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Wind Power Basics (PDF)
A Green Energy Guide
Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of wind and wind energy systems. It examines all aspects of small-scale installations including:
- Site assessment and economics
- Towers and tower installation
- Batteries and charge controllers
- Costs and financial incentives
- Zoning, permits and system maintenance.
Dan Chiras is founder and director of The Evergreen Institute's Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He speaks extensively on renewable energy, green building, and sustainable building. He is also the author of over 30 books, including The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Sun. He lives and farms in Gerard, MO.
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