Bibliography

This section lists a variety of books, government reports and periodicals that deal with wind energy and related energy fields.

Resources

New York State Wind Energy Handbook, by B. H. Bailey. Prepared for the New York State Energy Office, July, 1982, 51 pp. Available from the New York State Energy Office, Two Rockefeller Plaza, Albany, NY 12223. A book containing information similar to this site describing wind energy and what is involved in investing in wind power, but specific to the state of New York.

A Siting Handbook for Small Wind Energy Conversion Systems, by H. Wegley, M. Orgill and R. Drake (Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, May, 1978, 132 pp.). Available from the National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA, 22151. Order No. PNL-2521 Rev. 1. A presentation of proven siting guidelines for potential owners of small windmills. Discusses siting in flat and mountainous terrain, general wind characteristics and environmental hazards to windmills.

Putnam’s Power From the Wind, by G. W. Koeppl. Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishing Company, 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020, 1982, 470 pp. An historical account of the Smith-Putnam wind turbine project of 1934-1945 near Rutland, VT, together with a comprehensive discussion of current wind energy activities in the U.S. and abroad.

A Guide to Biological Wind Prospecting, by J. Wade and E. Hewson (Oregon State University, July, 1980, 112 pp.). Available from the National Technical Information Service (address above). Order No. DOE/ET/20316-80-2. A guide to the interpretation of the shape and distribution of trees, shrubs, insects and animals to estimate the strength, speed, frequency and direction of the wind.

Wind Energy Resource Atlas: The North Central Region, by D. L. Elliott, C. G. Holladay, W. R. Barchet, H. P. Foote and W. F. Sandusky (Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, September, 1980, 228 pp.). Available from the National Technical Information Service (address above). A presentation of wind data for Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The atlas is composed of introductory and background information, a regional summary of the wind resources, and assessments (shown in maps, tables and graphs) of the wind resources in each state.

Wind Machines , by F. Eldridge. Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishing Company, 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020, 1980, 232 pp. An introductory, comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book covering the history of wind machines and examining the technical, economic, environmental, sociological and institutional aspects of wind energy.

Wind Power Book, by J. Park. Published by Cheshire Books, 514 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, 1981, 300 pp. Well-illustrated, comprehensive look at wind-generated electricity, water pumping, mechanical power and space heating. Delves into the evolution of windmill design and applies this information to the development of efficient and reliable wind systems for today.

The New Wind Power, by J. Naar. Published by Penguin Books, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, 1982, 251 pp. A case history account of the development of the modern wind energy industry, including both large and small-scale machines, and a look at the personalities and experiences of people in the wind energy field.

Publications on life-cycle costing:

Life-Cycle Costing Emphasizing Energy Conservation: Guidelines for Investment Analysis, by Reynolds, Smith and Hills (Jacksonville, FL, September, 1976, 97 pp.). Available from the National Technical Information Service (address above). Order No. ERDA-76/130.

Engineering Economy: Analysis of Capital Expenditures, by G. Smith. Published by Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, 1973.

Solar Heating and Cooling in Buildings: Methods of Economic Evaluation, by R. Ruegg. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Center for Building Technology, Institute for Applied Technology, Washington, D.C. 20234, July, 1975, Report No. NBSIR 75-712, 42 pp.

Periodicals:

Wind Indistry News Digest
Alternative Sources of Energy, Inc.
107 S. Central Avenue
Milaca, MN 56353
(monthly)

Windletter
American Wind Energy Association
122 C Street, N.W., Fourth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001
(monthly)

Solar Age
P.O. Box 985
Farmingdale, NY 11737
(monthly)

Wind Power Digest
Box 700
Bascom, OH 44809
(quarterly)

Wind Energy Report
Wind Publishing Corp.
P.O. Box 14
Rockville Centre, NY 11571
(monthly)

Alternative Sources of Energy
Alternative Sources of Energy, Inc.
107 S. Central Avenue
Milaca, MN 56353
(bi-monthly)