Price: Rs. 475.00
ISBN: 978-81-203-5166-0
Pages: 484
Binding: Paper Back 
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This comprehensive textbook, in its second edition, incorporates significant improvements based on the readers’ suggestions and demand. It provides engineering students with the underlying principles of different types of grid connected renewable energy sources and, in particular, the detailed underpinning knowledge required to understand the different types of grid connected wind power plants. A unique feature of this book is that each and every figure carries a brief explanation along with the figure caption so that the readers are not required to flip through pages of text again and again but can restore the conceptual understanding with the visuals.

The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is evident from the 260 illustrations given in the book. The relevant pictures, tables, graphs and ample worked-out examples accelerate the learning. The software-based computer simulation examples of grid connected wind electric generators is another special characteristic of this book. Still, another unique feature is the inclusion of a chapter on the much sought after small wind turbine technologies so far not available in India so comprehensively.

Designed as a textbook for Renewable Energy courses offered in the undergraduate and diploma engineering programmes in most of the Indian universities, the book not only serves for the one-semester stream specific course on Renewable Energy or Wind Energy for senior level undergraduate students of electrical, mechanical, electronics and instrumentation engineering but also for the postgraduate engineering students.

1.    Renewable Energy Technologies
2.    The Wind Resource
3.    The Wind Power Plant
4.    Wind Energy Conversion
5.    Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
6.    Wind Power Control Strategies
7.    Constant Speed Wind Power Plants
8.    Variable Speed Wind Power Plants
9.    Quality Issues of Wind Power
10.  Grid Integration of Wind Power
11.  Wind Resource Assessment Technologies
12.  Design Considerations of wind power plants
13.  Small Wind Turbines
14.  Wind Project Life Cycle
Bibliography • Index
Joshua Earnest, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal. He has about six years of industrial experience and thirty years of teaching and training experience. Besides being a trainer–educator of engineering teachers at the university and tertiary levels, he also trains executives of the industry.

His expertise is not only in the area of wind power but also in the other fields of engineering education. He has been the convener of India’s First International Wind Energy Conference at NITTTR, Bhopal in January 2006 and later in 2011 as well. Besides being a guest professor for wind power at Gotland University (now Uppsala University), Sweden, he has been the online wind power education resource person to CEPRI, China. Since 2009, he has been the wind power resource person for LIFE Academy, Karlstad, Sweden, University of Namibia, Windhoek and for other organizations too. He has also to his credit a considerable number of papers and articles published at the national and international levels.

2015 / 484pp. / 17.8 × 23.5 cm / ISBN-978-81-203-5166-0 / Rs.475.00
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