The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass, and Hydropower

Energy bills have skyrocketed in the United States, and traditional energy sources can be as damaging to the environment as they are to your pocketbook. The Homeowner’s Guide to Renewable Energy will show you how to slash your home energy costs while dramatically reducing your carbon footprint.Completely revised and updated, this new edition describes the most practical and affordable methods for making significant improvements in home energy efficiency and tapping into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources. If implemented, these measures will save the average homeowner tens of thousands of dollars over the coming decades.Focusing on the latest technological advances in residential renewable energy, this guide examines each alternative energy option available including:Solar hot water and solar hot air systemsPassive and active solar retrofits for heating and coolingElectricity from solar, wind, and microhydroHydrogen, fuel cells, methane digesters, and biodieselThis well-illus

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy

The great energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy is under way. As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise, and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fueled by oil, natural gas, and coal is being replaced with one powered by wind, solar, and geothermal energy. The Great Transition details the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. As many countries become less enamored with coal and nuclear power, they are embracing an array of clean, renewable energies. Whereas solar energy projects were once small-scale, largely designed for residential use, energy investors are now building utility-scale solar projects. Strides are being made: some of the huge wind farm complexes under construction in China will each produce as much electricity as several nuclear power plants, and an electrified transport system supplemented by the use of bicy

Wind Power Basics: The Ultimate Guide to Wind Energy Systems and Wind Generators for Homes

Wind Power: The Most Underrated Renewable Source Of EnergyThere are many types of renewable sources of energy that you can harness and while the solar power energy remains to be the most popular, wind energy is considered to be underrated. The reason why wind power is underrated is that building structures to harness electricity from the wind are very massive and costly.However, the innovations in wind power have made it possible for people to afford wind turbines to harness power for home use. If you are one of the many people who are looking for other sources of renewable energy aside from solar power, then this book is for you.With this book, you will be able to learn the following:Understand the basic information of wind power. Chapter 1 discusses about the things that you need to know about wind turbine. This chapter discusses about the different types of designs of wind turbines and the types of wind power system. Moreover, it also provides information on how turbines work and h