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In windy locations, small wind turbines can generate reliable, carbon-free electricity for homes and businesses at an affordable price and as such the sector is experiencing massive global growth. This Expert handbook provides you with the essential knowledge you need to get started in the industry. Highly illustrated and in full colour throughout, practical information is provided on:- Wind - the energy source- Feasibility- Monitoring- Turbine function- Grid-tied and stand-alone systems- Designing and sizing- Installation options- Support schemes- MarketingLike all Earthscan Expert titles, this book includes illuminating case studies and is careful to highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of the technology, making this a trusted and accessible guide for engineers, installers, developers, architects, planners and landowners.