Wind energy news: Wind Power Digest, featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS NO. 32, is alive and well due to reader donations, publishing issue 2 of the digest this summer.
Remember when we first mentioned Wind Power Digest back in MOTHER EARTH NEWS NO. 32's "Special Windplant Section"? Remember how we noted that WPD's first (and only; at that time) issue contained a veritable wealth of useful information for the serious wind energy enthusiast . . . but that, without more help and support; we feared there might never be an Issue No. 2?
Well, good wind energy news: we're glad to say a lot of folks responded to that notice, and thanks largely to them — and their dollars (which is what all struggling infant publications need the most) — Wind Power Digest lives on. Issue No. 2 was published this summer, and it's every bit as good as No. 1.
In fact, WPD No. 2 features photos and evaluations of Comet, Zephyr 7.5 kw, Salter Rte-7000, and Amerenalt I windplants . . . a look at Aero Power's new component blades . . . a review of H.F. McColly and Foster Buck's old 1935 six-volt homebuilt generator plans . . . a special reprint of a 1910 how-to article (complete with schematics!) for building your own old-fashioned water-pumping mills . . . an interview with North Wind Power Company's Don Mayer . . . reports from various groups and individuals researching wind power and its potential . . . plans for a working Dutch windmill replica . . . reader letters offering help, knowledge, equipment, and ideas . . . and (whew!) just too many other features to adequately mention here.
So c'mon, folks: Now we're doubly sure Wind Power Digest is a valuable and outstanding source of wind energy news and know-how. It deserves your support. You can still buy issue Nos. 1 and 2 for $2.00 each, or get 'em both, plus the next two numbers — yep, WPD's publishing more or less regularly now — for a mere six bucks. Send your money and encouragements to Mike Evans, Editor, Wind Power Digest, Bristol, IN.