Wind Energy

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Editors: Scott Schreck, Rebecca Barthelmie, Thomas Ackermann, Po Wen Cheng, Patrick Moriarty, Pierre Pinson, Flemming Rasmussen, Dimitris A. Saravanos, Spyros Voutsinas

Impact Factor: 2.891

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 9/132 (Engineering Mechanical); 32/88 (Energy & Fuels)

Online ISSN: 1099-1824


An International Journal for Progress and Applications in Wind Power Conversion Technology

Aims and Scope

Wind power is one of the major energy resources that are important components of future energy scenarios.

Wind Energy offers a major forum for the reporting of advances in this rapidly developing technology with the goal of realising the world-wide potential to harness clean energy from land-based and offshore wind. The journal aims to reach all those with an interest in this field from academic research, industrial development through to applications, including individual wind turbines and components, wind farms and integration of wind power plants. Contributions across the spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines concerned with the advancement of wind power capture, conversion, integration and utilisation technologies are essential features of the journal.

Principal Topics

  • Wind rotors and blades - aerodynamics, aero-elastics, aero-servo-elasticity, aero-acoustics, wakes, rotor and blade design.
  • Structural and mechanical components modeling and design.
  • Electrical engineering of wind power - electrical components, power electronics and controls, generators, grid connection, integration and control of wind power plants.
  • Dynamics and control - control algorithms, sensors, actuators, and load mitigation strategies.
  • Development of resource assessment techniques- prediction, modelling, atmospheric physics, wind farm planning, siting (including off-shore developments), economics and environmental issues.
  • Concept innovations, modelling, systems - design, installation, operation, performance, optimisation and control; small, hybrid and autonomous systems and applications other than grid connection such as desalination, water pumping and heating.
  • Operations and maintenance – reliability, maintainability, condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and economics.


Academic researchers and postgraduate students in power, electrical, electronic, control, mechanical and aeronautical engineering · design and consulting engineers, developers and technical staff in research institutions and industry · economists, government technical professionals and energy policy-makers


Renewable energy, clean energy, wind resource assessment, offshore wind energy, wind farms and wind plants, wind turbine, wind rotors and blades, wind turbine gearboxes and generators, wind field simulation, wind turbine wakes, wind power meteorology and forecasting, wind power load simulation and structural dynamics, wind power control, electrical grid integration, aerofoil aerodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, journal, online journal, Wiley Online Library.

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