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A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy Systems

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy Systems Book
Author : Trevor M. Letcher,Vasilis M. Fthenakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-05-17
ISBN : 0128114800
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Energy Systems: With Special Focus on Photovoltaic Systems, the most advanced and research focused text on all aspects of solar energy engineering, is a must have edition on the present state of solar technology, integration and worldwide distribution. In addition, the book provides a high-level assessment of the growth trends in photovoltaics and how investment, planning and economic infrastructure can support those innovations. Each chapter includes a research overview with a detailed analysis and new case studies that look at how recent research developments can be applied. Written by some of the most forward-thinking professionals, this book is an invaluable reference for engineers. Contains analysis of the latest high-level research and explores real world application potential in relation to developments Uses system international (SI) units and imperial units throughout to appeal to global engineers Offers measurable data written by a world expert in the field on the latest developments in this fast moving and vital subject

Solar Water Heating

Solar Water Heating Book
Author : Bob Ramlow
Publisher : New Society Pub
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780865715615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book covers the history of solar water heating, descriptions of every solar water heater ever made, their maintenance and operation; the design, installation and maintenance of closed loop solar energy systems; and a compelling economic argument for solar investments.

Solar Water Heating Revised Expanded Edition

Solar Water Heating  Revised   Expanded Edition Book
Author : Bob Ramlow,Benjamin Nusz
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Release : 2010-07-01
ISBN : 1550924494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology. Beginning with a review of the history of solar water and space heating systems from prehistory to the present, Solar Water Heating presents an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation, and energy economics. Drawing on the authors’ experiences as designers and installers of these systems, the book goes on to cover: Types of solar collectors, solar water, and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages System components, their installation, operation, and maintenance System sizing and siting Choosing the appropriate system This book focuses on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems generate significant savings in the long run. With many diagrams and illustrations to complement the clearly written text, this book is designed for a wide readership ranging from the curious homeowner to the serious student or professional. Bob Ramlow has been involved in renewable energy system sales, installation, and manufacturing since 1976. He is an IREC/ISPQ certified solar thermal independent master trainer and a NABCEP certified solar thermal installer. He writes and teaches workshops about solar energy. Benjamin Nusz has worked as an installer, site assessor, designer, and consultant for solar thermal systems. He currently trains renewable thermal technicians at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin.

The Renewable Energy Handbook

The Renewable Energy Handbook Book
Author : William Kemp
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781505383614
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Is your dream home or cottage building lot just a little too far from the electrical utility poles? Perhaps you wish to join others who are selling clean, renewable electricity to the power company, and helping to save the environment and make money at the same time? Whether you are just curious or an industry expert, this handbook will show you how to stretch your energy dollars (doing much more with less), while powering your home with renewable energy from numerous sources. The 496 page, 8.5 x 11 inch format handbook contains hundreds of illustrations, plans and photographs detailing the correct and cost-effective methods of harnessing the twin technologies of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Handbook, is designed for beginner and expert alike. Each section begins with an introduction and brief overview of the technical matter and leads the reader to the correct and safe installation and operation of the subject technology. Whether you want to save money on your electrical bill, learn how to generate and sell power or, live completely independently off the electrical power grid, this book for you.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Book
Author : Rebecca L. Busby
Publisher : PennWell Books
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781593700430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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&Quot;Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Comprehensive Guide explains in straightforward language why hydrogen has emerged as an essential area for research and technology development worldwide. This fascinating new book by Rebecca L. Busby explores the forces driving the market for hydrogen-powered fuel cells, as well as the technical and economic barriers that could detail a transition toward hydrogen energy systems. The book reviews hydrogen's history and discusses current and future applications for hydrogen fuel cells, as well as methods of producing, transporting, and storing hydrogen."--BOOK JACKET.

Stand alone Solar Electric Systems

Stand alone Solar Electric Systems Book
Author : Mark Hankins
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1849776504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

How to use this book : an overview of solar electric technology -- Fundamentals of solar energy -- Solar cell modules -- Batteries -- Charge controllers, inverters and load management -- Lamps and appliances -- Wiring and fittings -- Planning an off-grid solar electric system -- Installing solar electric systems -- Managing, maintaining and servicing off-grid PV systems -- Basics of large off-grid systems -- Off-grid PV and solar energy resources.

