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Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment—a Review

January 9, 2016,   by Paul Gipe

The expansive title of Vaughn Nelson’s Wind Energy is appropriate as Nelson delves into such taboo topics as population, exponential growth, and exhaustion of fossil fuels.[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books, book Reviews, News on Large Wind

Wind Power Plants and Project Development--A review

November 15, 2012,   by Paul Gipe

This is a welcome technical tome-well illustrated with photos and drawings that I haven't seen in any other book. Naturally directed at the Indian market, it nonetheless has taken a comprehensive...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

L'Eolien A Review

April 20, 2010,   by Paul Gipe

L'éolien au cœur de l'incontournable révolution énergétique is a serious work on wind energy for francophone readers. It is my kind of book, chocked full of drawings, charts, tables, and historical...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books, Reviews of Wind Books en Francais, Book Reviews of Books en Francais

Renewable Energy Resources by John Twidell & Tony Weir

November 30, 2006,   by Paul Gipe

Massive. That's the first word that comes to mind when picking up the 600-page tome by John Twidell and Tony Weir. Of course the broad subject of renewable energy deserves the treatment and I can't...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Developing Wind Power Projects: Theory and Practice by Tore Wizelius

August 8, 2005,   by Paul Gipe

Long-time wind energy advocate Tore Wizelius is one of the Swedish pioneers of the technology. Finally his thoughtful book on wind energy and its integration into communities is now available to...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Wind Power in Power Systems

June 16, 2005,   by Paul Gipe

Wind Power in Power Systems is edited by the very capable Thomas Ackermann. It is a massive 691 pages on the status of modern wind turbines and how they are integrated into power systems. The book...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Wind Turbine Design: With Emphasis on Darrieus Concept by Ion Paraschivoiu

January 22, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

Ion Paraschivoiu is Aeronautical Chair Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal and he brings to the cornucopia of new books on wind energy his specialty: Darrieus turbines. Like David Spera in...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application

January 20, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

It's been many years since the publication of new engineering texts on wind energy. But in 2001 a flood of new books in English began flowing from publishers: two substantial volumes by John Wiley &...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Wind Energy Handbook

January 20, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

The Wind Energy Handbook is one of a trio of big wind energy books by John Wiley & Sons'UK office. After a dearth of new wind energy titles in English for nearly a decade, suddenly there are two...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation by R. Gasch, J. Twele

January 19, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

The book, edited by Robert Gasch, began as course notes for Gasch's popular course on wind turbine design for engineering students at the Technische Universität in Berlin. Many of the book's 15...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Cost-effective Design & Operation of Variable Speed Wind Turbines: Closing the Gap between Control Engineering & the Wind Engineering Community by David-Pieter Molenaar

January 19, 2004,   by Paul Gipe

"Free, and Still too Expensive" opens Molenaar's doctoral thesis on designing variable speed wind turbines. Molenaar's work is not for the faint of heart. Much of it is well beyond my skill level....[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Wind Turbines & the Landscape: Architecture & Aesthetics by Frode Birk Nielsen

December 1, 1997,   by Paul Gipe

This is the first of two reports on wind turbines and aesthetic design. The second is The Landscape Impact and Visual Design of Windfarms by Caroline Stanton. There is also a discussion of aesthetics...[more]

Category: Wind Energy & the Environment, Reviews Engineering & Technical Books, Reviews Coffee Table Books

The Landscape Impact and Visual Design of Windfarms by Caroline Stanton

December 1, 1997,   by Paul Gipe

This is the second of two reports on wind turbines and aesthetic design. The other is a Review of Wind Turbines & the Landscape by Frode Birk Nielsen. There is also a discussion of aesthetics in...[more]

Category: Wind Energy & the Environment, Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

Glossary of Wind Energy Terms

January 1, 1997,   by Paul Gipe and Bill Canter

The publisher of Windpower Monthly and WindStats Newsletter, Forlaget Vistoft, has published 1997 Glossary of Wind Energy Terms. The 100 page paperback by Paul Gipe and Bill Canter is the most...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books, News on Large Wind

Proceedings of The European Wind Energy Association Special Topic Conference on the Economics of Wind Energy

December 1, 1995,   by Paul Gipe

The special topic conference was held in Helsinki Finland 5-7 September, 1995 by the European Wind Energy Association in collaboration with the Finnish Wind Power Association. For a good perspective...[more]

Category: Reviews Engineering & Technical Books

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