Wind Energy: Developments, Potential and Challenges


Desiree Fleming (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC031010

Renewable energy, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat, is the type of energy that can naturally replenish on a human timescale. Renewable energy can replace conventional fossil fuels in several distinct areas and can eliminate the need for fossil fuels. This book presents current research on the developments, potential and challenges of wind energy. The first chapter provides research on potential wind sites, the impacts of wind installation, and thermo economic modeling.

The following chapter makes a comparative study of the dynamic behavior of an aero-generator with a double fed induction generator (DFIG) connected to the grid through two controller techniques: SMC and PI Controller. Chapter three discusses the policy and promotion strategy of wind energy developments between Taiwan and Japan. Chapter four looks at the current status of wind power in South Africa, prospects for growth in integrating wind energy in the South African grid and discusses possible challenges that may arise due to high penetration of wind power and outline some possible solutions. The last chapter provides an inventory of challenges for the deployment of wind energy in a 2030 timeframe in the EU.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

pp. vii-x

Chapter 1
Basic Theory to Conceptualize a Wind Farm: Research of Potential Wind Sites, Impacts of Wind Installation, Thermo Economic Modeling
(Mohamed Habib Sellami, Institute of research and higher agricultural education, Department of Hydraulic, High School of Rural Engineering, Medjez El Bab, University of Jendouba, Unity of Research of Thermal Radiation, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science Tunis, University Tunis El Manar Tunisian Association of Science, Technology and Development, Tunisia)
pp. 1-38

Chapter 2
Comparative Study Between Classical pi And Sliding Mode Controller for a Grid Connected Wind Turbine Based On DFIG
(Walid Ouled Amor, Moez Ghariani, Department of Electrical Engineering, National School of Engineering of Sfax, Laboratory of electronics and information technology, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia)
pp. 39-78

Chapter 3
Comparison for Policy and Promotion Strategy of Wind Energy Developments between Taiwan and Japan
(Tzu-Yi Pai, Keisuke Hanaki, Yi-Ti Tung, 4and Pei-Yu Wang, Master Program of Environmental Education and Management, Department of Science Application and Dissemination, National Taichung University of Education, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC, and others)
pp. 79-92

Chapter 4
Wind Energy Integration into the South African Grid: Prospects and Challenges
(Komla Agbenyo Folly, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa)
pp. 93-120

Chapter 5
Policy Challenges for the Deployment of Wind Energy Projects in the European Union
(Pablo del Río, Cristina Peñasco, National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), Spain)
pp. 121-162

pp. 163-171

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