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Urban Wind Energy

Sinisa Stankovic , Neil Campbell , Alan Harries

Responding to growing international interest in wind energy and decentralized energy production, this book focuses on the potential for exploiting wind power in urban areas. With radical implications for the generation of renewable energy in the city and hence our environment as a whole, this landmark book paves the way for significant developments in low-energy design and high-rise architecture.

Having outlined the fundamentals, the authors examine wind enhancement and integration techniques and address aesthetic, aerodynamic, architectural, environmental, and structural constraints. Turbulence levels are discussed in detail, design guidance is given to aid performance prediction, and a methodology is provided to assess UWECS (urban wind energy conversion systems) from economic and environmental perspectives. International case studies are included, complemented by the results from a project field-testing a two-story prototype building with an integrated wind turbine.

Urban Wind Energy is suitable for researchers and students in wind energy, energy consultants, professionals in local government and urban planning, and architects and engineers with an interest in renewable energy and sustainable design.

Sinisa Stankovic is a founding partner and Director of BDSP Partnership—a building services engineering consultancy. He is an acknowledged expert on the environmental simulation of buildings.

Neil Campbell trained as a mechanical engineer and joined BDSP Partnership, UK, a building services engineering consultancy, in 1998.

Alan Harries is Principal Wind Energy Consultant for BDSP Partnership.


Part I Wind Energy in Context

Part II Urban Wind Energy Potential Small-scale Turbine Large-scale Stand Alone Turbines Building Integrated Turbines

Part III: Urban Wind Energy Feasibility Study, Resource Prospecting, Environmental Impacts, Aesthetics, Economics, Planning, Part IV: Turbine Technology, Design Practicalities, Generator Types, Equipment Sourcing

Part V: Building Integrated Wind Turbines, Integration Options for Varied Site Wind Characteristics, Energy Yield Prediction, Leading Edge Simulation Design Tools, Index

256 pp., 6 1/8″ × 9 1/4", April 2009

Published by Earthscan Publications Ltd.

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