Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118051874

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 1348

Posted in Technology & Engineering

DIY Solar Projects

How to Put the Sun to Work in Your Home

Author: Eric Smith

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1589236033

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 472

Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.
Posted in House & Home

The Solar Electricity Handbook - 2017 Edition

A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.

Author: Michael Boxwell

Publisher: Greenstream Publishing

ISBN: 1907670661

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 178

View: 5098

Solar Energy is a wonderful concept. Take free energy from the sun and use it to power electrical equipment. No ongoing electricity bills, no reliance on an electricity socket. ‘Free’ electricity that does not harm the planet. Generating electricity from sunlight alone is a powerful resource, with applications and benefits throughout the world. But how does it work? What is it suitable for? How much does it cost? How do I install it? This best-selling, internet linked book answers all these questions and shows you how to use the power of the sun to generate electricity yourself. Now in its eleventh edition, this book assumes no previous knowledge. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks you need to take into account. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a solar energy system from scratch. The website that accompanies this book includes online solar calculators and tools to simplify your solar installation, ensuring that building your system is as straightforward and successful as possible. Readers can also get in touch directly with the author to ask questions and get further support with their solar projects.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Power from the Sun

A Practical Guide to Solar ElectricityÐRevised 2nd Edition

Author: Dan Chiras

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926241

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 1478

Written for the layman, Power from the Sun is the fully revised and updated guide for individuals and businesses interested in generating their own solar electricity. Practical and accessible, it provides a basic understanding of electricity, wiring, and solar energy, and guides the reader through site assessment and determining the type of system needed, providing a solid understanding of grid-tied
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Rooftop Revolution

How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy and Our Planet from Dirty Energy

Author: Danny Kennedy

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609946642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 6470

The Biggest Untold Economic Story of Our Time Here is the truth that the powerful Dirty Energy public relations machine doesn't want you to know: the ascent of solar energy is upon us. The production of solar-generated electricity has risen exponentially in the last few years, and employment in the solar industry has doubled since 2009. Meanwhile, electricity from coal has declined to pre-World War II levels as the fossil fuel industry continues to shed jobs. Danny Kennedy systematically refutes the lies spread by solar's opponents--that it is expensive, inefficient, and unreliable; that it is kept alive only by subsidies; that it can't be scaled; and many other untruths. He shows that we need a rooftop revolution to break the entrenched power of the coal, oil, nuclear, and gas industries. Solar energy can create more jobs, return our nation to prosperity, and ensure the sustainability and safety of our planet. Now is the time to move away from the dangerous energy sources of the past and unleash the amazing potential of the sun.
Posted in Business & Economics

DIY Solar Projects - Updated Edition

Small Projects to Whole-home Systems: Tap Into the Sun

Author: Eric Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1591866642

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 4832

Learn how to make your own solar-powered appliances and additions to your home with this updated edition of DIY Solar Projects! Put the sun to work in your home with the new, expanded edition of the popular 2011 title DIY Solar Projects. Like the original, this edition offers small-scale, achievable solar projects that homeowners can build and install themselves. From cooking in solar ovens to mounting solar panels on your roof, this book teaches how to take advantage of solar energy. It's all possible with relatively small investments and minimal DIY building experience. You'll learn how to make: - Tool trailer with available AC-power (directly from the sun) - Solar systems for marine crafts - Solar-powered security light - Solar water heater - Solar hot-air collector window mount - Solar lumber kiln - Solar battery charging station - And more! With clear instructions, tips, and step-by-step color photos for each project, this book takes the intimidation out of DIY solar builds. For those with more ambitious solar power plans, this updated edition contains information on outfitting your home with solar electricity collection systems and integrating them into your primary power supply system. Excitement about home solar energy is exploding, and DIY Solar Projects: Updated Edition sheds light on how you can get involved immediately. This book also offers an extensive resource guide with links to tax-reducing, subsidy, and support programs on both a national and state-by-state level. With high energy costs and an environment that demands cleaner fuel sources, now is the time to introduce new, cost-saving solar projects into your home.
Posted in House & Home

