Diy Solar Projects Updated Edition

Autore: Eric Smith
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ISBN: 1591866642
Grandezza: 32,20 MB
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This new edition of DIY Solar Projects uses step-by-step photos to teach readers how to harness the sun's energy to power solar ovens, air circulators, water heaters, and many more projects

Diy Solar Projects

Autore: Eric Smith
Editore: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1589236033
Grandezza: 10,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Advances in solar technology have made many DIY-friendly products available to consumers, several of which will be hitting the market for the first time in 2011. These include solar water heaters, solar battery charging stations, solar powered lights, photovoltaic shingles that provide supplementary electricity, solar heat pumps, and solar panel kits that generate primary home electrical service. Among the step-by-step projects is a solar water heating system you can build and install yourself for under $1000; simple thermosyphon solar heat collectors for barns and outbuildings; or "heat grabbers" that you can fabricate for $50 in materials and position below a south-facing window to provide auxiliary winter heat.

Diy Solar Power

Autore: Micah Toll
Editore:
ISBN: 9780989906715
Grandezza: 11,31 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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A detailed how-to guide teaching you everything you need to know in order to plan and create your own solar powered systems.

Passive Solar Energy House Projects

Autore: Sharon Cornet
Editore:
ISBN: 9781083088796
Grandezza: 55,36 MB
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Literally 4 books in one! This greatly updated second version has four of the original topics greatly expanded with images and information, how-to info, details and Q&A's, and more--over 600 pages! The non-electric solar topics include: 1) how to make a solar oven, 2) how to design a solar water distiller, 3) how to design a passive solar house, and 4) how to make air conditioning earth tubes. These topics are built on each other in concept, going from easier to harder, with the exception of earthtubes, which are supplementary to passive solar house design and involves passive cooling rather than passive heating (the latter of which is done through the design of the house itself). These four subjects are also great for people who live off grid or plan to live where there is sunshine but want to reduce their power bills. There is no reason why utility bills have to be outrageous when the design of your building projects can utilize renewable energy to bring you purified water, hot cooked food, warmth during winter, and a way to keep cool in summer. I have personally built all of these projects and you can too. Everything I can think of is covered here on how to do it.

Solar Rooftop Diy The Homeowner S Guide To Installing Your Own Photovoltaic Energy System Countryman Know How

Autore: Mike Sullivan
Editore: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575335
Grandezza: 57,93 MB
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The do-it-yourself guide for converting your home to solar power Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable—and expensive. Or is it? Many homeowners simply assume that the cost of solar panels is out of their reach, but in reality, the technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thousands who are doing it themselves? In Solar Rooftop DIY, sustainable energy expert Mike Sullivan offers five design plans—ranging from a few simple panels to a complex, roof-covering array—for building a rooftop PV energy system for any home. Each plan has clear and detailed step-by-step photographs showing the installation process. Many of them require no additional labor—just a few days' commitment for the average weekend warrior. With energy costs only set to increase in the future, now is the time to make the switch to solar and start selling power back to the grid.

The Complete Diy Solar Panel Guide

Autore: Troy Reid
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105349675
Grandezza: 67,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2865
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Sun Tracking And Solar Renewable Energy Harvesting

