Wind Power For Dummies

Wind Power For Dummies

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by Ian Woofenden, Dummies Press Staff
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470496374
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
601,689
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Woofenden is a Senior Editor with Home Power magazine, the Northwest & Costa Rica Coordinator with Solar Energy International, and a wind-energy author, consultant, and instructor. He has been living off-grid with his family and several wind generators for almost 30 years.

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Wind Power For Dummies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Joe28 More than 1 year ago
Informative but preachy at times. As someone who knows nothing at all about wind power a learned a substantial amount of information but still need to do much more reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Locked out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im the mentor to aurorapaw right mistystar thats what u said on the 31 of aug
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dawnfire is locked out has been for 6 days
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She padded in a bit bervous, 'It's probably about time I became an elder too. I'm the oldest cat here.' She thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can I mentor Aurorapaw please*she says luckely without showing her fangs*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HELLO?!?!?! IM SIX AND A HALF MOONS OLD!!!!!! (Can my mentor be Fangdusk?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I'll totally be a mentor!" -Fangdusk