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Wind resource assessment : a practical guide to developing a wind project / [edited by] Michael Brower ; with contributions from Bruce H. Bailey [and others].

Contributor(s): Brower, Michael, 1960- | Bailey, Bruce H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages :) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1118022327; 9781118022320; 1118249844; 9781118249840; 9781118249864; 1118249860; 9781118249871; 1118249879.Subject(s): Wind power | Wind power plants | Power resources | Winds -- Speed | Mechanical engineering | Engineering | Electrical engineering | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General | Wind power | Wind power plantsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 621.31/2136 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Wind Resource Assessment; 8.5.5 Flow Inclination and Complex Terrain (Sodar and Lidar); CONTENTS; Preface; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Where do Winds Come From?; 1.2 Key Characteristics of the Wind; 1.2.1 The Temporal Dimension; 1.2.2 The Spatial Dimension; 1.2.3 Other Characteristics of the Wind Resource; 1.3 Wind Power Plants; 1.4 Purpose and Organization of this Book; 1.5 Questions for Discussion; Suggestions for Further Reading; PART 1 Wind Monitoring; 2. Overview of a Wind Resource Assessment Campaign; 2.1 Site Identification; 2.2 Resource Monitoring; 2.2.1 Wind Monitoring Campaign Design.
2.2.2 Measurement Plan2.2.3 Monitoring Strategy; 2.2.4 Quality Assurance Plan; 2.3 Wind Resource Analysis; 2.3.1 Data Validation; 2.3.2 Characterizing the Observed Wind Resource; 2.3.3 Estimating the Hub Height Resource; 2.3.4 Climate Adjustment; 2.3.5 Wind Flow Modeling; 2.3.6 Uncertainty in Wind Resource Assessment; 2.3.7 Project Design and Energy Production; Suggestions for Further Reading; 3. Siting a Wind Project; 3.1 Site Selection; 3.2 Regional Wind Resource Information; 3.2.1 Wind Resource Maps; 3.2.2 Wind Measurements; 3.3 Field Surveys; 3.4 Tower Placement; 3.4.1 Dedicated Towers.
3.4.2 Existing Multi-Use Tall Towers3.5 Permitting for Wind Monitoring; 3.6 Land Lease Agreements; 3.7 Questions for Discussion; Suggestions for Further Reading; 4. Monitoring Station Instrumentation and Measurements; 4.1 Basic Measurements; 4.1.1 Horizontal Wind Speed; 4.1.2 Wind Direction; 4.1.3 Air Temperature; 4.2 Additional Measurements; 4.2.1 Vertical Wind Speed; 4.2.2 Heated Anemometers; 4.2.3 Delta Temperature; 4.2.4 Barometric Pressure; 4.2.5 Relative Humidity; 4.2.6 Global Solar Radiation; 4.3 Recorded Parameters and Sampling Intervals; 4.3.1 Average; 4.3.2 Standard Deviation.
4.3.3 Maximum and Minimum4.4 Data Loggers; 4.5 Data Storage Devices; 4.5.1 Data Processing and Storage; 4.5.2 Storage Devices; 4.6 Data Transfer Equipment; 4.6.1 Manual Data Transfer; 4.6.2 Remote Data Transfer; 4.7 Power Sources; 4.7.1 Household Batteries; 4.7.2 Solar Battery Systems; 4.7.3 AC Power; 4.7.4 Other Power Options; 4.8 Towers and Sensor Support Hardware; 4.8.1 Towers; 4.8.2 Sensor Support Hardware; 4.9 Wiring; 4.10 Measurement System Accuracy and Reliability; 4.10.1 Accuracy; 4.10.2 Reliability; 4.11 Questions for Review and Discussion; References; Suggestions for Further Reading.
5. Installation of Monitoring Stations5.1 Equipment Procurement; 5.2 Equipment Acceptance Testing and Field Preparation; 5.2.1 Acceptance Testing; 5.2.2 Field Preparation Procedures; 5.3 Installation Team; 5.4 Safety; 5.5 Determination of True North; 5.6 Tower Installation; 5.6.1 New Tilt-Up Towers; 5.6.2 New Lattice Towers; 5.6.3 Existing Towers; 5.7 Sensor and Equipment Installation; 5.7.1 Anemometers; 5.7.2 Wind Vanes; 5.7.3 Temperature and Other Sensors; 5.7.4 Data Loggers and Associated Hardware; 5.7.5 Sensor Connections and Cabling; 5.7.6 Grounding and Lightning Protection.
Summary: This is a practical, authoritative guide for the most important phase in developing a wind energy project."
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

This is a practical, authoritative guide for the most important phase in developing a wind energy project."

