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Wind Power - Renewable Energy For Home, Farm And Business - 2nd Edition

Paul Gipe 
Earthscan  July 2004  



Paperback  496 pp  ISBN 9781902916545      £55.00
Wind energy today is a booming worldwide industry. The technology has truly come of age, with better, more reliable machinery and a greater understanding of how and where wind power makes sense. Written in a lively and accessible style, this book explains wind power technology in detail, how to evaluate what is important and what is not. In addition to expanded sections on gauging wind resources and siting wind turbines, this edition includes new examples and case studies of successful wind systems as well as international sources for new and used equipment.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Applications - How to Use the Wind
  • Measuring the Wind
  • Estimating Output - How Much to Expect
  • Economics - Does Wind Pay? Evaluating the Technology - What Works and What Doesn't
  • Towers
  • Cutting Costs, Not Corners
  • Buying a Wind System
  • Interconnection with the Utility
  • Off-the-grid Power Systems
  • Pumping Water
  • Siting
  • Installation
  • Operation, Performance and Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Looking to the Future
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography
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