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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...


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....


Energy in the 21st Century

by JOHN R FANCHI

Many events that affect global energy production and consumption have occurred since the second edition of Energy in the 21st Century appeared in 2011. For example, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan led to...


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....


Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy

by John Perlin

Unprecedented gas prices, heat waves and droughts, climate change, Solyndra - all make "alternative" sources of energy contemporary areas of activism, controversy, lobbying, and legislation. Yet few know that...


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...


When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine

by Jay Warmke & Annie Warmke

Ask yourself:

Do you feel that this generation, and the generations to come face a future of only limited resources – and even less hope?

Is this the last generation that will have access to millions of years...


Cellulose Science and Technology

by Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast & Johannes Hell

This book addresses both classic concepts and state-of-the-art technologies surrounding cellulose science and technology. Integrating nanoscience and applications in materials, energy, biotechnology, and more,...


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...