Wind Energy Basics
A Guide to Home and Community Scale Wind Systems

By Paul Gipe

Wind Energy Basics
Paperback, 192 pages £24.95
Published: 1st November 2009
ISBN: 9781603580304

Category: ECO-BUILDING

The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. The overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best—and paralyzingly impractical at worst. Wind Energy Basics offers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion’s share of oil-, coal-, and natural gas– fired electrical plants in the UK but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is eminently doable and can be accomplished much sooner than previously thought—and will have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies.

Paul Gipe

Paul Gipe has written extensively about renewable energy for both the popular and trade press. He has also lectured widely on wind energy and how to minimize its impact on the environment and the communities of which it is a part. For his efforts, the World Wind Energy Association presented Gipe with their World Wind Energy Award in 2008, the World Renewable Energy Congress honored him as a "pioneer" in 1998, and the American Wind Energy Association named him as the industry's "person of the year" in 1988.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
ISBN: 9781603580304

BIC Code: THX
BISAC Code:  TEC010000, TEC031000, TEC031010
Imprint: Chelsea Green Publishing


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