Solar Technology

Solar Technology by David ThorpeSolar Technology: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Power for Heating, Cooling and Electricity is for anyone who wants to be able to tell their solar thermal from their solar electric from their passive solar! A great introduction to all uses of solar energy.

Solar energy is free, abundant and sustainable, with many methods existing to harness it.

This abundantly illustrated guide is the essential introduction to the subject, explaining how the practices and technologies work, how best they should be employed, and the costs and benefits of using them.

It provides detailed yet accessible coverage of:

  • passive solar building and Passivhaus
  • solar water heating
  • solar space heating
  • solar cooling
  • solar desalination
  • grid-connected photovoltaics (solar electricity)
  • stand-alone, off-grid solar electricity
  • concentrating solar power.

The future will run on solar power, and this is your opening into it!

Highly illustrated in full colour, Solar Technology: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Power for Heating, Cooling and Electricity is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to work with or simply learn more about solar technologies.

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