Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Wind Resources and Future Energy Security
Environmental, Social, and Economic Issues

Editor: Muyiwa S. Adaramola, PhD

Wind Resources and Future Energy Security

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: June 2015
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771881449
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-77188-233-0
Pages: 378 pp with index
Binding Type: hardback

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Wind power is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy. It makes substantial contributions to power grids around the globe, and it promises to play a prominent role in the world’s future energy security. Given that reality, there is an ongoing need for research that investigates the potential of specific regions for wind-farm development, combined with the social, economic, and environmental impacts of that development. This compendium contains the most recent research on these topics from around the world. The chapters are organized into three parts:
  • The potential of wind power in selected regions of the world.
  • Social, economic, and environmental factors that influence wind development.
  • Current trends within the wind industry and the challenges it must face in order to contribute to the world’s future energy security.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and university-level students investigating this expanding field of study. It will also be a useful reference book for wind-power engineers, technicians, and planners.

Part I: Wind Energy’s Potential Assessment in Selected Locations
1. Analysis of Wind Speed Data and Wind Energy Potential in Three Selected Locations in South-East Nigeria
Sunday O. Oyedepo, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, and Samuel S. Paul
2. Assessment of the Present and Future Offshore Wind Power Potential: A Case Study in a Target Territory of the Baltic Sea Near the Latvian Coast
Lita Lizuma, Zanita Avotniece, Sergejs Rupainis, and Artis Teilans
3. Power Generation Expansion Planning Including Large Scale Wind Integration: A Case Study of Oman
Arif S. Malik and Cornelius Kuba
4. Developing a GIS-Based Visual-Acoustic 3D Simulation for Wind Farm Assessment
Madeleine Manyoky, Ulrike Wissen Hayek, Kurt Heutschi, Reto Pieren, and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey

Part II: Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues
5. Assessment of Wind Power Generation Along the Coast of Ghana
Muyiwa S. Adaramola, Martin Agelin-Chaab, and Samuel S. Paul
6. Assessing Environmental Impacts of Offshore Wind Farms: Lessons Learned and Recommendations for the Future
Helen Bailey, Kate L. Brookes, and Paul M. Thompson
7. Socioeconomic Impacts of Wind Farm Development: A Case Study of Weatherford, Oklahoma
John Scott Greene and Mark Geisken
8. Optimizing Wind Power Generation while Minimizing Wildlife Impacts in an Urban Area
Gil Bohrer, Kunpeng Zhu, Robert L. Jones, and Peter S. Curtis
9. Land Cover and Topography Affect the Land Transformation Caused by Wind Facilities
Jay E. Diffendorfer and Roger W. Compton
10. Wind Turbines and Human Health
Loren D. Knopper, Christopher A. Ollson, Lindsay C. McCallum, Melissa L. Whitfield Aslund, Robert G. Berger, Kathleen Souweine, and Mary McDaniel
11. Public Engagement with Large-Scale Renewable Energy Technologies: Breaking the Cycle of NIMBYism
Patrick Devine-Wright

Part III: Trends and Future Challenges
12. Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring: State-of-the-Art Review, New Trends, and Future Challenges
Pierre Tchakoua, René Wamkeue, Mohand Ouhrouche, Fouad Slaoui-Hasnaoui, Tommy Andy Tameghe, and Gabriel Ekemb
13. Overview of Problems in Large-Scale Wind Integrations
Xiaoming Yuan

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Muyiwa S. Adaramola, PhD
Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Dr. Muyiwa S. Adaramola earned his BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria, respectively. He received his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. He has worked as lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University and as a researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Currently, Dr. Adaramola is an Associate Professor in Renewable Energy at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

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