Wind Resource Assessment

A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project

Author: Michael Brower,Daniel W. Bernadett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118022327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 4730

"This is a practical , authoritative guide for the most important phase in developing a wind energy project"--
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Wind Resource Assessment and Micro-siting

Science and Engineering

Author: Matthew Huaiquan Zhang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118900103


Page: 320

View: 3905

Covers all the key areas of wind resource assessment technologies from an engineer’s perspective Focuses on wind analysis for wind plant siting, design and analysis Addresses all aspects from atmospheric boundary layer characteristics, to wind resource measurement systems, uncertainties in measurements, computations and analyses, to plant performance Covers the basics of atmospheric science through to turbine siting, turbine responses, and to environmental impacts Contents can be used for research purposes as well as a go-to reference guide, written from the perspective of a hands-on engineer Topic is of ongoing major international interest for its economic and environmental benefits

Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Pramod Jain

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007184385X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 8889

A fully up-to-date, comprehensive wind energy engineering resource This thoroughly updated reference offers complete details on effectively harnessing wind energy as a viable and economical power source. Globally recognized wind expert Pramod Jain clearly explains physics, meteorology, aerodynamics, wind measurement, wind turbines, and electricity. New energy policies and grid integration procedures are covered, including pre-deployment studies and grid modifications. Filled with diagrams, tables, charts, graphs, and statistics, Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition, is a definitive guide to current developments and emerging technologies in wind energy. Wind Energy Engineering, Second Edition covers: The worldwide business of wind energy Wind energy basics Meteorological properties of wind and air Wind turbine aerodynamics Turbine blade element models and power curves Wind measurement and reporting Wind resource assessment Advanced resource assessment topics, including wake, losses, and uncertainty Wind turbine generator components Electricity and generator fundamentals Grid integration of wind energy Environmental impact of wind projects Financial modeling, planning, and execution of wind projects Wind energy policy and licensing guidelines
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Wind Energy Comes of Age

Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471109242

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 658

Wind Energy Comes of Age Wind Energy Comes of Age is the most thorough assessment ever published of the technology, economics, and politics of generating electricity with wind. It provides an up-to-date status report on the modern wind industry worldwide. Written by Paul Gipe, one of America’s leading wind energy experts, this book chronicles wind energy’s remarkable progress from its rebirth during the 1970s through a troubled adolescence in California’s mountain passes in the 1980s to its maturation on the plains of northern Europe in the 1990s. Gipe argues in a readable and engaging style that wind is no longer an alternative source of energy. He cites improvements in the performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness of modern wind turbines to support his contention that wind energy has come of age as a commercial technology. Unlike other books on the subject, which focus on technology alone, Wind Energy Comes of Age critically examines a host of issues that will determine the future of this renewable resource, including: Wind energy’s environmental benefits The design of wind turbines "as if people matter" Wind energy’s impact on people and the environment Aesthetics and public acceptance Wind energy’s potential Centrally directed vs. market-oriented R & D Wind energy’s role in electric utilities Wind Energy Comes of Age is extensively illustrated with more than 170 original line drawings, photographs, and charts. An annotated bibliography, tables of technical data, maps of wind resources, and a virtually exhaustive list of manufacturers, governmental agencies, and private organizations working with the wind further enhance the book’s value as a reference. Not since the classic works of Putnam in 1948 or Golding in 1955 has there been a book on wind energy of this scope. For those interested in the burgeoning wind energy field—engineers, researchers, environmentalists, policy specialists, and community leaders—Wind Energy Comes of Age is an essential resource.
Posted in Science

Assessment of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology

Interim Letter Report

Author: Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309217024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 9

