Wind Turbines - Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics - 2nd edition

E Hau 
Springer  2006  

Hardcover  XVIII, 783 p. 552 illus  ISBN 9783540242406      £206.00
Wind Turbines addresses all those professionally involved in research, development, manufacture and operation of wind turbines. It provides a cross-disciplinary overview of modern wind turbine technology and an orientation in the associated technical, economic and environmental fields. It is based on the author's experience gained over decades designing wind energy converters with a major industrial manufacturer and, more recently, in technical consulting and in the planning of large wind park installations, with special attention to economics. The second edition accounts for the emerging concerns over increasing numbers of installed wind turbines. In particular, an important new chapter has been added which deals with offshore wind utilisation. All advanced chapters have been extensively revised and in some cases considerably extended

Written for reseachers and professionals


  • Windmills and Windwheels.
  • Electrical Power from the Wind
  • The First Attempts.
  • Basic Concepts of Wind Energy Converters.
  • Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversion.
  • Rotor Aerodynamics.
  • Loads and Structural Stresses.
  • Rotor Blades.
  • Mechanical Drive Train and Nacelle.
  • Electrical System.
  • Control Systems and Operation Sequence Control.
  • Vibration Problems.
  • The Tower.
  • The Wind Resource.
  • Power Output and Energy Yield.
  • Environmental Impact.
  • Commercial Applications of Wind Turbines.
  • Offshore Wind Energy Utilisation
  • Wind Turbine Installation and Operation.
  • Wind Turbine Costs.
  • Wind Turbine Economics.
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