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Wind Power

Small-scale wind turbines can be used in many locations and are especially useful in isolated areas where other sources of electricity are difficult to access. Wind can also be used in direct mechanical systems for activities such as pumping water. 

General Resources

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Energy from the Wind

  • fact sheet
  • English

Document that describes the technical brief regarding wind power energy, wind power for electricity generation and...

Neil Noble, Published by Practical Action on 06/02/08

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Energy from the Wind - Energía Del Viento

  • fact sheet
  • Spanish

Documento que describe la nota técnica sobre energía con respecto a la energía eólica, la energía eólica para la...

Neil Noble, Published by Practical Action on 10/04/11

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Fibre glass wind turbine blade: manufacturing guide. Version 1.4

  • guides and manuals
  • English

Documents with a practical guide designed to show the process of producing a wind turbine blade from fibre-glass.

Andrew Corbyn & Matthew Little, Published by EWB -UK & SIBAT -Philippines on 02/02/08

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L’energie Eolienne

  • fact sheet
  • French

Document qui décrit la technique de puissance éolienne bref en ce qui concerne la production d'électricité et...

Neil Noble, Published by Practical Action on 02/22/12

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Produire de L’électricité Avec du Vent

  • fact sheet
  • French

Le vent est l'une des meilleure source organique de l'énergie où les éoliennes peuvent produire plusieurs magawatts...

Published by Practical Action on 02/02/12

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The Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG)

  • guides and manuals
  • English

This manual describes how to make a small permanent magnet generator for wind turbines to generate the electricity...

Hugh Piggot, Published by Practical Action on 06/02/01

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Wind for Electricity Generation

  • fact sheet
  • English

Wind is one of the best organic source of energy where wind turbine generators can produce several magawatts of...

Neil Noble, Published by Practical Action on 02/02/08

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Wind Pumping

  • fact sheet
  • English

This document examines the principles of wind energy conversion and looks at the types and characteristics of rotors

Neil Noble, Published by Practical Action on 02/02/08

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Further Information Resources

Practical Action

Find at more about Practical Action's work at Small-scale Wind Power.

Wind Power Books 

From Practical Action Publishing

Windpumps
This is a guide for development workers which looks at every aspect of the implementation of a wind-powered water-pumping system.

How to build a Cretan sail windpump
This book contains constructional details and plans of a windpump design that was adapted from a series of low-lift windmills developed in Ethiopia.

Small wind systems for rural energy services
This book provides a concise guide to all the essential steps for setting up wind business services in developing countries.

Sailing against the wind
This book aims to preserve the rich cultural heritage that the traditional country boats represent in Bangladesh.

Wind pumping handbook
The aim of this handbook is to help potential users and decision makers take advantage of the benefits that windpumps can offer.

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