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A Wind Turbine Recipe Book Kindle Edition

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Length: 231 pages

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  • File Size: 5519 KB
  • Print Length: 231 pages
  • Publication Date: July 30, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XVZADA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,856 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in Scotland in 1952, Hugh spent a couple of years in East Africa before being schooled at Edinburgh Academy. After graduating from Cambridge University (Mathematics and experimental Psychology) he moved to Scoraig, a remote peninsula in NW Scotland where he lives to this day. Scoraig is a windy place with no electrical grid supply and so windpower is an ideal choice for charging batteries. Starting from a very simple lifestyle with no electricity, Hugh learned to harness the wind for domestic power for all of the neighbours. Next he started writing a series of books including (recently) Windpower Workshop and A Wind Turbine Recipe Book. Hugh also teaches courses in small wind turbine construction at Scoraig and in many locations around the world. His simple, open-source designs have been adopted by groups in many countries in the developing world and the west.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By John on January 26, 2011
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I've been wanting to buy the paper version of this book for a while. I almost purchased this Kindle version (at a considerable discount), but in looking at the sample I see that it is the metric edition. If you are in the US, you might want the inches version. See the author's website for more discussion of the two versions.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2010
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Very thoroughly composed with incredibly clear directions and diagrams. This book explains how to wire the stator, how to place the magnets of the rotor, how to build the blades, how to do everyting. You really do not need any other resource-Piggott is truely an expert with tons of practical advice. I'm using this book to build a demonstration alternator for my students.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Donald L. Jones on April 5, 2011
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This book has everything you ever wanted to know about how to design and make your own wind turbine from scratch. That says it all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Clark Kent on February 20, 2013
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It is a good book for those who don't know much about electricity and also for those who do. I am an electrician by trade and found this book takes me back to the things I had long forgotten from my apprenticeship days when we would wind our own motors and such for lab work and experiments. I hope to build a small wind turbine this spring and I will use the info in this book as a guide.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anghealach on November 28, 2012
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I have been familiar with the wind turbine recipe book for a number of years. This book is ideal for anyone who is interested in wind turbines, even if you never envisage yourself building one, you will learn so much from all the information supplied in the book which contains the experiences and advice from Hugh Piggott, who has been involved with small (domestic) wind turbines for over thirty years. I think this would be a great gift idea for the wind turbine enthusiast in your life.
I have a paper version of the book because I am often involved in turbine building projects however I find this kindle version to be very handy as I usually have my laptop or tablet with me and can access the book if someone asks for advice on a particular part of their own project I can access the information for them handily.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. Arno on October 31, 2012
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This is a step by step direction guiding you to construct not just a cheap wind generator but a well thought out professional device.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ElOcotal on May 13, 2012
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There is a lot of information (and misinformation) on the Web about building a wind turbine. This detailed, step-by-step guide with easy-to-interpret drawings of a proven design is the best that I have seen. It will help even a novice avoid the pitfalls of a bad design.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BC on January 22, 2014
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The author did a good job organizing the text into an understandable book. My only problem with the book is that is is pretty narrowly focused on one method of building a wind turbine. Some of the steps require welding. If you're like me - a big DIY'er but not a welder - you may want to skip this. There's plenty of good info on the internet concerning DIY wind power. ...and couldn't they have found a more interesting picture for the cover?
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