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close this book Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Introduction to training
View the document Training guidelines
View the document Objectives for wind system construction training
View the document Session 1 Introduction and objectives
View the document Session 2 History of wind systems
View the document Session 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the document Session 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the document Session 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the document Session 6 Shafts and bearings
View the document Session 7 Strengths and testing
View the document Session 8 Joinery
View the document Session 9 Pumps and pump design
View the document Session 10 Siting considerations
View the document Session 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the document Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the document Session 13 How to design
View the document Session 14 Presentation of designs
View the document Session 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the document Session 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the document Session 17 Tower raising
View the document Session 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the document Session 19 Testing installed wind system
View the document Session 20 Presentation of projects
View the document Session 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the document Bibliography
View the document Construction materials list
View the document Tool list for 24 participants
View the document Technical vocabulary
View the document Report on the wind-powered in-service training
View the document Recommendations



Darrow, Ken and Pam, Rick. Appropriate Technology Sourcebook. Two Volumes. Available from: Appropriate Technology Project, Volunteers in Asia, Box 4543, Stanford, CA.

An excellent book on where to find information. It reviews hundreds of books and papers on all aspects of appropriate technology.

Van de yen, N. Construction Manual for a Cretan Windmill. Pub. # SWD 77-4. Available from: Steering Committee for Windenergy in Developing Countries, P. O. Box 85, 3800 AB Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

The best book I know of on building sail-powered windmills mostly from wood. Very detailed, with complete instructions for construction.

Mann, R. D. How to Build a 'Cretan Sail' Windpump. Available from Intermediate Technology Publications Ltd., 9 King Street, London WC2E 8HN, U.K.

A how-to book about the author's experiences in building metal windmills in Africa.

"Proceedings of the Meeting of the Expert Working Group on the Use of Solar and Wind Energy." Energy Resources Development Series, No. 16, United Nations. Sales Number E.76.II.F.13.

Fairly technical, with an interesting section on historical pump types.

Wood, A.D., Ruff, J.F., and Richardson, E.V. Pumps and Water Lifters for Rural Development. Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. (CER76-77ADW-JFR-EVR61)

An excellent resource on low-cost, locally built pumping mechanisms of all types, including animal powered pumps.

Barbour, Erwin. The Homemade Windmills of Nebraska. Available from: The Farallones Institute, 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA. 95465

A report of the author's trips through Nebraska in the last 1890's and the marvelous windmills he found and photographed there. A testament to the ingenuity of the windmill builders. Highly usable in developing countries.

Reynolds, John. Windmills and Watermills. Published by: Praeger Publishers, Inc. 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003. ($17.50)

Many photos and line drawings show the internal workings of many historical mills. A marvelous book.