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Power to the People

Author : Martin A. Green
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Traces the history of the development of photovoltaics, charts the current research priorities, and shows how solar energy is being tapped in a variety of innovative cases.

Solar Power to the People

Author : A.J.M. van Wijk
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You read about it every day: How can we create a sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply? Does a local water supply play a role in this? Why don’t we drive hydrogen cars that are powered by the sun and rain? The availability of cheap green energy is increasing. . We have solar and wind power, and even energy derived from ambient heat. At the same time we have very diverse energy needs: fuel for cars, electricity, heat for buildings, feedstock for industrial processes, to name just a few. Energy supply and demand do not match, which means that we have to match resources, storage and consumption in an intelligent way. Solar Power to the People casts a thoughtful vision on sustainable energy. We have to bring the power of the sun to the people. That is what sustainable energy and water is all about. The authors believe we have to act quickly. The matter is urgent.

Power to the People

Author : James Haviland
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What would you do if your power went off for a week or more? How long would you be able to stay in your home? For people in an emergency situation, like when a big storm takes out the power lines in their area, most people could stay at home if they could run the refrigerator, the house lights, the well pump, the microwave, the TV and receiver, and the cell phone charger. This way they could keep food cold and frozen, keep all the lights on, use their normal water supply, cook their food and stay in communication with the outside world. This list of essential needs for survival is called 'critical loads' in this book. If you had a solar power system like the one described in this book, you could supply all of the power for all of your critical loads all of the time. If you ever do 'run out' of solar power, this system will automatically switch the critical loads to the grid. When solar power is again available, this system will automatically switch the critical loads back to solar power. One of the biggest challenges with a home power system is determining what kind and size of equipment you need. Then you need to know how all the pieces hook together. It turns out that there is a great deal of information available on the web about all of the separate parts of a home solar power system, but the information is scattered around many different websites, each with information about one piece of the puzzle.This book will introduce you to power from solar panels, and provides a start-to-finish guide that describes the order to do things, from initial idea to final installation and operation.This book will show you how to analyze your own power needs and will give guidance on designing a system to meet your power goal. This includes a feasibility study, advice on how to choose equipment, and the details of installation.This book presents a detailed description of one specific hardware system with many pictures. This includes a complete 4-page wiring diagram that visually shows how everything hooks together. The wiring diagram answers many questions all by itself. Even though this is a start-to-finish guide for one particular system, the tools presented can be used to help you analyze your own situation so that you can get a good idea of the equipment needed to meet your unique requirements. You then will have the knowledge to move forward with your own solar power system.Chapter 7 is a complete Operation Manual that describes how to use the solar system once it is installed. The Operation Manual covers Start-up and Shut-down procedures, and instructions on how to setup the inverter and charger. Instructions are included on how to charge the solar system batteries from a generator. The original research and design work for the solar system presented took over one year to complete as a part-time job. This book would have saved at least 11-months of research time.

Power to the People

Author : Chris Hewett
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Power of the People

Author : Carol Tombari
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A look at our country's energy problems and the cleaner, 21st-century alternatives.

Solar Power

Author : Richard Hantula
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Explains how solar energy is generated and used, discusses solar panels and solar power towers, and considers the use of solar energy as a renewable resource.

Power to the People

Author : Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran
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Vaitheeswaran covers the economic, political and technological forces that are reshaping the world's management of energy resources. He documents an energy revolution already underway and exposes both the enormous risks to humanity and planet Earth and the opportunities afforded by our limitless hunger for energy.

Power for the People

Author : Aden B. Meinel
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Solar Trillions

Author : Tony Seba
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Solar Trillions reveals market opportunities worth $35+ trillion of the $382 Trillion we'll spend in energy by 2050. The author shows why solar is the only clean energy source that can scale and why disruptive tech make it inevitable. Here are the seven amazing opportunities. 1: Desert Power: $9 trillion To provide all of America's electricity today, we would need just 100-by-100-mile square of desert. 2: Powering Industry: $7.1 trillion 24/7 solar power is here-and can reliably run factories & industry. 3. Island/Village Power: $2.6 trillion Two billion people around the world pay up to 10 times today's PV cost. 4: Power to the People: $8.7 trillion With Solar BIPV, walls, windows, and bricks will make money for building owners. 5: Bottled Electricity: $1.5 trillion We will hit peak water before we hit peak oil. 6: Energy in a Box: $5 trillion The race for electricity batteries is on. Solar thermal is ahead. 7: Internet Times Ten: $6.5 trillion The eBay of electricity is coming.

Power from the People

Author : Greg Pahl
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This book explores how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofit institutions, and other entities are putting power in the hands of local communities through distributed energy programs and energy-efficiency measures. Using examples from around the nation, Pahl explains how to plan and launch community-scale energy projects to harvest energy.

