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Small-Scale Wind Power Generation
A Practical Guide
Gavin DJ Harper
Crowood Press, UK
This comprehensive book presents a thorough analysis of the wind turbine technology that is suitable for use on a small scale and presents an overview of the process of installation. Covering both small-scale on- and off-grid installations, Small-Scale Wind Power Generation is essential reading for all those wanting to use wind power to produce clean energy: it will help them to understand the nature of the wind in their area, to appraise potential sites and to assess the likely capacity of any wind power turbines that are installed.
The authors also discuss the computer software that is suitable for predicting the likely financial benefits and provide valuable information about how to assess the economic viability of wind installation and how to calculate the resultant carbon savings.
Jamie Bull holds an MSc in Architecture and Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the University of East London. He has worked for several years in the field of sustainable buildings and renewable energy, and has contributed to a number of reports in this area. Jamie regularly consults on sustainable construction practices and renewable energy technology for volume house-builders.
Gavin DJ Harper holds a BSc degree in Technology and a BEng degree from the Open University as well as master's degrees in sustainable architecture from the University of East London. He consults on clean energy, is the author of a number of books, regularly contributes to Green Building Magazine, and his work has featured in the journal Science.