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Urban Wind Energy By Sinisa Stankovic

Urban Wind Energy by Sinisa Stankovic

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Energy security, rising energy prices (oil, gas, electricity), 'peak oil', environmental pollution, nuclear energy, climate change and sustainable living are hot topics across the globe. This title offers real world examples and provides a framework to assess viability in energy, environmental and economic terms.

Urban Wind Energy Summary

Urban Wind Energy by Sinisa Stankovic

Energy security, rising energy prices (oil, gas, electricity), 'peak oil', environmental pollution, nuclear energy, climate change and sustainable living are hot topics across the globe. Meanwhile, abundant and perpetual wind resources offer opportunities, via recent technological developments, to provide part of the solution to address these key issues.

The rapid growth of large-scale wind farm installations has now led to the generation of clean electricity for tens of millions of homes around the world. However, despite the potential to reduce the losses and costs associated with transmission and to use local wind acceleration techniques to improve energy yields, the potential for urban wind energy has yet to be realised.

Although there is increasing public interest, the uptake of urban wind energy in suitable areas has been slow. This is in part due to a lack of understanding of key issues such as: available wind resources; technology integration; planning processes (include assessment of environmental impacts and public safety due to close proximity to people and property); energy consumption in buildings versus energy production from turbines; economics (including grants, subsidies, maintenance); and the effect of complex urban windscapes on performance.

Urban Wind Energy attempts to illuminate these areas, addressing common concerns highlighting pitfalls, offering real world examples and providing a framework to assess viability in energy, environmental and economic terms. It is a comprehensive guide to urban wind energy for architects, engineers, planners, developers, investors, policy-makers, manufacturers and students as well as community organisations and home-owners interested in generating their own clean electricity.

Urban Wind Energy Reviews

'You will not be disappointed in the book as a good read, nor for any lack of relevant information.' AMSET 'clear references and illustrations of exceptional standard' 'Energy', August 2010 vol 163 issue EN3 'This is a timely, well-researched book on the present and future development of wind energy systems.' J.C Comer, Northern Illinois University, Choice, 2010. 'Europe has the lead here, and this book is a good way to start catching up.' Planning, June 2010. 'There are coloured photographs of most examples, which match the lively colour presentation and format throughout, so typical of the publisher... You will not be disappointed in the book as a good read, nor for any lack of relevant information' Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineering

About Sinisa Stankovic

Sinisa Stankovic: MSc Energy & Building Design, Fellow of CIBSE, Director of BDSP Partnership. Neil Campbell: PhD Building Physics, Associate of BDSP Partnership. Alan Harries: PhD Fluid Dynamics, Principal Wind Energy Consultant for BDSP Partnership BDSP Partnership are international consulting engineers specialising in building services, sustainability, energy efficiency and masterplanning. From their inception in 1995, BDSP Partnership's core design principles have focussed on energy demand reduction (through intelligent application of passive design principles and specification of energy efficient systems in buildings) combined with the integration of high efficiency energy supply and renewable technologies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Wind Energy in Context Part 2: Urban Wind Energy Potential Part 3: Urban Wind Energy Feasibility Study Part 4: Turbine Technology Part 5: Building Integrated Wind Turbines

Additional information

GOR009646108
9781844072828
1844072827
Urban Wind Energy by Sinisa Stankovic
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2009-07-17
200
N/A
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