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Sunpuppy



Joined: 03 Mar 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Exeter, Devon
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 10:22 am    Post subject: Books on Wind Turbines  Reply with quote    

Can anyone recommend a decent book on

a) how to build a simple wind turbine for home use, including how to connect them to the house
b) the ins and outs of how they actually work

I would love to build my own wind turbine but don't know the first thing about mechanics/engineering so it needs to be for complete muppets.....

Jonnyboy



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 23924
Location: under some rain.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Try the Centre for Alternative Technology bookstall

www.cat.org.uk

Here is a link to the relevent windpower books.

Sunpuppy



Joined: 03 Mar 2005
Posts: 169
Location: Exeter, Devon
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brill, thanks - will have a look....

Marts



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
Posts: 352
Location: London
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good place to start is Hugh Piggott's Windpower workshop

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1898049270/ref=ord_cart_shr/202-8600285-1362234?%5Fencoding=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

Sunpuppy



Joined: 03 Mar 2005
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Location: Exeter, Devon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 05 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Marts....

trigfa



Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 189
Location: Llangernyw, North Wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 05 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hugh Piggotts website is also full of useful stuff

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