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Your Solar Energy Home - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080226859, 9781483165493

Your Solar Energy Home

1st Edition

Including Wind and Methane Applications

Author: Derek Howell
eBook ISBN: 9781483165493
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 238
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Your Solar Energy Home: Including Wind and Methane Applications considers the worldwide domestic use of solar energy. This book is divided into 18 chapters that also cover the consumption of wind energy and methane.

The opening chapters present data on solar energy usage in various countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada. The succeeding chapters deal with the collection and storage of solar energy, as well as the design and production of solar collector. Other chapters describe scheme for solar home heating and solar domestic hot water. These topics are followed by discussions of wind and water power schemes. The final chapters highlight the production, use, and economics of methane gas.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Solar Energy in the U.S.

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Chapter 2: Solar Energy in the U.K. and Europe

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Chapter 3: Solar Energy in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada

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Australia (Lat. 11° to 39° South)

New Zealand (Lat. 35° to 47° South)

South Africa (Lat. 22° to 35° South)

Canada (Lat. 42° in E. and 40° in W. up to Arctic)

Chapter 4: How to Collect Solar Energy

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Chapter 5: How to Store Solar Energy

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Chapter 6: Combined Collector-Stores - Passive Systems

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Chapter 7: How to Use Solar Energy

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Chapter 8: The Sun’s Contribution

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Chapter 9: Producing a Solar Collector

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Flat Plate or Concentrating Collector? Flat plate chosen.

Open Plate or Greenhouse? (glass covered) Greenhouse chosen

Liquid or Air-filled? Both used

Integral Storage? No storage in the collector

Single or Double Glazing? Single chosen

Open or Closed Waterways? Closed chosen

Purchased or Self Constructed Plate? Both discussed

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Chapter 10: Solar Heated Domestic Water - 5 Schemes

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Chapter 11: Solar Heating - 4 Simple Schemes

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Chapter 12: Heat and Hot Water Schemes

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Chapter 13: Thomason, Home Heating and Hot Water

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Chapter 14: A Backyard Solar Furnace

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Chapter 15: Wind and Water Power Schemes

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Chapter 16: Production and Use of Methane Gas

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Chapter 17: The Economics of Solar Energy

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A Example

B Example

C Example

Chapter 18: Future Developments of Solar Energy

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Derek Howell

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