640 pages, Figs, tabs
Fully revised new edition of the leading textbook for wind energy degree courses.
After an introductory chapter covering the wind turbine's history and modern structures, there are clear chapter headings giving a comprehensive overview of wind characteristics, aerodynamics, mechanics and electronics, sitting, and economical and environmental assessments. New sections have been added on the aerodynamics of vertical axis wind turbines, turbine testing, electrical grid-related issues and current and future applications of wind turbines.
...Extremely good value for money...it is difficult to think of any topic that has been omitted...? (IEE Review, September 2002) "...can be thoroughly recommended as a comprehensive introduction..."?(Times Higher Education Supplement, 29 November 2002) "...a very comprehensive and well-organized treatment of the current status of wind power...highly recommended for all serious students of this technology." (Choice, Vol. 40, No. 4, December 2002) "...provides a wealth of information and is an excellent reference book for people interested in the subject of wind energy..." (IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Nov/Dec 2003)
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