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This is an archive of articles and news on both large and small wind turbines, wind energy & the environment, and links to topics on the history of wind energy.

I've been working with wind energy since 1976 and my professional experience in the subject runs the gamut from wind resource assessment to installing and testing small wind turbines. I continue to follow the industry and analyze its growth and increasing contribution to renewable electricity generation worldwide.

Public Safety and Setbacks

December 1, 1994,   by Paul Gipe

    Excerpted from Wind Energy Comes of Age by Paul Gipe, John Wiley & Sons, Inc New York (1995), pages 361-364, ISBN 0-471-10924-X. This except is provided as public service and can be viewed...[more]

Category: Wind Noise, Health, & Safety, Debunking Myths about Wind Energy, Wind Energy & the Environment

The Land of the Living: The Danish Folk High Schools and Denmark's Non-Violent Path to Modernization by Steven Borish

January 1, 1994,   by Paul Gipe

The book, Land of the Living, is based on Borish's study of the Danish folkehøjskol system in the early 1980s. His book is an articulate examination of Danish culture. His theme is that Denmark could...[more]

Category: book Reviews, History of Wind Power, News on Large Wind, News on Wind Energy

California or Bust: the Wind Energy Rush of 99?

December 20, 1993,   by Paul Gipe

The following is an editorial (leader) which appeared in Windpower Monthly. Since this editorial appeared the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission disallowed California's bids and all the bids were...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy

Repowering California Wind Power Plants

May 27, 1993,   by Paul Gipe and Paul White

Comments by the American Wind Energy Association on Repowering California's Wind Industry for the California Energy Commission's 1994 Biennial Report[more]

Category: News on Large Wind Turbines, News on Large Wind, News on Wind Energy

Wind Power for Home and Business

January 1, 1993,  

A Real Goods Solar Living Book This book is superseded by Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business published in 2004. The new version is not only more up-to-date than the 1993...[more]

Category: Books by Paul Gipe

Let's Put Wind Energy on the California Map

August 14, 1991,   by Paul Gipe

  The following is an editorial (leader) which appeared in Windpower Monthly. By mid 1996 no wind energy visitor center had been built in California. There are, however, two travellers radio...[more]

Category: News on Wind Energy

Inventus 5 kW Power Curve

January 1, 1991,  

The Inventus 5 kW power curve was measured by Windtest Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog in Germany using 10-minute averages. Though the turbine is rated at 5 kW it produces 4.5 kW at 12 m/s using the 10-minute...[more]

Category: Small Turbine Testing

Wind Chargers: Building Tools from the Nation's Past by Paul Gipe and Carl Judy, 1983

February 1, 1983,   by Paul Gipe

Yes, it's a very old article that just resurfaced at Mother Earth News.

Category: News on Small Wind

Popular Science: Mehrkam's Windmills--he's overpowering NASA

April 1, 1979,   by Paul Gipe

Off-the-shelf parts and simple assembly produce 250 kW at low cost.

Category: News on Large Wind

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