Best Reference Books – Wind Energy Conversion Systems

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Wind Energy Conversion Systems subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Wind Energy Conversion Systems along with reviews.

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1. “Wind Energy Conversion Systems” by Freris L L
2. “Wind Turbine Technology: Fundamental Concepts of Wind Turbine Engineering” by Spera D A

“Wind Turbine Technology: Fundamental Concepts of Wind Turbine Engineering” Book Review: The book is a culmination of practical and application oriented advice and lessons from various experts working in the high tech wind turbine energy. The book features detailed case study analysis, mathematical models derived from basic concepts and principles, numerous solved problems and worked out examples, economic considerations on integrating wind power plants into electrical systems and a gallery of photographs depicting various modern wind turbine structures. Through a total of fourteen chapters, the book covers important topics of wind energy systems such as Modern Wind Turbines, Commercial Wind Turbines and Applications, Aerodynamic Behavior of Wind Turbine, Wind Turbine Airfoils, Wind Turbine Acoustics, Characteristics of the wind, Wind Turbine Control Systems etc.

3. “Wind Energy Systems” by Johnson G L

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“Wind Energy Systems” Book Review: This book is primarily intended for undergraduate engineering students but can serve as a reference for graduates as well. The book covers the many facets of wind energy systems with numerous design problems and mathematical problems. The book includes coverage of topics like Wind Characteristics, Wind Measurements, Wind Turbine, Power and Torque, Wind Turbine and the Electrical Network, Asynchronous Electrical Generators, Asynchronous Loads, Economics of Wind Systems etc. The book is beneficial for undergraduate and graduate students studying energy systems and related fields.

4. “Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Green Energy and Technology)” by S Sumathi and L Ashok Kumar

“Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Green Energy and Technology)” Book Review: This textbook provides an overview of the principles of operation, modeling and control of common solar energy and wind-power generation systems, power quality issues, grid compatibility and hybrid models of Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). The book provides valuable guidance on modelling and control of Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems based on MATLAB/SIMULINK. The book covers topics such as hybrid solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems with converters, wind turbine topologies and grid integration, soft computing techniques for Solar PV and WECS, harmonic reduction in Solar PV and Wind Energy Conversion Systems in connection with power quality issues, fuel cells and converters. The book can serve graduate and postgraduate students as well as research students.

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5. “Wind Energy Conversion Systems” by Leon Freris
6. “Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems” by Siegfried Heier and Rachel Waddington

“Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems” Book Review: This textbook focuses on the generation of electricity from wind that offers substantial scope for a cleaner and sustainable production of power. The book stresses on the development of efficient conversion systems that integrate this energy into existing power supply structures. The book discusses topics such as energy converters, improved grid capacity, design and installation of wind power plants, power conditioning and control systems, remedial measures against grid effects and resonances, changes in legislation, and economic considerations. The book highlights practical ways and innovations for making wind energy a viable option in the global energy market. The book offers essential guidance not only for graduate students but also for practicing engineers and researchers working in wind and power engineering.

7. “Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering)” by Venkata Yaramasu and Bin Wu

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“Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (IEEE Press Series on Power Engineering)” Book Review: The textbook provides a comprehensive analysis on the model of predictive control of power converters with an overview of wind energy system configurations. The topics covered in the book includes power converters for variable-speed WECS, modeling of power converters, digital control techniques, MPC and wind generators for MPC design, mapping of continuous-time models to discrete-time models by various exact, approximate, and quasi-exact discretization methods. The book features step by step procedures for modeling and control of wind turbine grid-side, two-level and multilevel voltage source converters, the MPC of several power converter configurations for full variable-speed permanent magnet synchronous generator based WECS, squirrel-cage induction generator based WECS, and semi-variable-speed doubly fed induction generator based WECS. The concepts are explained through case studies, simulations and experimental results.

8. “Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe and Reliable Operation” by John Dalsgaard Sørensen and Jens N Sørensen

“Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe and Reliable Operation” Book Review: The textbook is divided into four parts namely Fundamental wind energy sources, safety and reliability; Wind energy system materials, design and component development; Wind energy system operation and maintenance, performance assessment and optimization; Offshore wind energy system design, construction, operation and maintenance. The book elaborately discusses various aspects of wind energy systems such as turbine foundations, civil design, aeroelasticity and structural dynamics, wind farm aerodynamics etc. The book can be of immense benefits for practicing engineers as well as students.

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9. “Wind Energy Conversion Systems as Active Filters” by Grazia Todeschini

“Wind Energy Conversion Systems as Active Filters” Book Review: The textbook focuses on Static and Active Filters are used as mitigating tools by using Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECSs). The book proposes solutions for increased power loss, electromagnetic interference, resonance, and relay malfunctioning due to proliferation of Non-Linear Loads. The effects of the proposed application on WECSs’ performance in both steady-state and transient operation are addressed and design issues are identified. The book will be beneficial for power system engineers and graduate students in the field of control systems design and modelling of WECSs.

10. “Wind Power: A Handbook on Wind Energy Conversion Systems” by V Daniel Hunt
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