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Earthscan Expert: Earthscan Expert Series


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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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Solar Farms: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Design and Construction of Utility-scale Photovoltaic Systems

Solar Farms: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Design and Construction of Utility-scale Photovoltaic Systems

1st Edition

Susan Neill, Geoff Stapleton, Christopher Martell
February 28, 2017

The market and policy impetus to install increasingly utility-scale solar systems, or solar farms (sometimes known as solar parks or ranches), has seen products and applications develop ahead of the collective industry knowledge and experience. Recently however, the market has matured and...

Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide

Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide

1st Edition

Tim Pullen
January 15, 2015

Hundreds of million tonnes of agricultural and food waste are produced each year around the world, most of which is just that, waste. Anaerobic digestion, biogas and the heat and electricity that can be produced from it is still a nascent industry in many countries, yet the benefits of AD spread...

Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

Solar Cooling: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Solar Cooling Systems

1st Edition

Paul Kohlenbach, Uli Jakob
June 25, 2014

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...

Pico-solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market

Pico-solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Guide to the Technology and Emerging Market

1st Edition

John Keane
April 24, 2014

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...

Energy Management in Industry: The Earthscan Expert Guide

Energy Management in Industry: The Earthscan Expert Guide

1st Edition

David Thorpe
December 06, 2013

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...

Energy Management in Buildings: The Earthscan Expert Guide

Energy Management in Buildings: The Earthscan Expert Guide

1st Edition

David Thorpe
November 25, 2013

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...

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

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

1st Edition

Dilwyn Jenkins
August 24, 2012

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,...

Grid-connected Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

Grid-connected Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

1st Edition

Geoff Stapleton, Susan Neill
November 23, 2011

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...

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

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

1st Edition

David Thorpe
August 24, 2011

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...

Sustainable Home Refurbishment: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency

Sustainable Home Refurbishment: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency

1st Edition

David Thorpe
June 30, 2010

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,...

Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

Stand-alone Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

1st Edition

Mark Hankins
June 04, 2010

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...

Solar Domestic Water Heating: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

Solar Domestic Water Heating: The Earthscan Expert Handbook for Planning, Design and Installation

1st Edition

Chris Laughton
May 28, 2010

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...

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