Wind Resource Assessment; 8.5.5 Flow Inclination and Complex Terrain (Sodar and Lidar); CONTENTS; Preface; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Where do Winds Come From?; 1.2 Key Characteristics of the Wind; 1.2.1 The Temporal Dimension; 1.2.2 The Spatial Dimension; 1.2.3 Other Characteristics of the Wind Resource; 1.3 Wind Power Plants; 1.4 Purpose and Organization of this Book; 1.5 Questions for Discussion; Suggestions for Further Reading; PART 1 Wind Monitoring; 2. Overview of a Wind Resource Assessment Campaign; 2.1 Site Identification; 2.2 Resource Monitoring; 2.2.1 Wind Monitoring Campaign Design.

2.2.2 Measurement Plan2.2.3 Monitoring Strategy; 2.2.4 Quality Assurance Plan; 2.3 Wind Resource Analysis; 2.3.1 Data Validation; 2.3.2 Characterizing the Observed Wind Resource; 2.3.3 Estimating the Hub Height Resource; 2.3.4 Climate Adjustment; 2.3.5 Wind Flow Modeling; 2.3.6 Uncertainty in Wind Resource Assessment; 2.3.7 Project Design and Energy Production; Suggestions for Further Reading; 3. Siting a Wind Project; 3.1 Site Selection; 3.2 Regional Wind Resource Information; 3.2.1 Wind Resource Maps; 3.2.2 Wind Measurements; 3.3 Field Surveys; 3.4 Tower Placement; 3.4.1 Dedicated Towers.

3.4.2 Existing Multi-Use Tall Towers3.5 Permitting for Wind Monitoring; 3.6 Land Lease Agreements; 3.7 Questions for Discussion; Suggestions for Further Reading; 4. Monitoring Station Instrumentation and Measurements; 4.1 Basic Measurements; 4.1.1 Horizontal Wind Speed; 4.1.2 Wind Direction; 4.1.3 Air Temperature; 4.2 Additional Measurements; 4.2.1 Vertical Wind Speed; 4.2.2 Heated Anemometers; 4.2.3 Delta Temperature; 4.2.4 Barometric Pressure; 4.2.5 Relative Humidity; 4.2.6 Global Solar Radiation; 4.3 Recorded Parameters and Sampling Intervals; 4.3.1 Average; 4.3.2 Standard Deviation.

4.3.3 Maximum and Minimum4.4 Data Loggers; 4.5 Data Storage Devices; 4.5.1 Data Processing and Storage; 4.5.2 Storage Devices; 4.6 Data Transfer Equipment; 4.6.1 Manual Data Transfer; 4.6.2 Remote Data Transfer; 4.7 Power Sources; 4.7.1 Household Batteries; 4.7.2 Solar Battery Systems; 4.7.3 AC Power; 4.7.4 Other Power Options; 4.8 Towers and Sensor Support Hardware; 4.8.1 Towers; 4.8.2 Sensor Support Hardware; 4.9 Wiring; 4.10 Measurement System Accuracy and Reliability; 4.10.1 Accuracy; 4.10.2 Reliability; 4.11 Questions for Review and Discussion; References; Suggestions for Further Reading.

5. Installation of Monitoring Stations5.1 Equipment Procurement; 5.2 Equipment Acceptance Testing and Field Preparation; 5.2.1 Acceptance Testing; 5.2.2 Field Preparation Procedures; 5.3 Installation Team; 5.4 Safety; 5.5 Determination of True North; 5.6 Tower Installation; 5.6.1 New Tilt-Up Towers; 5.6.2 New Lattice Towers; 5.6.3 Existing Towers; 5.7 Sensor and Equipment Installation; 5.7.1 Anemometers; 5.7.2 Wind Vanes; 5.7.3 Temperature and Other Sensors; 5.7.4 Data Loggers and Associated Hardware; 5.7.5 Sensor Connections and Cabling; 5.7.6 Grounding and Lightning Protection.

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