Solar Water Heating--Revised & Expanded Edition

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems
Author: Bob Ramlow,Benjamin Nusz
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716684
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 256
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A complete array of solar water heating solutions.

Solar Water Heating--Revised & Expanded Edition

A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems
Author: Bob Ramlow,Benjamin Nusz
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924494
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 9842

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A complete array of solar water heating solutions.

The Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy

Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower
Author: Dan Chiras
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716862
Category: House & Home
Page: 352
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Presents information on how to improve a home's energy efficiency and switch to renewable energy resourses to provide electricity, hot water, heat, and cooling for a home.

How to Solar Power Your Home

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Martha Maeda
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383614
Category: House & Home
Page: 336
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Reveals how to search for, buy or build a solar power system for one's home, in a book that also looks at the real estate prospects for an solar-powered home. Original.

Modern Hydronic Heating: For Residential and Light Commercial Buildings


Author: John Siegenthaler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133417264
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 640
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From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Real Goods Solar Living Source Book

Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living
Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: New Society Pub
ISBN: 9780916571061
Category: House & Home
Page: 634
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Covers power, conservation, and gear

Geothermal Energy

Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition
Author: William E. Glassley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482221748
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 423
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An In-Depth Introduction to Geothermal Energy Addressing significant changes in the energy markets since the first edition, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition expounds on the geothermal industry, exploring the expansion, growth, and development of geothermal systems. This text covers every area of geothermal energy, including environmental and economic issues, and technological advancements. Considers the Vast Technological Achievements within the Geothermal Industry Factoring in new concepts for distributed generation, hybrid technologies, and the development of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS), the book incorporates real-world examples designed to illustrate the key aspects of chapter topics. It provides case studies in nearly every chapter, and includes examples from the U.S., Iceland, France, and Japan. Contains comprehensive, quantitative, and rigorous treatment of the geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of geothermal resources, and how they impact exploration, resource assessment, and operations Provides a state-of-the-art description of current Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Presents an objective description of the most recent economic comparisons including all energy resources Covers environmental issues of energy use and quantitative descriptions of the relative impacts of all renewable and non-renewable energy resources Describes geothermal resources from a global perspective, including direct use and geothermal heat pump applications, as well as power production Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition can be used for undergraduate coursework; as a reference for designers, planners, engineers, and architects; and as a source of background material for policymakers, investors, and regulators.

Bioenergy

Principles and Applications
Author: Yebo Li,Samir Kumar Khanal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118568370
Category: Science
Page: 600
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The search for altenative, renewable sources of fuel and energy from plants, algae, and waste materials has catalyzed in recent years. With the growing interest in bioenergy development and production there has been increasing demand for a broad ranging introductory text in the field. Bioenergy: Principles and Practices provides an invaluable introduction to the fundamentals of bioenergy feedstocks, processing, and industry. Bioenergy provides readers with an understanding of foundational information on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation biofuels. Coverage spans from feedstock production of key energy sources such as grasses, canes, and woody plants through chemical conversion processes and industrial application. Each chapter provides a thorough description of fundamental concepts, definitions of key terms, case studies and practical examples and exercises. Bioenergy: Principles and Practices will be an essential resource for students, bioengineers, chemists, and industry personnel tying key concepts of bioenergy science to valuable real world application.

Solar Energy Engineering

Processes and Systems
Author: Soteris A. Kalogirou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080922874
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 778
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As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaics, solar thermal power systems, and modeling of solar systems, including the use of artificial intelligence systems in solar energy systems, modeling and performance prediction. *Written by one of the world's most renowned experts in solar energy *Covers the hottest new developments in solar technology, such as solar cooling and desalination *Packed with quick look up tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems today'

Wind Energy


Author: David A. Rivkin,Laurel Silk
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449624472
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 161
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Experts agree that the wind energy industry is at the leading edge of a global movement away from fossil fuel dependence. Wind energy has evolved dramatically over the last few decades, and the demand for skilled workers is booming. Wind Energy is a cornerstone text for novice learners entering the field. The text provides an overview of the history, basic concepts, costs, and uses of wind energy. Wind Energy focuses on technical and contextual issues related to wind-energy conversion and applications of various wind-turbine systems.

