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Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius

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FOLLOW THE SUN TO MORE EVIL FUN!

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 30 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!

About the Author

Gavin Harper (Essex, UK) is an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, and is currently studying towards an MSc. in Architecture Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Gavin also happens to be the 19 year old “whiz kid” whose book “50 Awesome Auto Projects for the Evil Genius” just released in November, 2005. His “Build Your Own Car PC” is currently in Production with a scheduled March, 2006 publication date, and “Model Rocket Projects for the Evil Genius” will be published later in 2006.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Why solar?

Chapter 2. Properties of light

Chapter 3. Positioning solar devices

Chapter 4. Solar Heating

Chapter 5. Solar Cooling

Chapter 6. Solar Cooking

Chapter 7. Solar Stills

Chapter 8. Solar Furnaces

Chapter 9. Thermoelectric generators

Chapter 10. History of Photovoltaics

Chapter 11. Photochemistry

Chapter 12. Solar Engines

Chapter 13. Solar Heat Engines

Chapter 14. Tracking the Sun

Chapter 15. Small solar projects

Chapter 16. Solar vehicles

Chapter 17. Solar Robotics

Appendix I: Suppliers Index

Appendix II: Index of Courses and Solar Education

Appendix III: The Centre for Alternative TechnologyCoupons

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071477727
Author:
Harper, Gavin D. J.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Tab Electronics
Author:
Harper, Gavin
Subject:
Electronics - General
Subject:
Energy
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Light
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Solar energy
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Energy-General
Copyright:
Series:
Evil Genius
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
10.82x8.48x.43 in. 1.06 lbs.

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