Wind Power Generation is a concise, up-to-date and readable guide providing an introduction to one of the leading renewable power generation technologies. It includes detailed descriptions of on and offshore generation systems, and demystifies the relevant wind energy technology functions in practice as well as exploring the economic and environmental risk factors.
Engineers, managers, policymakers and those involved in planning and delivering energy resources will find this reference a valuable guide, to help establish a reliable power supply address social and economic objectives.
- Focuses on the evolution and developments in wind energy generation
- Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of the systems with concise diagrams and accessible explanations
1 Wind resources
2 Wind Turbine technology
3 Wind Turbine Anatomy
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4 Offshore Wind Turbine Technology
5 Wind Farms
6 Environmental Effects of Wind power
7 Wind Intermittency and Grid issues
8 Wind Capacity Limits
10 Cost of Wind Power
Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.