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Wind Energy Basics

Wind Energy Basics Author Paul Gipe
ISBN-10 9781603582278
Release 2009-05-05
Pages 192
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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 worst. Wind Energy Basics offers 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 Basics offers 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.



A Solar Buyer s Guide for the Home and Office

A Solar Buyer s Guide for the Home and Office Author Stephen Hren
ISBN-10 9781603582612
Release 2010
Pages 152
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Explains solar power and other renewable energy sources, including selecting the right equipment, hiring the best people to install it, redeeming government incentives, and maintaining the system once it is installed.



Wind Energy for the Rest of Us

Wind Energy for the Rest of Us Author Paul Gipe
ISBN-10 0997451815
Release 2016-10-28
Pages 592
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Wind Energy for the Rest of Us straddles two or more worlds. The book is about wind energy. It s not just about small wind turbines. It s not just about large wind turbines. It s about the depth and breadth of wind energy, encompassing more than either type of wind turbine. It includes water-pumping windmills and sailing ships. It s a sprawling book, one minute discussing how to install small wind turbines safely, the next explaining how farmers in Indiana can earn millions by installing their own multimegawatt wind turbines. If it s a book hard to categorize, that suits its author, Paul Gipe, who likes to think he s hard to categorize after four decades at the frontiers of renewable energy. His book tells the story of modern wind energy in all its complexity and introduces a North American audience to the trailblazing electricity rebels who have launched a renewable energy revolution in Europe. The book debunks novel wind turbines their promoters claim will generate electricity too cheap to meter, and rebukes revisionist historians who falsely argue that it was the aerospace industry that delivered today s modern wind turbines. Gipe explains why new wind turbines are part of a silent revolution that is changing the way we use wind energy. This revolution doesn t garner headlines, but is making wind turbines more cost-effective in more places than ever before, lessening the need for new transmission lines, obviating the need for storage, and fueling rapid growth. Gipe refutes many common myths surrounding wind energy and argues persuasively that wind turbines are productive, effective, and environmentally sound. Gipe argues that wind energy is too important to be left to electric utilities and their subsidiaries alone. Wind energy is also for the rest of us, he says. It is our resource. We can develop it and we can own it--ourselves."



Gaia s Garden

Gaia s Garden Author Toby Hemenway
ISBN-10 9781603580298
Release 2009
Pages 313
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This extensively revised and expanded edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban gardeners. The text's message is that working with nature, not against it, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens.



Wind Power for Home Business

Wind Power for Home   Business Author Paul Gipe
ISBN-10 0930031644
Release 1993
Pages 413
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A comprehensive guide to using wind to power private houses and small businesses and farms. Describes and illustrates the wide range of systems now commercially available; suggests criteria for citing; includes equations for figuring out the power potential of various sizes in various conditions; an



Wind Energy A Reference Handbook

Wind Energy  A Reference Handbook Author David E. Newton
ISBN-10 9781610696906
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 348
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While covering the fascinating history of wind power as a whole, this timely handbook focuses on current technological developments and the promise—and pitfalls—of wind energy as part of the world's energy future. • Serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic and a guide for further study • Features expert essays on issues and controversies related to the use of wind energy • Covers the dangers wind power poses to wildlife as well as its impacts on communities' economic development • Profiles key individuals and organizations in the field • Includes statistical information on the production and consumption of wind energy in the United States and around the world



Infinite Suburbia

Infinite Suburbia Author MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism
ISBN-10 9781616896706
Release 2018-03-13
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Infinite Suburbia is the culmination of the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism's yearlong study of the future of suburban development. Extensive research, an exhibition, and a conference at MIT's Media Lab, this groundbreaking collection presents fifty-two essays by seventy-four authors from twenty different fields, including, but not limited to, design, architecture, landscape, planning, history, demographics, social justice, familial trends, policy, energy, mobility, health, environment, economics, and applied and future technologies. This exhaustive compilation is richly illustrated with a wealth of photography, aerial drone shots, drawings, plans, diagrams, charts, maps, and archival materials, making it the definitive statement on suburbia at the beginning of the twenty-first century.



Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy

Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy Author Paul A. Lynn
ISBN-10 9781119961420
Release 2011-10-05
Pages 240
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A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore Topics covered include: a brief history of wind energy the nature of the wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics wind farms offshore opportunities and challenges grid integration of wind energy economic and environmental aspects Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world. This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.



