Electricity Generation Using Wind Power by William Shepherd

Electricity Generation Using Wind Power

byWilliam Shepherd, Li Zhang

Kobo ebook | January 5, 2017

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Is wind power the answer to our energy supply problems? Is there enough wind for everyone? Is offshore generation better than onshore generation? Can a roof-mounted wind turbine generate enough electricity to supply a typical domestic household?

Electricity Generation Using Wind Power (2nd Edition) answers these pressing questions through its detailed coverage of the different types of electrical generator machines used, as well as the power electronic converter technologies and control principles employed. Also covered is the integration of wind farms into established electricity grid systems, plus environmental and economic aspects of wind generation.

Written for technically minded readers, especially electrical engineers concerned with the possible use of wind power for generating electricity, it incorporates some global meteorological and geographical features of wind supply plus a survey of past and present wind turbines. Included is a technical assessment of the choice of turbine sites. The principles and analysis of wind power conversion, transmission and efficiency evaluation are described.

This book includes worked numerical examples in some chapters, plus end of chapter problems and review questions, with answers. As a textbook it is pitched at the level of final year undergraduate engineering study but may also be useful as a textbook or reference for wider technical studies.


  • The Development of Wind Converters
  • Theory of Wind Converters
  • Past and Present Wind-Energy Turbines
  • The Location and Siting of Wind Turbines
  • Electrical Generator Machines in Wind-Energy Systems
  • Three-Phase Power Electronic Converters in Wind-Energy Systems
  • Operation and Control of Wind Energy Generation Schemes
  • Integrating Wind Power Generation into an Electrical Power System
  • Environmental Aspects of Wind Energy
  • Economic Aspects of Wind Power

Readership: Electrical power engineers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of electrical engineering.

Title:Electricity Generation Using Wind PowerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 5, 2017Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813148675

ISBN - 13:9789813148673

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