Gavin D. J. Harper
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 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
- 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
- Garden lights
- Solar vehicle
- Environmentally friendly robot
- Much more!
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
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 Environmental & Energy
Studies, and is currently undertaking further Postgraduate study
with the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology,
Loughborough University. Harper will soon be a research student at
WISE Research, an alliance between the Centre for Alternative
Technology and the University of East London.