Solar Energy Conversion Systems in the Built Environment

Author : Ion Visa
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This book focuses on solar energy conversion systems that can be implemented in the built environment, at building or at community level. The quest for developing a sustainable built environment asks for specific solutions to provide clean energy based on renewable sources, and solar energy is considered one of the cleanest available energy on Earth. The specific issues raised by the implementation location are discussed, including the climatic profile distorted by the buildings, the available surface on the buildings for implementation, etc. This book also discusses the seasonal and diurnal variability of the solar energy resource in parallel with the variability of the electrical and thermal energy demand in the built environment (particularly focusing on the residential buildings). Solutions are proposed to match these variabilities, including the development of energy mixes with other renewables (e.g. geothermal or biomass, for thermal energy production). Specific solutions, including case studies of systems implemented on buildings all over the world, are presented and analyzed for electrical and for thermal energy production and the main differences in the systems design are outlined. The conversion efficiency (thus the output) and the main causes of energy losses are considered in both cases. The architectural constraints are additionally considered and novel solar energy convertors with different shapes and colors are presented and discussed. The durability of the solar energy conversion systems is analyzed considering the specific issues that occur when these systems are implemented in the built environment; based on practical examples, general conclusions are formulated and specific aspects are discussed in relation to experimental results and literature data. With renewables implemented in the built environment likely to expand in the near future, this book represents welcome and timely material for all professionals and researchers that are aiming to provide efficient and feasible solutions for the sustainable built environment.

How to Solar Power Your Home

Author : Martha Maeda
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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.

How To Harness Solar Power for Your Home and Who s Already Doing It

Author : Stephanie Bearce
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Imagine living in a world with clean air and very little pollution. Imagine never having to hear your parents complain about paying the electric bill. Does that sound too good to be true? It's all possible with solar energy. Learn how actor Ed Begley Jr. lives in his solar home. Read how solar power works and why scientists think solar energy will be the next great energy resource. You can learn how to save energy in your own home. You can even find out how to make your own solar oven and cook yourself a solar hot dog feast.

Solar Energy

Author : Karen Latchana Kenney
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Solar energy harnesses the power of the sun. This clean, renewable energy is growing in its technology and popularity. Readers will learn how it works, how it compares to other forms of energy and how they may get involved in this exciting growing field some day. Get ready for an Energy Revolution!

Off Grid Solar Power Made Simple

Author : Chris Newak
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HOW TO BUILD YOUR OFF-GRID SOLAR POWER PLANT, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT. If you've been pondering the idea of powering your home, cabin, or vehicle with solar power and going completely off-grid, but don't know how to make that possible, keep reading! You are a step away from learning how exactly you can build and install a reliable solar power supply system that works for you, whether it is a house, cabin, or vehicle! More and more people are moving to renewable energy, with solar power being the fastest-growing renewable energy source in the world. Solar panels, home batteries and the supporting technologies are becoming more affordable, portable, reliable, resilient, scalable, accessible, and efficient. When you think of the fact that electricity from the grid could be unreliable because of outages and, most of all, costly, it makes sense to have a solar power system. By virtue that you are reading this, it is clear your interest in solar power has peaked, and you want to jump right in to build and install your solar power system for your house, cabin, or vehicle. But have several questions going through your mind. Where do you even start? What do you need to know and have to build and install a solar power system? How do you determine how much solar panels and batteries you need? How do you connect everything, even if you've never done it before? How do you keep the system working efficiently all year round? Well, your questions are about to be answered. This book will teach you the ins and outs of solar power installation and maintenance step by step. More precisely, among other things, the book will teach you: The basics of electricity, including what it is, how it works and how it is generated How to select solar power system components How to build a solar panel by yourself in simple steps How to install a solar panel system safely How a solar-powered vehicle looks like, how it works and how its components are How to maintain a solar power system weekly, monthly and yearly And much more! Here are some questions people usually ask about this book: Will the book show me step by step which cables to connect and where, and how to identify the cables? Does the book teach me how to put up integrated systems for more complex solar-powered units like vehicles-all by myself? Can it add any value to me if I'm already a professional in this area looking for new insights? Will it show me how to choose and set up an inverter and the likes? If you have or more of these questions in mind, the answer is a YES, and the book will show you how! And that's why this book is unique. It doesn't just teach you the basics, but also extends to the more intricate side of solar power operations which means that it will be valuable to you as a beginner, and very useful to you as an advanced or experienced technician. Are you ready to go off the grid? Scroll up and click Buy Now With 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!

Harnessing Power from the Sun

Author : Niki Walker
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Explores the different ways we use solar power known as the power of the sun.

Changing Things Moving People

Author : Ruth Kaufmann-Hayoz
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"The persent work originates in a broad inter- and trans-disciplinary cooperation among academic scientists, researchers in private consultancy firms, and beneficiaries of the research, i.e., decision-makers in politics, public administration, companies, and non-governmental organisations. In a special chapter, the methods and procedures applied to developing integrated research results as well as to organising cooperation and communication with non-academic project partners are described and evaluated." "The book addresses scholars from different disciplines - mainly experts in political, economic, social, and behavioural sciences - as well as educated lay persons interested in modern sustainability policy."--Jacket.

How Do Solar Panels Work

Author : Richard Hantula
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Explains the science behind solar panels that will be an important part of our energy future.

Solar Power

Author : Chris Oxlade
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Readers will learn the history of the development of solar power in this title that includes information on the key players, the setbacks along the way, and the moments of discovery.

Energy for the Future and Global Warming Solar Power

Author : Anne Rooney
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