Wind Energy Conversion 1997: From Theory to Practice

Wind Energy Conversion 1997: From Theory to Practice

By: Ray Hunter (editor)Hardback

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Translating wind energy research into useable technology Wind Energy Conversion 1997: From Theory to Practice offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in the field. A compilation of papers from the British Wind Energy Association's 19th Annual Conference, this book details the recent advances and projects from industry, academic institutions, government institutions, and private investors from around the world. This year's conference emphasized the translational aspect of wind energy research, focusing on advances that contribute directly to marketable technology.


Part 1 Keynote session: conference welcoming address, R. Hunter; conference opening address, J. Battle; wind energy industry and environmental bodies - friends not foes!, M. Mathers. Part 2 Overviews and perspectives: windfarms of the UK - a 1997 update, P. Hannah; UK DTI wind programme area - review and current priorities, J.W. Craig; winning the communications war, A. Hyde. Part 3 Windfarm design and construction: logistical problems with constructing windfarms in remote Scottish locations, R.P. Blunden and A. Schimidt; road construction at Novar windfarm, P.C. McLellan et al; WINDOPS - a new PC-based approach for windfarm design and optimization, N.G. Douglas et al. Part 4 Windfarm power quality: experience of windfarm electrical issues in Europe and further afield, P. Gardner; the use of advanced static VAR compensators to improve the power quality of windfarms, Z. Saad-Saoud and N. Jenkins. Part 5 Wind turbine philosophies: light can be tough, P.H. Geraets et al; common fallacies in wind turbine design, P. Jamieson; a 20kW grid-connected wind turbine for rural electicity users, G. Jenkins et al; aerodynamic damping for flexible structures, K. Kaiser. Part 6 Autonomous systems: an improved model for estimating the yearly performance of photo-voltaic, wind and hybrid energy systems, A.N. Celik and R. Marshall; control of an integrated wind turbine generator and photo-voltaic system for battery charging, S. Arul Daniel et al; computer modelling of a large-scale stand-alone wind-powered desalination plant, Z. Rahal and D.G. Infield. Part 7 Standards, design methods and technical tools: identification of low-cycle effects on wind turbine component lifetime estimation, F. Mouzakis and E. Morfiadakis; inspection of a lightning-damaged wind turbine blade, G.M. Smith and B.R. Clayton; the mast on the house, L. Landberg; examining the relationship between wind turbine blade performance and tip vortex behaviour in the wake, J. Whale. Part 8 Components: development of blade test facility to accommodate flexible blade assembly for the new MS4 wind turbine, K. McLernon et al; high-current and high-voltage testing of wind turbine blades and bearings, I. Cotton et al; mass savings in wind turbine towers, M. Johnston and J. Twidell. Part 9 Planning: "developing planning for renewables" for Scotland, C. Revie; life-cycle assessment of wind energy - a case study based on Baix Ebre windfarm, Spain, T.M. Waters et al. Part 10 Visual and aesthetic considerations: computer-generated video fly-through - an aid to visual impact assessment for windfarms, G. Neilson et al; assessing the impact of windfarms - the learning curve in Cornwall, A. Hull; winds of change, C. Palmer and L. Short. (Part contents)

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  • ISBN13: 9781860580826
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 422
  • ID: 9781860580826
  • weight: 1530
  • ISBN10: 1860580823

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