The Extreme Green Guide to Wind Turbines

The Extreme Green Guide to Wind Turbines

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by Philip Rastocny
     
 

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Have you ever contemplated installing a wind turbine in your back yard? Do you wonder what it will take to do this? What will you need to consider even before spending any money on the system itself? These questions and more are answered in these easy-to-use step-by-step instructions to help you find unbiased answers without the pressure of someone trying to sell

Overview

Have you ever contemplated installing a wind turbine in your back yard? Do you wonder what it will take to do this? What will you need to consider even before spending any money on the system itself? These questions and more are answered in these easy-to-use step-by-step instructions to help you find unbiased answers without the pressure of someone trying to sell you something.

Topics covered are: System Diagrams, Wind Availability Data, Determining Your Power Needs, Matching Turbine Sizes, Sizing Batteries, Inverter Loads, and Backup Plans.

Including twenty seven figures and four appendices, these instructions show you how to evaluate your electrical usage, determine what is possible and what is not, and suggest compromises to your green ideas that may help you achieve your goals.

With embedded links to wind data that may even be in your neighborhood, these instructions give you an education in what is required to fulfill your dream of going green.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011926914
Publisher:
Grasslands
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Series:
Extreme Green
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
610 KB

Meet the Author

As a Senior Editor/Writer for Bell Telephone Laboratories (the people who invented the transistor), Lucent Technologies, and others I’ve been involved in the bleeding edge of technology for over 30 years. With a personal interest in energy conservation, I then helped industry find ways to lower electrical consumption.

With my heart in technical writing, I had a dream of going “off the grid” and living with the smallest carbon footprint I could. I documented my personal home energy conservation projects taking step-by-step assembly notes, photographs, and videos explaining how others can replicate what I did. With my familiarity in conservation technologies, I created a set of simple DIY solutions and consumer guides to common residential energy conservation projects requiring in most cases a limited skill set. For those whose skills may not encompass all of those required, a few talented friends will most likely fill in any of these gaps.

My wife says that I’m an awesome fellow full of life and passion. These articles can help you fan the flames of similar desires in yourself. May the consciousness for doing the right thing one day blossom within you like a flower in a mountain field.

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The Extreme Green Guide to Wind Turbines 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The part I liked best is it doesn't try to sell you anything. Allows me to makae up my own mind. Also found ways to lower my present electric bill.
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