Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency
Reasons for having renewable energy and energy efficiency are simple. It helps the environment, saves you money, and makes you less dependent on energy providers. There are many products to help in your goal of energy efficiency in order to utilize the energy you have and save on that bottom line in the process. Some of the easiest are energy efficient lighting and window sealants. Living Organic showcases many great energy efficient providers products. The next level of energy efficiency is creating your own energy with renewable energy. The obvious choices are wind and solar energy. You can find all the items necessary to create your own renewable energy with these resources. Find a great deal on the available items from the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency categories listed below.
Perfect for professionals, students and instructors the Architect's 5-watt LED desk lamp by Newhouse Lighting is engineered and designed to bring your desk or work area into the 21st century without breaking the bank. LED Lighting is the future of lighting as LED lights consume up to 90% less power while putting out the same amount of lumens (light). LEDs emit virtually no heat (due to their efficiency) hence no more sweating under your old inefficient desk lamp. This LED desk lamp by Newhouse Lighting glows at a very warm and soft 3,200K, maintains and on/off switch in the base and is ETL certified. Consuming less energy equals reduced power bills. It's time to start working or studying more efficiently. (Note: the bulb is not replaceable, but at 35,000 hour rated life run time, who cares!). NOTE: A 35,000 hour run time means at using this lamp 3 hours/day, it will last 11,666 days or about 32 years without needed to replace it!
Move water out of your shallow flooded basement, power a fountain display, and more with the versatile Little Giant Dual Purpose Small Submersible Pump. This pump is runs at 300 GPH and is a dual purpose, oil-filled pump. It's designed to move water out of areas like shallow flooded basements as well as other home and commercial use such as fountains, water displays, air conditioners, and other applications where liquid needs to be transferred or circulated. The pump features a 0.25-inch MNPT discharge and 11.8-foot shut-off head capacity. 300 GPH, 115 V, 60 Hz, 1/40 HP, 100 watts, and 1.7 amps of power Dual purpose, oil-filled pump Designed to move water out of areas like shallow flooded basements, tanks, and aquariums Also for commercial use such as fountains, water displays, air conditioners, and more 0.25-inch MNPT discharge and 11.8-foot shut-off head capacity 11.8-foot maximum lift Thermal overload protection Intermittent liquid temperature up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit Epoxy-coated cast aluminum housing and cover Nylon volute and impeller Triple-lip Nitrile shaft seal Polypropylene screen Comes with 10-foot cord UL listed Color: Blue Dimensions: 5.5 x 3.5 x 4.75 inches
Are you connected to the grid, but want to reduce or even eliminate your electric bills with free energy from the sun and wind? From the sun-soaked Southwest to windy North Dakota to the hurricane-prone Southeast, homeowners are discovering renewable energy. Now with rebates and incentives from most states, installing a solar/wind system is an economically-attractive and environmentally-responsible option. Do it for your checkbook, or for independence from blackouts. Or do it just because you want to help the environment. You'll be glad you did. * Why invest in renewable energy for your home? * Is it legal and safe? * How solar electricity works * Batteries or not? * Sizing your system * Got Wind? * What does it cost? * Any financial help out there? * Permits & Paperwork * The Nuts & Bolts: what to look for, what to avoid * Who does the installation? * Appendix: manufacturers, web resources, state energy offices, sizing worksheets, etc
In "Solar Revolution," fund manager and former corporate buyout specialist Travis Bradford argues--on the basis of standard business and economic forecasting models--that over the next two decades solar energy will increasingly become the best and cheapest choice for most electricity and energy applications. "Solar Revolution" outlines the path by which the transition to solar technology and sustainable energy practices will occur. Developments in the photovoltaic (PV) industry over the last ten years have made direct electricity generation from PV cells a cost-effective and feasible energy solution, despite the common view that PV technology appeals only to a premium niche market. Bradford shows that PV electricity today has become the choice of hundreds of thousands of mainstream homeowners and businesses in many markets worldwide, including Japan, Germany, and the American Southwest. Solar energy will eventually be the cheapest source of energy in nearly all markets and locations because PV can bypass the aging and fragile electricity grid and deliver its power directly to the end user, fundamentally changing the underlying economics of energy. As the scale of PV production increases and costs continue to decline at historic rates, demand for PV electricity will outpace supply of systems for years to come. Ultimately, the shift from fossil fuels to solar energy will take place not because solar energy is better for the environment or energy security, or because of future government subsidies or as yet undeveloped technology. The solar revolution is already occurring through decisions made by self-interested energy users. The shift to solar energy is inevitable and will be as transformative as the last century's revolutions in information and communication technologies.
