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.
Solar Farms The Earthscan Expert Guide to Design and Construction of Utility-scale Photovoltaic Systems
Solar Technology The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity
Grid-connected 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
Sustainable Home Refurbishment The Earthscan Expert Guide to Retrofitting Homes for Efficiency
By Susan Neill, Geoff Stapleton, Christopher Martell
April 17, 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 ...
By Tim Pullen
March 30, 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 ...
By Paul Kohlenbach, Uli Jakob
August 12, 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 ...
By John Keane
June 12, 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 ...
By David Thorpe
February 13, 2014
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 ...
By David Thorpe
February 05, 2014
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 ...
By David Thorpe
October 12, 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 ...
By Dilwyn Jenkins
October 11, 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,...
By Geoff Stapleton, Susan Neill
January 11, 2012
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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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, ...
By 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 ...