Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

Author: Kevin Shea
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071761586
Size: 14,56 MB
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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

Power From The Wind

Author: Dan Chiras
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1771422203
Size: 19,92 MB
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Power from the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written with the homeowner layperson in mind, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems from site assessment through installation.

Wind Energy For The Rest Of Us

Author: Paul Gipe
Editor: Wind-Works.org
ISBN: 0997451807
Size: 14,68 MB
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Making Better Buildings

Author: Chris Magwood
Editor: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925156
Size: 13,18 MB
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Sustainable building from the ground up - the pros and cons of the latest green and natural materials and technologies From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods-entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project. Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential. Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner. Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470584439
Size: 15,15 MB
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The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.

Off Grid Power

Author: Michael Fair
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781541147102
Size: 16,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Off-Grid Power: Build Your Own Solar And Wind Power Generating System Solar Power If you're seriously thinking about going solar, this book is for you. Within its pages is a basic guide that assumes you have no previous knowledge of how to install a complete DIY solar system. You'll learn the basic equipment needed, how to choose the right location to install your panel, and step by step instructions on how to assemble a finished solar system on your own. As the demand for solar continues to grow, the cost of these systems and the ease of installation is falling within the reach of more people. Whether you're an expert electrician or a die-hard do-it-yourselfer, you'll find that many things are possible with a little know how. Wind Power In the drive for clean energy, wind power is on the fast track to becoming one of the best ways to obtain it. And in the next few years the world is going to come to know about wind power even more. This book serves to highlight that trend, and bring it home to you how you yourself can become energy independent through the use of wind power systems. In this guide we endeavor to explain the possible benefits that can be derived from wind power. Wind energy is becoming an increasingly powerful mode o energy as time wears on. Understanding both the positive and negative aspects of this energy source will become increasingly important. All of these details have been carefully and painstakingly laid out in this one comprehensive guide. So, what are you waiting for? Let's learn what the wind can bring us! In this book you will learn: Positive and Negative Aspects of Wind power How to build a small scale Wind Turbine Wind Power And the Home Classic Wind Mill Power The Economic Aspects Zoning and Regulations And much more! Download your E book "Off-Grid Power: Build Your Own Solar And Wind Power Generating System" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

Small Wind

Author: R. Nolan Clark
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123860008
Size: 12,97 MB
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Small wind turbines utilize wind energy to produce power with rated capacities of 100 kilowatts or less. With this increasingly popular technology, individual businesses, farms, and homes can generate their own electricity and cut their energy bills , while generating power in an environmentally sound manner. The challenges facing the engineers who are tasked with planning and developing these small wind systems are multifaceted, from choosing the best site and accurately estimating power output, to obtaining proper permitting and troubleshooting operational inefficiencies. Optimization of project development for small wind applications is a necessity. Small Wind: Planning and Building Successful Installations provides a cohesive guide to achieving successful small wind installations from an informed expert. It is a comprehensive information resource from one of the world’s most experienced small wind professionals, covering all the key issues for small wind system development, from site and machine selection to international standards compliance. Establishes technical guidelines for the growing number of engineers called upon to plan small wind projects Identifies and explains the critical issues for small wind installations, including siting, turbine choice, applications and permitting, economics, load management, and grid integration Examples from real projects demonstrate key considerations for success, complete with template spreadsheets and measurements needed to support project planning efforts Includes reports on the most commonly used turbines and designs and synthesizes and clarifies relevant wind industry documentation, saving readers endless hours of research

Micro Wind Turbine

Author: Mark Campbell
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543154177
Size: 17,75 MB
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Micro Wind Turbine: A Beginner's Guide to Build a Micro Wind Turbine Wind is an ever present reminder of the dynamics of our powerful ecosystem on this planet. We just have to know how to tap into it. This guide serves to demonstrate real time applications that can work for those who don't necessarily come from a technical background, helping them to design and install their very own micro wind turbine. A renewable energy system that can greatly enrich their lives! You don't have to be an engineer to use this book, you just have to be someone with a little bit of land, time and energy to construct a simple wind power assembly. This book can serve as your reference in this process. Discover everything you need to be successful in your micro wind turbine project! Buy this book today! In this book you will learn how you can: Create your own micro wind turbines Navigate through Zoning Save more money And a whole lot more!

Power Generation Collection

Author: Daniel Hopkins
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542886291
Size: 13,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Power Generation Collection: Alternative Sources of Energy for Your Home Book 1. How to Live without Electricity: Alternative Energy Sources of the Future Book 2. How to Build a Micro Wind Turbine: A Guide for Beginners Book 3. Solar Heater: DIY Guide to Making Solar Heater Using Basic Materials Book 4. Power Generation: The Ultimate Guide on Building Your Own Wind Power Generating System Book 5. Solar Power: 20 Hacks to Build Your Own Affordable Solar Power System Book 6. DIY Solar Heater: Build and Use a Solar Air Heater for Less than You Think Book 7. Solar Power: Proven Methods To Build Your Own Solar Power System That You Can Afford Book 8. How To Survive A Blackout: Learn To Live During Power Outage Download your E book "Power Generation Collection: Alternative Sources of Energy for Your Home" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!