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Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius

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Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius

Price: $24.95

Product Code: 9780071477727

ISBN: 9780071477727


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Let the sun shine on your evil side - and have a wicked amount of fun on your way to becoming a solar energy master! In this guide, the popular Evil Genius format ramps up your understanding of powerful, important, and environmentally friendly solar energy - and shows you how to build real, practical solar energy projects you can use in your home, yard - even on the road! In Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius, high-tech guru Gavin Harper gives you everything you need to build more than 50 thrilling solar energy projects. You’ll find complete, easy-to-follow plans, with clear diagrams and schematics, so you know exactly what’s involved before you begin.

  • Illustrated instructions and plans for 30 amazing pretested solar energy projects that assume no prior experience with energy science
  • Explanations of the science and math behind each project
  • Projects that progress in difficulty - from simple ones that may inspire science fair entries - all the way to converting a real home to solar energy
  • Frustration-factor removal-needed parts are listed, along with sources-plus all the tools you’ll need

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with complete plans, instructions, parts lists, and sources for:

  • Crushed berries solar cell
  • Solar “death ray”
  • Solar powered hot dog cooker
  • Solar furnace
  • Sun-powered refrigerator
  • Camping shower, oven, and more
  • Hot recipes for solar cooking
  • Water purifier
  • Flashlight
  • Garden lights
  • Solar vehicle
  • Environmentally friendly robot
  • Much more!

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1. Why solar?
  • Chapter 2. The Solar Resource
  • Chapter 3. Positioning Your Solar Devices
  • Chapter 4. Solar Heating
  • Chapter 5. Solar Cooling
  • Chapter 6. Solar Cooking
  • Chapter 7. Solar Stills
  • Chapter 8. Solar Collectors
  • Chapter 9. Solar Pumping
  • Chapter 10. Solar Photovoltaics
  • Chapter 11. Photochemical Solar Cells
  • Chapter 12. Solar Engines
  • Chapter 13. Solar Electrical Projects
  • Chapter 14. Tracking the Sun
  • Chapter 15. Solar Transport
  • Chapter 16. Solar Robotics?
  • Chapter 17. Solar Hydrogen Partnership
  • Chapter 18: Photosynthesis—Fuel from the Sun
  • Appendix A: Solar Projects on the Web
  • Appendix B: Supplier’s Index
  • Index

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