Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

By: Brian Clark Howard, Kevin Shea

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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
ISBN:
9780071761581
Publication Date:
30 / 11 / 2011

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