Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides the latest information on offshore wind energy, one of Europe's most promising and quickly maturing industries, and a potentially huge untapped renewable energy source which could contribute significantly towards EU 20-20-20 renewable energy generation targets.
It has been estimated that by 2030 Europe could have 150GW of offshore wind energy capacity, meeting 14% of our power demand. Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging technologies, design, and operation of offshore wind farms.
Part One introduces offshore wind energy as well as offshore wind turbine siting with expert analysis of economics, wind resources, and remote sensing technologies. The second section provides an overview of offshore wind turbine materials and design, while part three outlines the integration of wind farms into power grids with insights to cabling and energy storage. The final section of the book details the installation and operation of offshore wind farms with chapters on condition monitoring and health and safety, amongst others.
Dr. Chong Ng works in industry and is Research and Development Manager at ORE Catapult's National Renewable Energy Centre, UK. Li Ran joined the University of Warwick as a Professor in Power Electronics Systems in 2012 and also acts as a Deputy Director for the State Key Laboratory in Power Transmission Equipment and System Security of China.
Part 1 Introduction to offshore wind energy and offshore wind farm siting 1. Introduction to offshore wind energy 2. Economics of building and operating offshore wind farms 3. Wind resources for offshore wind farms: characteristics and assessment 4. Remote sensing technologies for measuring offshore wind Part II Wind turbine components and design 5. Developments in materials for offshore wind turbine blades 6. Design of offshore wind turbine blades 7. Design of gearbox and other drivetrain components for offshore wind turbines 8. Design of generators for offshore wind turbines 9. Modeling of power electronic components for evaluation of efficiency and power density of offshore wind power converters 10. Design of offshore wind turbine towers 11. Design of floating offshore wind turbines Part III Integration of wind farms into power grids 12. Offshore wind farm arrays 13. Cabling to connect offshore wind turbines to onshore facilities 14. Integration of power from offshore wind turbines into onshore power grids 15. Energy storage for offshore wind farms 16. Hydropower flexibility and transmission expansion to support integration of offshore wind Part IV Installation and operation of offshore wind farms 17. Assembly, transportation, installation and commissioning of offshore wind farms 18. Condition monitoring of offshore wind turbines 19. Health and safety of offshore wind farms 20. Offshore wind-turbine foundations: analysis and design