Small Wind Turbines

Analysis, Design, and Application

  • David Wood

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David Wood
    Pages 77-99
  3. David Wood
    Pages 101-117
  4. David Wood
    Pages 119-143
  5. David Wood
    Pages 199-225
  6. David Wood
    Pages 227-250
  7. David Wood
    Pages 251-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


Small Wind Turbines provides a thorough grounding in analysing, designing, building, and installing a small wind turbine. Small turbines are introduced by emphasising their differences from large ones and nearly all the analysis and design examples refer to small turbines.

The accompanying software includes MATLAB® programs for power production and starting performance, as well as programs for detailed multi-objective optimisation of blade design. A spreadsheet is also given to help readers apply the simple load model of the IEC standard for small wind turbine safety. Small Wind Turbines represents the distilled outcome of over twenty years experience in fundamental research, design and installation, and field testing of small wind turbines.

Small Wind Turbines is a suitable reference for student projects and detailed design studies, and also provides important background material for engineers and others using small wind turbines for remote power and distributed generation applications.


CP8059 Distributed Generation Grid Connection Remote Power Systems Renewable Energy Small Wind Turbines Wind Energy

Authors and affiliations

  • David Wood
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical andUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-174-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-175-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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