Click to have a closer look
About this book
About this book
Wind power is developing rapidly, in terms of both the number of new installations and interest from various stakeholders (including policy-makers, NGOs, research scientists, industry and the general public). Unlike the majority of other texts on wind power, which are written primarily for engineers or policy analysts, this book specifically targets those interested in, or planning to develop, wind power projects.
Having outlined wind power basics and explained the underlying resource and technology, the author explores the interactions between wind power and society, and the main aspects of project development, including siting, economics and legislation.
Based on a successful Swedish edition, expanded and updated for an international market, this book will be an essential reference for professionals developing new sites, government officials and consultants reviewing related applications, and both specialists and non-specialists studying wind power project development.
Preface; Part I: Introduction to Wind Power; Wind power today and in the future; Historical background; Development of a modern wind power industry; Part II: Wind Energy; The wind; The power of wind; Energy transformation; Part III: Technology; Types of wind turbines; The rotor; Nacelle, tower and foundation; Electrical and control system; Overall efficiency; Part IV: Wind Power and Society; Wind power in society; Environment - benefit and impact; Wind power planning; Opinion and acceptance; Wind power in the electric power system; Part V: Wind Power Project Development; Siting; Economics; Project development; Glossary.
Tore Wizelius is a writer and journalist who has authored five books on wind power (in Swedish). He was the Sweden correspondent for Windpower Monthly during the 1990s and has been a lecturer on wind power at Gotland University since 1998.
296 pages, figures, tables, index
* 'Tore Wizelius is one of the pioneers of wind power development' Paul Gipe * 'Good value for money, I recommend it as a comprehensive introductory text for both the specialist and non-specialist' David Milborrow