Heating With Renewable Energy

Author: John Siegenthaler
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285075609
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Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal collectors, hydronic heat pumps, and wood-fired boilers) with the latest hydronics hardware and low temperature distribution systems to assemble efficient and reliable heating systems. Easy to understand and packed with full color illustrations that provide detailed piping and control schematics and "how to" information you'll use on every renewable energy system, this one-of-a-kind book will help you diversify your expertise over a wide range of heat sources.

Modern Hydronic Heating For Residential And Light Commercial Buildings Go Green With Renewable Energy Resources

Author: John Siegenthaler
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428335153
Size: 76.94 MB
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From simple applications to multi-load / multi-temperature systems, learn how to use the newest and most appropriate hydronic heating methods and hardware to create system the deliver the ultimate in heating comfort, reliability, and energy efficiency. Heavily illustrated with product and installation photos, and hundreds of detailed full-color schematics, MODERN HYDRONIC HEATING, 3rd EDITION is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive reference on hydronic heating for the present and future. It transforms engineering-level design information into practical tools that can be used by technical students and heating professional alike. This revised edition features the latest design and installation techniques for residential and light commercial hydronic systems including use of renewable energy heat sources, hydraulic separation, smart circulators, distribution efficiency, thermal accumulators, mixing methods, heat metering, and web-enabled control methods. Everyone involved in the heating trade will benefit from this preeminent resource of the North American heating industry. It is well-suited for use in a formal education course, self-study, or as an on the job reference.

Renewable Energy And Other Money Saving Secrets For Your Home

Author: Mark Johnson
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Discover EXACTLY how to save money by generating your own free renewable energy now! In today’s economy, there are more reasons than ever to cut your energy bill.

• How to cut every single one of your bills with 20 targeted money-saving tips.
• Why your appliances are costing you more than just a few extra dollars every month and how to put them on "low" to save big.
• How people have tapped nature for centuries to stay cool, power their tools and save money, and how you can do the same immediately.
• How to take advantage of the natural heating power of the sun to eliminate your hefty gas or oil bill once and for all.
• The tools you need to craft your very own wind turbine or solar cell power source to save money for years to come.

Chapter 1: The World’s Energy Crisis
Chapter 2: 20 Ways to Cut Down Your Bills
Chapter 3: Secrets to Installing Solar Power in Your Home
Chapter 4: Installing Wind Power
BONUS: 30 Money-Saving Tips You Can Use Right Now

Click the BUY NOW button to Discover EXACTLY How To Slash Your Utility Bills, Conserve Energy And Live A Greener Life!

Introduction To Renewable Energy Second Edition Energy And The Environment

Author: Vaughn C. Nelson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498701930
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Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition covers the fundamentals of renewable energy and serves as a resource to undergraduates in renewable energy courses, non-specialists within the energy industries, or anyone working to support the successful implementation of renewable energy.

The second edition discusses developments that have occurred since the publication of the first edition and considers the growing environmental impact of human activity on planet Earth. Dedicated to converging science and technology in a way that ensures a sustainable future, this book outlines the basics of renewable energy and focuses on current and developing policies that support the shift to renewable energy. New in the second edition, the book addresses bioenergy, energy balance, biodiesel, photovoltaic applications, and climate change.

The authors take a multidisciplinary approach and share their observations on trending technologies (including neuroscience, artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR), nanotechnology, and genetic engineering) that they predict will have a significant impact in the next 25 years. Attributing the major problems in the world to overconsumption and overpopulation, they outline solutions that depend on global and local policies and work to reduce consumption, population growth, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental pollution, and military expenditures.

In addition, the book proposes possible answers to our energy dilemma that include:

  • Reduced demand of fossil fuels to depletion rate
  • Transition to zero population growth and the beginning of a steady-state society
  • A tax placed on carbon
  • Implementing more policies and incentives to increase conservation and efficiency and to decrease the emissions of carbon dioxide

"… a basic introduction to renewable energy… for non-engineering and physics students... a balanced book in terms of content and topics covered … with limited interests for professionals working in the field."
―Radian Belu, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA

Introduction To Renewable Energy Energy And The Environment

Author: Vaughn C. Nelson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439834490
Size: 79.87 MB
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As the world population grows and places more demand on limited fossil fuels, renewable energy becomes more relevant as part of the solution to the impending energy dilemma. Renewable energy is now included in national policies, with goals for it to be a significant percentage of generated energy within the coming decades. A comprehensive overview, Introduction to Renewable Energy explores how we can use the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal resources, and water to generate more sustainable energy.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy, and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It explains the fundamentals of energy, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling, and lighting; collected and concentrated; and converted into electricity. A chapter describes residential power usage―including underground and off-grid homes―and houses that are designed to use energy more efficiently or to be completely self-sufficient. Other chapters cover wind power; bioenergy, including biofuel; and geothermal heat pumps; as well as hydro, tidal, and ocean energy.

