Author: Paul Gipe
Publisher: Chelsea Green, 2004
Soft Cover, 8"x10", 496 pages
Wind energy today is a booming worldwide industry. The technology has truly come of age, with better, more reliable machinery and a greater understanding of how and where wind power makes sense -- from the independent homestead to the grid-connected utility -wide perspective. Heightened concerns about our ravaged environment and our dependence on dwindling fossil fuels have stimulated a resurgence of interest in wind energy - an abundant and renewable resource.
This book provides a thorough review of wind power from the basic equipment and how to evaluate what is best for your site to measuring wind, estimating how much power you might produce and evaluating cost. If you are considering wind power this is an indispensable guide.