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From the author of our best-selling and widely beloved HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES comes this "quick and dirty" introduction to biointensive gardening that shows it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetables and fruits, while conserving resources and actually helping the soil. A revolutionary approach to feeding ourselves and nurturing the land, this book includes:- Step-by-step illustrations and instructions that make these techniques simple for even the novice gardener.- Everything you need to know about planning crops, composting, harvesting, and more.- Complete resources for seeds, tools, and other garden supplies.Feed a family of four on the bounty of your backyard, or just get more out of your garden with less effort with this wonderful resource.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques: Atmosphere, Environment, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
Solar irradiation is the fundamental initiator of the different renewable energy alternatives, including wind, wave, hydrogen and biomass energy sources. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques presents the methods of quantitative determination of solar irradiation incident amount on a surface on the Earth. The book collects together material from the current literature in atmospheric environmental sciences, climate change, meteorology, engineering and renewable energy, liberally illustrated by diagrams and worked examples. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques provides a sound background to the underlying physical principles of solar irradiation and energy, with explanations as to how these can be modelled and applied in solar energy projects and design. Bringing together information not found elsewhere in a single source, the book includes an innovative exposition of expert system methodologies used in the domain of solar irradiation and energy. In addition to methodologies such as statistics and geo-statistics (regionalized variables), new modelling approaches such as fuzzy logic inference, Artificial Neural Network (ANN) and genetic algorithm techniques are introduced, along with both classical Kriging and newly developed techniques for spatial solar irradiation modelling. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques is a valuable resource for students, researchers and practitioners across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including energy analysts, thermal device designers, photovoltaic specialists, architects and engineers, agronomists, hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and meteorologists, climate change specialists, and environmentalists.
When the Touch N' Seal Foam mix is sprayed onto your walls, floors and ceilings, the shell of your home becomes protected. It's this protection that blocks heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter, thus preventing dramatic temperatures changes in the home. Insulation delivers comfort and lower energy bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year. You can save up to 20% on your heating and cooling as insulation works best when air is not moving through or around it. A 600 kit covers 600 square feet at 1 inch thickness. A 15ft gun hose assembly is included with 8 cone and 2 fan nozzles. A single gun hose can be used on up to 5 kits.
Autonomous sensors transmit data and power their electronics without using cables. They can be found in e.g. wireless sensor networks (WSNs) or remote acquisition systems. Although primary batteries provide a simple design for powering autonomous sensors, they present several limitations such as limited capacity and power density, and difficulty in predicting their condition and state of charge. An alternative is to extract energy from the ambient (energy harvesting). However, the reduced dimensions of most autonomous sensors lead to a low level of available power from the energy transducer. Thus, efficient methods and circuits to manage and gather the energy are a must. An integral approach for powering autonomous sensors by considering both primary batteries and energy harvesters is presented. Two rather different forms of energy harvesting are also dealt with: optical (or solar) and radiofrequency (RF). Optical energy provides high energy density, especially outdoors, whereas RF remote powering is possibly the most feasible option for autonomous sensors embedded into the soil or within structures. Throughout different chapters, devices such as primary and secondary batteries, supercapacitors, and energy transducers are extensively reviewed. Then, circuits and methods found in the literature used to efficiently extract and gather the energy are presented. Finally, new proposals based on the authors' own research are analyzed and tested. Every chapter is written to be rather independent, with each incorporating the relevant literature references. Powering Autonomous Sensors is intended for a wide audience working on or interested in the powering of autonomous sensors. Researchers and engineers can find a broad introduction to basic topics in this interesting and emerging area as well as further insights on the topics of solar and RF harvesting and of circuits and methods to maximize the power extracted from energy transducers.
A handsome, energy efficient outdoor wall light from the John Timberland™ lighting collection. Down bridge arm lends the piece a light, refined look. Champagne-style hammered glass casts an appealing light while a clear seedy glass diffuser surrounds the CFL bulb. A veranda bronze finish completes the look. Perfect garage and porch fixtures for illuminating your exterior. Veranda bronze finish. Champagne hammered glass. Clear seedy glass diffuser. Includes one 13 watt CFL bulb. 16 1/2" high. 7" wide. Extends 9 3/4" from the wall. Backplate is 6 3/4" high and 4 3/4" wide. Mounting point to top of fixture is 7 1/2".
