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Solar Photovoltaic Basics: A Study Guide for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam

by Sean White

Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry.

This book explains the science...


Wind Power: The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry

by Ben Backwell

Wind Power - The Struggle  for Control of a New Global Industry  looks at the nations, companies and people fighting for control of one of the world's fastest growing new industries and how we can harness...


Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

by Troy A. Rule

The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems often require large quantities of...


Green Your Home: The Complete Guide to Making Your New or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy

by Jeanne Roberts

Greening your home simply means finding things you can do around the house to reduce your impact on the planet. Things that green your home usually make it a safer and healthier place to live in as well; this...


New generation photovoltaics

by Fabio Andreolli

This book aims to provide a global overview of the technological, design and financial aspects of solar power systems. All the topics and all the parts that make up a photovoltaic system are dealt with, with...


Our Energy Future: Socioeconomic Implications and Policy Options for Rural America

by Don E. Albrecht

Rapid changes in energy production and consumption are having major socioeconomic implications for the communities of rural America. Technological developments in horizontal drilling, hydraulic fracturing (fracking)...


Green Wizardry: Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

The Internal Energy Market

by Fabrizio Lala

The energy strategy of European Union is an item of utmost political concern, since it tightly intertwined with controversial commercial relationship with Russia and the US. In spite of the fact that energy...


Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Theory, and Application: Introducing Energy Harvesting to Sensor Networks

by Jiming Chen, Shibo He & Youxian Sun

The harvesting of energy from ambient energy sources to power electronic devices has been recognized as a promising solution to the issue of powering the ever-growing number of mobile devices around us.

Key technologies...


Windpower Ownership in Sweden: Business models and motives

by Tore Wizelius

Windpower is a modular technology, and compared to most other power plants also rather small scale. Wind turbines are installed to the distribution grid, which is called distributed generation. Ownership and...


Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

by Paul Kohlenbach & Uli Jakob

Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted...


The Future of Energy

by Brian F. Towler

Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting...


Energy Studies

by W Shepherd & D W Shepherd

How is the future world energy demand to be met? The rates of use of the fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — are increasing all over the world. The remaining stocks are finite and are not renewable....


European Directory of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Building 1999: Components, Services, Materials

by John Goulding

This directory has become a valued source of information for energy-efficient building designers and specifiers throughout Europe and the details and scope of product, service and supplier listings have again...


Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Applications: Lessons Learned

by Ecofys

Photovoltaics is already an economic and practical option for providing electricity in many situations such as remote housing, in hybrid systems and for some service applications. Over the last decade, an International...


North Sun '94: Solar Energy at High Latitudes

by Kerr McGregor

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Planning and Installing Micro Hydro Systems: A Guide for Designers, Installers and Engineers

by Chris Elliott

An essential addition to the Earthscan Planning & Installing series, Planning and Installing Micro-Hydro Systems provides vital diagrams, pictures and tables detailing the planning and installing of a micro-hydro...


Energy from the Desert: Feasability of Very Large Scale Power Generation (VLS-PV)

by Kosuke Kurokawa

The world's deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply.

This Energy from the Desert...


Pico-Solar: The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market

by John Keane

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technology behind the pico-solar revolution and offers guidance on how to test and choose quality products. The book also discusses how pioneering companies...


Renewables: A review of sustainable energy supply options

by David Elliott

Renewable energy is a fast expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns; but can renewables deliver enough energy reliably and economically? Rapid expansion...