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Power up your knowledge with this step-by-step look at alternative energy Alternative Energy Demystifiedoffers updated information on energy sources from the first edition, and brand-new chapters devoted to new technologies like compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This comprehensive resource is perfect for students and teachers at all levels, as well as corporate executives or government officials who want to see their institutions evolve with emerging technologies. Inside you'll find: A complete overview of all energy alternatives, both conventional and emerging, and their advantages and limitations An unbiased approach to the discussion of alternative energy Focus on both the physical principles AND the applications of each energy source New quiz and exam questions that resemble standard scholastic exams New "Letter to the Student" touts the DeMYSTiFieD brand and highlights the series benefits Chapter-opening objectives give you insight into what you are going to learn in each step Questions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses "Still Struggling?" icons offer specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopics A final exam for overall self-assessment
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Heating with Wood, Corn, and Coal Chapter 2. Heating with Oil and Gas Chapter 3. Heating and Cooling with Electricity Chapter 4. Passive Solar Heating Chapter 5. Advanced Indoor Climate Control Chapter 6. Conventional Propulsion Methods Chapter 7. Propulsion with Methane, Propane, and Biofuels Chapter 8. Propulsion with Electricity, Hydrogen, and Fuel Cells Chapter 9. Advanced Propulsion Methods Chapter 10. Electricity from Fossil Fuels Chapter 11. Electricity from Water and Wind Chapter 12. Electricity from Atoms and the Sun Chapter 13. Advanced Lighting Systems Chapter 14. Advanced Electrification Methods Final Exam Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions Suggested Additional Reading