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"This is the definitive book on wind energy, beautifully, logically
organized, with a great wealth of pictures, charts, graphs, formulas, cautionary
tales, and a lifetime of knowledge."
--Doug Pratt, Technical Editor at Real Goods
Wind Guru Paul Gipe Returns with Gusto in New Edition of Wind Power: Renewable
Energy for Home, Farm, and Business
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. Now Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business
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.
Paul Gipe is back to shed light on this increasingly important energy discourse
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
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." Consumers frustrated by
high energy bills and energy professionals alike will want to hear about this
important new book on wind power production.