Wind Power for Dummies

Wind Power for Dummies

Book - 2009
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The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricityproduction!

Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your ownhome-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind PowerFor Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install andmaintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power yourhome for decades to come.

This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through everystep of the process, from assessing your site and available windsources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you,from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating acontractor to install your system to producing your own affordableand sustainable electricity.

Guides you step by step through process of selecting,installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to poweryour home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energyprinciples to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whetherwind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to thepower company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financingfor your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying withlocal zoning laws

Yes, you can do it, with a little help from WindPower For Dummies.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009
ISBN: 9780470496374
Branch Call Number: 621.31213 WOOFENDEN
Characteristics: xviii, 364 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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