Wind Energy Basics

Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition: A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems

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The availability of clear, renewable energy is the defining challenge of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind-energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future.

The challenge of transforming the North American energy economy seems daunting at best, paralyzingly impractical at worst. But as Gipe shows, wind power not only can replace the lion’s share of fossil-fired power plants in the United States and Canada, but also can go a long way toward powering North America’s cars with electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is doable, how it can be accomplished much sooner than most realize–and how it will help resuscitate our industrial infrastructure, create jobs, and generate economic opportunity.

Thoroughly revised and expanded, Wind Energy Basics is the essential primer on wind for consumers, advocates, and policy makers, and includes a new chapter on community wind, an exciting option form any who might otherwise struggle to put a small wind turbine in their back yard–or worse, on their roofs.

  • ISBN-13: 9781603580304
  • ISBN-10: 1603580301
  • Author: Paul Gipe
  • Edition: 2
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Published: May 2009

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