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Wind Energy in the Built Environment

This book describes the wind resources in the built environment that can be converted into energy by a wind turbine. It especially deals with the integration of a wind turbine and a building in such a way that the building concentrates the available wind energy for the wind turbine. The three different ways to concentrate wind power are examined: wind turbines on the roof or at the sides of a building; wind turbines between two airfoil shaped buildings; wind turbines in ducts through buildings.

The author's analysis leads him to conclude that wind energy conversion in the built environment, making use of the concentrator effect of buildings, is a promising renewable energy source.

This book is suitable for professionals and academics in:

- Architecture
- Town Planning
- Civil Engineering
- Energy Engineering
- Wind Engineering
- Building Physics

About the author
Sander Mertens studied at TU Delft's highly regarded Wind Energy section. He has recently been awarded his Ph.D and is a senior consultant in building physics for DHV, a leading international consultancy and engineering group, which provides innovative and sustainable solutions.
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