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Earthscan Expert

Earthscan Expert Series

Series Editor: Frank Jackson

Earthscan's Expert Series is a major new book series providing clear, practical information for people who want to work with environmentally friendly low-carbon technologies. From specific handbooks to more general guides, each highly illustrated title is essential reading for professionals keen to expand their skills base and take advantage of the low carbon revolution.

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1-10 of 11 results in Earthscan Expert
  1. Solar Cooling

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

    By Paul Kohlenbach, Uli Jakob

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Cooling buildings is a major global energy consumer and the energy requirement is growing year by year. This guide to solar cooling technology explains all you need to know about how solar energy can be converted into cooling energy. It outlines the difference between heat-driven and...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Pico-solar Electric Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market

    By John Keane

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the technology behind the pico-solar revolution and offers guidance on how to test and choose quality products. The book also discusses how pioneering companies and initiatives are overcoming challenges to reach scale in the marketplace, from...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Energy Management in Industry

    The Earthscan Expert Guide

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Energy demand reduction is fast becoming a business activity for all companies and organisations because it can increase profits regardless of the nature of their core activity. The International Energy Agency believes that industry could improve its energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Energy Management in Buildings

    The Earthscan Expert Guide

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction project managers, procurement specialists, efficiency advocates and often provide...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Renewable Energy Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies for Home and Business

    By Dilwyn Jenkins

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    This book is the long awaited guide for anyone interested in renewables at home or work. It sweeps away scores of common misconceptions while clearly illustrating the best in renewable and energy efficiency technologies. A fully illustrated guide to renewable energy for the home and small business,...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Grid-connected Solar Electric Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

    By Geoff Stapleton, Susan Neill

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Solar electricity – or photovoltaics (PV) – is the world's fastest growing energy technology. It can be used on a wide variety of scales, from single dwellings to utility-scale solar farms providing power for whole communities. It can be integrated into existing electricity grids with...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Solar Technology

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Solar energy is free, abundant and sustainable, with many methods existing to harness it. This guide is the essential introduction to the subject, explaining how the technologies work, how best they should be employed, and the costs and benefits of using them. It provides detailed yet accessible...

    Published August 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Sustainable Home Refurbishment

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency

    By David Thorpe

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    A retro-fit offers many benefits: cutting electricity and heating bills, increasing the resale value of homes, slashing carbon emissions and creating a healthier place to live. This book is the guide to making it happen. It looks at: draught-proofing, insulation and damp ventilation,...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

    By Mark Hankins

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    One of the best ways to get power to remote, off-grid locations, whether in developed or developing countries, is through the use of solar electric systems. This practical guide describes how to plan, design and install solar electric systems in a manner that is hands-on, graphic and technically...

    Published June 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Solar Domestic Water Heating

    The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

    By Chris Laughton

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    Solar Domestic Water Heating is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of solar domestic water heating systems. As fossil fuel prices continue to rise and awareness of climate change grows, interest in domestic solar water heating is expanding. Solar water heating technology is the most...

    Published May 27th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Anaerobic Digestion – Making Biogas – Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide
    By Tim Pullen
    To Be Published December 10th 2014

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