Written for students and practitioners, this book provides a thorough grounding in analyzing, designing, building, and installing a small wind turbine. The book provides important background material for engineers and others using small wind turbines for remote power and distributed generation applications. Topics include an introduction to wind turbine technology, control volume analysis for wind turbines, and blade design, manufacture, and testing.
MATLAB is used to solve numerous examples in the book. In addition, a supplemental set of MATLAB code files is available for download.