View: 8086

Power in ocean waves originate as wind energy that is transferred to the sea surface when wind blows over large areas of the ocean. The resulting wave field consists of a collection of waves at different frequencies traveling in various directions delivering their power to near shore areas, whereas ocean tides are a response to gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun. The limitless potential of tidal power for human use has traditionally led to proposals that employ various schemes to harness this generated power. Now, as marine and hydrokinetic resources increasingly become a part of energy regulatory, planning, and marketing activities in the United States, assessments are being conducted for future development. In particular, state-based renewable portfolio standards and federal production and investment tax credits, have led to an increased interest in the possible deployment of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies. Assessment of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology: Interim Letter Report provides an evaluation of detailed appraisals for the Department of Energy estimating the amount of extractable energy from U.S. marine and hydrokinetic resources. In order to assess the overall potential for U.S. MHK resources and technologies, this report evaluates the methodologies, technologies, and assumptions associated with the wave and tidal energy resource assessments.
Posted in Business & Economics

Wind Energy Handbook

Author: Tony Burton,David Sharpe,Nick Jenkins,Ervin Bossanyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471489979

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 642

View: 4561

As environmental concerns have focused attention on the generation of electricity from clean and renewable sources wind energy has become the world's fastest growing energy source. The Wind Energy Handbook draws on the authors' collective industrial and academic experience to highlight the interdisciplinary nature of wind energy research and provide a comprehensive treatment of wind energy for electricity generation. Features include: An authoritative overview of wind turbine technology and wind farm design and development In-depth examination of the aerodynamics and performance of land-based horizontal axis wind turbines A survey of alternative machine architectures and an introduction to the design of the key components Description of the wind resource in terms of wind speed frequency distribution and the structure of turbulence Coverage of site wind speed prediction techniques Discussions of wind farm siting constraints and the assessment of environmental impact The integration of wind farms into the electrical power system, including power quality and system stability Functions of wind turbine controllers and design and analysis techniques With coverage ranging from practical concerns about component design to the economic importance of sustainable power sources, the Wind Energy Handbook will be an asset to engineers, turbine designers, wind energy consultants and graduate engineering students.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Small Wind Systems for Rural Energy Services

Author: Smaïl Khennas,Simon Dunnett,Hugh Piggott

Publisher: Intermediate Technology

ISBN: 9781853395550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 61

View: 6639

This book provides a concise guide to all the essential steps for setting up wind business services in developing countries. It deals with all the key aspects of promoting wind energy for domestic end uses, as well as giving a guide to needs assessment, resource assessment, the economics of small wind machines and technology choice. Most of the practical information explained in this book is taken from installations in Peru and Sri Lanka. The book describes the factors critical for sustainable development of small wind systems in rural areas. It also addresses the challenge of scaling-up, defined as the conditions and the strategy needed to move from a limited number of units to a widespread sustainable industry. Institutional aspects, business development and the policy environment are also examined.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Renewable Energy Landscape

Preserving Scenic Values in our Sustainable Future

Author: Dean Apostol,James Palmer,Martin Pasqualetti,Richard Smardon,Robert Sullivan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317211022

Category: Architecture

Page: 286

View: 6200

Winner of the 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Research Category) Winner of the 2017 VT ASLA Chapter Award of Excellence (Communications Category) The Renewable Energy Landscape is a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for landscape protection, planning, design, and management. Topics addressed include: Policies aimed at managing scenic impacts from renewable energy development and their social acceptance within North America, Europe and Australia Visual characteristics of energy facilities, including the design and planning techniques for avoiding or mitigating impacts or improving visual fit Methods of assessing visual impacts or energy projects and the best practices for creating and using visual simulations Policy recommendations for political and regulatory bodies. A comprehensive and practical book, The Renewable Energy Landscape is an essential resource for those engaged in planning, designing, or regulating the impacts of these new, critical energy sources, as well as a resource for communities that may be facing the prospect of development in their local landscape.
Posted in Architecture

Learning from Wind Power

Governance, Societal and Policy Perspectives on Sustainable Energy

Author: Joseph Szarka,Richard Cowell,Geraint Ellis,Peter A. Strachan,Charles Warren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137265272

Category: Science

Page: 259

View: 2475

Bringing together contributions from leading researchers, this volume reflects on the political, institutional and social factors that have shaped the recent expansion of wind energy, and to consider what lessons this experience may provide for the future expansion of other renewable technologies.
Posted in Science

Wind Energy

The Facts : an Analysis of Wind Energy in the EU-25

Author: Hugo Chandler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wind power industry

