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Solar Electricity Basics (PDF)

Solar Electricity Basics (PDF)

A Green Energy Guide

Solar energy is an abundant resource. Once a curiosity, solar electric systems are becoming commonplace. As we transition away from finite and polluting fossil fuels, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable technologies such as solar electricity …

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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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Wearing Smaller Shoes (PDF)

Wearing Smaller Shoes (PDF)

Living Light on the Big Blue Marble

You've been wondering how to reduce your footprint, but are intimidated by the idea that nothing less than installing solar panels and going off the grid will work. Nonsense - no need to be scared off by all that "green" noise. You have two goals: …

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Blackout (EPUB)

Blackout (EPUB)

Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country's total energy. China and India's ferocious economic growth is based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity.

Coal currently looks like a solution to …

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Blackout (PDF)

Blackout (PDF)

Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country's total energy. China and India's ferocious economic growth is based almost entirely on coal-generated electricity.

Coal currently looks like a solution to …

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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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The Human-Powered Home (EPUB)

The Human-Powered Home (EPUB)

Choosing Muscles Over Motors

What if I could harness this energy? An unusual question for anyone putting in a long stint on a treadmill perhaps, and yet human power is a very old, practical and empowering alternative to fossil fuels. Replacing motors with muscles can be …

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