Describing storage as a billion-dollar idea, the book discusses the challenges of storing energy and gives an overview of technologies from flywheels to batteries. It also examines institutional issues such as environmental regulations, incentives, infrastructure, and social costs and benefits. Emphasizing the concept of life-cycle cost, the book analyzes the costs associated with different sources of energy.

With recommendations for further reading, formulas, case studies, and extensive use of figures and diagrams, this textbook is suitable for undergraduates in Renewable Energy courses as well as for non-specialists seeking an introduction to renewable energy.

Pedagogical Features:

  • End-of-chapter problems
  • Numerous case studies
  • More than 150 figures and illustrations
  • A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption

Natural Home Heating The Complete Guide To Renewable Energy Options

Author: Greg Pahl
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1931498229
Size: 80.80 MB
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Natural Home Heating is the first comprehensive guide to heating your home with renewable energy sources. Greg Pahl offers a well-organized, easy-to-understand tour of all available renewable home-heating options, including wood, pellet, corn and grain-fired stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and boilers as well as masonry heaters, active and passive solar systems, and heat pumps. Learn how to burn environmentally friendly biodiesel fuels, not just in your car, but in your furnace or boiler. Included is everything you need to know about the fuels, systems, technologies, costs, and advantages and disadvantages of each option. Pahl teaches homeowners how to retrofit existing heating systems and choose renewable replacements, or design an entirely new house that can be heated comfortably with minimal environmental and financial impact.

  • 95% of American homes are heated with fossil fuels or electricity (which is generated mainly by fossil fuels).
  • Oil and gas prices will continue to rise as supplies dwindle and sources become less reliable.
  • Home heating costs could double or even triple in the event of a fuel crisis.
  • The use of fossil fuels is the primary contributor to global warming.
  • There are viable, clean, healthy, and affordable home heating alternatives!

Learn how to burn environmentally friendly bio-diesel fuels, not just in your car, but in your furnace. Find out how a ground-source heat pump works and why it can achieve 400% heating efficiency. Discover what it takes to make burning wood truly sustainable. Natural Home Heating explains all these details and more, making it unique in the marketplace.

Geo Power Stay Warm Keep Cool And Save Money With Geothermal Heating Cooling

Author: Donal Blaise Lloyd
Publisher: PixyJack Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1936555581
Size: 53.36 MB
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A straight-talking book on why ground-source heat pumps (GHPs) are the best choice for heating and cooling new or existing homes in any climate and how this reliable, silent, non-polluting way of extracting free energy from the earth saves money year after year. Ideal for homeowners, anyone training for the geothermal industry, and home-building partners (architects, builders, lenders, inspectors), Geo Power explains the various GHP system options and why installing a geothermal system is a smart investment. Then author Don Lloyd goes one step further and provides insights into the simple science of this proven heat-pump technology. - Geothermal system options: open loop vs. closed earth loops; either horizontal or vertical, for water-to-water or water-to-air HVAC systems. - Important money concerns: costs, tax credits, payback time, increased home values. - Earth Smart Home profiles from around the country. - Incorporating solar electricity. - Understanding the basic principles of heat pumps and how super-efficiencies are achieved. - Performance standards, ratings, and warranties. - Careers: joining the industry. - Extensive appendix.

The Solar House Passive Heating And Cooling

Author: Daniel D. Chiras
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1931498121
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Passive solar heating and passive cooling—approaches known as natural conditioning—provide comfort throughout the year by reducing, or eliminating, the need for fossil fuel. Yet while heat from sunlight and ventilation from breezes is free for the taking, few modern architects or builders really understand the principles involved.

Now Dan Chiras, author of the popular book The Natural House, brings those principles up to date for a new generation of solar enthusiasts.

The techniques required to heat and cool a building passively have been used for thousands of years. Early societies such as the Native American Anasazis and the ancient Greeks perfected designs that effectively exploited these natural processes. The Greeks considered anyone who didn't use passive solar to heat a home to be a barbarian!

In the United States, passive solar architecture experienced a major resurgence of interest in the 1970s in response to crippling oil embargoes. With grand enthusiasm but with scant knowledge (and sometimes little common sense), architects and builders created a wide variety of solar homes. Some worked pretty well, but looked more like laboratories than houses. Others performed poorly, overheating in the summer because of excessive or misplaced windows and skylights, and growing chilly in the colder months because of insufficient thermal mass and insulation and poor siting.

In The Solar House, Dan Chiras sets the record straight on the vast potential for passive heating and cooling. Acknowledging the good intentions of misguided solar designers in the past, he highlights certain egregious—and entirely avoidable—errors. More importantly, Chiras explains in methodical detail how today's home builders can succeed with solar designs.

Now that energy efficiency measures including higher levels of insulation and multi-layered glazing have become standard, it is easier than ever before to create a comfortable and affordable passive solar house that will provide year-round comfort in any climate.

