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Homebrew Wind Power

Homebrew Wind Power

A Hands-on Guide to Harnessing the Wind

  • Author: Dan Bartmann,Dan Fink,Mick Sagrillo
  • Publisher: Buckville Publications LLC
  • ISBN: 9780981920108
  • Category: House & Home
  • Page: 320
  • View: 1959
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Harnessing the wind can be a tricky business, but in this ground-breaking book the authors provide step-by-step, illustrated instructions for building a wind generator in a home workshop and then installing it in an off-grid home electrical system. Even if you don't plan on building your own turbine, this book is packed with valuable information for anyone considering wind energy. It covers the basic physics of how the energy in moving air is turned into electricity, and most importantly, it will give you a realistic idea of what wind energy can do for you--and what it can't.

Wind Power For Dummies

Wind Power For Dummies

  • Author: Ian Woofenden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470584439
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 384
  • View: 7103
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The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.

Wind Power Basics

Wind Power Basics

A Green Energy Guide

  • Author: Dan Chiras
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 086571617X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 192
  • View: 6600
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Offers an introduction to wind energy, describes the different types of systems that can be used to convert the natural resource into electricity, and explains how important components in the system work.

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

  • Author: Kevin Shea,Brian Clark Howard
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071761586
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 512
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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

Power From the Wind

Power From the Wind

Achieving Energy Independence

  • Author: Dan Chiras
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • ISBN: 086571620X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7493
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Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint and to achieve greater independence. Power From the Wind is an easily understandable guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy system. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems, including: Wind and wind energy systems Ways to assess wind resources at your site Wind turbines and towers Inverters and batteries Installation and maintenance of systems The costs and benefits of installing a wind system This book is designed to help readers make the smartest, most economical choices. Readers will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of small wind energy systems and to communicate effectively with wind system installers.

Home Power

Home Power

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Renewable energy sources
  • Page: N.A
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Home Power Magazine

Home Power Magazine

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Power resources
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 913
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 4736
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Solar Today

Solar Today

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Solar energy
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 532
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73 Amateur Radio

73 Amateur Radio

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Amateur radio stations
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1250
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