Best Wind Energy Books
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1. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)
Author: by William Kamkwamba
11 – 17 years
Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a SlaveWilliam Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water.
His neighbors called him misalacrazybut William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual’s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.
2. Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke: Have a Stress-Free Renovation and Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams
Author: by Jim Molinelli
Published at: Jim Molinelli LLC (December 4, 2020)
They say the KITCHEN is the HEART of the home. But is your heart broken? When a kitchen becomes dated, breaks down, or fails to keep up with our changing family needs it can cause us daily embarrassment. Why do we stress-out and do nothing?
Maybe it’s the doubts and fears we entertain about:the high cost of remodelinggetting ripped-offbecoming overwhelmedmaking costly mistakesour own indecision and confusionRemodel Your Kitchen! Teaches a simple, step-by-step method to plan and coordinate a stress-free kitchen renovation that meets your needs and leaves you smiling.
It’s time to – Improve your kitchen and Improve your life! After all, everyone deserves a kitchen they love and a re proud to show off!
3. Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy
Author: by Russell Gold
Published at: Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2020)
Meet Michael Skelly, the man boldly harnessing wind energy that could power America’s future and break its fossil fuel dependence in this essential, compelling look into the future of the nation’s power grid (Bryan Burrough, author of The Big Rich).
The United States is in the midst of an energy transition. We have fallen out of love with dirty fossil fuels and want to embrace renewable energy sources like wind and solar. A transition from a North American power grid that is powered mostly by fossil fuels to one that is predominantly clean is feasible, but it would require a massive building spreewind turbines, solar panels, wires, and billions of dollars would be needed.
Enter Michael Skelly, an infrastructure builder who began working on wind energy in 2000 when many considered the industry a joke. Eight years later, Skelly helped build the second largest wind power company in the United Statesand sold it for $2 billion.
Wind energy was no longer funnyit was well on its way to powering more than 6% of electricity in the United States. Award-winning journalist, Russel Gold tells Skelly’s story, which in many ways is the story of our nation’s evolving relationship with renewable energy.
4. The Future of Energy: The 2021 guide to the energy transition – renewable energy, energy technology, sustainability, hydrogen and more.
Author: by Mr John Armstrong
Published at: Energy Technology Publishing (February 4, 2021)
The Future of Energy 2021 Edition The guide to sustainability, renewable energy, climate change and the energy transition. The ‘Future of Energy’ is written to be accessible for anyone interested in learning more about energy. Substantially updated in 2021 to reflect the impact of Covid-19 on the world of energy, the book takes the reader through a future for energy generation, transportation, and utilisation.
Concise and comprehensive, the book brings together discussion on energy and thoughts on the range of topics which form the fulcrum of the challenges ahead of us including climate change, hydrogen, heat, sustainability, and renewable energy. Written to spark ideas, discussion and debate the Future of Energy’ engages the reader in the future challenges and opportunities of this hugely exciting and important field.
Background There exists a huge range of information on the energy transition’ with competing technologies and theories vying for supremacy. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing there is an easy answer or silver bullet’ to the huge challenges we face.
5. Wind Power For Dummies
Author: by Ian Woofenden
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (October 5, 2009)
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.
6. Off Grid Solar Power Simplified: The DIY Guide to Install a Mobile Solar Power System in Boats, RVs, Vans and Tiny Homes
Author: by Will Smart
Published at: Independently published (April 25, 2020)
It’s time to GENERATE your own ELECTRICITY!About this book… Are you ready to start building your incredible solar powered electricity generating system in your own home, boat or RV? Are you fed up with increasing charges on your electricity bills?
Do you want to create a more environmentally friendly system in your home and reduce your family’s carbon footprint?KEEP READING! This book was written to provide exact and reliable information to get you started on building your own fully functioning and energy efficient solar powered generating system.
For most home users, the electricity grid is the most convenient source of electricity. It appears that a serious blackout or power outage is still in the distant future. However, growing concern about fossil fuel depletion is prompting authorities around the world to use renewable energy sources.
Since solar energy is the most commercialized among other renewable energies, it is necessary to know how you, as end-users in residential areas, can benefit from solar energyIncluded in this bookFIND OUT HOW SOLAR ENERGY WORKS SELECTION OF A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM WHAT IS A SOLAR SYSTEM?
7. Homebrew Wind Power: A Hands-On Guide to Harnessing the Wind
Author: by Dan Bartmann
Published at: Buckville Publications, LLC; First edition (June 2, 2013)
Have you ever wondered how wind turbines work and why they look like they do? Are you interested in adding wind power to your off-grid electric system, but have been put off by the high cost of equipment and installation?
Well, now you can build and install your own wind turbine! Harnessing the wind can be a tricky business, but in this groundbreaking book the authors provide step-by-step, illustrated instructions for building a wind generator in a home workshop. 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, will give you a realistic idea of what wind energy can do for you-and what it can’t.
8. Power from the Wind – 2nd Edition: A Practical Guide to Small Scale Energy Production
Author: by Dan Chiras
Published at: New Society Publishers; Second edition (May 5, 2017)
Skyrocketing energy costs and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources are making homeowners and businesses look at different ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own electricity to reduce fuel bills and their carbon footprint.
