Wind Energy Basics

A Guide to Home and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems, 2nd Edition

Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582274

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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

Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers

Author: Stephen Hren,Rebekah Hren

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582614

Category: House & Home

Page: 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: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696905

Category: Science

Page: 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

Author: MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896701

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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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

An Introduction

Author: Paul A. Lynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119961424

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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 Power in View

Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World

Author: Martin Pasqualetti,Paul Gipe,Robert Righter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080521037

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 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 for Home & Business

Renewable Energy for the 1990s and Beyond

Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930031640

Category: Wind power.

Page: 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

Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers Sixteenth Edition

Author: H. Wayne Beaty,Donald Fink

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071762310

Category: Reference

Page: 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


Wind bewegt

Kleine Windräder bauen

Author: Günther Hacker

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844275525

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: N.A

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Kleine Windräder zur Stromgewinnung sind seit Jahren die Leidenschaft von Günther Hacker, einem ehemaligen Realschullehrer, der seinen sicheren Job zugunsten der Solar- und Windradentwicklung aufgegeben hat. Beim Bau kleiner Windräder musste er feststellen, dass viele Bauanleitungen und die Materialbeschaffung oftmals schwierig sind. Deshalb kam die Idee zu diesem Buch, das neben einem theoretischen Teil über die Windenergie, die Geschichte der Windräder und die Windradtypen einen ausführlichen Praxisteil enthält. Die Co-Autorin dieses Buches, Gabriele Jerke, ebenfalls Lehrerin, hat mit vielen Ideen die Theorie in kleine nachbaubare Windräder mit und ohne Stromerzeugung umgesetzt. Das Material ist im Haushalt oder in der Schule vorhanden oder kann leicht beschafft werden.




Biodiesel

Basics and Beyond : a Comprehensive Guide to Production and Use for the Home and Farm

Author: William H. Kemp

Publisher: Tamworth, Ont. : Aztext Press

ISBN: 9780973323337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 588

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Biodiesel Basics and Beyond aims to separate fact from fiction and to educate potential home, farm, and cooperative manufacturers on the economic production of quality biodiesel from both waste and virgin oil feedstock. The book includes: detailed processes and equipment required to produce biodiesel fuel that meets North American standards how farmers can use excess oilseed as a feedstock for biodiesel production the use of the co-byproduct glycerin in the making of soap a guide to numerous reference materials and a list of supplier data This is North America's definitive guide to responsibly producing biodiesel from waste vegetable oil while minimizing your environmental footprint in the process.


Grid-connected Solar Electric Systems

The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

Author: Geoff Stapleton,Susan Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135069093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Solar electricity – or photovoltaics (PV) – is the world's fastest growing energy technology. It can be used on a wide variety of scales, from single dwellings to utility-scale solar farms providing power for whole communities. It can be integrated into existing electricity grids with relative simplicity, meaning that in times of low solar energy users can continue to draw power from the grid, while power can be fed or sold back into the grid at a profit when their electricity generation exceeds the amount they are using. The falling price of the equipment combined with various incentive schemes around the world have made PV into a lucrative low carbon investment, and as such demand has never been higher for the technology, and for people with the expertise to design and install systems. This Expert handbook provides a clear introduction to solar radiation, before proceeding to cover: electrical basics and PV cells and modules inverters design of grid-connected PV systems system installation and commissioning maintenance and trouble shooting health and safety economics and marketing. Highly illustrated in full colour throughout, this is the ideal guide for electricians, builders and architects, housing and property developers, home owners and DIY enthusiasts, and anyone who needs a clear introduction to grid-connected solar electric technology.