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails Book
Author : Matthew Stein
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2008-08-18
ISBN : 1603580956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications Book
Author : B. K. Hodge
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-05-08
ISBN : 1119109213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The comprehensive guide to engineering alternative and renewable energy systems and applications—updated for the latest trends and technologies This book was designed tohelp engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions. Since the publication of the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, the alternative, renewable and sustainable energy industries have witnessed significant evolution and growth. Hydraulic fracturing, fossil fuel reserve increases, the increasing popularity of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and the decreasing cost of solar power already have had a significant impact on energy usage patterns worldwide. Updated and revised to reflect those and other key developments, this new edition features expanded coverage of topics covered in the first edition, as well as entirely new chapters on hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuels, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and more. Begins with a fascinating look at the changing face of global energy economy Features chapters devoted to virtually all sources of alternative energy and energy systems Offers technical discussions of hydropower, wind, passive solar and solar-thermal, photovoltaics, fuel cells, CHP systems, geothermal, ocean energy, biomass, and nuclear Contains updated chapter review questions, homework problems, and a thoroughly revised solutions manual, available on the companion website While Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, Second Edition is an ideal textbook/reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in energy-related subjects, it is also an indispensable professional resource for engineers and technicians working in areas related to the development of alternative/renewable energy systems.

Solar Power 2020

Solar Power 2020 Book
Author : Davis Russo
Publisher :
Release : 2020-04-22
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Save HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of DOLLARS over time, by Simply Installing a Solar Power System! Are you interested in installing a solar power system, but have no idea where to start? Do you see other people taking advantage of solar power systems, and wonder why you don't take any action? Would you be happy to own a comprehensive guide on solar power systems, that leaves no stones unturned? If so - this book is EXACTLY for you! Why do I need this book? This book will literally help you make the best decision regarding your solar power system. While salesman, evaluators, and companies are trying to get the biggest sale from you, with this guide you will equip yourself with golden knowledge that will assist you in choosing, installing and using the best solar system for your house, office, or any other building! And you only need a few bucks...to save yourself from a very, very expensive mistake! Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy NOW!

Backyard Power and Light Company

Backyard Power and Light Company Book
Author : Daniel White
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-03
ISBN : 1449066046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The book is two stories. The first is a technical project while the second is investigative journalism. The technical project is written to teach and coach the reader to understand the installation and function of a solar and wind power generating system. The technical project establishes a human interest story that lends depth knowledge and knowhow to the writer throughout the book. The writer keeps the reader tuned to the in depth issues of the story with notations, highlighted in bold text;"Key Point of the Book"; Several fellow solar and wind systems owners support the writer but sever contact after the book is announced. Manufactures take interest but quickly fall away. There is resistance to the public learning of the group's problem. A mystery develops. Is the resistance to public learning of the group's problem, the colder shoulder of the fellow system owners and withdraw of the interest of the equipment manufactures away from the writer connected? The writer questions the local utility company, the State and the Federal Government, about enforcement of language in the promotional pamphlet, but do they answers the writers questions? The writer finds the "Achilles Heel"!

Manufacturing Engineering and Process

Manufacturing Engineering and Process Book
Author : Xiaoxiao Zhou
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2012-04-25
ISBN : 3038138207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These are the proceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Processing (ICMEP 2012), held on the 21st and 22nd April, 2012, in Kunming, China. The objective of ICMEP 2012 was to provide a forum for the discussion of new developments, recent progress and innovations in Manufacturing Engineering and Processing. These proceedings address all aspects of design methods, with the emphasis placed on current and future challenges in research and developments in academia and industry.

Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems

Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems Book
Author : Sudipta Chakraborty,Marcelo G. Simões,William E. Kramer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-12
ISBN : 1447151046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

While most books approach power electronics and renewable energy as two separate subjects, Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems takes an integrative approach; discussing power electronic converters topologies, controls and integration that are specific to the renewable and distributed energy system applications. An overview of power electronic technologies is followed by the introduction of various renewable and distributed energy resources that includes photovoltaics, wind, small hydroelectric, fuel cells, microturbines and variable speed generation. Energy storage systems such as battery and fast response storage systems are discussed along with application-specific examples. After setting forth the fundamentals, the chapters focus on more complex topics such as modular power electronics, microgrids and smart grids for integrating renewable and distributed energy. Emerging topics such as advanced electric vehicles and distributed control paradigm for power system control are discussed in the last two chapters. With contributions from subject matter experts, the diagrams and detailed examples provided in each chapter make Power Electronics for Renewable and Distributed Energy Systems a sourcebook for electrical engineers and consultants working to deploy various renewable and distributed energy systems and can serve as a comprehensive guide for the upper-level undergraduates and graduate students across the globe.

