Urban Wind Energy

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Earthscan, 2009 - Architecture - 200 pages
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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. 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 transmissio.
  

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Contents

Part 2 Urban Wind Energy Potential
32
Part 3 Urban Wind Energy Feasibility Study
68
Part 4 Turbine Technology
114
Part 5 BuildingIntegrated Wind Turbines
144
Conclusions
180
Appendices
184
Acronyms and abbreviations
186
Index
187
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