Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition: A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems

  • ISBN13: 9781603580304
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  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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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 wors… More >>

Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition: A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems

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  • Midwest Book Review says:

    The availability of clean, renewable energy is the world’s modern challenge and wind-energy expert Paul Gipe predicts wind will lead the way. His second revised, expanded edition of a classic primer offers homeowners and consumers insights on wind energy, from applications to political and social policies, and includes a new section on the concept of ‘community wind’. Charts and color photos pepper a user-friendly introduction to all aspects of wind energy, making it the perfect pick for any lending library.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  • Joseph P. Tillman says:

    Paul Gipe is not only a leading authority on wind energy but he is an exceptional teacher. This second edition of Wind Energy Basics covers most of the current models of wind turbines on the consumer and commercial market as of 2009. The book is an excellent introduction to wind energy that will serve both potential wind turbine buyers and those interested in wind energy well. There is some math involved but nothing over basic high school algebra and it is kept to a minimum. This is a great, inexpensive way to learn about wind turbines. If you are more interested in design and want more in depth analysis, Paul’s other book, “Wind Energy”, is an excellent choice.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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