Wind Power For Dummies

Wind Power For Dummies

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Learn about home-scale wind energy without getting blown away!

Are you thinking about exploring ways you can limit yourhome's environmental impact, but you're not sure whethera wind-energy system is right for you? Wind Power For Dummies gives you real-world, easy-to-understand tips and information on each step in the process of acquiring, installing, and

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Learn about home-scale wind energy without getting blown away!

Are you thinking about exploring ways you can limit yourhome's environmental impact, but you're not sure whethera wind-energy system is right for you? Wind Power For Dummies gives you real-world, easy-to-understand tips and information on each step in the process of acquiring, installing, and maintaining a home-scale wind-energy system. Plus, you'll learn how to assess your current energy use, increase your home's energy efficiency, and determine your site's wind-energy potential.

  • Getting a wind primer — determine whether wind energy is right for you, understand the parts of a basic wind-electric system, and discover basic electricity and wind-energy principles
  • Assessing your situation — get a realistic understanding of your site's wind-energy potential and check out alternate options to using wind energy
  • Assembling your system — find helpful advice on designing your wind-electric system, whether you're doing it yourself or working with experts
  • Installing and operating your system — use trusted tips on safely installing, living with, maintaining, and enjoying your wind-electric system

Open the book and find:

  • Electricity basics defined in clear English
  • Vital wind-energy principles
  • Advice on how to conduct a home energy assessment
  • Tips on how to increase your home's energy efficiency
  • Information on how wind energy will affect your wallet
  • The basic requirements for a productive, long-lasting system
  • Fundamentals on system sizing and design

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470496374
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
337,708
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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