OUTXPRO Solar Energy Mole Repeller Powerful Ultrasonic Gopher Snake Mouse Rodent Voles Rat Yard Lawn Farm Garden Pest Repellent Device
Solar Powered Mole Repellent to Secure your Garden Environment Read instructions emailed to you thoroughly. The repeller transmits its signal in all directions approx. 50 ft so they can be placed approx. 100 ft apart in high risk areas, it is always recommended to use two or more units to get the best results. Insert the spike into the ground paying attention not to damage the unit. The spike should be firmly planted while leaving the base of the head 1-2" above the ground. We suggest use a crowbar to first make a small hole and gently push the spike in or dig a small hole and backfill with earth after the unit is in place. If the repeller unit is placed on a slight angle facing the sun often a better battery life can be achieved through better charge rate. Normally the only maintenance required is with a soft cloth, wipe the solar panel cover to remove any excess dirt and grime. When the units are first installed we suggest you watch any children or pets in case they come across any resident snakes that are driven out.
Children's Big Difference Challenge Award Kit | Certificate & Learning Tool for Kids | Conservation for Schools & Educators
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This Energy and Water Conservation Kit contains 10 products that will contribute to over $200 a year on utility bills! Kit includes Chrome 1.5 GPM 3-spray showerhead, 5-Minute shower timer, Toilet Tummy, two 1.0 GPM Faucet aerators, Thermometer with Green Zone that can be used in refrigerator or freezer, two 12,000 ENERGY STAR rated 13 Watt compact fluorescent light bulbs, 20-Pack of switch and outlet sealers, and a Furnace filter whistle.
Energy and the Environment Energy addresses a central problem of urban-industrial society: the interconnectedness of energy usage and environmental degradation. Intended for upper level undergraduate and first year graduate students, as well as professionals in the fields of energy and environmental sciences and technology, the text develops the scientific and technological background for understanding how the rapidly growing use of energy threatens the degradation of the natural environment at local, regional, and global scales. Fossil, nuclear and renewable energy technologies are described, and their efficiencies for transforming the source energy to useful mechanical or electrical power are explained. Special emphasis is given to the generation of electric power and the use of transportation vehicles, and their technological improvements that increase energy efficiency and reduce air pollutant emissions. The source of toxic emissions to air, water, and land that arise from energy uses, and their effects on environmental quality for urban and regional scale regions is analyzed. Special attention is given to global climate change, the contribution made to it by energy uses, and the salient technologies that are being developed to mitigate this effect. This book aims to equip engineering and science majors and professionals with the basic factual knowledge needed to develop solutions to these environmental problems.
The book presents the latest power conversion and control technology in modern wind energy systems. It has nine chapters, covering technology overview and market survey, electric generators and modeling, power converters and modulation techniques, wind turbine characteristics and configurations, and control schemes for fixed- and variable-speed wind energy systems. The book also provides in-depth steady-state and dynamic analysis of squirrel cage induction generator, doubly fed induction generator, and synchronous generator based wind energy systems. To illustrate the key concepts and help the reader tackle real-world issues, the book contains more than 30 case studies and 100 solved problems in addition to simulations and experiments. The book serves as a comprehensive reference for academic researchers and practicing engineers. It can also be used as a textbook for graduate students and final year undergraduate students.
Energy policy promoting sustainable development is transforming global energy markets. Solar power, the most abundant of all renewable resources, is crucial to greater achieving energy security and sustainability. This new edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems from Prof. Soteris Kalogirou, a renowned expert with over thirty years of experience in renewable energy systems and applications, includes revised and updated chapters on all areas of solar energy engineering from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The book includes high interest topics such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaic technology, solar thermal power systems, modeling of solar energy systems and includes a new chapter on wind energy systems. As solar energy’s vast potential environmental and socioeconomic benefits are broadly recognized, the second edition of Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems will provide professionals and students with a resource on the basic principles and applications of solar energy systems and processes and can be used as a reference guide to practicing engineers who want to understand how solar systems operate and how to design the systems.Written by one of the world’s most renowned experts in solar energy with over thirty years of experience in renewable and particularly solar energy applicationsProvides updated chapters including new sections detailing solar collectors, uncertainties in solar collector performance testing, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), thermosiphonic systems performance prediction and solar updraft tower systemsIncludes a new chapter on wind energy systemsPacked with reference tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems