Build your Own Small Wind Power System

Build your Own Small Wind Power System

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP

Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use.

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You'll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:

Challenges and impacts of small wind energy Electricity, energy, and wind science Determining if wind power is right for you Site assessment Financing small wind power Permits and zoning Wind turbine fundamentals Choosing the right wind turbine for the job Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting Future developments in wind power
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
ISBN: 9780071761574
0071761578
Characteristics: xxxiii, 472 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Howard, Brian Clark

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Aug 26, 2016

I was a little disappointed by this book. It covers more of the macro level effort needed rather than the hands-on I was expecting. In spite of the many references, the authors are very opinionated.

ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"Describes how to build a residential wind turbine system for power, covering topics ranging from site evaluation, financing, and permits to selecting, installing, and maintaining the system." Home, Garden, and DIY May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/895fefc6-8001-4f1b-927c-0d2620cd4875?postId=d7e6e19b-44f5-4ed3-9cfa-5c52d28740f1

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