9780471499725

Wind Energy Explained

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471499725

  • ISBN10:

    0471499722

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-06-01
  • Publisher: WILEY
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Summary

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

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Modern wind energy and its origins
Modern wind turbines
History of wind energy
Wind characteristics and resources
Introduction
General characteristics of the wind resource
Characteristics of the atmospheric

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