Renewable Energy

Author: Andy McCrea
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847975445
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every day there are news reports that highlight spiralling energy costs, accelerating energy consumption, serious concerns over fuel security and fears that oil production may soon decline. All such reports are set against a background of the most serious threat to the world today - global warming and the devastating impact of climate change.This informative and wide-ranging book, written by an acknowledged expert, demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can help meet CO2 reduction targets. The author emphasizes that we need to use these technologies on a much wider scale to produce heat and electricity, and argues that if action is taken immediately it could make an enormous difference. He demonstrates how by installing a renewable energy technology in your home, you will be taking a step towards reducing your carbon footprint and ultimately you will be helping to save the planet. Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable and well-illustrated book reviews the range of currently available renewable technologies that can provide energy as heat and electricity for our homes, businesses and industry, and also save harmful emissions, energy and money.The technologies are: Solar energy using solar panels for hot water and electricity; Heat pumps, which take heat from the ground for homes and buildings; Biomass fuels such as wood and waste, and even specially grown crops; Wind power, which can provide us with significant amounts of electricity in the decades ahead; Hydroelectricity where suitable rivers and streams are available; The potential of emerging technologies such as geothermal, wave and tidal power. An invaluable and informative book that demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can help meet CO2 reduction targets. Installing a renewable energy technology in your home will be a step towards reducing your carbon footprint. Reviews the currently available renewable technologies tht can provide energy for home, businesses and industry. Superbly illustrated with 78 colour photographs and 20 diagrams. Andy McCrea is a Chartered Engineer and was awarded an MBE for services to the electricity industry in 2004.

Cogeneration

Author: David Flin
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 0863417388
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If there are two phrases we have come to know very well, they are 'environmental awareness' and 'credit crunch'. The world is looking for ways to decrease the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere, without incurring major costs in doing so. By increasing efficiencies up to about 90 per cent using well-established and mature technologies, cogeneration represents the best option for short-term reductions in CO2 emission levels. The ability to maximise revenue streams by taking advantage of price fluctuations in the cost of energy supply, and ensuring the ability to supply power regardless of what is happening on the grid, are powerful incentives to use cogeneration. The collapses of the grid networks in North America and Italy in 2003 were a stark reminder of what can happen if there is over-reliance on the grid network. Cogeneration makes sense economically, environmentally and operationally.

Renewable Energy Power System Modular SIMulators

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This version of the RPM-SIM User's Guide supersedes the October 1999 edition. Using the VisSimTM visual environment, researchers developed a modular simulation system to facilitate an application-specific, low-cost study of the system dynamics for wind-diesel hybrid power systems. This manual presents the principal modules of the simulator and, using case studies of a hybrid system, demonstrates some of the benefits that can be gained from understanding the effects of the designer's modifications to these complex dynamic systems.

Turbsim User s Guide

Author: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Nr
Publisher: BiblioGov
ISBN: 9781249183723
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This report is a user's guide for the TurbSim code. TurbSim stochastic inflow turbulence code is a wind turbine design code that simulates a full-field flow containing coherent turbulence associated with nocturnal boundary layer flows.

Fast User s Guide

Author: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Nr
Publisher: BiblioGov
ISBN: 9781249192916
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The FAST (Fatigue, Aerodynamics, Structures, and Turbulence) Code is a comprehensive aeroelastic simulator capable of predicting both the extreme and fatigue loads of two- and three-bladed horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs). This document covers the features of FAST and outlines its operating procedures.

The Homeowner s Guide to Renewable Energy

Author: Dan Chiras
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents information on how to improve a home's energy efficiency and switch to renewable energy resourses to provide electricity, hot water, heat, and cooling for a home.

The Burning Answer

Author: Keith Barnham
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 0297869647
Format: PDF
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Our civilisation stands on the brink of catastrophe. Our thirst for energy has led to threats from global warming, nuclear disaster and conflict in oil-rich countries. We are running out of options. Solar power, Keith Barnham argues, is the answer. In this eye-opening book, he shows how a solar revolution is developing based on one of Einstein's lesser known discoveries, one that gave us laptop computers and mobile phones. An accessible guide to renewable technology and a hard-hitting critique of the arguments of solar sceptics, The Burning Answer outlines a future in which the fuel for electric cars will be generated on our rooftops. It is, above all, an impassioned call to arms to join the solar revolution before it's too late.

The Burning Answer

Author: Keith Barnham
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 9781780225333
Format: PDF, ePub
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Our civilisation stands on the brink of catastrophe. In three generations we have consumed half the world's oil produced over eight million generations. With threats from global warming, fossil fuel depletion and nuclear disaster, we are running out of options. Solar power, Keith Barnham argues, is the only solution. He explains how Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 led to the widespread use of nuclear energy, while another of Einstein's equations, one that has given us the laptop and the mobile phone, has been largely overlooked. It is this equation that holds the key to exploiting energy generated by the sun. A fascinating guide to renewable technology and a critique of the energy industry, The Burning Answer is, above all, an impassioned call-to-arms to join the solar revolution now, before it's too late.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home

Author: Brita Belli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101102276
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more. For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular home are all carefully laid out in this comprehensive overview: ? Solar energy for home heating, water heating, and electricity ? Wind power, hydrogen, and micro hydro power ? Heat pumps-air, geothermal, and water source ? Heating with wood and going bio

A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy Power Systems and their Installation

Author: Christopher Kitcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136073736
Format: PDF
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The renewable energy field is an area of rapid growth with many government initiatives in place to encourage mainstream take-up of energy-saving technologies in buildings. In the UK, over 100,000 students per year undertake plumbing and electrical installation vocational courses that will be directly affected by these developments. More importantly, there will be an even greater number of professionals studying toward renewable energy installation and inspection courses that need this information. This new book from bestselling author Chris Kitcher provides an overview of all of the latest technologies and how they can be incorporated. Students and professionals will use it on a range of courses and as a reference on-site.