Wind Power, Revised Edition: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business|
by Paul Gipe (Author)
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 Gipe’s 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.
From the Publisher
In the wake of mass blackouts and energy crises, wind power remains a largely
untapped resource of renewable energy. It is a booming worldwide industry whose
technology, under the collective wing of aficionados like author Paul Gipe, is
coming of age. Wind Power guides us through the emergent, sometimes daunting
discourse on wind technology, giving frank explanations of how to use wind
technology wisely and sound advice on how to avoid common mistakes.
Since the mid-1970s, Paul Gipe has played a part in nearly every aspect of wind
energy’s development—from installing small turbines to promoting wind energy
worldwide. As an American proponent of renewable energy, Gipe has earned the
acclaim and respect of European energy specialists for years, but his arguments
have often fallen on deaf ears at home.
Today, the topic of wind power is cropping up everywhere from the beaches of
Cape Cod to the Oregon-Washington border, and one wind turbine is capable of
producing enough electricity per year to run 200 average American households.
Now, Paul Gipe is back to shed light on this increasingly important energy
source with a revised edition of Wind Power.
Over the course of his career, Paul Gipe has been a proponent, participant,
observer, and critic of the wind industry. His experience with wind has given
rise to two previous books on the subject, Wind Energy Basics and Wind Power for
Home and Business, which have sold over 50,000 copies. Wind Power for Home and
Business has become a staple for both homeowners and professionals interested in
the subject, and now, with energy prices soaring, interest in wind power is
hitting an all-time high.
With chapters on output and economics, Wind Power discloses how much you can
expect from each method of wind technology, both in terms of energy and
financial savings. The book’s updated models, graphics, and weighty appendixes
make it an invaluable reference for everyone interested in the emerging trend of
wind power and renewable energy.
Executive Director of the American Wind Energy Association Randall Swisher has
said, "In the last two decades, no one has done more that Paul Gipe to bring
wind energy to the public’s attention."
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company; Rev Exp edition (April 2004)