10. Wind Energy Applications

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

Published Online: 28 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch10

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) Wind Energy Applications, in Wind Energy Explained: Theory, Design and Application, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119994367.ch10

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



  • wind energy applications;
  • distributed generation, situations in which generators - wind turbines, connected to a utility's low voltage distribution system;
  • wind turbines, connected to smaller, isolated electrical grids - supplying a large fraction of power in a weak grid;
  • isolated grids, weak grids in which voltage and frequency - susceptible to disruption by interconnected loads and generation;
  • wind turbines and renewable power sources - integrated into small electrical grids;
  • hybrid power system configuration options;
  • hybrid system modeling, and simulation models - for hybrid power system design;
  • wind and waves, primary conditions - for design of offshore wind turbines;
  • operation in severe climates - imposing special design considerations, on wind turbines;
  • wind turbines, in wind electric water-pumping applications - and permanent magnet AC generators


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Overview

  • Distributed Generation

  • Hybrid Power Systems

  • Offshore Wind Energy

  • Operation in Severe Climates

  • Special Purpose Applications

  • Energy Storage

  • Fuel Production

  • References