Alternative Energy

Brandon Baker, a young high school graduate, is thrust into a world of dead-end jobs. Drinking life away with his friends, he awaits his shot at the only life to live in the eyes of an Albertan— oil and gas. Destiny wakes him from his seemingly eternal hangover, whisking him away from comfort to the unfamiliar streets of the big city and his shot at the big show, the oil rigs. Newfound love and experimentation challenge his inbred small town morals. Brandon finds life in the fast lane to be truly blinding. Work consumes him, love turns to lost, and greed leads to death. Stripped of himself, Brandon finds truth on the winds of a foreign land, where he questions what should have been and searches for his true path.

Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution 2nd Edition

Award winning author John Graves tells the story of the process, the people and the communities involved in the hydraulic fracturing of the deep rock. Our shale gas and oil reserves are higher, our crude imports continue to decline while jobs and tax revenues grow and the environment’s health improves: all a result of the wise use of the American hydrocarbon bounty. Recent price decline for crude oil is the new oil war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. U S production continues to increase as our costs decline. Big Oil, OPEC and independent US producers are fighting to the bottom of the crude barrel.  Who will win this multiple theatre war? Stay tuned!

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

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The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today. Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Third Edition, examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge.

The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind, and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics, and their future prospects.

Together with its companion volume, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Second Edition (OUP, 2012, 9780199593743), this book provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various “renewables.” The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implica

Solar Electricity Handbook – 2015 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar PV systems.

The Solar Electricity Handbook – 2015 Edition, is a simple, practical guide to using electric solar panels and designing and installing photovoltaic PV systems. Now in its ninth edition, the book assumes no previous knowledge of solar electric systems. The book explains how solar panels work and how they can be used. It explains the advantages of solar energy and the drawbacks that you need to take into account when designing a solar power system. As well as explaining the underlying principles, it provides a step-by-step guide so that you can successfully design and install a photovoltaic solar system from scratch. Unlike many guides, The Solar Electricity Handbook explains the principles behind the technology, allowing the reader to design solar energy systems with confidence. The book has been used all around the world, designing systems as diverse as providing entire African villages with electricity, powering vending machines, building grid-tied systems for housing, building a one

Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy If you think a Maglev train is a child’s toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic’s fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It’s a no-brainer! You’ll learn about: Passive solar heating Thermal-mass cooling Propulsion with biofuels Electric vehic

Alternative Energy: Sources and Systems (Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources)

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The skyrocketing demand for clean, abundant energy has resulted in a need for comprehensive information that can be used by builders, technicians, energy industry professionals, and anyone else wanting to learn about alternative forms of energy and their everyday uses. With a vast array of information available on the subject, Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems stands out from the crowd as an easy-to-read resource on current, mainstream technologies as well as those on the horizon. This book bridges the gap between overly simplistic information and high-level engineering materials. Instead, Alternative Energy: Sources & Systems serves as a comprehensive guide that explores solar, wind, and other sources, and the technology available to harness them. Readers will gain a better understanding of how these systems work as well as how they are put together. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro™. This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

The solution to our current energy dilemma will contain features of both alternate energy sources and alternate use of existing energy sources. In order to help engineers find this solution, Alternative Energy Systems covers a wide range of concepts. They will examine areas involving reat turbomachine and solar energy, CHP applications, and additional alternate energy concepts. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations. Alternate energy topics are also equated to topics related to renewable energy resources. Engineers will learn how to apply these concepts to find new solutions.

Alternative Energy Secrets: Practical Solutions for Personal Energy Problems

The eighth book in Stephen Chastain’s DIY series, Alternative Energy Secrets is a companion text to his title Generators and Inverters. Alternative Energy Secrets focuses on overlooked fuels. Extensive information regarding waste oils and their inexpensive conversion to useful fuels. Plans for a super fast oil collector trailer that picks up 200 gallons in a few minutes and does not form water emulsion like a gear pump will. Describes oil cracking, blending, filtering, testing and construction of centrifuges to clean waste oils and make them suitable for use in home heating or as diesel fuel. Construction of waste oil burners, and heaters, tips on off-grid power generation and converting your car to diesel are included. Practical how to. Very unusual material. Nothing like it anywhere on the market. A must have for alternative energy users.

Alternative Energy For Dummies

Get the truth about alternative energy and make it part of your life Want to utilize cleaner, greener types of energy? This plain-English guide clearly explains the popular forms of alternative energy that you can use in your home, your car, and more. Separating myth from fact, this resource explores the current fossil fuel conundrum, the benefits of alternatives, and the energy of the future, such as hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The ABCs of alternative energy — what it is, how it works, and what the real costs are Where we are now — learn where our current energy comes from and how much longer it will last Take the first step — see how energy efficiency and conservation can reduce your reliance on fossil fuels Grasp the alternatives — from nuclear power to geothermal energy to wood burning, understand the benefits that alternative energy can have on the nation Apply alternative fuels to transportation — from biofuels to exotic propulsion to electricity, see how

Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy

Where does the energy we use come from? It’s absolutely vital to every single thing we do every  day, but for most people, it is utterly invisible. Flick a switch and the lights go on. It might as well be magic. Science writer Jeremy Shere shows us in Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy that energy is anything but magical. Producing it in fossil fuel form is a dirty, expensive—but also hugely profitable— enterprise, with enormous but largely hidden costs to the entire planet. The cold, hard fact is that at some point we will have wrung the planet dry of easily accessible sources of fossil fuel. And when that time comes, humankind will have no choice but to turn—or, more accurately, return—to other, cleaner, renewable energy sources. What will those sources be? How far have we come to realizing the technologies that will make these sources available?To find the answers, Shere began his journey with a tour of a traditional coal-fueled power plant in his h