Autore: Gerro Prinsloo
Editore: Gerro Prinsloo
ISBN:
Grandezza: 79,33 MB
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Free to download eBook on Practical Solar Tracking Design, Solar Tracking, Sun Tracking, Sun Tracker, Solar Tracker, Follow Sun, Sun Position calculation (Azimuth, Elevation, Zenith), Sun following, Sunrise, Sunset, Moon-phase, Moonrise, Moonset calculators. In harnessing power from the sun through a solar tracker or solar tracking system, renewable energy system developers require automatic solar tracking software and solar position algorithms. On-axis sun tracking system such as the altitude-azimuth dual axis or multi-axis solar tracker systems use a sun tracking algorithm or ray tracing sensors or software to ensure the sun's passage through the sky is traced with high precision in automated solar tracker applications, right through summer solstice, solar equinox and winter solstice. Eco Friendly and Environmentally Sustainable Micro Combined Solar Heat and Power (m-CHP, m-CCHP, m-CHCP) with Microgrid Storage and Layered Smartgrid Control towards Supplying Off-Grid Rural Villages in developing BRICS countries such as Africa, India, China and Brazil. Off-grid rural villages and isolated islands areas require mCHP and trigeneration solar power plants and associated isolated smart microgrid solutions to serve the community energy needs. This article describes the development progress for such a system, also referred to as solar polygeneration. The system includes a sun tracker mechanism wherin a parabolic dish or lenses are guided by a light sensitive mechanique in a way that the solar receiver is always at right angle to the solar radiation. Solar thermal energy is then either converted into electrical energy through a free piston Stirling, or stored in a thermal storage container. The project includes the thermodynamic modeling of the plant in Matlab Simulink as well as the development of an intelligent control approach that includes smart microgrid distribution and optimization. The book includes aspects in the simulation and optimization of stand-alone hybrid renewable energy systems and co-generation in isolated or islanded microgrids. It focusses on the stepwise development of a hybrid solar driven micro combined cooling heating and power (mCCHP) compact trigeneration polygeneration and thermal energy storage (TES) system with intelligent weather prediction, weak-ahead scheduling (time horizon), and look-ahead dispatch on integrated smart microgrid distribution principles. The solar harvesting and solar thermodynamic system includes an automatic sun tracking platform based on a PLC controlled mechatronic sun tracking system that follows the sun progressing across the sky. An intelligent energy management and adaptive learning control optimization approach is proposed for autonomous off-grid remote power applications, both for thermodynamic optimization and smart micro-grid optimization for distributed energy resources (DER). The correct resolution of this load-following multi objective optimization problem is a complex task because of the high number and multi-dimensional variables, the cross-correlation and interdependency between the energy streams as well as the non-linearity in the performance of some of the system components. Exergy-based control approaches for smartgrid topologies are considered in terms of the intelligence behind the safe and reliable operation of a microgrid in an automated system that can manage energy flow in electrical as well as thermal energy systems. The standalone micro-grid solution would be suitable for a rural village, intelligent building, district energy system, campus power, shopping mall centre, isolated network, eco estate or remote island application setting where self-generation and decentralized energy system concepts play a role. Discrete digital simulation models for the thermodynamic and active demand side management systems with digital smartgrid control unit to optimize the system energy management is currently under development. Parametric simulation models for this trigeneration system (polygeneration, poligeneration, quadgeneration) are developed on the Matlab Simulink and TrnSys platforms. In terms of model predictive coding strategies, the automation controller will perform multi-objective cost optimization for energy management on a microgrid level by managing the generation and storage of electrical, heat and cooling energies in layers. Each layer has its own set of smart microgrid priorities associated with user demand side cycle predictions. Mixed Integer Linear Programming and Neural network algorithms are being modeled to perform Multi Objective Control optimization as potential optimization and adaptive learning techniques.

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Autore: Rik DeGunther
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470873656
Grandezza: 31,47 MB
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The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all the latest information on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible. Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scale solar-power systems for the home New small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, and applications Rik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energy consulting firm Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

Diy Solar Heater

Autore: Michael Smart
Editore:
ISBN: 9781541109841
Grandezza: 40,58 MB
Formato: PDF
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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. DIY Solar Heater Build and Use a Solar Air Heater for Less than You Think If you are in need of a new way to maintain heat this winter, you shouldn't look any further than solar power heating. In order to avoid an electric or gas bill that goes through the roof, a solar power heater could end up saving you a lot of money. Utilizing the power of the sun to heat your home is one of the best things that you could ever do. This book teaches you like never before how you can free yourself from those overbearing utility companies and be completely independent from the grid. Learn like never before how you can find an alternative means of heating, and how you can build your own DIY solar panel. This book takes you from the ground level, explaining every detail of how you can employ solar power to heat your home. Along with conveying a basic understanding of the mechanics behind solar heating, this book also provides the details for several specific solar heating projects, giving you step by step instructions how to create them. These projects include window box heaters, portable solar air heaters, and even a solar water heater. This is a no nonsense guide that gets right down to the nuts and bolts of solar power heating! Buy this book to find out more! Learn how to: Create an alternate source of energy Heat your home more efficiently Survive the cold winter Be free from your utilities And much more! Download your E book "DIY Solar Heater: Build and Use a Solar Air Heater for Less than You Think" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

Diy Projects For The Self Sufficient Homeowner

Autore: Betsy Matheson
Editore: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1589235673
Grandezza: 67,18 MB
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Vista: 1886
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"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.

Diy Sustainable Home Projects

Autore: Sam Fury
Editore: Survival Fitness Plan
ISBN:
Grandezza: 30,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2596
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Discover 80+ Sustainable Living Projects Whether you live rural, in the suburbs, or in the city, this book has projects to make your home more sustainable. Have fun creating a self-sustainable home and in the process you will: * Save money. Provide something for yourself and that's money you don't have to spend. * Be healthier. Grow and make your own and you can leave all the harmful chemicals out. * Help the environment. Self sustainable homes waste less, and that's good for the environment. * Make extra income. Discover a variety of ways to make extra income from your sustainability projects. Start making your home more sustainable today, because this book has DIY projects for everyone! Get it now. Sustainable Home Ideas For Everyone Inside this book you will learn how to: * Grow a highly efficient vegetable garden for the climate you live in. * Numerous ways to collect, store, and treat your own water. * Make your own natural soap and other chemical-free health and hygiene products. * Raise chickens for eggs and/or meat. * Get started with bee keeping. * Preserve all your extra produce. * Build highly efficient wood ovens. * Harness the power of solar energy for electricity, cooking, and heat. * Make your own oil, flour, dairy free milk, dairy free yogurt, and more - all from one plant! * Control bugs, rodents, and other pests without chemicals or cruel traps. ... plus many more tips for sustainable living! Includes 4 Free Bonuses Your daily health and fitness cheat sheet. * A critical first aid guide including an emergency first aid cheat sheet. * A 15-minute yoga stretch routine for increased flexibility, strength, and balance. * 5 easy mindfulness meditations. * Start your DIY sustainable home projects today, because this book has over 80 of them! Get it now!

