Homebrew Wind Power

A Hands-on Guide to Harnessing the Wind

Author: Dan Bartmann,Dan Fink,Mick Sagrillo

Publisher: Buckville Publications LLC

ISBN: 9780981920108

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 8465

Harnessing the wind can be a tricky business, but in this ground-breaking book the authors provide step-by-step, illustrated instructions for building a wind generator in a home workshop and then installing it in an off-grid home electrical system. Even if you don't plan on building your own turbine, this book is packed with valuable information for anyone considering wind energy. It covers the basic physics of how the energy in moving air is turned into electricity, and most importantly, it will give you a realistic idea of what wind energy can do for you--and what it can't.
Posted in House & Home

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

Author: Kevin Shea,Brian Clark Howard

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071761586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 9190

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use. Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You'll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Challenges and impacts of small wind energy Electricity, energy, and wind science Determining if wind power is right for you Site assessment Financing small wind power Permits and zoning Wind turbine fundamentals Choosing the right wind turbine for the job Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting Future developments in wind power
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Windpower Workshop

Building Your Own Wind Turbine

Author: Hugh Piggott

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781898049272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

View: 3009

As the financial and environmental costs of fossil fuels continue to rise, the ancient art of windpower is making a steady comeback, and many countries are promoting wind energy generation as part of a drive toward a sustainable future. Yet many environmental enthusiasts prefer a more do-it-yourself approach. "Windpower Workshop" provides all the essential information for people wanting to build and maintain a windpower system for their own energy needs. Hugh Piggott runs his own succesful windpower business in Scotland.
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Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470584439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 1879

The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Wind Power Basics

A Green Energy Guide

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 086571617X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 1924

Offers an introduction to wind energy, describes the different types of systems that can be used to convert the natural resource into electricity, and explains how important components in the system work.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Young Engineer's Guide

Author: J. V. Rohan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boilers

Page: 254

View: 7907

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Power From the Wind

Achieving Energy Independence

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 086571620X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 2365

Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint and to achieve greater independence. Power From the Wind is an easily understandable guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy system. Written for the layperson, this practical guide provides an accurate and unbiased view of all aspects of small wind energy systems, including: Wind and wind energy systems Ways to assess wind resources at your site Wind turbines and towers Inverters and batteries Installation and maintenance of systems The costs and benefits of installing a wind system This book is designed to help readers make the smartest, most economical choices. Readers will gain the knowledge they need to make wise decisions during the design, purchase and installation of small wind energy systems and to communicate effectively with wind system installers.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

Author: Kevin Shea,Brian Clark Howard

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071761586

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

View: 6518

A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use. Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You'll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Challenges and impacts of small wind energy Electricity, energy, and wind science Determining if wind power is right for you Site assessment Financing small wind power Permits and zoning Wind turbine fundamentals Choosing the right wind turbine for the job Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting Future developments in wind power
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Hackers

Heroes of the Computer Revolution - 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Steven Levy

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449393748

Category:

Page: 520

View: 6278

This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers. Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. They had a shared sense of values, known as "the hacker ethic," that still thrives today. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.
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Wind Energy Handbook

Author: Tony Burton,Nick Jenkins,David Sharpe,Ervin Bossanyi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 780

View: 7001

Named as one of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles of 2012 Every year, Choice subject editors recognise the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year. Appearing annually in Choice's January issue, this prestigious list of publications reflects the best in scholarly titles and attracts extraordinary attention from the academic library community. The authoritative reference on wind energy, now fully revised and updated to include offshore wind power A decade on from its first release, the Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition, reflects the advances in technology underpinning the continued expansion of the global wind power sector. Harnessing their collective industrial and academic expertise, the authors provide a comprehensive introduction to wind turbine design and wind farm planning for onshore and offshore wind-powered electricity generation. The major change since the first edition is the addition of a new chapter on offshore wind turbines and offshore wind farm development. Opening with a survey of the present state of offshore wind farm development, the chapter goes on to consider resource assessment and array losses. Then wave loading on support structures is examined in depth, including wind and wave load combinations and descriptions of applicable wave theories. After sections covering optimum machine size and offshore turbine reliability, the different types of support structure deployed to date are described in turn, with emphasis on monopiles, including fatigue analysis in the frequency domain. Final sections examine the assessment of environmental impacts and the design of the power collection and transmission cable network. New coverage features: turbulence models updated to reflect the latest design standards, including an introduction to the Mann turbulence model extended treatment of horizontal axis wind turbines aerodynamics, now including a survey of wind turbine aerofoils, dynamic stall and computational fluid dynamics developments in turbine design codes techniques for extrapolating extreme loads from simulation results an introduction to the NREL cost model comparison of options for variable speed operation in-depth treatment of individual blade pitch control grid code requirements and the principles governing the connection of large wind farms to transmission networks four pages of full-colour pictures that illustrate blade manufacture, turbine construction and offshore support structure installation Firmly established as an essential reference, Wind Energy Handbook, Second Edition will prove a real asset to engineers, turbine designers and wind energy consultants both in industry and research. Advanced engineering students and new entrants to the wind energy sector will also find it an invaluable resource.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Goodnight Brew

A Parody for Beer People

Author: Karla Oceanak

Publisher: Bailiwick Press

ISBN: 1934649570

Category: Humor

Page: 32

View: 8457

It’s closing time at the brewery. While the moon rises, the happy crew sings and dances as they wind down for the day. Join them in saying goodnight to the beer-making equipment, brew ingredients, and styles of suds. This humorous parody of a children's literature classic is a "pitcher book" for grown-ups. It's the perfect anytime story for beer lovers everywhere!
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The Homeowner's Energy Handbook

Your Guide to Getting Off the Grid

Author: Paul Scheckel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120164

Category: House & Home

Page: 287

View: 362

Discusses renewable energy resources and provides instructions for creating energy-saving and energy-producing equipment.
Posted in House & Home

Electronic Circuit Design Ideas

Edn Series for Design Engineers

Author: V. Lakshminarayanan

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483135470

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

View: 4061

Electronic Circuit Design Ideas covers a wide variety of electronic circuit design, which consists of a circuit diagram, waveforms, and an explanation of how the circuit works. This text contains 14 chapters and starts with a review of the principles of digital circuits and interface circuits frequently used in circuit design. The next chapters describe the commonly used timer, op-amp, and amplifier circuits. Other chapters present some examples of waveform generators and oscillators used in circuit design. This work also looks into other classifications of circuits, including phase-locked loop, power-supply, and voltage regulator circuits. The final chapters are devoted to the methods of controlling DC servomotors and stepper motors. These chapters also examine other design ideas, specifically the use of slotted optical sensor based revolution detector, photodiode and magnetic transducer detector, and FSK circuit. This book will prove useful to electrical engineers, electronics professionals, hobbyists, and students.
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Modern Antenna Design

Author: Thomas A. Milligan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471720607

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 580

View: 3292

A practical book written for engineers who design and use antennas The author has many years of hands on experience designing antennas that were used in such applications as the Venus and Mars missions of NASA The book covers all important topics of modern antenna design for communications Numerical methods will be included but only as much as are needed for practical applications
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The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 1899

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Tau Zero

Author: Poul Anderson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504053702

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 2269

This Hugo Award finalist, “justifiably regarded as a classic” (SFReviews.net), is the tale of an epic space voyage where time dilation goes horribly wrong. Aboard the spacecraft Leonora Christine, fifty crewmembers, half men and half women, have embarked on a journey of discovery like no other to a planet thirty light-years away. Since their ship is not capable of traveling faster than light, the crew will be subject to the effects of time dilation and relativity. They will age five years on board the ship before reaching their destination, but thirty-three years will pass on Earth. Experienced scientists and researchers, they have come to terms with the time conditions of their space travel. Until . . . the Leonora Christine passes through an uncharted nebula, which damages the engine, making it impossible to decelerate the ship on the second half of their trip. To survive, the crewmembers have no choice but to bypass their destination and continue to accelerate toward the speed of light. But how will they keep hope alive and maintain order as they hurtle deeper into space with time passing more and more rapidly, and their ultimate fate unknown? With its combination of mind-blowing hard science and compelling human drama, Tau Zero is “the ultimate hard science novel” (Mike Resnick).
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Micro Wind Turbine

A Beginner's Guide to Build a Micro Wind Turbine: (Wind Power, Building Micro Wind Turbine)

Author: Mark Campbell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543154177

Category:

Page: 30

View: 782

Micro Wind Turbine: A Beginner's Guide to Build a Micro Wind Turbine Wind is an ever present reminder of the dynamics of our powerful ecosystem on this planet. We just have to know how to tap into it. This guide serves to demonstrate real time applications that can work for those who don't necessarily come from a technical background, helping them to design and install their very own micro wind turbine. A renewable energy system that can greatly enrich their lives! You don't have to be an engineer to use this book, you just have to be someone with a little bit of land, time and energy to construct a simple wind power assembly. This book can serve as your reference in this process. Discover everything you need to be successful in your micro wind turbine project! Buy this book today! In this book you will learn how you can: Create your own micro wind turbines Navigate through Zoning Save more money And a whole lot more!
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Brewing Better Beer

Master Lesson for Advanced Homebrewers

Author: Gordon Strong

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469186

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 9730

Brewing Better Beer is a comprehensive look at technical, practical and creative homebrewing advice from Gordon Strong, three-time winner of the coveted National Homebrew Competition Ninkasi Award. Discover techniques, philosophy, recipes and tips that will help you take your homebrew to the next level.
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The Unsettlers

In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

Author: Mark Sundeen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101618051

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 6979

“An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today’s America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.
Posted in Social Science

Out Of Control

The New Biology Of Machines, Social Systems, And The Economic World

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078674703X

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 4831

Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.
Posted in Science