Power From the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. 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 system options Ways to assess wind resources at your site Wind turbines and towers Inverters and batteries Installation and maintenance of systems Costs and benefits of installing a wind system.
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, and will be empowered to help make the smartest, most economical choices.
9. Windmills and Wind Motors: How to Build and Run Them
Author: by F. E. Powell
Published at: Skyhorse; 1st edition (March 1, 2012)
Free, clean, and sustainable energy: wind power is an essential resource everyone can harness. This comprehensive and compact historical work provides everything you need to learn about the theory and construction of everyday windmills, from small ones intended solely as models to those large enough to generate electricity.
Powell provides all the necessities to get you on your way, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and designs for every part of the project. Types of windmill projects include:A model windmill with sails two feet acrossA working windmill with sails six feet across, suitable for pumping waterA practical windmill with sails ten feet across, capable of producing up to one-half horse power and able to run light machineryFor those interested in developing alternate, off-the-grid sources of energy, or even those who like to build for fun, Windmills and Wind Motors is a classic, useful guide to harnessing wind power.
10. Alternative Energy For Dummies
Author: by Rik DeGunther
Published at: For Dummies; 1st edition (May 4, 2009)
The myths and facts about alternative fuelsand how they impact our lives As the price of energy continues to soar, so too has the demand for alternative energy. But there’s no clear “winner” in the race to replace fossil fuels.
Alternative Energy For Dummies explores the current fossil fuel conundrum and society’s growing need for more and more energy. Cutting through the competing claims, this book offers a multifaceted examination of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources.
Each alternative scenario is compared to current fossil-fuel intensive practices in the scientific, environmental, social, political, and economic realms. Readers also gain insight into the future of energy production.
11. Introduction to Wind Principles
Author: by Thomas Kissell
Published at: Pearson; 1st edition (May 17, 2010)
The first book on wind energy designed specifically with technicians in mind! INTRODUCTION TO WIND PRINCIPLES, 1/e covers all aspects of installing and troubleshooting wind turbines, giving technicians the knowledge they need to handle even complex maintenance tasks. Writing clearly and simply, Thomas Kissell explains how wind turbine blades harvest wind energy, and how generators convert shaft turning energy into electricity.
He shows how electrical and hydraulic systems control the speed of wind turbine blades, energizing blade pitch and yaw position controls. Mechanical subjects such as gears, transmissions and gearboxes are discussed in detail. Many pictures and diagrams are included, and all math and data is provided: no calculus or other mathematics is required.
Some additional features include: Comprehensive, in-depth coverageincluding wind turbine installation and troubleshooting, towers, blades, generators, control, and much more History, background, trends, and demand projectionsProvides the context needed to understand the growing role of wind energy Coverage of all parts of vertical and horizontal wind turbinesincluding small, medium, and large wind turbines Essential electrical coverageincluding basic electricity theory, magnetism, motors, generators, PLC controls, and the electrical grid Extensive discussion of mechanical topics Towers, tower designs, and safety- walks through the advantages and disadvantages of each type of tower, discusses the principles of safe tower design and construction, and explains nacelle installation Integration of wind-generated electricity into the grid
12. Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
Author: by Amory Lovins
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2013)
Oil and coal have built our civilization, created our wealth, and enriched the lives of billions. Yet, their rising costs to our security, economy, health, and environment now outweigh their benefits. Moreover, that long-awaited energy tipping pointwhere alternatives work better than oil and coal and compete purely on costis no longer decades in the future.It is here and now.
And it is the fulcrum of economic transformation. A global clean-energy race has emerged with astounding speed. The ability to operate without fossil fuels will define winners and losers in businessand among nations. In Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins and Rocky Mountain Institute offer a new vision to revitalize business models, end-run Washington gridlock, and win the clean-energy racenot forced by public policy but led by business for enduring profit.
This groundbreaking roadmap reveals market-based solutions across the transportation, building, industry, and electricity sectors. It highlights pathways and competitive strategies for a 158%-bigger 2050 U.S. Economy that needs no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, one-third less natural gas, and no new inventions.
13. Data Science for Wind Energy
Author: by Yu Ding
Published at: Routledge; 1st edition (December 18, 2020)
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.
15. Renewable Energy System Design
Author: by Ziyad Salameh
Published at: Academic Press; 1st edition (June 6, 2014)
The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing on engineering, design, and operating principles that engineers can follow in order to successfully design more robust and efficient renewable energy systems.
Written by Dr. Ziyad Salameh, an expert with over thirty years of teaching, research, and design experience, Renewable Energy System Design provides readers with the “nuts and bolts” of photovoltaic, wind energy, and hybrid wind/PV systems. It explores renewable energy storage devices with an emphasis on batteries and fuel cells and emerging sustainable technologies like biomass, geothermal power, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar thermal, and satellite power.
Renewable Energy System Design is a must-have resource that provides engineers and students with a comprehensive yet practical guide to the characteristics, principles of operation, and power potential of the most prevalent renewable energy systems.