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Renewable energy made easy: free energy from solar, wind, hydropower, and other alternative energy sources
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Ocala, Fla. : Atlantic Pub. Group, c2008.
Physical Desc:
287 pages : ill., photos. ; 23 cm.
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Rancho Cordova
621.042 C884 2008

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Recently, the United States has begun to understand the importance of reducing its reliance on coal, natural gas, nuclear power, and hydropower plants, which comprise the majority of the nation's electricity, due to increasing oil prices. Some sections of the country, including California, are turning to renewable energy sources. In fact, 12 percent of California s electricity is produced by renewable resources. The potential for the use of renewables is very large and understanding their use and their impact is key. Renewable Energy Made Easy will provide you with everything you need to know about these alternative energy sources. You will learn about solar power, wind power, water power, biofuels, geothermal energy, ethanol, wave farms, photovoltaic power plants, and hydrogen fuels. You will also become well-versed on the availability, aesthetics, environmental and social considerations, and longevity issues of these so-called soft energy technologies. In addition, you will learn about the current costs and the projected costs in the future, ENERGY STAR® regulations, the newest research and innovations, and the high development potential of renewable energy. This book will serve as a guide to creating more efficient buildings and an invaluable resource for how to change our preconceived notions about power. This book has taken the complexity and scientific terms out of this topic, making it jargon-free and easy to understand. Ultimately, you will learn how our country can improve energy efficiency, reduce oil dependence, improve energy security, and reduce the health and environmental impact of our current energy system.

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Case studies are small do-it-yourself projects to produce and use various kinds of energy.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-281) and index.

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Craddock, D. (2008). Renewable energy made easy: free energy from solar, wind, hydropower, and other alternative energy sources. Ocala, Fla., Atlantic Pub. Group.

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Craddock, David, 1982-. 2008. Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy From Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources. Ocala, Fla., Atlantic Pub. Group.

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Craddock, David, 1982-, Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy From Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources. Ocala, Fla., Atlantic Pub. Group, 2008.

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Craddock, David. Renewable Energy Made Easy: Free Energy From Solar, Wind, Hydropower, and Other Alternative Energy Sources. Ocala, Fla., Atlantic Pub. Group, 2008.

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