Smart Grid Home

Smart Grid Home

by Quentin Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 1111318514

ISBN-13: 9781111318512

Pub. Date: 03/02/2012

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how you can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of…  See more details below

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Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how you can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of electronics and other power equipment without loss of convenience, automating home electrical systems to maximize energy conservation, evaluating electrical devices for energy efficiency, developing energy conservation strategies for replacing inefficient appliances, and timing the use of electricity in the home to save both energy and money. Throughout each chapter the information needed to take advantage of utility and government incentive programs to offset some or all of the cost is provided. Coverage also includes the selection and installation of renewable energy source electrical generating systems such as photovoltaic solar generating systems, solar water heating systems, and wind turbine generating systems. In addition, the book describes how these home-based renewable energy systems can be connected to the smart grid so that as a homeowner, you will be paid by the public utility.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781111318512
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/02/2012
Series:
Go Green with Renewable Energy Resources Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to the Smart Grid. 2. Smart Meters and in Home Displays. 3. Developing a Home Energy Efficiency Plan. 4. Developing a Home Energy Efficiency Plan- Part 2. 5. Upgrade Home Energy Efficiency by Reducing Heat Transfer. 6. Taming the Energy Hogs in your Home. 7. Energy Efficiency Lighting and Entertainment Systems. 8. Home Automation and Lighting Control. 9. Solar Power for Your Home. 10. Wind Turbine Power for your Home.

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