They say that a good book should always tell a story. And this is true for this book by Paul Gipe. Titled “Wind Energy for the Rest of Us” is not just about the technology, but it tells the whole story of the development of the field, starting with the first windmills, all the way to the modern, high-power towers. And it is a book of excellent graphic and textual quality. Something that’s becoming rare in a time when publishers provide less and less editorial services. Highly suggested if you want to learn about wind energy.

The Silent Revolution In Wind Energy Is The Advent Of Large Diameter Rotors Driving Relatively Small Generators.

While thumbing through German renewables magazine, Sonne Wind&Wärme, a table jumped out at me. The table confirmed that the Silent Wind Revolution that French renewables expert Bernard Chabot first noticed several years ago is continuing.

The Small Wind Conference has chosen Paul Gipe as its keynote speaker for its 2017 conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Calling Gipe “legendary” for his four decades writing about wind energy, the conference is the principal North American venue for the small wind industry.

The book is a combination between a historical book, a textbook and a do-it-yourself book if you want to install your own wind turbine or want to invest in wind energy. It describes the different technologies available and the author explains what is important and what is not.

Figure 3 4 From Wind Energy For The Rest Of Us. Askov’s Conical Wind Catcher. In 1897, Poul La Cour Added A Keglevindfang Or “conical Wind Catcher” (left) Atop Askov’s New Laboratory. (his Earlier Turbine Is In The Background.) The Wind Catcher Used An Unconventional Six Blade Rotor Developed By A Local Millwright. The Rotor Represented The Intuitive Thinking Of The Day But Proved Unsatisfactory, Leading La Cour To His Famous Wind Tunnel Experiments On Wind Turbine Rotors. Eventually, The Wind Catcher Rotor Was Replaced With A More Conventional Fourblade Rotor Designed By La Cour. (poul La Cour Foundation)

The current newsletter of the Poul la Cour Foundation offers kudos for the new book by Paul Gipe, Wind Energy for the Rest of Us.

Detail Of Figure 3 8. Allgaier. Three Blade Downwind 11.3 Meter (37 Foot) Rotor With Fantail Developed By Urich Hütter In The Early 1950s. This Detail Is Only Available With Ereaders Capable Of Viewing All The Pixels In An Image In The Digital Version Of Wind Energy For The Rest Of Us..

The digital version of Wind Energy for the Rest of Us is now available for download. This is the version of the book for true wind geeks as it offers photographic detail not seen any other way.

Figure 15 50 On Page 371 Of Wind Energy For The Rest Of Us Illustrating The Compatability Of Wind Turbines With Tourist Destinations. Copenhagen's Little Mermaid In The Foreground. Lynetten Wind Cooperative In The Background.

Fans of my work with wind energy have often joked that my books would have a larger audience if they had some sex in them–or at least a bare breast.

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Wind Energy for the Rest of Us, Paul Gipe’s new book on wind energy is finally hitting the streets. Complimentary copies of the 560-page tome are reaching the first group of colleagues and reviewers in Canada, the USA, and Europe.

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More correctly, the Chelsea Green warehouse has books. They arrived 9 November all 2,150 copies.

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Paul Gipe has been named to the Energy Watch Group, one of only two North Americans on the prestigious panel. He joins Stanford academic Mark Jacobson, internationally known for his work on moving to 100% renewable energy.