Microhydro

Clean Power from Water
Author: Scott Davis
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550923986
Category: Architecture
Page: 176
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All you need to get clean home energy from water to wire.

Radiant Floor Heating, Second Edition


Author: R. Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071599363
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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The latest radiant floor heating methods and materials In this fully updated guide, master plumber and long-time contractor R. Dodge Woodson explains, step by step, how to install, test, and debug in-floor heating systems--the healthy, quiet, economical, and clean heating method. Radiant Floor Heating, Second Edition now offers details on alternative fuel sources and covers new material options and installation procedures, updated code information, and state-of-the-art piping and heating equipment. Revised illustrations featuring modern products are included in this practical resource. Get everything you need to: Understand and explain the advantages of in-floor radiant heating Select superior equipment--tubing, boilers, expansion tanks, pumps, and controls Install embedded and dry radiant heat systems in new or existing homes Incorporate hot water heating into your designs Set up heating zones for variable temperatures throughout a house Design a solar-powered system Use alternative fuel sources Provide outdoor ice removal and other amenities Troubleshoot and repair system problems

Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes


Author: John A. Duffie,William A. Beckman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470873663
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 936
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The fourth edition of the acknowledged leading book on solar engineering, this volume presents the basics of solar energy, then goes on to cover the technologies used to harvest this solar energy, store it, and deliver it, including photovoltaics, solar heaters, and cells. The new edition features an added chapter discussing a simulation problem, allowing students to apply the theory to real world systems. Other simulation problems are offered via a student website and include a solar domestic hot water system, a commercial solar heating application, and a photovoltaic system for a house.

More Other homes and garbage

designs for self-sufficient living
Author: Jim Leckie
Publisher: Random House (NY)
ISBN: N.A
Category: House & Home
Page: 374
View: 7886

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Shares design ideas and technical information with the nonspecialist seeking to establish a living environment that conserves energy and materials

Taming the Sun

Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet
Author: Varun Sivaram
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262345617
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
View: 4000

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Solar energy, once a niche application for a limited market, has become the cheapest and fastest-growing power source on earth. What's more, its potential is nearly limitless -- every hour the sun beams down more energy than the world uses in a year. But in Taming the Sun, energy expert Varun Sivaram warns that the world is not yet equipped to harness erratic sunshine to meet most of its energy needs. And if solar's current surge peters out, prospects for replacing fossil fuels and averting catastrophic climate change will dim. Innovation can brighten those prospects, Sivaram explains, drawing on firsthand experience and original research spanning science, business, and government. Financial innovation is already enticing deep-pocketed investors to fund solar projects around the world, from the sunniest deserts to the poorest villages. Technological innovation could replace today's solar panels with coatings as cheap as paint and employ artificial photosynthesis to store intermittent sunshine as convenient fuels. And systemic innovation could add flexibility to the world's power grids and other energy systems so they can dependably channel the sun's unreliable energy. Unleashing all this innovation will require visionary public policy: funding researchers developing next-generation solar technologies, refashioning energy systems and economic markets, and putting together a diverse clean energy portfolio. Although solar can't power the planet by itself, it can be the centerpiece of a global clean energy revolution. A Council on Foreign Relations Book

How to Live a Low-Carbon Life

The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change
Author: Christopher Goodall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136564063
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity: drastic reduction of carbon emissions is vital if we are to avoid a catastrophe that devastates large parts of the world. Governments and businesses have been slow to act and individuals now need to take the lead. The Earth can absorb no more than 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year for every person on the planet if we are to keep temperature and rainfall change within tolerable limits. Yet from cars and holiday flights to household appliances and the food on our plates, Western consumer lifestyles leave each of us responsible for over 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year - four times what the Earth can handle. Individual action is essential if we want to avoid climate chaos. How to Live a Low-Carbon Life shows how easy it is to take responsibility, providing the first comprehensive, one-stop reference guide to calculating your CO2 emissions and reducing them to a sustainable 3 tonnes a year.