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    Solar Water Heating - Revised and Expanded

    Solar Water Heating - Revised and Expanded

    A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems

    Heating water with the sun is a practice almost as old as humankind itself. Solar Water Heating, now completely revised and expanded, is the definitive guide to this clean and cost-effective technology.

    Beginning with a review of the history of solar …

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    Wind Power Basics

    Wind Power Basics

    A Green Energy Guide

    Humans have harnessed wind power for centuries. It is the fastest growing source of energy in the world, and by the year 2020 it is projected to supply at least 12 % of global electrical demand.

    Wind Power Basics provides a clear understanding of …

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    Power From the Wind

    Power From the Wind

    A Practical Guide to Small-Scale Energy Production

    Faced with frequent power outages, skyrocketing energy costs, and constant reminders of the impacts of conventional energy sources, homeowners and businesses are beginning to explore ways to use energy more efficiently and to generate their own …

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    Alcohol Fuel

    Alcohol Fuel

    Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel

    Dwindling petroleum supplies and growing environmental concerns are significantly impacting the cost of petro-fuel and its infrastructure. The search for alternative fuel sources has led to ethanol, a gasoline substitute that is already in the …

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    SVO

    SVO

    Powering Your Vehicle with Straight Vegetable Oil

    The benefits of straight vegetable oil (SVO) as an alternate fuel for diesel engines are many. SVO is cheap, carbon-neutral, uses a waste product, and does not depend upon centralized corporate infrastructure.

    An experienced designer and researcher …

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    Photovoltaics

    Photovoltaics

    Design and Installation Manual

    Producing electricity from the sun using photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a major industry worldwide. But designing, installing and maintaining such systems requires knowledge and training, and there have been few easily accessible, …

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    Microhydro

    Microhydro

    Clean Power from Water

    Hydroelectricity is the world's largest -- and cleanest -- source of renewable energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed "the simplest, most …

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