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Paperback – 288 pages
8 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 599 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718319
Pub. Date: 2017-05-01

About the Author

Dan Chiras

Dan Chiras, Ph.D.is the author of numerous books on renewable energy, including The Solar House and The Homeowners Guide to Renewable Energy. He has taught workshops on solar electricity through various organizations including the Evergreen Institute, the American Solar Energy Society, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association, and the University of Colorado. Over the past 40 years Chiras has published articles on natural building, green building, solar electricity, passive solar design, self-sufficiency, and sustainability in publications such as Solar Today, Home Power, and Mother Earth News. He has installed solar electric and wind systems in Missouri, and has lived on solar electricity since 1996. He lives in Gerald, MO.

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Power from the Wind - 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to Small Scale Energy Production

by Dan Chiras



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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