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Newby Question

Post: #198400 arickett
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:02 pm

I was wondering, can anyone recommend some books on alternative energy the contain the maths and tech details involved?
All the book i have seen so far gloss over the formulas. As I come from a technical background, I am keen to know.

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Re: Newby Question

Post: #198411 KathyLauren
Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:53 pm

What kind of alternative energy do you have in mind? Wind-electric, hydro-electric, solar-electric, solar-thermal, geothermal, biomass, something else?

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Re: Newby Question

Post: #198442 arickett
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:16 am

Pretty much all the electirc ones but hydro, and solar look to be the best place to start

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Re: Newby Question

Post: #198542 frozenthunderbolt
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:24 pm

The 'Mother Earth News Almanac' and 'Mother Earth News handbook of homemade power' have some useful if slightly dated info in them.
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Re: Newby Question

Post: #198844 Peppa Pig
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:01 pm

This might be helpful but it depends what exactly your looking for and how deep into it you want to go.Something for you to ruminate on whilst finding the whats your best option.
Dont ruminate too hard and remember that viridigenous ig hard work ( :lol: )
http://www.hybridynepower.ca/Downloads/EMKWHPR0001_The_Renewable_Energy_System_Equation.pdf
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Re: Newby Question

Post: #201786 dave45
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:07 pm

try http://www.scribd.com/doc/30434750/Wind ... nd-Turbine for the UK's small wind guru - he has lots on scribd

and David Mackay's general overview http://www.withouthotair.com/

I have tried both small wind and PV and have 5 years practical experience - ask away !


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