Windpower Workshop is the ideal do-it-yourselfer for wind energy generation, providing all the essential information needed to build and maintain a full wind power system that meets all your needs.
Author Hugh Piggott is passionate about wind energy and loves to give helpful advice and information to those willing to ask for it.
He knows how to make things simpler because he has been giving workshops on practical wind power solutions for years, from which he has compiled a book.
Filled with design alternatives, towers,blade construction, battery charging, furling systems, heating, alternator design, modifications of car parts, alternators and generators and generally providing the full package any do-it-yourselfer will need, this book is exactly what every handyman looking for a little self-reliance has been looking for.
When thinking of sustainability, one of the largest challenges to the industry, has always been the desired element of doing it yourself.
The great art of self-reliance, plus the feeling of pride and joy that comes from knowing that it was you who built your own renewable energy source from scratch is an experience that few would be willing to enjoy, especially since most people nowadays, want to have it all broken down for them in thirty second media bytes.
More than that, building your windmill energy generator from recycled parts (that otherwise would only end up collecting dust in the junkyard, or worse, squished into bulk metal bricks for melting down); building a windmill yourself, from scraps, is a great way to cut down on the end calculations of ecological footprints.
The footprints left from the building and construction process, really are the most essential factors in making the overall lifespan calculation that will determine just how sustainable of a tool, the wind energy generator really is going to be.
For example, one of the important details in Hugh Piggotts windpower workshops in Ireland has been to show first hand, how to produce a windmill based on a permanent magnet alternator from the brake drum of a van.
This book has it all, and deals with this technology in a reliable way, showing how the inspiration and passion of a backyard tinkers passion can bring self-reliance to both the tinker and his or her family, while right now, preparing for the future.
This 160-page paperback published by Centre for Alternative Technology in August of 2001, measures 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.4 and ships at 9 ounces.
If you are looking to build your own wind energy generator and need to know all the information the pros know, you can learn to build and maintain your very own wind energy generator by listening to the experience of others, Windpower Workshop has both the experience, and the passion!