Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

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ISBN-13: 9780071761574
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/09/2011
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 582,199
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Kevin Shea founded and operates RE Power, Inc., a small-scale biodiesel manufacturing plant. He also designed and built the Long Island Green Dome—the nation's largest and first LEED-qualified, Energy Star residential geodesic dome home made of renewable and reused material, and equipped with a 10k solar array, a 1.9kw wind turbine, and a geothermal system.

Brian Clark Howard is an award-winning environmental journalist with a decade of experience producing and managing top-notch content for websites, magazines, books, newsletters, blogs and more. He spent three years as web editor for The Daily Green and five years as managing editor of E/The Environmental Magazine (the U.S.'s oldest, largest independent environmental magazine). Brian is the coauthor of four books on environmental topics, including Green Lighting and Geothermal HVAC.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. First Wind: Introduction to Small Wind Power

Chapter 2. Second Wind: Challenges and Impacts of Small Wind Energy

Chapter 3. Electricity, Energy, and Wind Science

Chapter 4. Personal Assessment: Is Wind Power Right for You

Chapter 5. Site Assessment: Will Wind Power Work at Your Location

Chapter 6. How to Finance Small Wind Power

Chapter 7. Navigating Permits and Zoning

Chapter 8. Wind Turbines Demystified

Chapter 9. How to Choose the Right Wind Turbine for the Job

Chapter 10. Balance of System: Batteries, Inverters, Controllers, and More

Chapter 11. Installation, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting

Chapter 12. Future Developments in Wind Power

Glossary

Notes

Index

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