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

Author: Carl Vogel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071622942

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 9126

A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a two-wheeled electric vehicle--from a streamlined scooter to a full-sized motorcycle. Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle puts you in hog heaven when it comes to hitting the road on a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly bike. Inside, you'll find complete details on every component, including motor, batteries, and frame. The book covers electric motorcycles currently on themarket and explains how to convert an existing vehicle. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. Whether you want to get around town on a sleek ride or cruise the super slab on a tricked-out chopper, this is the book for you. Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle covers: Energy savings and environmental benefits Rake, trail, and fork angle Frame and design Batteries and chargers DC and AC motor types Motor controllers Accessories and converters Electrical system and wiring Conversion process Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting
Posted in Transportation

The Home Energy Diet

How to Save Money by Making Your House Energy-Smart

Author: Paul Scheckel

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092317X

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 5783

Tighten your home's energy belt and save both energy and money!
Posted in House & Home

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius

Author: Gavin Harper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071509107

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 196

View: 8842

FOLLOW THE SUN TO MORE EVIL FUN! Let the sun shine on your evil side - and have a wicked amount of fun on your way to becoming a solar energy master! In this guide, the popular Evil Genius format ramps up your understanding of powerful, important, and environmentally friendly solar energy - and shows you how to build real, practical solar energy projects you can use in your home, yard - even on the road! In Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to build more than 50 thrilling solar energy projects. You'll find complete, easy-to-follow plans, with clear diagrams and schematics, so you know exactly what's involved before you begin. Illustrated instructions and plans for 30 amazing pretested solar energy projects that assume no prior experience with energy science Explanations of the science and math behind each project Projects that progress in difficulty - from simple ones that may inspire science fair entries - all the way to converting a real home to solar energy Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources-plus all the tools you'll need Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with complete plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources for: Crushed berries solar cell Solar "death ray" Solar powered hot dog cooker Solar furnace Sun-powered refrigerator Camping shower, oven, and more Hot recipes for solar cooking Water purifier Flashlight Garden lights Solar vehicle Environmentally friendly robot Much more!
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Energy Tips

Coping with Energy Problems in a Power Hungry Culture

Author: Ralph W. Ritchie,Fern J. Ritchie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939656523

Category: House & Home

Page: 186

View: 8466

We are in a power crunch and you need help. It is not going to go away. Fuel costs, population increases, or the need to reduce air pollution will all keep us in a power hungry situation. Either we cannot afford it, can no longer breathe it, or there will not be enough. The purpose of this book is to ease the problem. Better start learning now.Experience is the best teacher, but you need help before you can acquire experience on your own.Next best is to benefit from anotherżs experience. This book collects the relevant material from most of the authorsż over 50 books. They were written for people who want to help themselves. Does that include you?This book contains over 50 years of ways we have used to conserve energy. We started early: The message of energy shortages to come wasnżt widely publicized, although itżs coming was announced and published in the 1950's.We hope that rolling blackouts are the most with which we will have to cope. In todayżs culture, even that is a minor disaster. Electricity is the hinge upon which our lives swing. Most of us canżt even tell time without electricity, or when it comes back on, how do we reset the clocks? In fact, every floating automatic device in the house will need resetting.We depend upon electricity for all the niceties of living. What about the necessities?Food Preservation and SpoilageHeatLight- both to see and for securityWater-. No hot water without electricity. City and Rural water is supplied by electric pumps.Enjoy air conditioning? A hot tub, Hot water? These are things we can live without if we must, although there are energy efficient ways to have these things. Otherwise, either the cost of having them or the need to use a minimum of electricity may make them unavailable. Solar Energy will heat your home and provide hot water. It will even heat a hot tub.We use what is in this book ALL the time.
Posted in House & Home

Solar Electricity Handbook

A Simple, Practical Guide to Using Electric Solar Panels and Designing and Installing Photovoltaic Solar PV Systems

Author: Michael Boxwell

Publisher: Greenstream Publishing

ISBN: 1907215018

Category: Electric automobiles

Page: 144

View: 8777

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.
Posted in Electric automobiles

Solar Independent Utility Systems Manual: (A Greener Way of Living) Dedicated To: The Cause of a Moneyless Society and to All Who Want to Save Our Pla

Author: Kyle William Loshure

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456739859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

