Chapter 13

Wind Energy Systems

Abstract

Chapter 13 examines wind energy systems. It begins with an analysis of the wind characteristics and includes sections on wind speed profiles, wind speed variation with time, statistical representation of wind speed, wind resources, wind speed atlases and detailed study of wind speed. This is followed by the one-dimensional model of wind turbines and a survey of the characteristics of wind turbines, which includes sections on types of wind turbines, power characteristics of wind turbines, offshore wind turbines and wind parks. The chapter concludes with a section on economic issues and a section of the wind energy exploitation problems.

Keywords

Characteristics of wind turbines; Offshore wind turbines; Power ...

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