Wind Power Basics: A Green Energy Guide

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New Society Publishers, Jun 1, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 192 pages
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A clean and simple introduction to generating electricity from the wind.
  

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

This is an excellent book, to start learning about Wind Power. The chapters have been laid out very logically, and Dan takes you through the basics of wind, wind systems, assessing your power needs ... Read full review

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User Review  - erebus53 - LibraryThing

This book is a really great beginners guide to small wind systems. It is accessible to people with no prior knowledge without being condecending. From how to assess your needs, to what to look for and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction to SmallScale Wind Energy
1
Wind and Wind Energy
17
Wind Energy Systems
33
Wind Site Assessment
59
A Primer on Wind Generators
81
Towers and Tower Installation
105
Batteries and Charge Controllers
129
Inverters
145
Final Considerations
155
Resource Guide
169
Index
173
About the Author
179
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About the author (2010)

Dan Chiras is an internationally acclaimed author who has published over 24 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy. He is a certified wind site assessor and has installed several residential wind systems. Dan lives in a passive solar home in Evergreen, Colorado.

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