Wind Energy Comes of Age

Wind Energy Comes of Age Author Paul Gipe
ISBN-10 047110924X
Release 1995-04-14
Pages 536
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Wind Energy Comes of Age Wind Energy Comes of Age is the most thorough assessment ever published of the technology, economics, and politics of generating electricity with wind. It provides an up-to-date status report on the modern wind industry worldwide. Written by Paul Gipe, one of America’s leading wind energy experts, this book chronicles wind energy’s remarkable progress from its rebirth during the 1970s through a troubled adolescence in California’s mountain passes in the 1980s to its maturation on the plains of northern Europe in the 1990s. Gipe argues in a readable and engaging style that wind is no longer an alternative source of energy. He cites improvements in the performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness of modern wind turbines to support his contention that wind energy has come of age as a commercial technology. Unlike other books on the subject, which focus on technology alone, Wind Energy Comes of Age critically examines a host of issues that will determine the future of this renewable resource, including: Wind energy’s environmental benefits The design of wind turbines "as if people matter" Wind energy’s impact on people and the environment Aesthetics and public acceptance Wind energy’s potential Centrally directed vs. market-oriented R & D Wind energy’s role in electric utilities Wind Energy Comes of Age is extensively illustrated with more than 170 original line drawings, photographs, and charts. An annotated bibliography, tables of technical data, maps of wind resources, and a virtually exhaustive list of manufacturers, governmental agencies, and private organizations working with the wind further enhance the book’s value as a reference. Not since the classic works of Putnam in 1948 or Golding in 1955 has there been a book on wind energy of this scope. For those interested in the burgeoning wind energy field—engineers, researchers, environmentalists, policy specialists, and community leaders—Wind Energy Comes of Age is an essential resource.



Wind Power in View

Wind Power in View Author Martin Pasqualetti
ISBN-10 9780080521039
Release 2002-03-27
Pages 248
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More than ever, travelers are encountering a different sort of landscape, one not only of nature but of technology. Wind Power in View is the first authoritative discourse on the aesthetic impact of wind turbines on the landscape and what can be done about it. It is a detailed and thoroughly illustrated discussion of the issue from several different perspectives. The book also provides an overview of the status of wind energy at the dawn of the new millennium, examines some of the ongoing battles, and offers guidelines on minimizing its visual impact. Taking examples from the United States, Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, and Sweden, Wind Power in View is the first book to tackle the thorny land use questions raised by wind energy's hard won respectability. What will be the future of wind energy? Will it be welcomed as savior, or will it be opposed as a new-age intrusion on open space and landscape preservation? These 11 essays, international in nature and written by objective experts, address landscape issues in creative, original ways. International focus, with examples from Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, Sweden and the United States The first book to tackle land use questions raised by wind energy's hard won respectability Addresses landscape issues in creative, original ways



Wind Power

Wind Power Author Paul Gipe
ISBN-10 9781931498142
Release 2004
Pages 496
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Wind energy today is a booming worldwide industry. The technology has truly come of age, with better, more reliable machinery and a greater understanding of how and where wind power makes sense -- from the independent homestead to a grid-connected utility-wide perspective. Heightened concerns about our environment mean that this resurgence of interest in wind -- a natural and widespread power source -- is here to stay. Wind Power is the completely revised and expanded edition of Paul Gipes definitive 1993 book, Wind Power for Home and Business. In addition to expanded sections on gauging wind resources and siting wind turbines, this edition includes new examples and case studies of successful wind systems, international sources for new and used equipment, and hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.



Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers Sixteenth Edition

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers Sixteenth Edition Author H. Wayne Beaty
ISBN-10 9780071762311
Release 2012-09-03
Pages 2064
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THE MOST COMPLETE AND CURRENT GUIDE TO ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING For more than a century, the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers has served as the definitive source for all the pertinent electrical engineering data essential to both engineering students and practicing engineers. It offers comprehensive information on the generation, transmission, distribution, control, operation, and application of electric power. Completely revised throughout to address the latest codes and standards, the 16th Edition of this renowned reference offers new coverage of green technologies such as smart grids, smart meters, renewable energy, and cogeneration plants. Modern computer applications and methods for securing computer network infrastructures that control power grids are also discussed. Featuring hundreds of detailed illustrations and contributions from more than 75 global experts, this state-of-the-art volume is an essential tool for every electrical engineer. Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, 16th Edition, covers: Units, symbols, constants, definitions, and conversion factors * Electric and magnetic circuits * Measurements and instruments * Properties of materials * Generation * Prime movers * Alternating-current generators * Direct-current generators * Hydroelectric power generation * Power system components * Alternate sources of power * Electric power system economics * Project economics * Transmission systems * High-voltage direct-current power transmission * Power system operations * Substations * Power distribution * Wiring design for commercial and industrial buildings * Motors and drives * Industrial and commercial applications of electric power * Power electronics * Power quality and reliability * Grounding systems * Computer applications in the electric power industry * Illumination * Lightning and overvoltage protection * Standards in electrotechnology, telecommunications, and information technology



