Wind Energy Basics A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems

ISBN-10: 1603580301
ISBN-13: 9781603580304
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Paul Gipe
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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. The overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best—and paralyzingly impractical at worst.Wind Energy Basicsoffers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion’s share of oil-, coal-, and naturalgas– fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is eminently doable and can be accomplished much sooner than previously thought—and will have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies. Wind Energy Basicsoffers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence.

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