Wind Energy Basics

Wind Energy BasicsAuthor(s): Paul Gipe

Publisher: Chelsea Green (April 1, 1999)

Paperback: 122 pages

ISBN: 1890132071

ISBN-13: 978-1890132071

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This introductory guide to wind energy systems focuses on the newest, smallest and most affordable wind generators — called micro turbines. The debut of these smaller turbines brings the technology within reach of almost everyone. The book includes the author’s own method of analyzing wind turbines to make sense of sometimes confusing performance claims. Detailed information is provided on planning, purchasing, siting and installing wind systems, whether standing alone or connected to the utility grid. Hybrid systems that work in tandem with photovoltaic modules can complement many situations where one or the other can’t meet the need. Wind Energy Basics is not intended to be exhaustive. (Look to Wind Energy for Home and Business. for the encyclopedic treatment.) This smaller book introduces wind energy and covers smaller systems of interest to consumers.

122 pages, 1999