WIND ENERGY ONLINE READER

Topics
Wind resource
Origin Earth and atmosphere Global winds Local winds Wind rose Roughness/Roughness rose Wind shear/Log-law Wind obstacles/Wind shade Wind shade calculator Wind speed measurements Wind maps
Wind description/Energy content
Wind behavior Turbulence Variability Energy of wind Power/Mean power of wind
Turbine operation/Energy output
Turbines deflect wind Actuator disk/Betz law Aircraft-Airfoil operation Rotor operation Power density function Power curve Power coefficient The CP-λ curve Turbine power calculator Turbine annual energy output
Turbine components
General description Rotor blades and airfoils Yaw system Tower Drive train/Gearbox Generator Synchronous generators Asynchronous generators Doubly fed induction generators Additional topics Power electronics Controller Safety systems
Turbine topologies
Horizontal/Vertical Axis machines Upwind/Downwind machines Type of hub Number of blades Rotational speed Power control
Turbine design
Design procedure Loads/Fatigue Optimizing turbines Noise issues Size of turbines Occupational safety
Manufacture/Test/Installation
Manufacturing nacelles Manufacturing/Installing towers Manufacturing/Testing blades
Electrical grid
Wind energy variations Power quality
Additional issues
Selecting a site Turbines and landscape Noise from turbines Measuring/Calculating sound Bird issues
Economics
Turbine costs Installation/Operation/Maintainance Income from turbines Electrical tarrifs Economics of investment Wind energy economics Economics calculator
Wind farm design
Wake effect Park effect Offshore wind conditions Offshore farm installation Offshore farm grid connection Operation and maintainance
Modern history
Wind energy pioneers Turbines from 1980's
State of art
Medium/Mega turbines On/offshore wind farms Other information
R & D
Research in wind energy Offshore wind power research Research at TUDelft

Additional material
Presentations
Introduction Wind characteristics Aerodynamics Rotor aerodynamics Energy conversion-Control Turbine design Turbine dynamics/mechanics (Offshore) farm design
Reference manual
Units and concepts Energy and power Proof of Betz law Acoustics Electricity Electromagnetism Induction
Other
Glossary Bibliography Links
Acknowledgements
Acknowledgement