ISBN: 9781603580304 Year Added to Catalog: 2008 Book Format: Paperback Book Art: Color illustrations, charts, and tables Dimensions: 8 x 10 Number of Pages: 224 Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Release Date: May 10, 2009 Web Product ID: 439
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Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition
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"Paul Gipe is an independent, opinionated voice on wind energy, cutting right to the core on almost any wind energy topic. He analyzes the issues with uncompromising standards. With Paul's journalistic background and years in the worldwide wind industry, he has no trouble sharing the story as he sees it, encouraging all to explore business models and policies that offer something more, something for all of us. Paul is a visionary on the energy front, presenting a compelling case for change."
—Lisa Daniels, Executive Director, Windustry
"Gipe's call for an ethical energy policy in Wind Energy Basics is a message that North American politicians should heed. The people deserve nothing less."
—Glen Estill, past President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association and successful wind entrepreneur
"Paul Gipe, the country's leading expert on small scale and locally-owned wind energy, has written the how-to manual for those who want to literally bring power to the people."
—David Morris, Vice President, Institute for Local Self Reliance, and author of Seeing the Light: Regaining Control of Our Electricity System
"This second edition of Gipe's Wind Energy Basics is a much needed critique of the state of small wind today. Gipe advances what will inevitably be a growth industry in the US, community wind projects, based on the successful models in many parts of Europe over the past three decades. Paul also advocates for equitable feed-in tariffs for wind to level the playing field for wind turbines that work. Finally, Gipe wades through the numerous internet wonders and surrounding hype that are doing more harm then help for prospective turbine owners. Wind Energy Basics is a must read, and reread."
—Mick Sagrillo, "Advice from an Expert" columnist for the American Wind Energy Association and coauthor of Power from the Wind
"If you want straight talk on wind electricity, with no bull, seek out Paul Gipe. Not beholden to any company or segment of the industry, Paul tells it like it is. His no-nonsense book will steer you in the right direction--away from fantasy and failure and toward a successful wind-electric system."
—Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power magazine
"Without abandoning the needs of individuals aiming for energy independence, Gipe wisely promotes community-scale wind power in his new book. He is not only an unrivalled expert, but an excellent teacher as well."
—Peter Barnes, author of Climate Solutions
"[A] wonderful primer for all but the professional wind enthusiast."
—Trevor Robotham, proprietor of Sun Wind & Power (solar and wind installations) (Refers to the first edition of Wind Energy Basics.)
"Gipe provides the reader with an informative and easy-to-understand guide to small and micro wind systems for the generation of energy. . . Wind Energy Basics is a 'must' for environmentally supportive advocates seeking to establish non-polluting energy resources for themselves, their families, and their businesses."
—Midwest Book Review, (Refers to the first edition of Wind Energy Basics.)