Wind energy's bestselling textbook- fully revised. This must-have second edition includes up-to-date data, diagrams, illustrations and thorough new material on: the fundamentals of wind turbine aerodynamics; wind turbine testing and modelling; wind turbine design standards; offshore wind energy; special purpose applications, such as energy storage and fuel production.
Fifty additional homework problems and a new appendix on data processing make this comprehensive edition perfect for engineering students. This book offers a complete examination of one of the most promising sources of renewable energy and is a great introduction to this cross-disciplinary field for practising engineers. "provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy." ( IEEE Power & Energy Magazine , November/December 2003) "deserves a place in the library of every university and college where renewable energy is taught." ( The International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education , Vol.41, No.2 April 2004) "a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power." ( Choice , Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002)