Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius by Gavin D J HarperSolar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius by Gavin D J Harper

Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius

byGavin D J Harper

Paperback | July 13, 2007

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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!
Gavin D. J. Harper is the author of 50 Awesome Auto Projects for the Evil Genius, Build Your Own Car PC, and Solar Energy Projects for the Evil Genius (all from McGraw-Hill), and has had work mentioned in the journal Science. Harper holds a BSc. (Hons) Technology from the Open University, has completed an MSc. Architecture: Advanced En...
Title:Solar Energy Projects for the Evil GeniusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.43 inPublished:July 13, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071477721

ISBN - 13:9780071477727

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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