Diy How To Build A Solar Water Distiller

Autore: Sharon Buydens
Editore:
ISBN: 9781517216689
Grandezza: 36,48 MB
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Vista: 4614
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Build a solar water distiller yourself to purify water without electricity or water pressure.

Solar Energy Digest

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ISBN:
Grandezza: 63,44 MB
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Hacking Electronics An Illustrated Diy Guide For Makers And Hobbyists

Autore: Simon Monk
Editore: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071802371
Grandezza: 31,76 MB
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Vista: 9147
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Bring your electronic inventions to life! "This full-color book is impressive...there are some really fun projects!" -GeekDad, Wired.com Who needs an electrical engineering degree? This intuitive guide shows how to wire, disassemble, tweak, and re-purpose everyday devices quickly and easily. Packed with full-color illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Hacking Electronics teaches by doing--each topic features fun, easy-to-follow projects. Discover how to hack sensors, accelerometers, remote controllers, ultrasonic rangefinders, motors, stereo equipment, microphones, and FM transmitters. The final chapter contains useful information on getting the most out of cheap or free bench and software tools. Safely solder, join wires, and connect switches Identify components and read schematic diagrams Understand the how and why of electronics theory Work with transistors, LEDs, and laser diode modules Power your devices with a/c supplies, batteries, or solar panels Get up and running on Arduino boards and pre-made modules Use sensors to detect everything from noxious gas to acceleration Build and modify audio amps, microphones, and transmitters Fix gadgets and scavenge useful parts from dead equipment

Diy Homeprojects Imagine The Possilities

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Editore: eBooks
ISBN:
Grandezza: 65,38 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Do It Yourself Projects To Get You Off The Grid

Autore: Instructables.com
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510738460
Grandezza: 37,71 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9087
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Instructables is back with this inspiring book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about going green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Here, you will learn to: Clip a chicken’s wings Power your lawn mower with solar power Create a chicken tractor for the city Water your garden with solar power Build a thermoelectric lamp Create an algae bioreactor from water bottles And much more! Illustrated with dozens of full-color photographs per project accompanying easy-to-follow instructions, this Instructables collection utilizes the best that the online community has to offer, turning a far-reaching group of people into a mammoth database churning out ideas to make life better, easier, and, in this case, greener, as this volume exemplifies.

Diy How To Make A Solar Oven

Autore: Sharon Buydens
Editore: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515302049
Grandezza: 71,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2260
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Sharon Buydens first served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and newsletter editor for the El Paso Solar Energy Association (www.espea.org) starting in 1989 (under her previous name). After learning about passive solar home design, and teaching workshops, attending events, promoting solar on Earth Day committees, she designed and built a passive solar straw bale house in Nebraska. Upon returning to El Paso in 1999 she became EPSEA's Project Manager for three bi-national and EPA grants to install solar water distillers in border colonias, and was first female EPSEA President in 2001. Today Sharon writes books and teaches others about the many practical aspects of solar energy.

Projects To Get You Off The Grid

Autore: Instructables.com
Editore: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1620871645
Grandezza: 33,72 MB
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Vista: 5515
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Presents step-by-step instructions for completing projects that provide a green approach to everyday life, including a rainwater collection and distribution system, a thermoelectric lamp, and a solar power system.

Black Decker Wiring Basics

Autore: Editors of CPi
Editore: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610587170
Grandezza: 19,89 MB
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Vista: 9768
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DIVThe editors of Creative Publishing, international, now bring you the Wiring Basics Quick Read, offering fundamental background information on how electricity works and how you can work with it safely. This quick read, excerpted from the best-selling The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 5th edition, includes information on circuitry, tools, basic wiring how-to, and a glossary of terms. If you would like the rest of the story, look for The Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 5th edition./div

Black Decker The Complete Guide To Wiring 5th Edition

Autore: Editors of CPi
Editore: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610601920
Grandezza: 70,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3379
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DIVThe Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring has been America's best-selling consumer wiring book for more than a decade, with previous editions selling more than 1 million copies. This fifth edition has been updated to comply with 2011-2013 National Electrical Codes. It also includes all-new information on solar electricity, grounding an upgraded electrical service system, emergency back-up electrical power and much more. A bonus computer/smartphone link takes you to 60 minutes of how-to video featuring common home wiring projects./div