Wind Energy : An Introduction, Hardback Book


Wind Energy: An Introduction covers wind energy system types, operation, modeling, analysis, integration, and control.

Beginning with a history of the development of wind energy, this comprehensive book:Explains the aerodynamic theories that govern the operation of wind turbinesPresents wind energy statistics to address the stochastic nature of wind speedEmploys the statistical modeling of wind speed to evaluate sites for wind energy generationHighlights the differences between the most common types of wind turbinesAnalyzes the main power electronic circuits used in wind energyDetails the induction, synchronous, and permanent magnet generators from the basic principle of induced voltage to the steady-state and dynamic modelsExplores the operation, stability, control, and protection of type 1, 2, 3, and 4 wind turbinesDiscusses the main integration challenges of wind energy systems with electric utility systemsFeatures numerous models, illustrations, real-world examples, and exercise problemsIncludes a solutions manual and figure slides with qualifying course adoptionWind Energy: An Introduction requires a basic knowledge of electric circuit theory, making it an ideal text for students at the senior-undergraduate and graduate levels.

In addition, the book provides practicing engineers with a handy professional reference.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 355 pages, Full color (figs and text) PMS285. CMYK for text= 72C 45M 0Y 0K; 2 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
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  • Category: Power generation & distribution
  • ISBN: 9781482263992



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