Page: 331

View: 5946

Posted in Wind power industry

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: London : Library Association


Category: Reference

Page: 943

View: 9697

Cette bibliographie commentee touche tous les domaines du savoir humain, soit de l'Art a la Zoologie;elle signale les ouvrages les plus importants soit des bibliographies, des index, des encyclopedies, des dictionnaires, des guides, des revues etc dont le support ed'information est soit du papier, soit un cd-rom, soit une base de donnees en ligne directe, soit un microforme ect. L'objectif du guide Walford est de devenir La source d'information sur tout type de reference, nonobstant le support technique.
Posted in Reference

Energy Research Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Power resources

Page: N.A

View: 5472

Includes all works deriving from DOE, other related government-sponsored information and foreign nonnuclear information.
Posted in Power resources

Energy Information Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Power (Mechanics)

Page: N.A

View: 730

Posted in Power (Mechanics)

Wind Resource Assessment in California

Prepared for California Energy Commission

Author: Edwin X. Berry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Power resources

Page: 68

View: 2029

Posted in Power resources

ASME Wind Energy Symposium

Papers Presented at ... Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wind power

Page: N.A

View: 7758

Posted in Wind power

Clean Energy from the Earth, Wind and Sun

Learning from Hawaii's Search for a Renewable Energy Strategy

Author: William S. Pintz,Hermina Morita

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319486772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 6199

This book documents the socio-environmental context and early history of Hawaii's attempt to substitute renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures for oil imports. It identifies areas of policy formulation where clean energy strategies were effective and areas where the state's policy strategy was either inappropriate or constrained by political or institutional factors. Although Hawaii's Clean Energy Initiative is a unique partnership, formulated to meet Hawaii's specific needs and resources, the policy process addressed problems that are common outside the state. While the case study involves clean energy policies, many of the issues are applicable to public policy development topics in other sectors. Examples of these "general interest" policy topics include: • understanding how the political and socioeconomic climate may influence policy assumptions • formulating a regulatory and legal framework for monitoring policy compliance • designing and understanding the implications of subsidy and tax-incentive policies • managing conflicts with policies in other sectors; • addressing the interests of existing and future stakeholders; • creating strategies for public consultation and information dissemination; • using external expertise from government agencies, academic institutions and private consultants; • designing performance and evaluation metrics for measuring progress. The book is intended for use in graduate and senior undergraduate courses dealing with the formulation, implementation and impact of public policy. It also provides researchers involved in the development and implementation of clean energy with a guide to the hurdles likely to be encountered in moving innovation from the technical sphere to the practical real world and how to overcome them. Professional policymakers may benefit from an example of a process to create a workable clean energy policy.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Energy Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Power resources

Page: N.A

View: 1082

Posted in Power resources


Grundlagen, Entwurf, Planung und Betrieb

Author: Jochen Twele,Robert Gasch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322994465

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 588

View: 8070

Dieses Lehrbuch wurde für Studierende der Hochschulen, für Praktiker in der Windkraftindustrie und Neugierige jeder Art geschrieben. Es basiert auf den Lehrveranstaltungen, die die Herausgeber Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Gasch und Dr.-Ing. Jochen Twele an der Technischen Universität Berlin halten. Schon mit der 1. Auflage von 1991 wurde es zum Standardlehrwerk. Die Autoren der 16 Kapitel der 4. Auflage arbeiten nahezu ausnahmslos seit vielen Jahren in der Windkraftbranche.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Child and Adolescent Stuttering Treatment & Activity Resource Guide

Author: Peter R Ramig,Darrell Dodge

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111785856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 9471

THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUTTERING TREATMENT AND ACTIVITY RESOURCE GUIDE, 2ND EDITION is the only product of its kind. This book offers specific, hands-on activities that can be used in the evaluation and treatment of fluency disorders (stuttering and cluttering) as well as specific decision-making information that will help clinicians identify goals, and then develop effective and practical strategies to meet these goals. An applied book about therapy, THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT STUTTERING TREATMENT AND ACTIVITY RESOURCE GUIDE is full of easily-applied therapeutic ideas that are substantiated by solid research findings and thorough explanations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines