Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy

An Introduction

Author: Paul A. Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097608X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

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"This book uses academic content and rigor to introduce all relevant topics, from global wind resource and historical background, through to modern electricity generation and distribution, including the topical subject area of offshore systems"--

Wind Energy Engineering

A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines

Author: Trevor M. Letcher

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012809429X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 622

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Wind Energy Engineering: A Handbook for Onshore and Offshore Wind Turbines is the most advanced, up-to-date and research-focused text on all aspects of wind energy engineering. Wind energy is pivotal in global electricity generation and for achieving future essential energy demands and targets. In this fast moving field this must-have edition starts with an in-depth look at the present state of wind integration and distribution worldwide, and continues with a high-level assessment of the advances in turbine technology and how the investment, planning, and economic infrastructure can support those innovations. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies looking at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals in the field and giving a complete examination of one of the most promising and efficient sources of renewable energy, this book is an invaluable reference into this cross-disciplinary field for engineers. Contains analysis of the latest high-level research and explores real world application potential in relation to the developments Uses system international (SI) units and imperial units throughout to appeal to global engineers Offers new case studies from a world expert in the field Covers the latest research developments in this fast moving, vital subject

Offshore Wind Energy Generation

Control, Protection, and Integration to Electrical Systems

Author: Olimpo Anaya-Lara,David Campos-Gaona,Edgar Moreno-Goytia,Grain Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118539621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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The offshore wind sector’s trend towards larger turbines, bigger wind farm projects and greater distance to shore has a critical impact on grid connection requirements for offshore wind power plants. This important reference sets out the fundamentals and latest innovations in electrical systems and control strategies deployed in offshore electricity grids for wind power integration. Includes: All current and emerging technologies for offshore wind integration and trends in energy storage systems, fault limiters, superconducting cables and gas-insulated transformers Protection of offshore wind farms illustrating numerous system integration and protection challenges through case studies Modelling of doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) and full-converter wind turbines structures together with an explanation of the smart grid concept in the context of wind farms Comprehensive material on power electronic equipment employed in wind turbines with emphasis on enabling technologies (HVDC, STATCOM) to facilitate the connection and compensation of large-scale onshore and offshore wind farms Worked examples and case studies to help understand the dynamic interaction between HVDC links and offshore wind generation Concise description of the voltage source converter topologies, control and operation for offshore wind farm applications Companion website containing simulation models of the cases discussed throughout Equipping electrical engineers for the engineering challenges in utility-scale offshore wind farms, this is an essential resource for power system and connection code designers and pratitioners dealing with integation of wind generation and the modelling and control of wind turbines. It will also provide high-level support to academic researchers and advanced students in power and renewable energy as well as technical and research staff in transmission and distribution system operators and in wind turbine and electrical equipment manufacturers.

Grid Integration of Wind Energy

Onshore and Offshore Conversion Systems

Author: Siegfried Heier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118703294

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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This popular reference describes the integration ofwind-generated power into electrical power systems and, with theuse of advanced control systems, illustrates how wind farms can bemade to operate like conventional power plants. Fully revised, the third edition provides up-to-date coverage onnew generator developments for wind turbines, recent technicaldevelopments in electrical power conversion systems, control designand essential operating conditions. With expanded coverage ofoffshore technologies, this edition looks at the characteristicsand static and dynamic behaviour of offshore wind farms and theirconnection to the mainland grid. Brand new material includes: comprehensive treatment of onshore and offshore gridintegration updated legislative guidelines for the design, construction andinstallation of wind power plants the fundamental characteristics and theoretical tools ofelectrical and mechanical components and their interactions new and future types of generators, converters, powerelectronics and controller designs improved use of grid capacities and grid support for fixed- andvariable-speed controlled wind power plants options for grid control and power reserve provision in windpower plants and wind farms This resource is an excellent guide for researchers andpractitioners involved in the planning, installation and gridintegration of wind turbines and power plants. It is also highlybeneficial to university students studying wind power technology,renewable energy and power systems, and to practitioners in windengineering, turbine design and manufacture and electrical powerengineering.

Offshore Wind Energy Cost Modeling

Installation and Decommissioning

Author: Mark J Kaiser,Brian Snyder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447124871

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Offshore wind energy is one of the most promising and fastest growing alternative energy sources in the world. Offshore Wind Energy Cost Modeling provides a methodological framework to assess installation and decommissioning costs, and using examples from the European experience, provides a broad review of existing processes and systems used in the offshore wind industry. Offshore Wind Energy Cost Modeling provides a step-by-step guide to modeling costs over four sections. These sections cover: ·Background and introductory material, ·Installation processes and vessel requirements, ·Installation cost estimation, and ·Decommissioning methods and cost estimation. This self-contained and detailed treatment of the key principles in offshore wind development is supported throughout by visual aids and data tables. Offshore Wind Energy Cost Modeling is a key resource for anyone interested in the offshore wind industry, particularly those interested in the technical and economic aspects of installation and decommissioning. The book provides a reliable point of reference for industry practitioners and policy makers developing generalizable installation or decommissioning cost estimates.

Offshore Wind Energy Technology

Author: Olimpo Anaya-Lara,John Olav Tande,Kjetil Uhlen,Karl Merz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119097762

Category: Science

Page: 456

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About offshore wind enery production. Includes information on both fixed and floating turbine support structures.

UK Wind Energy Technologies

Author: Simon Hogg,Christopher Crabtree

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317400003

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 290

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Phase 1 of the EPSRC SUPERGEN Wind programme began in March 2006 and work continued under Phase 2 until March 2014. The strategic aim was to re-establish a strong research community in wind energy technologies, across the UK’s leading academic and industrial research organisations. UK Wind Energy Technologies gives a comprehensive overview of the range of wind energy research undertaken in the UK under Phases 1 & 2 to achieve this goal. Specific topics covered in the book include: wind resource assessment, turbine array layout, environmental interactions, control of turbines, drive train reliability and condition monitoring, turbine array electrical connection, power transmission to grid, assessment of operations and maintenance strategies, and the analysis of turbine foundations and structures. Since the completion of Phase 2 the Supergen Wind consortium partners have formed a networking Hub, which is now the principal national coordinating body for academic research into wind energy in the UK. This book will be of interest to researchers and engineers from industry and academia and also provides workers from other countries with an overview of the range of activity within the UK resulting from the SUPERGEN Wind programme to date.

Wind Energy Handbook

Author: Tony Burton,Nick Jenkins,David Sharpe,Ervin Bossanyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 780

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Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012 Every year, Choice subject editors recognise the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. Appearing annually in Choice's January issue, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. The authoritative reference on wind energy, now fully revised and updated to include offshore wind power A decade on from its first release, the Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition, reflects the advances in technology underpinning the continued expansion of the global wind power sector. Harnessing their collective industrial and academic expertise, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to wind turbine design and wind farm planning for onshore and offshore wind-powered electricity generation. The major change since the first edition is the addition of a new chapter on offshore wind turbines and offshore wind farm development. Opening with a survey of the present state of offshore wind farm development, the chapter goes on to consider resource assessment and array losses. Then wave loading on support structures is examined in depth, including wind and wave load combinations and descriptions of applicable wave theories. After sections covering optimum machine size and offshore turbine reliability, the different types of support structure deployed to date are described in turn, with emphasis on monopiles, including fatigue analysis in the frequency domain. Final sections examine the assessment of environmental impacts and the design of the power collection and transmission cable network. New coverage features: turbulence models updated to reflect the latest design standards, including an introduction to the Mann turbulence model extended treatment of horizontal axis wind turbines aerodynamics, now including a survey of wind turbine aerofoils, dynamic stall and computational fluid dynamics developments in turbine design codes techniques for extrapolating extreme loads from simulation results an introduction to the NREL cost model comparison of options for variable speed operation in-depth treatment of individual blade pitch control grid code requirements and the principles governing the connection of large wind farms to transmission networks four pages of full-colour pictures that illustrate blade manufacture, turbine construction and offshore support structure installation Firmly established as an essential reference, Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition will prove a real asset to engineers, turbine designers and wind energy consultants both in industry and research. Advanced engineering students and new entrants to the wind energy sector will also find it an invaluable resource.

Wind Energy Generation: Modelling and Control

Author: Olimpo Anaya-Lara,Nick Jenkins,Janaka B. Ekanayake,Phill Cartwright,Michael Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119964202

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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With increasing concern over climate change and the security of energy supplies, wind power is emerging as an important source of electrical energy throughout the world. Modern wind turbines use advanced power electronics to provide efficient generator control and to ensure compatible operation with the power system. Wind Energy Generation describes the fundamental principles and modelling of the electrical generator and power electronic systems used in large wind turbines. It also discusses how they interact with the power system and the influence of wind turbines on power system operation and stability. Key features: Includes a comprehensive account of power electronic equipment used in wind turbines and for their grid connection. Describes enabling technologies which facilitate the connection of large-scale onshore and offshore wind farms. Provides detailed modelling and control of wind turbine systems. Shows a number of simulations and case studies which explain the dynamic interaction between wind power and conventional generation.

Development of an Offshore Specific Wind Power Forecasting System

Author: Melih Kurt

Publisher: kassel university press GmbH

ISBN: 3737603464


Page: 198

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This study explains the data preparation processes, plausibility checking of meteorological parameters, correction of met-mast wind speed, and also the determination of the nominal power of a wind farm using met-mast measurements. The wind speed correction of met-mast FINO1 is evaluated from the perspective of power produced by alpha ventus by using uncorrected and corrected measurements from this met-mast. Afterwards this data is used for the determination of nominal power for alpha ventus.

Concrete Structures for Wind Turbines

Author: Jürgen Grünberg,Joachim Göhlmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3433603308

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 242

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The wind energy industry in Germany has an excellent global standing when it comes to the development and construction of wind turbines. Germany currently represents the world's largest market for wind energy. The ongoing development of ever more powerful wind turbines plus additional requirements for the design and construction of their offshore foundation structures exceeds the actual experiences gained so far in the various disciplines concerned. This book gives a comprehensive overview for planning and structural design analysis of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete wind turbine towers for both, onshore and offshore wind turbines. Wind turbines represent structures subjected to highly dynamic loading patterns. Therefore, for the design of loadbearing structures, fatigue effects - and not just maximum loads - are extremely important, in particular in the connections and joints of concrete and hybrid structures. There multi-axial stress conditions occure which so far are not covered by the design codes. The specific actions, the nonlinear behaviour and modeling for the structural analysis are explained. Design and verification with a focus on fatigue are adressed. The chapter Manufacturing includes hybrid structures, segmental construction of pre-stressed concrete towers and offshore wind turbine foundations. Selected chapters from the German concrete yearbook are now being published in the new English "Beton-Kalender Series" for the benefit of an international audience. Since it was founded in 1906, the Ernst & Sohn "Beton-Kalender" has been supporting developments in reinforced and prestressed concrete. The aim was to publish a yearbook to reflect progress in "ferro-concrete" structures until - as the book's first editor, Fritz von Emperger (1862-1942), expressed it - the "tempestuous development" in this form of construction came to an end. However, the "Beton-Kalender" quickly became the chosen work of reference for civil and structural engineers, and apart from the years 1945-1950 has been published annually ever since.

The Pros and Cons of Wind Power

Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404237452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains and explores the use of wind power.

Wind Power in Power Systems

Author: Thomas Ackermann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111994208X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1120

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The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wind Power in Power Systems has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with increasing wind power penetration levels. Since its first release, practical experiences with high wind power penetration levels have significantly increased. This book presents an overview of the lessons learned in integrating wind power into power systems and provides an outlook of the relevant issues and solutions to allow even higher wind power penetration levels. This includes the development of standard wind turbine simulation models. This extensive update has 23 brand new chapters in cutting-edge areas including offshore wind farms and storage options, performance validation and certification for grid codes, and the provision of reactive power and voltage control from wind power plants. Key features: Offers an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system, from basic network interconnection to industry deregulation; Outlines the methodology and results of European and North American large-scale grid integration studies; Extensive practical experience from wind power and power system experts and transmission systems operators in Germany, Denmark, Spain, UK, Ireland, USA, China and New Zealand; Presents various wind turbine designs from the electrical perspective and models for their simulation, and discusses industry standards and world-wide grid codes, along with power quality issues; Considers concepts to increase penetration of wind power in power systems, from wind turbine, power plant and power system redesign to smart grid and storage solutions. Carefully edited for a highly coherent structure, this work remains an essential reference for power system engineers, transmission and distribution network operator and planner, wind turbine designers, wind project developers and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power into the distribution or transmission network. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is also useful for graduate students, researchers, regulation authorities, and policy makers who work in the area of wind power and need to understand the relevant power system integration issues.

Offshore Wind

A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Offshore Wind Farm Installation

Author: Kurt Thomsen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124095941

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

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Offshore Wind is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support cheaper installation and hauling, thereby incurring lower project costs, and helping developers establish a quicker route to profitability. The book sheds light not just on how to solve a particular installation difficulty, but delves into why the problem may best be solved in that way. Enables all stakeholders to realize cheaper, faster, and safer offshore wind projects Explains the different approaches to executing on- and offshore projects, highlighting the economic impacts of the various financial and operational choices Provides practical, proven advice on how tough challenges can be overcome, using real-life examples from the author’s experiences to illustrate key issues

Power Plants and Power Systems Control 2006

A Proceedings Volume from the IFAC Symposium on Power Plants and Power Systems Control, Kananaskis, Canada, 2006

Author: David Westwick

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080555362

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Control plays a very important role in all aspects of power plants and power systems. The papers included in the 2006 Proceedings are by authors from a large number of countries around the world. They encompass a wide spectrum of topics in the control of practically every aspect of power plants and power systems.