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Wind Power Guide - ebook

Wind Power Guide - ebook
Richard Jemmett
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We have an ever increasing thirst for energy . In the past fossil fuels - coal, oil, gas, wood and peat have in the main provided this energy. However, fossil fuels have two major problems, escalating costs and pollution. Alternatives to fossil fuels have been sought in two areas nuclear energy and renewable energy. The problems associated with nuclear energy are now well known and both economic and safety aspects may prevent the further expansion of nuclear power in most counties.

Small wind chargers with rotor sizes of less than 3 metres are available from several manufacturers as are plans for DIY units. Typical applications for the electrical energy generated by wind power include:

1. Charging batteries for low energy devices like lighting, radio, hi-fi, TV, etc.

2. Supplying power to remote locations such as caravans, boats and yachts, out houses and workshops.

3. Maintaining electricity for animal fencing, fish farming, irrigation, chicken layers, meteorological recording stations, radio repeater units and many more .

Generating your own power from the wind , however small that amount is, can be very satisfying and in addition help solve the problem of supplying power to remote locations without pollution.

This ebook that will be delivered by instant download in pdf format. Total pages 44.

This ebook provides a guide to windpower and the use of wind turbines. The full contents list is as follows.



The case for wind power

Can you use the wind’s power?

Wind turbine design

Types of Windmills

Sizing your system

Rotor Design (horizontal axis

Cut-in wind speed

Rated wind speed

Rated output

Peak output

Maximum design wind speed



Energy Usage

Grid-connected system

Energy Storage


Hot water

Topping up wind generated electricity

Photovoltaics (PV)

Water power

Wave energy

Diesel and petrol generators


Solar water heating

Ground source heat pumps (GSHP)


Website links

Energybook and associated websites

Wind energy associations

Magazines and information services

Places to visit in the United Kingdom

Scientific and research institutions

General wind power links

Homebuilt wind turbines

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