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A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy

Microgeneration systems and their Installation

By Christopher Kitcher

Routledge – 2012 – 158 pages

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    978-0-08-097064-6
    December 16th 2011

Description

A guide to renewable energy specifically aimed at vocational and professional construction courses

A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy provides the perfect introduction to one of the construction industry’s leading growth areas, containing an overview of all types of renewable energy sources, as well as information relating to the installation and inspection of renewable energy systems.

The practical focus in this book will give you the confidence to pass micro-generation exams, discuss the subject with clients and work on all new and emerging renewable energy systems. Designed to make learning easier, this book contains:

  • step-by-step instructions in how to fit and test renewable energy systems
  • clear diagrams, photos and flow charts that demonstrate core principles
  • associated online questions and answers that enable you to test your knowledge and further your understanding of the subject.

As a student or professional this textbook will provide the information needed to pass your course and is also an ideal onsite reference. Readers will be able to access a free companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/kitcher where they will find related videos, questions and answers and links to further information upon renewable energy.

Reviews

'The information contained in this book is very detailed about the various types of renewable energy sources available. It is well presented, both visually and through written description. Renewable energy has a major part to play in our society today and I think this book explains the systems that are being used very well indeed.' Terry McCarten, East Surrey College

'The text and images are very clear and the format makes it easy to find, read and digest the information. Good clear text supplemented with good graphics and images' Michael Lavelle, Stockport College

'The book deals with all the main sources of alternative energy supplies. Very good clear graphics to aid understanding.' Paul Palmer, Deeside College

'I found the book to be of a similar high quality to the inspection and testing book Christopher Kitcher has also written. The text makes this book suitable for the environmental units on qualifications. The text is pitched at the correct level with clear colour illustrations.' Mark Baker, West Suffolk College

'The practical guidance, is what sets this book apart from other texts I have reviewed' Bradley Williams, West Suffolk College

'Highly readable, good images throughout, excellent coverage' Tony Bechelet, Highlands College

Contents

Need for renewable energy in dwellings

Types of renewable energy

Microgeneration certification scheme (MCS)

Photovoltaic systems

Heat pumps

Ground to water heat pumps

Air to water heat pumps

Wind turbines

Biomass fuel

Overview on hydro and wave power

Requirements for becoming a registered Microgeneration installer

Appendices including tips on building a quality file, and a list of registration bodies

Author Bio

Chris Kitcher has 50 years experience in the electrical industry. He is an electrical installation lecturer at Central Sussex College and an NICEIC inspector for the Microgeneration Certification scheme (MCS). For the last 17 years he has worked in the college environment whilst maintaining his electrical skills by periodically working on site.

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Description: By Christopher Kitcher. A guide to renewable energy specifically aimed at vocational and professional construction courses A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy provides the perfect introduction to one of the construction industry’s leading growth areas, containing an...
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