Many of us who live in the Red River Valley have been keeping an eye on the horizon over the past month or so. The St. Joseph Wind Farm is taking shape and the towers are now rising.
Wind energy has been around for centuries but the new 21st century applications are mind boggling. Dan Chiras has authored a series of books on different renewable energy technologies. Wind Power Basics can be found on the shelf in the Morden Branch but is available to all patrons through interbranch loan. The book examines all aspects of small-scale installations as well as offering a detailed introduction to this emerging technology.
Dan Chiras is an educator and author of many books on residential renewable energy. Another of his books, Solar Electricity Basics can be found in the Altona Branch.