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Paperback – 192 pages
5 Inches × 8 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 250 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865716179
Pub. Date: 2010-05-01

About the Author

Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute's Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He speaks extensively on renewable energy, green building, and sustainable building. He is also the author of over 30 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Sun. He lives and farms in Gerard, MO.

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Wind Power Basics

A Green Energy Guide

by Dan Chiras



Humans have harnessed wind power for centuries. It is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 % of global electrical demand.

Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of wind and wind energy systems. It examines all aspects of small-scale installations including:

  • Site assessment and economics
  • Turbines
  • Towers and tower installation
  • Batteries and charge controllers
  • Inverters
  • Costs and financial incentives
  • Zoning, permits and system maintenance.

Whether you're considering your own small-scale wind energy system or just want a straightforward, detailed introduction to the benefits and challenges of this rapidly emerging technology, Wind Power Basics is the guide for you.

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