Noise from wind turbines is a major constraining factor in the location of turbines. A recent survey in the Netherlands showed that sound was the aspect of wind turbines which led to most complaints, generally greater compared with other sound sources of equal level. Investigation, understanding and reduction of noise from wind turbines is a necessary progression in the development of this sector of renewable energy.
While the basic science of conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, and of biomass 'waste' to products of value, is well understood, the pace of research in these areas is rapid. Biomass Bulletin presents summaries of the published research papers on these topics, as well as book reviews, conference announcements, reports of governmental involvement, and news and comment.
This book is concerned with understanding and modelling grid-connection and fault ride-through capability in the context of electricity generated from wind turbines. It is very timely due to the rapid incorporation of wind power into power systems across the globe; meeting the challenge of maintaining reliable operation of those systems while using a new electricity source, is essential.
This book focuses on one of the core topics of European Union energy policy: the increase and support of renewable sources for electricity production. It looks at the practicalities that are being addressed as renewable energy does indeed become a significant part of the energy supply mix.
Having been in continuous publication since 1977, Wind Engineering is the oldest and most authoritative English language journal devoted entirely to the technology of wind energy. Papers are published in Wind Engineering on: the aerodynamics of rotors and blades; machine subsystems and components; design; test programmes; power generation and transmission; measuring and recording techniques; installations and applications; and economic, environmental and legal aspects.
This book describes the wind resources in the built environment that can be converted into energy by a wind turbine. It especially deals with the integration of a wind turbine and a building in such a way that the building concentrates the available wind energy for the wind turbine. The three different ways to concentrate wind power are examined: wind turbines on the roof or at the sides of a building; wind turbines between two airfoil shaped buildings; wind turbines in ducts through buildings.
Wind Engineering Abstracts offers several hundred summaries in each volume of significant contributions to the advancement of wind energy, drawn from a wide range of journals, government agency reports, and conference proceedings. For an overview and up-date of this important field, Wind Engineering Abstracts is unbeatable.