Over 750 pages of current technical information
Green Technology:
Concepts and Practices
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Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Small Wind, the theory behind it and practical applications

Wind Energy - Small Wind, what it is, how it works, prepare for ETA Wind Certification



Explore algae fuels, switchgrass alternatives, bio-mass and more.

From ethanol to bio-diesel to wood gas engines - learn how renewable "green" crops are helping to power our economy…

Solar Energy

Solar Energy

From photovoltaic, to solar thermal, to passive solar - to green home design, energy conservation and more...

Ultimately, all energy comes from the Sun. Green Technology explores the principles of photovoltaic systems, as well as a step-by-step…

Hydro Electric

Hydro Electric

The power of water, from Hoover Dam to your own back yard...

Prior to WWII, nearly all the electrical energy generated in the US came from hydro.  It is still the most…

And Future Technologies

And Future Technologies

Innovations such as wave power, fuel cells, electric vehicles...

Take the time to do a bit of dreaming, envision power systems that harness the energy of the ocean's waves…

And Future Technologies

And Future Technologies

Where the lines between function and art begin to blur...

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Green Technology - The Next BIG THING in Education

Most of us involved in the educational field understand that Green Technology is THE NEXT BIG THING!  But as with all new fields and technologies - it is very hard to define or predict.  The definitions seem to change depending on who you speak with.

But however you define it, just as we all understood in the early 1980's that computer technology would change our society in ways we could never imagine - Green Technology will shape our lives over the coming decades in profound and inevitable ways.

Features key concepts and practical application guidelines for:

  • Solar (Photovoltaic) Power (design and installation)
  • Solar Thermal (solar hot water)
  • Small Wind Power (design and installation)
  • Fuel Cell technology
  • Biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and Biomass
  • Micro Hydro Power systems
  • Energy Conservation Techniques
  • Energy Auditing
  • Green Building Concepts, Transportation Issues,
  • Environmental Compliance and Monitoring
  • Ocean Energy, Geothermal Energy, Nuclear Energy and more...

The new “Green” industry is dedicated to managing the world’s natural resources and energy in a more efficient manner while allowing for an acceptable standard of living for its inhabitants. This movement, composed of many different people and organizations, has been deemed the “green movement”. Around the world, this movement has taken hold and is growing as it becomes apparent that key natural resources are becoming much less abundant and the demand for them is growing rapidly.

One of the key areas in the green movement is the search for cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of electrical power. At the forefront of this search are wind power, solar power and fuel cell technologies. While these technologies are not the only source of clean energy being explored, they are the most promising technologies in the field and are generating demand for workers skilled in these areas.

This book (and the associated course) is designed to introduce readers to the major green technologies and to begin preparing them for job roles in these new technical fields.

ETG/Marcraft has been producing technical training materials for various facets of the electronics, computer technology, computer networking and professional installer fields since 1975.

Meet Norman and Jessica

A story narrative has been introduced and integrated throughout the book. The narrative follows two teenage cousins (Norman and Jessica) through their discussions as they learn the key concepts of Green Technology. These conversations serve a number of purposes.

The interaction between Norman and Jessica allow the student to explore questions and concerns that may have occurred to them as they read the chapter. This interaction also provides an opportunity for asides, giving the reader a break from one consistent narrative tone. It permits mathematical discussion (which can be intimidating to some) to be conducted in a conversational and empathetic manner. It is also hoped that the storyline will draw some students into the text who might otherwise be less interested or enthusiastic about the technical content.

Teacher Support

A full-featured instructor’s guide is available for the course. Answers for all of the end-of-chapter quiz questions are included along with a paragraph reference in the chapter where that item is covered. Sample schedules are included as guidelines for possible course implementations.

An electronic copy of the textbook is included on the Instructor's Guide CD-ROM disc.

Pedagogical Features

The pedagogical features of this book were carefully developed to provide readers with key content information, as well as review and testing opportunities. These include:

  • Nearly 800 pages of the latest information available in this rapidly developing field.
  • Over 330 diagrams and tables designed to provide regular visual reinforcement and clarity of the concepts being discussed.
  • The text follows closely the principles of STEM learning, exploring the basic Science that provides the foundation for each Technology discussed. The Engineering principles that make the technology work are explored in detail, as are the Mathematical concepts and equations that students must be able to complete if they are to have a well-rounded understanding of the technology.
  • Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives that establishes a foundation and preview of important concepts explored within the chapter.
  • Key terms are presented in bold and highlighted in the margin for easy reference. They are also each defined in context within the chapter.
  • Each chapter concludes with a 10-question multiple-choice section and a 15-question section of open-ended review questions. The multiple-