Up""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Illustrations List""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chapter 1- Overview: How Wind Power Works""; ""Chapter 2- Components: What's a Wind Turbine Made Of?""; ""Chapter 3- Wind Power System Design: Combining Strength and Flexibility""; ""Chapter 4- Small Wind Power: Traditional Systems and Alternative Designs""; ""Chapter 5- Assessment: Mapping and Measuring the World's Wind""; ""Chapter 6- Wind Farms: Developing and Operating Wind Power Plants""; ""Chapter 7- Wind Power Integration: Striking a New Balance"" ""Chapter 8- Transmission and Energy Storage: Facilitating Wind Power Integration""""Chapter 9- Offshore Wind: Entering the Mainstream""; ""Chapter 10- Advanced Technologies: R & D, Testing, and New Twists on Old Ideas""; ""Chapter 11- The Global Wind Industry: Markets, Business, and Government Policy""; ""Chapter 12- Environmental and Economic Issues: Wind Power Grows Up""; ""Appendix A: Wind Turbine Design Equations""; ""Appendix B: Small/Alternative Wind Power Systems""; ""Appendix C: U.S. Offshore Wind Resource""; ""Appendix D: Approximating Wind Speed Distribution"" ""Appendix E: Selected Wind Farm Case Studies""""Appendix F: Estimating Wind Energy Costs""; ""Appendix G: World Offshore Wind Power""; ""Appendix H: Global Wind Power Capacity""; ""Glossary""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""Back Cover""
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Provides a balanced, comprehensive view of the wind power industry. It will be required reading for people who want to obtain an initial overview of this interesting energy field.  Read more...

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