Wind power is developing rapidly, in terms of both the number of new installations and in interest from 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. 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.

part |2 pages

Part I – Introduction to Wind Power

part |2 pages

Part II – Wind Energy

chapter 4|14 pages

The Wind

chapter 5|14 pages

The Power of Wind

chapter 6|10 pages

Conversion of Wind Energy

part |2 pages

Part III – Technology

chapter 7|6 pages

Types of Wind Turbine

chapter 8|14 pages

The Wind Turbine Rotor

chapter 10|14 pages

Electrical and Control Systems

chapter 11|10 pages

Efficiency and Performance

part |2 pages

Part IV – Wind Power and Society

chapter 12|24 pages

Wind Power Policy

chapter 13|16 pages

Wind Power and the Environment

chapter 14|26 pages

Wind Power Planning

chapter 15|12 pages

Opinion and Acceptance

part |2 pages

Part V – Wind Power Project Development

chapter 17|20 pages

Siting of Wind Turbines

chapter 18|16 pages


chapter 19|10 pages

Project Development