Solar Electricity Handbook

Solar Electricity Handbook Book
Author : Michael Boxwell
Publisher : Greenstream Publishing
Release : 2009
ISBN : 1907215018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Solar Electricity Handbook is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic solar PV systems. The book includes numerous examples and is written for anyone interested in finding out more about solar electricity or planning their own solar photovoltaic installation. Readers also gain access to a web site with a comprehensive set of solar calculators and online tools to make solar design as straightforward as possible.

Applied Photovoltaics

Applied Photovoltaics Book
Author : Stuart R. Wenham,Martin A. Green,Muriel E. Watt,Richard Corkish,Alistair Sproul
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-01-11
ISBN : 1136528296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The new edition of this thoroughly considered textbook provides a reliable, accessible and comprehensive guide for students of photovoltaic applications and renewable energy engineering. Written by a group of award-winning authors it is brimming with information and is carefully designed to meet the needs of its readers. Along with exercises and references at the end of each chapter, it features a set of detailed technical appendices that provide essential equations, data sources and standards. The new edition has been fully updated with the latest information on photovoltaic cells, modules, applications and policy. Starting from basics with 'The Characteristics of Sunlight' the reader is guided step-by-step through semiconductors and p-n junctions; the behaviour of solar cells; cell properties and design; and PV cell interconnection and module fabrication. The book covers stand-alone photovoltaic systems; specific purpose photovoltaic systems; remote area power supply systems; grid-connected photovoltaic systems and water pumping. Applied Photovoltaics is highly illustrated and very accessible, providing the reader with all the information needed to start working with photovoltaics.

Natural Home Heating

Natural Home Heating Book
Author : Greg Pahl
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9781931498227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Natural Home Heating is the first comprehensive guide to heating your home with renewable energy sources. Greg Pahl offers a well-organized, easy-to-understand tour of all available renewable home-heating options, including wood, pellet, corn and grain-fired stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and boilers as well as masonry heaters, active and passive solar systems, and heat pumps. Learn how to burn environmentally friendly biodiesel fuels, not just in your car, but in your furnace or boiler. Included is everything you need to know about the fuels, systems, technologies, costs, and advantages and disadvantages of each option. Pahl teaches homeowners how to retrofit existing heating systems and choose renewable replacements, or design an entirely new house that can be heated comfortably with minimal environmental and financial impact. Consider: 95% of American homes are heated with fossil fuels or electricity (which is generated mainly by fossil fuels). Oil and gas prices will continue to rise as supplies dwindle and sources become less reliable. Home heating costs could double or even triple in the event of a fuel crisis. The use of fossil fuels is the primary contributor to global warming. There are viable, clean, healthy, and affordable home heating alternatives! Learn how to burn environmentally friendly bio-diesel fuels, not just in your car, but in your furnace. Find out how a ground-source heat pump works and why it can achieve 400% heating efficiency. Discover what it takes to make burning wood truly sustainable. Natural Home Heating explains all these details and more, making it unique in the marketplace.

Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems

Planning and Installing Solar Thermal Systems Book
Author : German Solar Energy Society (Dgs)
Publisher : Earthscan
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1844077608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cities in a Globalizing Worldpresents a comprehensive review of the world’s cities and analyses the positive and negative impacts on human settlements of the global trends towards social and economic integration and the rapid changes in informatio

Solar House

Solar House Book
Author : Terry Galloway
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2004
ISBN : 0750658312
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Terry Galloway provides a unique up-to-date insight into using the most current solar technologies available today. Spanning the life of the project from specific design features to maintenance of property and equipment, the text provides a guide to designing, planning and building a solar house.

Power from the Sun

Power from the Sun Book
Author : Dan Chiras
Publisher : New Society Publishers
Release : 2009-09-01
ISBN : 9781550924336
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Easy-to-understand, accurate, and comprehensive, this is the guide for anyone interested in installing a solar electric system. Power from the Sun provides a basic understanding of electricity, solar energy and the sun, and solar site assessment. It discusses the types of photovoltaics (PVs) and PV systems, advances in PVs, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, and generators, as well as the installation and maintenance of a PV system. This book is written for the layperson and is designed to raise the solar electricity literacy of readers. It provides a great overview of the many options available and is designed to help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of solar electric systems—and save a lot of money. Providing readers with the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with PV installers, Power From the Sun is a great guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, building department officials, utility company employees, and just about anyone else who wants to lower their energy bills or achieve greater energy independence. Dan Chiras is president of Sustainable Systems Design, Inc., a residential renewable energy and green building consulting firm, and is director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author and has published twenty-five books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Wind.