Power from the Wind: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Energy Production

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Skyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint.

Power From the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems, including:

  • Wind and wind energy system options
  • Ways to assess wind resources at your site
  • Wind turbines and towers
  • Inverters and batteries
  • Installation and maintenance of systems
  • Costs and benefits of installing a wind system.

Readers will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of small wind energy systems and to communicate effectively with wind system installers, and will be empowered to help make the smartest, most economical choices.

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Completely revised and updated – the most comprehensive guide to small wind energy systems

Power from the Wind is a great resource for beginners and seasoned wind veterans alike and

it’s required reading for all my wind workshop students.

― ROY BUTLER, Four Winds Renewable Energy, LLC

FACED WITH SKYROCKETING energy costs, aging infrastructure and frequent power outages, along with the constant reminders of the environmental impacts of conventional energy sources, more and more homeowners and businesses are exploring ways to generate at least some of their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint, achieving greater independence.

Author Dan Chiras distills decades of experience designing, installing, and maintaining small wind energy systems into this accessible, easy to understand guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems.

Now completely revised and updated, this second edition of Power from the Wind covers all aspects of small wind energy systems, including:

• Assessing wind resources at your site • Wind turbines and towers

• Inverters and batteries • Installation and maintenance

• The costs and benefits of installing a wind system.

This book provides the information needed to make intelligent and economical decisions during design, purchase, and installation of small wind energy systems, and to communicate effectively with installers.

I cannot more highly recommend this book. If you are wondering whether wind power may be right for you, you could not buy a better book.

― JAMES PLAGMANN, Architect + LEED AP, HumaNature Architecture, LLC

DAN CHIRAS is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy, green building, Chinese greenhouses, and more. He speaks extensively on renewable energy, green building, and sustainable living. He is also the author of over 35 books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy, Power from the Sun, and Living Comfortably Off Grid. He lives and farms in Gerard, MO.

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The completely revised and updated comprehensive guide to small wind energy systemsSkyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint.Power From the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems, including:• Wind and wind energy system options• Ways to assess wind resources at your site• Wind turbines and towers• Inverters and batteries• Installation and maintenance of systems• Costs and benefits of installing a wind systemReaders will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of small wind energy systems and to communicate effectively with wind system installers, and will be empowered to help make the smartest, most economical choices.Dan Chiras is an internationally acclaimed author who has published over 30 books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Sun. He is a certified wind site assessor and has installed several residential wind systems. He is Founder and Director of The Evergreen Institute, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building.

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