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Description - Wind Power for Dummies by Ian Woofenden

The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity

Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own
home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power
For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and
maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your
home for decades to come.
This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every
step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind
sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you,
from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a
contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable
and sustainable electricity.

Guides you step by step through process of selecting,
installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power
your home

Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy
principles to help you speak the language of the pros

Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether
wind 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 the
power company

Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing
for your project

Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with
local zoning laws

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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470496374
ISBN-10: 0470496371
Format: Paperback / softback
(242mm x 190mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ian Woofenden

Ian Woofenden is a Senior Editor with Home Power magazine, the Northwest & Costa Rica Coordinator with Solar Energy International, and a wind-energy author, consultant, and instructor. He has been living off-grid with his family and several wind generators for almost 30 years.

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