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

Free Your Wallet From the Energy Grid


Author: N.A
Publisher: eBooks
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius


Author: Gavin Harper
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071509107
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 196
View: 2013
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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!

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: 1154
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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.

Power from the Sun

A Practical Guide to Solar Electricity
Author: Dan Chiras
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924336
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
View: 539
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Easy-to-understand, accurate, and comprehensive, this is the guide for anyone interested in installing a solar electric system. Power from the Sun provides a basic understanding of electricity, solar energy and the sun, and solar site assessment. It discusses the types of photovoltaics (PVs) and PV systems, advances in PVs, charge controllers, inverters, batteries, and generators, as well as the installation and maintenance of a PV system. This book is written for the layperson and is designed to raise the solar electricity literacy of readers. It provides a great overview of the many options available and is designed to help homeowners make wise decisions during the design, purchase, and installation of solar electric systems—and save a lot of money. Providing readers with the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with PV installers, Power From the Sun is a great guide for homeowners, business owners, installers, architects, building department officials, utility company employees, and just about anyone else who wants to lower their energy bills or achieve greater energy independence. Dan Chiras is president of Sustainable Systems Design, Inc., a residential renewable energy and green building consulting firm, and is director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Green Building, which offers workshops on residential renewable energy and green building. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author and has published twenty-five books, including The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy and Power from the Wind.

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: 5654
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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.

Making Your Home Sustainable

a guide to retrofitting
Author: Derek F. Wrigley
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921844175
Category: Architecture
Page: 144
View: 1147
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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.

How to make your own solar electricity


Author: John W. Stewart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 168
View: 7905
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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: 4160
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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.

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 planet!
Author: Kyle William Loshure
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456739843
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 172
View: 3564
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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.

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: 4328
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Tighten your home's energy belt and save both energy and money!

Mad Like Tesla

Underdog Inventors and Their Relentless Pursuit of Clean Energy
Author: Tyler Hamilton
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 177090073X
Category: Science
Page: 252
View: 3873
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A search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla--considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago--fuels this analysis of climate issues, which introduces thinkers and inventors who are working to find possible ways out of the energy crisis. From Louis Michaud, a retired refinery engineer who claims we can harness the energy of man-made tornadoes, to a professor and a businessman who are running a company that genetically modifies algae so it can secrete ethanol naturally, these individuals and their unorthodox methods are profiled through first-person interviews, exposing the social, economic, financial, and personal barriers that prevent them from making an impact with their ideas. The existing state of green energy technologies, such as solar, wind, biofuels, smart grid, and energy storage, is also explored, creating a sense of hope against a backdrop of climate dread.

Buildings & Structures


Author: Andrew Solway
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406233404
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1663
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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.

Hobby Farming For Dummies


Author: Theresa A. Husarik
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052536
Category: House & Home
Page: 384
View: 6239
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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Green Building Illustrated


Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Ian M. Shapiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118878612
Category: Architecture
Page: 288
View: 7423
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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.

Building Construction Illustrated


Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111874005X
Category: Architecture
Page: 480
View: 2664
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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.

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
View: 4601
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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.

Start Your Own Green Business


Author: Rich Mintzer,Entrepreneur Press
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1599183390
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 194
View: 4091
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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.

Energy Saver$: Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428918469
Category:
Page: N.A
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DIY Solar Power

How to Power Everything from the Sun
Author: Micah Toll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989906715
Category:
Page: 135
View: 8959
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Are you a hands on person? Do you prefer making things yourself? Are you ready to power everything - from your devices to your home - with solar energy? If so, then this book is for you! We'll cover everything you need to know about solar power. From understanding all of the components that go into solar powered projects to choosing the right solar panels and even building your own solar panels, this book teaches you everything you need to know about custom solar powered systems and creations. Learn about topics from small scale solar powered projects like portable phone chargers all the way up to large off-grid and grid-tied home solar power systems, and even mobile solar power for RVs and other vehicles and boats.