Free Your Wallet From the Energy Grid


Author: N.A
Publisher: eBooks
ISBN: N.A
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Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle


Author: Carl Vogel
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071622942
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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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

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
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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.

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
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Tighten your home's energy belt and save both energy and money!

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
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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.

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
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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.

Buildings & Structures


Author: Andrew Solway
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406233404
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies


Author: Rik DeGunther
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118051874
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
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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
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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.

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
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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.

Start Your Own Green Business


Author: Rich Mintzer,Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599183390
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
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"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.

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
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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.

Building Construction Illustrated


Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111874005X
Category: Architecture
Page: 480
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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.

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
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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

Making Your Home Sustainable

a guide to retrofitting
Author: Derek F. Wrigley
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921844175
Category: Architecture
Page: 144
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This is a practical and easy-to-follow guide for homeowners, builders and architects who are concerned about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation and want to do something about reversing the trend.

Green Building Illustrated


Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Ian M. Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118878612
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
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“Green Building Illustrated is a must-read forstudents and professionals in the building industry. Thecombination of incredibly expressive illustrations and accessibletechnical writing make concepts of green building on paper asintuitive as they would be if you toured a space with experts insustainable building.” —Rick Fedrizzi,President, CEO, and Founding Chair of the U.S. Green BuildingCouncil “The authors of Green BuildingIllustrated deliver clear and intelligent text, augmented bystraightforward but compelling illustrations describing greenbuilding basics. This comprehensive book covers everything from thedefinition of green building, to details of high performancedesign, to sensible applications of renewable energy. This is abook with appeal for all architects and designers, because itaddresses general principles such as holistic and integrateddesign, along with practical realities like affordability andenergy codes. Green Building Illustrated describes a pathwayfor reaching Architecture 2030’s carbonemission reduction targets for the builtenvironment.”—Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture2030 “…a neophyte will have a very good overview of allthe factors involved in green building. I see some excellentpedagogy at work!” — Jim Gunshinan, Editor, Home EnergyMagazine Francis D.K. Ching brings his signature graphic style to the topicof sustainable design In the tradition of the classic Building ConstructionIllustrated, Francis D.K. Ching and Ian M. Shapiro offer agraphical presentation to the theory, practices, and complexitiesof sustainable design using an approach that proceeds methodically.From the outside to the inside of a building, they cover allaspects of sustainability, providing a framework and detailedstrategies to design buildings that are substantively green. Thebook begins with an explanation of why we need to build green, thetheories behind it and current rating systems before moving on to acomprehensive discussion of vital topics. These topics include siteselection, passive design using building shape, water conservation,ventilation and air quality, heating and cooling, minimum-impactmaterials, and much more. Explains the fundamental issues of sustainable design andconstruction in a beautifully illustrated format Illustrated by legendary author, architect, and draftsmanFrancis D.K. Ching, with text by recognized engineer and researcherIan M. Shapiro Ideal for architects, engineers, and builders, as well asstudents in these fields Sure to be the standard reference on the subject for students,professionals, and anyone interested in sustainable design andconstruction of buildings, Green Building Illustrated is aninformative, practical, and graphically beautiful resource.

The Suicidal Planet

How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe
Author: Mayer Hillman,Tina Fawcett,Sudhir Chella Rajan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429988126
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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An outstanding overview on global warming--and what we can do about it--from a distinguished world-class authority Climate change is the single biggest problem that humankind has ever had to face, as we continue with lifestyles that are way beyond the planet's limits. Mayer Hillman explains the real issues: what role technology can play, how you and your community can make changes, and what governments must do now to protect our planet for future generations. In The Suicidal Planet, he proposes: - A ceiling on greenhouse gas emissions by the world's governments - Global carbon rationing to reduce our individal carbon outputs to a fair and ecologically safe level - Helpful guidelines for the home, travel, and leisure - And much, much more. Featuring the very latest information on global warming completely revised to include U.S. facts and figures, The Suicidal Planet takes us out of the problem and into the solution of our international crisis.

Global Warming For Dummies


Author: Elizabeth May,Zoe Caron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470738588
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Get positive suggestions for practical solutions to this heated issue. Hotly debated in the political arena and splashed across the media almost 24/7, global warming has become the topic of the moment. Whatever one's views on its cause, there is no denying that the earth's climate is changing, and people everywhere are worried. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This no-nonsense yet friendly guide helps you explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what you can do at home and how to get involved.