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  1. Pico-solar Electric Systems

    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 innovative distribution strategies to reach customers in rural India and Tanzania, to product development in Cambodia, product assembly in Mozambique and the introduction of ‘pay as you go’ technology in Kenya.

  2. Biofuel Cropping Systems

    Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organization affect the establishment and performance of these crops. The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices related to conversion and wider impacts. It explores how biofuel production chain development is steered by emerging technologies and management practices and how both can be influenced by effective policies designed to encourage sustainable biofuel production.

  3. A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

    In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed for navigating through the growing regulatory maze with confidence.

  4. Energy Management in Industry

    Earthscan Expert Guide to efficienct energy management in idustry, including how to conduct an energy audit, plan and monitor a verification strategy and make an energy saving campaign successful.
     

  5. Energy Management in Buildings

    Eartshcan Expert Guide to efficient energy management in buildings, including how to conduct an energy audit, plan and monitor a verification strategy and make an energy saving campaign successful
     

  6. The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook

    The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook explains the business case for property professionals to pursue solar projects. A project’s value is determined by its potential risks and rewards; these are explained thoroughly in terms understood by the real estate industry. It provides a framework for practical decision-making, with each chapter addressing a step in the process, from project idea to completion.

  7. The Energy of Nations

    Five systemic risks threatening the global economy. One entrepreneur day to day in the guts of them all. His story is a voyage of discovery into the institutionalization of denial, the reasons civilizations fail, and the case for hope that we can escape disaster.
     

  8. Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems

    New third edition of the bestselling manual from the German Solar Energy Society (DGS), showing you the essential steps to plan and install a solar photovoltaic system.

    With a global focus, it has been updated to include sections on new technology and concepts, new legislation and the current PV market.

    Updates cover:

    • new developments in inverter and module technology
    • market situation worldwide and outlook
    • integration to the grid (voltage stabilization, frequency, remote control)
    • new legal requirements for installation and planning
    • operational costs for dismantling and recycling
    • feed-in management
    • new requirements for fire protection
    • new requirements in Europe for electric waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, WEEE) and the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS).
  9. Urban Energy Systems

    Edited by James Keirstead and Nilay Shah

    Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Click here to find out more.
     

  10. Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment

    This project was initiated and funded by the IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD).

    Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment provides insight to policy makers and market actors as to the ways that new and innovative business models (and/or policy measures) can stimulate the deployment of renewable energy technologies (RET) and energy efficiency (EE) measures in this field.

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