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Wind Energy Comes of Age

By: Paul Gipe

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | May 1995 | #47454 | ISBN: 047110924X
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A comprehensive look at the wind energy industry, covering the economics, technology and politics that drive its development. There is thorough coverage of the industry and market in both Europe and the US, including consideration of aesthetics and public acceptance of windmills.


WHERE THE TECHNOLOGY STANDS TODAY. Overview. The Vikings Are Coming. The Research and Development Dilemma. Death Knell for the Giants. Historical Background. The Giant Killers. Wind Energy's Declining Costs. ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS AND BENEFITS: THERE'S NO FREE LUNCH. Machines in the Garden: Aesthetics, Opinion, Design, and Acceptance. Impact on Flora and Fauna. Impacts on People. Impact on Land. Benefits. The Emerald City. WHERE WIND ENERGY IS HEADED. Wind's Future. Appendices. Index.

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PAUL GIPE is an internationally recognized authority on wind energy. After nearly two decades of working with wind energy, he has hands--on experience in nearly every aspect of the technology. Gipe has served as the West Coast representative of the American Wind Energy Association and as Executive Director of the Kern Wind Energy Association. In 1988 he received the American Wind Energy Association's highest honor for his contribution to the field. He has written two previous books: Wind Energy: How to Use It and Wind Power for Home and Business, both known for their frank, no--nonsense approach. He is a contributing editor to Independent Energy magazine and lectures widely on wind energy, both in the United States and abroad.

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