Moreover, since modern building materials and airtight construction methods sometimes result in air-quality and even toxicity problems, Chiras explains state-of-the-art ventilation and filtering techniques that complement the ancient solar strategies of thermal mass and daylighting. Chiras also explains the new diagnostic aids available in printed worksheet or software formats, allowing readers to generate their own design schemes.

Ground Source Heat Pumps Fundamentals Experiments And Applications

Author: Ioan Sarbu
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128042206
Size: 18.30 MB
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Ground-Source Heat Pumps presents the theory and some of the most recent advances of GSHPs and their implementation in the heating/cooling system of buildings. The authors explore the thermodynamic cycle with calculation, operation regimes and economic indicators and GHG emissions of a vapor compression heat pump. They go on to examine substitution strategies of non-ecological refrigerants and types of compressors and heat pumps, before delving into the different GSHP systems, as well as their compared economic, energy and environmental performances using classical and optimized adjustment for various operating modes. Surface water heat pumps and ground water heat pumps are covered, and special focus is given to both vertical and horizontal ground-coupled heat pump systems, for which modelling and simulation is discussed, and experimental systems are described. Due to its advanced approach to the subject, this book will be especially valuable for researchers, graduate students and academics, and as reference for engineers and specialists in the varied domains of building services.

  • Explores fundamentals and state-of-the-art research, including ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) systems.
  • Includes performance assessment and comparison for different types of GSHP, numerical simulation models, practical applications of GSHPs with details on the renewable energy integration, information on refrigerants, and economic analysis.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook Your Complete Guide To Living Beyond The Grid With Renewable Energy Technologies And Sustainable Living

Author: John Schaeffer
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865717842
Size: 46.15 MB
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What book would you want if you were stranded on a desert island? Widely regarded as the "bible" of off-grid living, Real Goods Solar Living Source Book might be your best choice. With over six hundred thousand copies in print worldwide, it is the most comprehensive resource available for anyone interested in lessening their environmental footprint or increasing their energy independence.

The Solar Living Sourcebook, Fourteenth Edition is the ultimate guide to renewable energy, sustainable living, natural and green building, off-grid living, and alternative transportation, written by experts with decades of experience and a passion for sharing their knowledge. This fully revised and updated edition includes brand new sections on permaculture and urban homesteading and completely rewritten chapters on solar technology, sustainable transportation, and relocalization. It also boasts greatly expanded material on:

  • Natural building
  • Permaculture and biodynamics
  • Electric and biofuel-powered vehicles
  • Passive solar
  • Solar water heating
  • Grid-tie photovoltaic systems

—plus maps, wiring diagrams, formulae, charts, electrical code, solar sizing worksheets, and much more.

Whether you're a layperson or a professional, novice or longtime aficionado, the Sourcebook puts the latest research and information at your fingertips—everything you need to know to make sustainable living a reality.

John Schaeffer is the president and founder of Real Goods—the foremost global source for tools and information on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living. Since 1978, through Real Goods, he has pioneered solar technology in North America, providing over one hundred and fifty megawatts of solar power and helping to solarize over eighteen thousand homes.

Heating With Renewable Energy

Author: John Siegenthaler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337268682
Size: 64.29 MB
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Whether you are preparing for a career in the building trades or are already a professional contractor, this practical book will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to merge renewable heat sources (such as solar thermal ...

Renewable Heating And Cooling

Author: Gerhard Stryi-Hipp
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782422188
Size: 48.81 MB
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Users will find this book to be an essential resource for lead engineers and engineering consultants working on renewable heating and cooling in engineering companies, as well as academics and R&D professionals in private research ...

Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Author: G. N. Tiwari
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849733805
Size: 12.39 MB
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A unique book dealing with all types of renewable energy resources, aimed at scientists but also a textbook for science students

Introduction To Renewable Energy Second Edition

Author: Vaughn C. Nelson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498701957
Size: 21.65 MB
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Dedicated to converging science and technology in a way that ensures a sustainable future, this book outlines the basics of renewable energy and focuses on current and developing policies that support the shift to renewable energy.

Geothermal Energy

Author: William E. Glassley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482221748
Size: 38.65 MB
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This text covers every area of geothermal energy, including environmental and economic issues, and technological advancements.

Advances In Solar Heating And Cooling

Author: Ruzhu Wang
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 0081003021
Size: 77.16 MB
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This book provides an authoritative review of the latest research in solar heating and cooling technologies and applications.

Renewable Energy For Residential Heating And Cooling

Author: International Energy Authority Renewable Energy Technology Deployment International Energy Authority Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD)
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136537120
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Canada has a wealth of resources but lacks a unified policy for the promotion of
renewable heating and cooling applications. Biomass along with solarthermal
represent the greatest potential resources for renewable energy for heating, ...