Wind Energy Systems

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Wind Energy Systems
1010709Wind Energy Systems
Overview This chapter introduces the wind turbine technology and the fundamentals of understanding the wind resource on which it is based. Estimation of available wind energy depends on an understanding of the frequency and duration of different wind speeds, which can be measured empirically or modeled using statistical functions. Knowledge of the available wind speeds can be converted to a projection of the average annual output from a specific turbine using a "power curve" for that turbine. The function of the turbine can be modeled with either a simple theoretical model known as an "actuator disc" or a more sophisticated "strip theory" model that takes into acco…
Francis M. Vanek; Louis D. Albright; Largus T. Angenent: Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, Second Edition. Wind Energy Systems, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export