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Small Wind by Nolan Clark

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Chapter Seven

Installation

Integrating the Machine, Load, and Site into a Complete Package

Abstract

Installation needs to be considered early in the decision process for purchasing a wind turbine. Especially important is the choice of an installer. Some wind enthusiasts believe that wind turbines with rotor diameters less than 3 m (10 ft) can be installed by the purchaser, assuming that adequate instruction manuals are provided. However, many skills are needed to complete an approved installation; therefore, using a certified installer provides some assurance to the owner that the installer has completed training in all areas required for a successful installation. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has a certification ...

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