Power from the People

Power from the People Author Greg Pahl
ISBN-10 9781603584098
Release 2012
Pages 259
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This book explores how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofit institutions, and other entities are putting power in the hands of local communities through distributed energy programs and energy-efficiency measures. Using examples from around the nation, Pahl explains how to plan and launch community-scale energy projects to harvest energy.



Wind Power in Power Systems

Wind Power in Power Systems Author Thomas Ackermann
ISBN-10 9781119942085
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 1120
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The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wind Power in Power Systems has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the latest challenges associated with increasing wind power penetration levels. Since its first release, practical experiences with high wind power penetration levels have significantly increased. This book presents an overview of the lessons learned in integrating wind power into power systems and provides an outlook of the relevant issues and solutions to allow even higher wind power penetration levels. This includes the development of standard wind turbine simulation models. This extensive update has 23 brand new chapters in cutting-edge areas including offshore wind farms and storage options, performance validation and certification for grid codes, and the provision of reactive power and voltage control from wind power plants. Key features: Offers an international perspective on integrating a high penetration of wind power into the power system, from basic network interconnection to industry deregulation; Outlines the methodology and results of European and North American large-scale grid integration studies; Extensive practical experience from wind power and power system experts and transmission systems operators in Germany, Denmark, Spain, UK, Ireland, USA, China and New Zealand; Presents various wind turbine designs from the electrical perspective and models for their simulation, and discusses industry standards and world-wide grid codes, along with power quality issues; Considers concepts to increase penetration of wind power in power systems, from wind turbine, power plant and power system redesign to smart grid and storage solutions. Carefully edited for a highly coherent structure, this work remains an essential reference for power system engineers, transmission and distribution network operator and planner, wind turbine designers, wind project developers and wind energy consultants dealing with the integration of wind power into the distribution or transmission network. Up-to-date and comprehensive, it is also useful for graduate students, researchers, regulation authorities, and policy makers who work in the area of wind power and need to understand the relevant power system integration issues.



Wind Power Basics

Wind Power Basics Author Dan Chiras
ISBN-10 9780865716179
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 192
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Offers an introduction to wind energy, describes the different types of systems that can be used to convert the natural resource into electricity, and explains how important components in the system work.



Introducing Renewable Energy

Introducing Renewable Energy Author Paul Matthews
ISBN-10 1907670505
Release 2015-05-18
Pages 220
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Introducing Renewable Energy is about renewable energy that you can harness for a small scale 'micro power' project. It is designed to give the reader a view of what renewable energy is, how it works and what it can be used for. The book includes step-by-step instructions for two renewable energy projects, one solar PV and one wind project. However, it is not intended as a detailed 'how to' guide for installing all types of renewable energy system. Renewable energy is a big subject and if you have loftier ambitions than generating a small amount of energy for your own personal use, it is not possible to pack all the information that you are likely to need into a single book. Instead, read this as an introductory guide on the subject that will give you enough grounding for you to extend your knowledge with more specialised information later on. Although this book focuses on small scale renewable energy systems, it also covers larger scale systems at a high level. So if you are interested in finding out about energy production in general, about wind farms, or wish to gain some insight into the emerging title energy technology that promises to revolutionise the way we generate vast quantities of renewable energy in the future, this book will give you an understanding of what is possible with renewable energy, both now and in the near future. Whilst I am a professional renewable energy engineer, I have written this book for the enthusiastic amateur, or for students who want an easy-to-follow introduction to the subject. It is also a perfect introduction for people who are interested in finding out whether they can install their own solar or wind farm, or other industrial scale renewable energy system, and wanting to get some basic understanding of the technology before they call in the professionals. Once you have read this book, you will have a clear understanding of the different options that exist for small renewable energy projects. If you have a project in mind, it will give you enough information for you to decide what type of renewable energy system is right for you and if all you want is a simple renewable energy system for generating some of your own personal off-grid energy, it will give you the knowledge to put together a simple system yourself.



Power from the Wind

Power from the Wind Author Dan Chiras
ISBN-10 9781771422208
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 288
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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 with the homeowner layperson in mind, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems from site assessment through installation.