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Learn about the benefits and consideration of installing a small wind energy system. This resourceful book covers wind and wind energy systems, ways to access wind resources at your site, wind turbines and towers, inverters and batteries, installation and maintenance of systems, and the costs and benefits of installing a wind system.
Preface1. Introduction to Small-Scale Wind Energy2. Understanding Wind and Wind Energy3. Wind Energy Systems4. Wind Site Assessment5. A Primer on Wind Generators 6. Towers and Tower Installation7. Understanding Inverters8. Batteries, Charge Controllers, and Backup Generators9. Maintaining a Wind-Electric Systems10. Final Considerations: Zoning, Permits, Covenants, Utility Companies, Insurance, and Buying a SystemAppendix: Net Metering Policies by StateResource GuideNotesIndexAbout the AuthorAbout the Publisher