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Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

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Title: Build Your Own Small Wind Power System
Author: Brian Clark Howard, Kevin Shea
ISBN: 0071761578 / 9780071761574
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 512
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Year: 2011
Availability: 45-60 days
     
 
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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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1 : First Wind : Introduction to Small Wind Power
Chapter 2 : Second Wind : Challenges and Impacts of Small Wind Energy
Chapter 3 : Electricity, Energy, and Wind Science
Chapter 4 : Personal Assessment : Is Wind Power Right for You
Chapter 5 : Site Assessment : Will Wind Power Work at Your Location
Chapter 6 : How to Finance Small Wind Power
Chapter 7 : Navigating Permits and Zoning
Chapter 8 : Wind Turbines Demystified
Chapter 9 : How to Choose the Right Wind Turbine for the Job
Chapter 10 : Balance of System : Batteries, Inverters, Controllers, and More
Chapter 11 : Installation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
Chapter 12 : Future Developments in Wind Power

Glossary
Notes
Index

 
 
 
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