Introduction

Welcome to a book about installing a small wind turbine system. Before we try to entice you with the world of wind through stories, mathematics, physics, price tags, laws, and the wrenches thrown into your machine that complicate things, let us say that with this book we hope to give you a good foundation for installing, or having someone install, a wind turbine. We want you to reach the turbine’s top. This book is for you to not only understand wind from abstract text and photos, but will get you in the field, exploring, finding, and harnessing your own wind. Although no book is a substitute for hands-on training, we hope to get you started on the process.

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