Prospects for solar and wind energy utilization in Alberta by E. J. Wiggins

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Published by Alberta, Energy and Natural Resources in [Edmonton] .

Written in English

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  • Solar energy -- Alberta.,
  • Wind power -- Alberta.

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Bibliography: p. 101.

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Statement[written by E. J. Wiggins at the request of the Department of Energy & Natural Resources, Government of Alberta].
SeriesENR report ;, no. 89
ContributionsAlberta. Alberta Energy and Natural Resources.
LC ClassificationsTJ810 .W52
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 101 p. :
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4194994M
LC Control Number80473785

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