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  • Do it Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power by Michel Daniek
    Do it Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power (Paperback) Michel Daniek

    If you want to introduce alternative power supplies around the home and garden or even live totally off-grid in your boat, caravan or yurt and need a practical introduction to solar power and 12 volt supplies, here is an essential guide to the subject.

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  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (English, Paperback) William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

    SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURED DIRECTED BY AND STARRING CHIWETEL EJIOFOR.

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  • Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart
    Cradle to Cradle (English, Paperback) Michael Braungart, William McDonough

    This is the essence of Cradle to Cradle: waste need not to exist at all. By providing a framework of redesign of everything from carpets to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make a revolutionary yet viable case for change and for remaking the way we make things.

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  • Solar Energy Pocket Reference by David Thorpe
    Solar Energy Pocket Reference (English, Paperback) David Thorpe

    This handy pocket reference provides a wealth of practical information relating to solar energy and solar energy technologies. Topics covered include solar radiation and its detailed measurement, the emissivity and absorption properties of materials, solar thermal energy collection and storage, photovoltaics (both at all scales), solar cooling, and the use of solar energy for desalination and...

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  • Solar Cooling by Paul Kohlenbach
    Solar Cooling (English, Hardback) Paul Kohlenbach, Uli Jakob

    "Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted into cooling energy. It outlines the difference between heat-driven and photovoltaic-driven systems and gives examples of both, making clear in what situations solar cooling technology...

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  • Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook by Alan Fiebig
    Prepper's Total Grid Failure Handbook (English, Paperback) Alan Fiebig, Arlene Fiebig

    The ultimate guide to creating, storing and utilizing lifesaving power in the most critical circumstances...

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  • Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy by Simon P. Neill
    Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy (English, Paperback) Simon P. Neill, M Reza Hashemi

    Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy: Generating Electricity from the Sea presents the basic concepts of mechanics and introduces the various technical aspects of ocean renewable energy. Contents follow a logical sequence, starting with hydrodynamics and then separately examining each conversion technology, with special focus on tidal energy, offshore wind and wave energy, as well as current and...

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  • Fossil Capital by Andreas Malm
    Fossil Capital (English, Paperback) Andreas Malm

    How capitalism became caught up in the carbon-burning trap

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  • Architectural Science and the Sun by Dason Whitsett
    Architectural Science and the Sun (English, Paperback) Dason Whitsett, Matt Fajkus

    Architectural Science and the Sun synthesizes physics, climate, program, and perception to provide a foundation in the principles of architectural science related to the sun: solar geometry, solar analysis and design techniques, passive design principles, and daylighting. Part analytical handbook, part inspiration source for schematic design, the content comprises a critical component of effective...

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  • Sustainable Energy for All by David Ockwell
    Sustainable Energy for All (English, Paperback) David Ockwell, Robert Byrne

    Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars spent, two thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa still lack access to electricity, a vital pre-cursor to economic development and poverty reduction. Ambitious international policy commitments seek to address this, but scholarship has failed to keep pace with policy ambitions, lacking both the empirical basis and the theoretical perspective to...

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  • Practical Reliability Engineering by Patrick O'Connor
    Practical Reliability Engineering (English, Paperback) Patrick O'Connor, Andre V. Kleyner

    With emphasis on practical aspects of engineering, this bestseller has gained worldwide recognition through progressive editions as the essential reliability textbook. This fifth edition retains the unique balanced mixture of reliability theory and applications, thoroughly updated with the latest industry best practices.

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  • Solar Photovoltaic Basics by Sean White
    Solar Photovoltaic Basics (English, Paperback) Sean White

    Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Entry Level Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best investment you can make towards your place in the solar industry....

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  • Misconceptions of Risk by Terje Aven
    Misconceptions of Risk (English, Hardback) Terje Aven

    The risk discipline is young and there are a number of ideas, perspectives and conceptions of risk out there. A number of such common conceptions of risk are examined in the book, related to the risk concept, risk assessments, uncertainty analyses, risk perception, the precautionary principle, risk management and decision making under uncertainty.

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  • Climate Change and the Law by Erkki J. Hollo
    Climate Change and the Law (English, Hardback) Erkki J. Hollo

    The first scholarly effort to offer a systematic examination of doctrinal issues in climate law, this book explores the diverse international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Includes regional case studies.

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  • Photovoltaics by Konrad Mertens
    Photovoltaics (English, Hardback) Konrad Mertens

    Presenting a broad introduction to the photovoltaics technology, Photovoltaics provides students and engineers with cohesive coverage and a logical balance of topics for a solid first course in photovoltaics. The authors describe up-to-date concepts and issues along with explanations of the established technology.

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  • Beyond Smoke and Mirrors by Burton Richter
    Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (English, Paperback) Burton Richter

    This book is a Nobel Prize-winning scientist's assessment of options for switching to sustainable energy provision to avert potentially disastrous consequences of climate change.

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  • Solar PV Engineering and Installation by Sean White
    Solar PV Engineering and Installation (English, Paperback) Sean White

    The NABCEP PV Installation Professional Exam is the gold standard certification exam for PV professionals and is famously difficult to pass. This book will provide test-taking strategy that can be used to most effectively study for and pass the exam. Code and theory is explained in the first half and will prove as useful background for the heart of the book which consists of practice exam...

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  • Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy by Arthur O. Pecher
    Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy (English, Hardback) Arthur O. Pecher

    This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book offers a concise, practice-oriented reference-guide to the field of ocean wave energy.

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  • Solar Energy Engineering by Soteris A. Kalogirou
    Solar Energy Engineering (English, Hardback) Soteris A. Kalogirou

    As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This book includes various areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research.

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  • Solar Energy by Arno Smets
    Solar Energy (English, Paperback) Arno Smets, Klaus Jager

    This book uniquely covers both the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and the design of PV systems for real-life applications.

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