1. Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins

  1. J. F. Manwell1,
  2. J. G. McGowan1 and
  3. A. L. Rogers2

Published Online: 28 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch1

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition

Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition

How to Cite

Manwell, J. F., McGowan, J. G. and Rogers, A. L. (2009) Introduction: Modern Wind Energy and its Origins, in Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    DNV – Global Energy Concepts, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015001

Online ISBN: 9781119994367

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Keywords:

  • modern wind energy and its origins;
  • wind re-emergence, significant source of world's energy - one of the significant developments of the late 20th century;
  • wind energy technology;
  • modern wind turbines - machines, converting power in the wind into electricity;
  • modern utility-scale wind turbine;
  • output of wind turbine, inherently fluctuating and nondispatchable;
  • modern wind turbine design - and horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT);
  • HAWT rotor configurations;
  • wind turbines, installed in grid connected applications - using squirrel cage induction generators (SQIG);
  • American water-pumping windmill design

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modern Wind Turbines

  • History of Wind Energy

  • References