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Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard, Kevin Shea

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CHAPTER 2Second Wind: Challenges and Impacts of Small Wind Energy

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.

–WILLIAM JAMES

Not to deflate the helium out of your Magenn wind turbine balloon (see Chapter 12 on new and future technology), but no energy source is perfect, even if some enthusiasts can’t see beyond their own nacelles.

Even if you are a small wind advocate, you may want to read about these common myths and shortfalls. For one thing, opponents to your wind ...

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