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Alternative Energy, Sources and Systems

ISBN 13: 9781111037260

ISBN 10: 1111037264

Author: Donald Steeby

Pages: 320

Published: 07/28/2011

Price: $32.95 Add to cart

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Table of Contents
Part I: SOLAR ENERGY: HARNESSING THE SUN'S POWER.
1. Introduction to Solar Energy.
2. How Thermal Storage works.
3. Applications for Solar Thermal Storage.
4. How Photovoltaic Panels work.
5. Applications for Photovoltaic Solar Panels.
Part II: WIND ENERGY: SETTING SAIL FOR A NEW POWER ALTERNATIVE.
6. Introduction to Wind Energy.
7. Considerations for Choosing a Wind Turbine.
8. Introduction to Large Scale Turbines.
Part III: GEOTHERMAL: USING THE EARTH TO HEAT AND COOL OUR WORLD.
9. How a Geothermal System Works.
10. Types and Configurations of Geothermal Loops.
11. Proper Sizing Procedures for Geothermal Applications.
12. Installation and Start-up of Geothermal Systems.
Part IV: BIOMASS: UTILIZING WOOD, CORN AND PELLETS AS HEATING FUELS.
13. Using Biomass as a Heating Source.
14. Applications for Biomass Burners.
Part V: FUTURE ENERGY SOURCES: A LOOK AT FUEL CELLS AND CHP (COMBINED HEAT AND POWER).
15. How Fuel Cells Work.
16. What is CHP?