Wind Power in View

Wind Power in View

Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World

1st Edition - February 15, 2002

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  • Authors: Martin Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe, Robert Righter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080521039

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More than ever, travelers are encountering a different sort of landscape, one not only of nature but of technology. Wind Power in View is the first authoritative discourse on the aesthetic impact of wind turbines on the landscape and what can be done about it. It is a detailed and thoroughly illustrated discussion of the issue from several different perspectives. The book also provides an overview of the status of wind energy at the dawn of the new millennium, examines some of the ongoing battles, and offers guidelines on minimizing its visual impact.Taking examples from the United States, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, and Sweden, Wind Power in View is the first book to tackle the thorny land use questions raised by wind energy's hard won respectability. What will be the future of wind energy? Will it be welcomed as savior, or will it be opposed as a new-age intrusion on open space and landscape preservation? These 11 essays, international in nature and written by objective experts, address landscape issues in creative, original ways.

Key Features

International focus, with examples from Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden and the United States
The first book to tackle land use questions raised by wind energy's hard won respectability
Addresses landscape issues in creative, original ways


Professionals dealing with all aspects of wind energy, including engineers and technologists (electrical and mechanical), community and regional planning authorities, utility companies, landscape architects, and energy policy makers (local, state and national).

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
    Pt. I Introduction
    A Landscape of Power
    Pt. II Wind Power on the Land
    1 Exoskeletal Outer-Space Creations
    2 Wind Power and English Landscape Identity
    3 The Wind in One's Sails: A Philosophy
    Pt. III Wind Power in Northern Europe
    4 Wind Landscapes in the German Milieu
    5 Society and Wind Power in Sweden
    6 A Formula for Success in Denmark
    7 Landscape and Policy in the North Sea Marshes
    Pt. IV Working with the Wind
    8 Living with Wind Power in a Hostile Landscape
    9 Design As If People Matter: Aesthetic Guidelines for a Wind Power Future
    Pt. V Afterword
    10 A View from Lake Como
    Author Biographies
    Brief Reading List

Product details

  • No. of pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: February 15, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080521039

About the Authors

Martin Pasqualetti

Affiliations and Expertise

Arizona State University, Tempe, U.S.A.

Paul Gipe

Affiliations and Expertise

Author, advocate, and internationally recognized expert on wind power

Robert Righter

Affiliations and Expertise

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

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