Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

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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

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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

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Mike D says:

Lots of useful information This book not only covers the aspects of wind power you would expect to see, like everything from the science behind it, to buying a commercially made and professionally installed system, or doing a total roll your own, home-built option. However, it also goes into other helpful areas you might not immediately think of, but that could become big gotchas later. It has chapters on how to deal with planning and zoning boards, obtaining permits and variances, dealing with neighbors who are afraid your wind turbine will hurt their property values or ruin the neighborhood, and how to get financing for a wind power system. It is a great book with lots of useful information for anyone thinking about getting into wind power.

Dr. Bojan Tunguz says:

How to Tame the Wind Wind power seems like one of the cleanest renewable power sources that you can imagine. In fact, it is one power source that has been in use for centuries, if not millennia. It is cheap and in many places readily available, albeit not a very reliable source of power. Due to the plunging cost of natural gas in recent years, many forms of renewable energy have become seemingly cost-inefficient. However, there are still many good reasons to look to renewables as a solid investment in a long-term energy reliability and security.”Build Your Own Small Wind Power System” is an instruction manual for all those who have dreamed about building their own power-generating windmills. It is a fairly comprehensive book, but it assumes a great deal of prior technical know-how and advanced technical skills. Building effective wind power systems is orders of magnitude more complex task than working on a solar or some other renewable energy source. If you choose to take the wind-energy route…

Rob Tucker says:

Exactly what I needed. Great info! I have a piece of land in Texas and I was looking for a way to set up a windmill or something to generate electricity for me. I was going to go the solar route, but somebody suggested a windmill. In my research on how to build a windmill, I discovered this book and figured I had nothing to lose by getting it. Turns out, this was EXACTLY what I needed. So, I flew down there and over the last few weeks my brother and I built a windmill out there and it’s working great.After our first one, we have some ideas on how to make it better. We are tentatively planning on building more around the property, to help get clean energy from a renewable source. I highly recommend this book for anybody that is in my boat, or just want to expand their knowledge on this.

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