About the Author
Tony Burton, Wind Energy Consultant, Carno, Powys: is a civil engineer, and worked as a construction manager for Wind Energy Group (WEG), a manufacturer of large wind turbines, where he coordinated the Phase IIB offshore wind energy assessment for the UK Department of Energy. Following this, he worked on the design, construction, commissioning and operation of both the 3 MW LS1 wind turbine on Orkney and the 24 300 kW WEG MS3 machines at Cemmaes wind farm in Wales. He is now a wind energy consultant, specializing in tower and foundation design.
David Sharpe: has a background in aerodynamics. He has now retired from his position with the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology at Loughborough University.
Nick Jenkins, Joule Centre, University of Manchester: an electrical engineer, Nick Jenkins is now Professor of Energy Systems. His early career included 14 years industrial experience, where his final position was as Projects Director for WEG. While at the University he has developed teaching and research activities in both electrical power engineering and renewable energy. He is a Fellow of the IET, IEEE and Royal Academy of Engineering. He serves as the Director of the Joule Centre for Energy Research in England’s North West and as the Chairman of the North West Energy Council.
Ervin Bossanyi, Garrad Hassan & Partners, Ltd, Bristol: a controls engineer, also had an early career at WEG, and continues to work in the wind energy industry.