reading list

reading list

The following are some useful references for those who own or are considering purchasing small wind systems (in alphabetical order, by title):

American Wind Energy Association Annual Small Wind Turbine Global Market Survey for the Year Ending 2009, prepared by AWEA, 2010. (download)

American Wind Energy Association Annual Wind Industry Report for the Year Ending 2008, prepared by AWEA, 2009. (download)

Annual Windpower Outlook 2009, prepared by AWEA, 2009. (download)

Power from the Wind: Achieving Energy Independence, by Dan Chiras, Mick Sagrillo, and Ian Woofenden, Green Earth Books, 2009.

Renewable Energy: Wind Power's Contribution to Electric Power Generation and Impact on Farms and Rural Communities, prepared by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), 2004. (download)

Small Wind Turbine Permitting Guide, prepared by AWEA, 2008. (download)

Wind Energy Basics, Second Edition: A Guide to Home- and Community-Scale Wind-Energy Systems, by Paul Gipe, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2009.

Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business, by Paul Gipe, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2004.

Wind Resource Assessment Handbook: Fundamentals for Conducting a Successful Monitoring Program, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 1997. (download)

Wind Power for Dummies, by Ian Woofenden, Wiley Publishing, 2009.

Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World, by Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe, and Robert W. Righter, Academic Press, 2002.

20% Wind Power by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to U.S. Electricity Supply, prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), 2008. (download)