AEI News    |    Wind Data    |    Projects    |    Testing    |    Maps    |    Multimedia    |    Education    |    Purchase
 

March 26, 2009

Local News: Dr. Nelson’s Book On Sale

Filed under: Local News,Local People,News,Wind Energy — Tags: , , — admin @ 3:11 am

bookAEI’s Dr. Vaughn Nelson’s book, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment is available for sale at CRCPress Online.

The book is selling for $107.96.

Book Summary

Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option—it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind turbines.

The book begins by outlining the history of wind energy, before providing reasons to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. After examining the characteristics of wind, such as shear, power potential, and turbulence, it discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines and wind farms. The text then presents the aerodynamics, operation, control, applications, and types of wind turbines. The author also describes the design of wind turbines and system performance for single wind turbines, water pumping, village systems, and wind farms. In addition, he explores the wind industry from its inception in the 1970s to today as well as the political and economic factors regarding the adoption of wind as an energy source.

Since energy cannot be created nor destroyed—only transformed to another form—we are not encountering an energy crisis. Rather, we face an energy dilemma in the use of finite energy resources and their effects on the environment, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels. Wind Energy explores one of the most economical solutions to alleviate our energy problems.

1 Comment

  1. Domestic Solar Power…

    Great information. I will surely drop by MindFull ” Blog Archive ” Alternative Energy: A Real Solution? again soon….

    Trackback by Domestic Solar Power — July 21, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

 
   

West Texas A&M University  |  School of Engineering/C.S   |  University Accessibility  |  University Contacts   |  University Privacy Statement                                                     Copyright © since 1977 Alternative Energy Institute. All Rights Reserved, Powered by WORDPRESS