Innovative Wind Turbines: An Illustrated Guidebook

1st Edition

Vaughn Nelson

CRC Press
Published November 28, 2019
Reference - 144 Pages - 175 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367819316 - CAT# 347674

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Innovative Wind Turbines is a tribute to the inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies that through their efforts have envisioned, designed, and constructed models and prototypes for wind energy devices. There are numerous concepts and ideas on ways to convert wind energy into usable energy, and this book examines the innovative, novel, or unusual concepts with numerous photos and historical examples. Primarily, only prototypes that have been constructed are mentioned, along with a few design concepts. The wind turbines are divided by types: horizontal axis wind turbines, ducted wind turbines, vertical axis wind turbines, airborne wind turbines, and more.



  • Includes numerous photos of innovative wind turbines
  • Presents information and examples of multiple rotor, multiple blade designs
  • Includes information and examples of airborne wind energy systems
  • Examines novel blade designs, including whale blades and biomimicry

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