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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...


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...


Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...


A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office: Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers

by Stephen Hren & Rebekah Hren

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems, and wonder how to go about...


Renewable

by Jeremy Shere

Where does the energy we use come from? It's absolutely vital to every single thing we do every day, but for most people, it is utterly invisible. Flick a switch and the lights go on. It might as well be magic....


Bottled Lightning

by Seth Fletcher

Lithium batteries may hold the key to an environmentally sustainable, oil-independent future. From electric cars to a "smart" power grid that can actually store electricity, letting us harness the powers of...


The Green Workplace

by Leigh Stringer

As 21st-century companies realize they'll need to be green to compete, sustainable ideas are spreading like wildfire throughout all fields of modern business. In The Green Workplace, Leigh Stringer, an expert...


Renewable Power and Energy, Volume II

by Gary D. Price

Photovoltaic power systems are becoming a significant source of energy in our energy resource mix today. It is essential these systems are reliable, safe and secure.

Precise engineering design is required to...


Renewable Power and Energy, Volume I

by Gary D. Price

Photovoltaic power systems are becoming a significant source of energy in our energy resource mix today. It is essential these systems are reliable, safe and secure.

Precise engineering design is required to...


Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

by Mohammad Adnan Ilyas

Environmental pollution has been one of the main challenges for sustainable development. Piezoelectric materials can be used as a means of transforming ambient vibrations into electrical energy to power devices....


Harvesting Solar, Wind and Tidal Power - Environment for Kids | Children's Earth Sciences Books

by Baby Professor

Did you know that the environment is an excellent source of natural, renewable power? With the right tools, you can harvest energy from the sun, wind and tides. This book will explore the wonderful world of...


A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability

by Helen Roby

A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability consists of 600 A to Z entries relating to these subjects, including the terms associated with fossil- and nuclear-fuelled energy systems; renewable...


Self-Managed Solar Thermal Plant

by Pasquale Pizzichetti

Have you ever thought about a solar plant for reducing fuel consumption and costs for heating of your home and the impact on the climate? I hope so, but this good intention should also take into account some...


Power from the Wind

by Dan Chiras

Power from the Wind is the completely revised and updated edition of the go-to guide for individuals and businesses interested in installing small wind energy systems. Written with the homeowner layperson in...


Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

by John Schaeffer

What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand...


Serious Microhydro

by Scott Davis

Waterpower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world today, and microhydro is a mature, proven technology that can provide clean, inexpensive, renewable energy with little or no impact on the environment....


Blackout

by Richard Heinberg

"Blackout is an important and timely book. In the form of this compact volume, one of the best and most productive peak oil authors working today has turned his customary scholarhsip, wisdom, wit and writing...


Microhydro

by Scott Davis & Corrie Laschuk

Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest—and cleanest—source of renewable -energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology...


Green Transportation Basics

by Dan Chiras

Our automobile culture is devastating for the environment, but private passenger vehicles are unlikely to disappear from our roads anytime soon. Greener cars and fuels will be a necessity for many years to come....