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By Peter Gevorkian

Design High-Performance substitute power platforms for Buildings

A complete reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource ebook offers useful layout and set up guidance for essentially the most commercially doable substitute power applied sciences. development fabrics, approach deployment, general installations, and environmental influence are covered.

Alternative power structures in development Design comprises info on LEED layout, power conservation, and solar energy financing and go back on funding. energy buy agreements (PPAs) and nationwide and overseas carbon cap and exchange also are mentioned. precious appendices comprise certain layout info tables and authorized apparatus listings.

Alternative strength platforms in construction Design covers:

  • Solar energy process physics and technologies
  • California sunlight initiative program
  • Energy conservation
  • Passive heating sunlight technologies
  • Fuel telephone technology
  • Wind strength technologies
  • Ocean power technologies
  • Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
  • Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
  • Air pollutants abatement

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Boron creates a “hole,” or a shortage of an electron, that produces so-called P-type material. Impregnation is accomplished by depositing the previously referenced dopants on the surface of silicon using a certain heating or chemical process. The N-type material has a propensity to lose electrons and gain holes, so it acquires a positive charge. The P-type material has a propensity to lose holes and gain electrons, so it acquires a negative charge. When N- and P-type doped silicon wafers are fused together, they form a PN junction.

As with all forms of energy, its unit is the joule. The term radiation is used especially when radiation is emitted by a source into the surrounding environment. 22 ENERGY SYSTEMS Since electromagnetic (EM) radiation can be conceptualized as a stream of photons, radiant energy can be seen as the energy carried by these photons. EM radiation also can be seen as an electromagnetic wave that carries energy in its oscillating electric and magnetic fields. Quantum field theory reconciles these two views.

ALTERNATING AND DIRECT CURRENT: 1950–2000 The discovery of semiconductors and the invention of the transistor, along with the growth of the American economy, triggered a quiet but profound revolution in how we use electricity. 1 AC AND DC DEVICE APPLICATIONS AC DEVICES—1950 DC DEVICES—2000 Electric typewriters Computers, printers, CRTs, scanners Adding machines CD-ROMs, photocopiers Wired, rotary telephones Wired, cordless, and touch-tone phones Teletypes Answering machines, modems, faxes Early fluorescent lighting Advanced fluorescent lighting with electronic ballasts Radios, early TVs Electronic ballast, gas-discharge lighting Record players HDTVs, CD players, videocassettes Electric ranges Microwave ovens Fans, furnaces Electronically controlled HVAC systems power and requiring more and more expensive solutions for the conversion and regulation of incoming ac supply.

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