View: 9183

This book is about all the information Kyle learned over his 31 years of interest in solar power. This includes all the information you need to become 100% utility independent. The possibilities of sun electricity (solar power), rain, radiant heat, geothermal, battery banks, inverters, ac-dc lighting, water storage-recycling-filtration, water heating, wire sizing, refrigeration, cooking, fuses, conservation, photovoltaic solar panel positioning/placement, grid-tie, parallel, standalone systems, as well as an overview of how we got here through the inventions of Tesla, Franklin, Einstein, and Edison all are mentioned in this manual.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Buildings & Structures

Author: Andrew Solway

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406233404

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2130

This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the applications of science and new technologies to the field of cars & motorbikes and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions and assesses their environmental impact.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

How to make your own solar electricity

Author: John W. Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 168

View: 2903

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Solar Power of the Future

New Ways of Turning Sunlight Into Energy

Author: Susan Jones

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823936632

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 7825

This book shows how scientists have been researching alternative ways to create energy for heat and electricity using renewable sources. Like fossil fuels, renewable energy forms naturally. But renewable energy regenerates, or forms again, very quickly. Solar power, which uses sunlight, is a type of renewable energy that many scientists think will be an important energy source in the future. Learn about many projects in the United States that are demonstrating effective ways to use solar energy in the future. Read how we will be better off when we depend less on fossil fuels and more on solar energy and other renewables.
Posted in History

Solar PV Off-Grid Power

How to Build Solar PV Energy Systems for Stand Alone LED Lighting, Cameras, Electronics, and Remote Communication Power Systems

Author: Christopher Kinkaid

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781500473372

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 74

View: 8587

Solar energy is a formidable resource. Solar Electric Power systems, based on PV panels, make effective power supplies for your off-grid electricity needs. The sun distributes over 1,000 watts per square meter at peak, and is the natural power supply for life on Earth. The Sun, can also be your Power Supply.The best kept industrial secret, is that we don't need to burn fossil fuels for industrial power. Solar PV panels, true 21st century tools, can provide daily energy production which can be used directly, or stored for later use, on demand, to power your remote electric loads, onsite, with no pollution, or fuel costs.This eBook is written to be a resource in building your own Solar PV supply for remote Cameras, LED lighting systems, Communication, Sensors, and remote Cabin, and Home Power systems, with Solar PV Power system examples.The Solar Energy resource varies with time of day, season, and local climate. Solar PV panels, sized properly, produce reliable, and predictable energy production, despite daily variations, when calculated properly for each month.Tap into PV Panels to charge battery banks for reliable DC, and, with inverters, AC power on demand. Remote site power supplies, designed, and installed properly, offer real power for running a variety of electronic, motor, and large draw devices.Use this Book to match your Energy Load, with the Energy Production sized to match your electric loads for remote Solar PV Power. System examples range from 30 Watt Solar PV Power supplies for cameras, electronics, and sensors, to 4,000 Watt Home Power Systems.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Homesteading Handbook

A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1616082658

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 3349

Explains how to grow an organic garden, preserve the food one grows, build alternate-energy devices by hand, identify edible wild foods, conserve water, handcraft household items and much more, in a book with 500 full-color illustrations. Original.
Posted in House & Home

Start Your Own Green Business

Author: Rich Mintzer,Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1599183390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

View: 7776

"The experts at Entrepreneur help you identify your business goals and discover a "greener" path when it comes to building, launching and running your new business. Our experts take you step by step, from turning your business idea green to developing earth-friendly business and long-term, sustainability plans. Learn the ins and outs of incorporating green policies, products and guidelines and developing environmentally-beneficial relationships no matter what industry you enter."--Publisher description.
Posted in Business & Economics

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111874005X

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 3694

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction,now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustratedhas offered an outstanding introduction to the principles ofbuilding construction. This new edition of the revered classicremains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information inFrancis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensiveapproach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlyingbuilding construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as anonline companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-bookeditions. Features include a 3D model showing how buildingcomponents come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings thatpresent the state of the art in construction processes andmaterials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge onsustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of newmaterials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration fordesigners and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEEDsystem This new edition of Building Construction Illustratedremains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledgepresented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does notdisappoint.
Posted in Architecture