Alternative Energy Sources and Systems

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-28
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
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The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a perpetual need for trained, qualified technicians who can install, commission, service, and repair alternative energy equipment. With a vast wealth of new information on the subject available, use the one resource that stands out from the crowd: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: SOURCES & SYSTEMS. This book is a comprehensive guide to alternative energy, exploring its uses, its sources, and the systems that it utilizes. The book's crowning feature: it is clear and easy-to read, yet detailed enough to effectively prepare readers for properly applying, installing, and maintaining alternative energy systems.

Table of Contents

Solar Energy: Harnessing the Sun's Power
Introduction to Solar Energy
How Thermal Storage works
Applications for Solar Thermal Storage
How Photovoltaic Panels work
Applications for Photovoltaic Solar Panels
Wind Energy: Setting Sail For a New Power Alternative
Introduction to Wind Energy
Considerations for Choosing a Wind Turbine
Introduction to Large Scale Turbines
Geothermal: Using the Earth to Heat and Cool Our World
How a Geothermal System Works
Types and Configurations of Geothermal Loops
Proper Sizing Procedures for Geothermal Applications
Installation and Start-up of Geothermal Systems
Biomass: Utilizing Wood, Corn and Pellets as Heating Fuels
Using Biomass as a Heating Source
Applications for Biomass Burners
Future Energy Sources: A Look at Fuel Cells and Chp (Combined Heat and Power)
How Fuel Cells Work
What is CHP?
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