Solar Energy Engineering, Second Edition: Processes and SystemsEnergy 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, ...
Eliminator Advanced Electronic Solar Energy Outdoor Animal and Rodent Pest Repeller for Cats, Dogs, Deer, Birds, etc.
Eliminator™ Advanced Electronic Solar Energy Outdoor Animal and Rodent Pest Repeller Eliminate pest problems effectively and permanently with this aggressive ultrasonic/flashing light animal repeller. Get rid of Cats, Dogs, Squirrels, Deer, Bears, Birds (Pigeons, Woodpeckers, Seagulls, etc.), Skunks, Bats, Rats, Foxes, Raccoons, Mice and much more. The Eliminator Animal Repeller blasts a range of powerful ultrasonic sounds and flashing LED strobe lights to scare away a wide variety of pests. Equipped with an infrared motion sensor, the pest repeller is activated as soon as a pest animal is detected. Simply take it out of the box, stick it into the ground with the included metal stake, and select your desired settings (features 3 ultrasonic frequency settings, an optional on/off LED light, and 7 sensitivity settings). No wiring and no batteries to replace or recharge; features a solar panel on top of the device that harnesses the sun's energy and recharges the batteries (3 AA rechargeable batteries included). / Can also be recharged via USB (A USB charging cable is included). No messy chemicals or pesticides, no traps, no dead animals. The PestZilla Solar Powered Ultrasonic Animal Repeller gets rid of all animals through emitting a mixture of ultrasonic sounds and powerful flashing LED strobe lights, frightening the intruding animals and pests to leave the area.
Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030
The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. Clean Disruption projections (based on technology cost curves, business model innovation as well as product innovation) show that by 2030:- All new energy will be provided by solar or wind.- All new mass-market vehicles will be electric.- All of these vehicles will be autonomous (self-driving) or semi-autonomous.- The new car market will shrink by 80%.- Even assuming that EVs don't kill the gasoline car by 2030, the self-driving car will shrink the new car market by 80%.- Gasoline will be obsolete. Nuclear is already obsolete.- Up to 80% of highways will be redundant.- Up to 80% of parking spaces will be redundant.- The concept of individual car ownership will be obsolete.- The Car Insurance industry will be disrupted.The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models. This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and it will be swift.