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: 7530

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: 6245

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

Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470584439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9854

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

Windpower Workshop

Building Your Own Wind Turbine

Author: Hugh Piggott

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781898049272

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

View: 6274

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The wind power book

Author: Jack Park

Publisher: Cheshire Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 253

View: 8435

A detailed look at the technology of wind generated power includes a comparison of various system designs, advice on assembling a wind power system, and an analysis of wind power availability in each state
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Wind Energy For the Rest of Us

A Comprehensive Guide to Wind Power and How to Use It

Author: Paul Gipe

Publisher: Wind-Works.org

ISBN: 0997451807

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 7340

Posted in Science

Energy: Wind

The History of Wind Energy, Electricity Generation from the Wind, Types of Wind Turbines, Wind Energy Potential, Offshore Wind Technology, Wind Power on Federal Land, Small Wind Turbines, Economic and Policy Issues, Tax Policy

Author: Donald Marples,Molly Sherlock

Publisher: The Capitol Net Inc

ISBN: 1587332345

Category: Political Science

Page: 812

View: 9251

Since early recorded history, people have been harnessing the energy of the wind. In the United States in the late 19th century, settlers began using windmills to pump water for farms and ranches, and later, to generate electricity for homes and industry. Industrialism led to a gradual decline in the use of windmills. The steam engine replaced European water-pumping windmills, and in the 1930s, the Rural Electrification Administration's programs brought inexpensive electric power to most rural areas in the United States. However, industrialization also sparked the development of larger windmills, wind turbines, to generate electricity.
Posted in Political Science

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: 841

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

Beer School

Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery

Author: Steve Hindy,Tom Potter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 8253

What do you get when you cross a journalist and a banker? A brewery, of course. "A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as well as their triumphs. Steve writes with a journalist's skepticism-as though he has forgotten that he is reporting on himself. Tom is even less forgiving-he's a banker, after all. The inside story reads at times like a cautionary tale, but it is an account of a great and welcome achievement." —Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter(r) "An accessible and insightful case study with terrific insight for aspiring entrepreneurs. And if that's not enough, it is all about beer!" —Professor Murray Low, Executive Director, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School "Great lessons on what every first-time entrepreneur will experience. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their positive impact on our community. I give Steve and Tom's book an A++!" —Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine "Beer School is a useful and entertaining book. In essence, this is the story of starting a beer business from scratch in New York City. The product is one readers can relate to, and the market is as tough as they get. What a fun challenge! The book can help not only those entrepreneurs who are starting a business but also those trying to grow one once it is established. Steve and Tom write with enthusiasm and insight about building their business. It is clear that they learned a lot along the way. Readers can learn from these lessons too." —Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School, and coauthor, The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth "Although we (thankfully!) never had to deal with the Mob, being held up at gunpoint, or having our beer and equipment ripped off, we definitely identified with the challenges faced in those early days of cobbling a brewery together. The revealing story Steve and Tom tell about two partners entering a business out of passion, in an industry they knew little about, being seriously undercapitalized, with an overly naive business plan, and their ultimate success, is an inspiring tale." —Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Posted in Business & Economics

Wind Energy Handbook

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

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 780

View: 4365

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

Young Engineer's Guide

Author: J. V. Rohan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Boilers

Page: 254

View: 9199

Posted in Boilers

Chassis Design

Principles and Analysis

Author: William F. Milliken,Douglas L. Milliken,Maurice Olley

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781860583896

Category: Automobiles

Page: 637

View: 9824

Maurice Olley, one of the great automotive design, research and development engineers of the 20th century, had a career that spanned two continents. Olley is perhaps best known for his systematic approach to ride and handling. His work was so comprehensive that many of the underlying concepts, test procedures, analysis, and evaluation techniques are still used in the auto industry today. Olley’s mathematical analyses cover design essentials in a physically understandable way. Thus they remain as useful today as when they were first developed. For example, they are easily programmed for study or routine use and for checking the results of more complex programs. Chassis Design – Principles and Analysis is based on Olley’s technical writings, and is the first complete presentation of his life’s work. This new book provides insight into the development of chassis technology and its practical application by a master. Many examples are worked out in the text and the analytical developments are underpinned by Olley’s years of design experience. COMPLETE CONTENTS Maurice Olley – his life and times Tyres and steady–state cornering – slip angle effects (primary) Steady–state cornering– steer effects (secondary) Transient cornering Ride Oscillations of the unsprung Suspension linkages Roll, roll moments, and skew rates Fore–and–aft forces Leaf springs – combined suspension spring and linkage Appendices Comprehensive and well–illustrated with over 400 figures and tables, as well as numerous appendices.
Posted in Automobiles

Wind Power Basics

A Green Energy Guide

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 086571617X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 4574

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

Home Power

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Renewable energy sources

Page: N.A

View: 6084

Posted in Renewable energy sources

How Wind Turbines Work

Author: Ryan Jacobson

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN: 9781609732240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 542

Presents information about wind power and the devices that make it possible to use, including their history, the science behind them, how they work, and why they are important.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Generating Wind Power

Author: Niki Walker

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778729136

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4089

"Describes how wind can be used to produce useful engergy."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Make Mead Like a Viking

Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers

Author: Jereme Zimmerman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585990

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 7844

A complete guide to using the best ingredients and minimal equipment to create fun and flavorful brews Ancient societies brewed flavorful and healing meads, ales, and wines for millennia using only intuition, storytelling, and knowledge passed down through generations—no fancy, expensive equipment or degrees in chemistry needed. In Make Mead Like a Viking, homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described “Appalachian Yeti Viking” Jereme Zimmerman summons the bryggjemann of the ancient Norse to demonstrate how homebrewing mead—arguably the world’s oldest fermented alcoholic beverage—can be not only uncomplicated but fun. Armed with wild-yeast-bearing totem sticks, readers will learn techniques for brewing sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), metheglins (spiced meads), Ethiopian t’ej, flower and herbal meads, braggots, honey beers, country wines, and even Viking grog, opening the Mead Hall doors to further experimentation in fermentation and flavor. In addition, aspiring Vikings will explore: • The importance of local and unpasteurized honey for both flavor and health benefits; • Why modern homebrewing practices, materials, and chemicals work but aren’t necessary; • How to grow and harvest herbs and collect wild botanicals for use in healing, nutritious, and magical meads, beers, and wines; • Hops’ recent monopoly as a primary brewing ingredient and how to use botanicals other than hops for flavoring and preserving mead, ancient ales, and gruits; • The rituals, mysticism, and communion with nature that were integral components of ancient brewing and can be for modern homebrewers, as well; • Recommendations for starting a mead circle to share your wild meads with other brewers as part of the growing mead-movement subculture; and more! Whether you’ve been intimidated by modern homebrewing’s cost or seeming complexity in the past—and its focus on the use of unnatural chemicals—or are boldly looking to expand your current brewing and fermentation practices, Zimmerman’s welcoming style and spirit will usher you into exciting new territory. Grounded in history and mythology, but—like Odin’s ever-seeking eye—focusing continually on the future of self-sufficient food culture, Make Mead Like a Viking is a practical and entertaining guide for the ages.
Posted in Cooking

101 Ideas for Homebrew Fun

Author: Ray Daniels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780937381571

Category: Cooking

Page: 187

View: 6284

Offers activities involving beer and homebrewing, including brewing in unlikely places, creating culinary treats with homebrewing ingredients, and harvesting unusual yeast strains
Posted in Cooking

Brewing Better Beer

Master Lesson for Advanced Homebrewers

Author: Gordon Strong

Publisher: Brewers Publications

ISBN: 1938469186

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

View: 5856

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.
Posted in Cooking