Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction by Paul A. Lynn PDF

By Paul A. Lynn

ISBN-10: 047097608X

ISBN-13: 9780470976081

ISBN-10: 1119954614

ISBN-13: 9781119954613

A hugely available and authoritative account of wind energy’s clinical heritage, present know-how, and foreign prestige, with an emphasis on huge generators and wind farms, either onshore and offshore

subject matters lined comprise:

  • a short heritage of wind power
  • the nature of the wind
  • turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics
  • wind farms
  • offshore possibilities and demanding situations
  • grid integration of wind power
  • economic and environmental features

while intellectually rigorous, this isn't an instructional treatise. Key equations are absolutely mentioned, supplying crucial theoretical history. The textual content is supported via copious illustrations and approximately 50 inspiring full-colour pictures from all over the world.

This ebook is geared toward a large readership together with execs, coverage makers and staff within the strength quarter short of a easy appreciation of the underlying ideas of wind power or a brief replace. Its sort and point also will entice moment and 3rd yr undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of renewable and wind power, power platforms and electrical/electronic engineering. It additionally offers a concise account of the expertise for the massive and growing to be variety of those who are attracted to onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they're making to carbon-free electrical energy iteration within the 21st century.Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–29):
Chapter 2 shooting the Wind (pages 31–61):
Chapter three Wind generators (pages 63–152):
Chapter four relocating Offshore (pages 153–177):
Chapter five Grid Integration (pages 179–198):
Chapter 6 Economics and the surroundings (pages 199–218):

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The marine environment poses special challenges for wind turbines including the design, manufacture and placement of towers and sea-bed anchorages, effective protection against corrosion and storm conditions at sea, and transport and installation of very large rotors and nacelles. ■ Grid integration and expansion. For over a hundred years electricity grids in developed countries have been designed to distribute the electricity generated by large, centralised, power plants. The advent of wind and other renewables injects an increasing percentage of smaller-scale, decentralised, generation, often in quite different locations.

Better wind regimes, coupled with the improved technical efficiency of very large turbines, helps offset the undoubtedly higher costs of installation and maintenance in a marine environment. Offshore wind capacity currently accounts for only about 2% of the global total, but this seems certain to rise in the coming years. The countries most active in this area – the UK (1341 MW installed at the start of 2011), Denmark (854 MW), 27 Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction The Netherlands (247 MW), Belgium (195 MW) and Sweden (163 MW) – have big ambitions and are now being joined by others including Germany and the USA.

2 MW onshore turbine. 256 GWh. 4 = 1200 households. 21 Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy: An Introduction ■ 5 MW offshore turbine. 52 GWh, equivalent to about 4000 households. ■ 1 GW conventional power plant. Large modern power plants (fossil fuel or nuclear) are typically rated between 1 and 2 GW. This is their peak power and also, in principle, their average power assuming continuous operation at maximum output. However in practice their capacity factors are less than 100% and we will use 90% as a typical figure.

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