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The Electricians Green Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Albert F. Cutter, Sr.
  • ISBN-10: 1111129800  |  ISBN-13: 9781111129804
  • 288 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $25.50
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About

Overview

THE ELECTRICIAN'S GREEN HANDBOOK is written for students with an interest in the inner workings of alternative energy systems. This book is written by an electrician about electrical systems for electricians, maintenance personnel and students who are looking to expand their knowledge in alterative energy systems. Real world state of the art components are used in this book, complete with details and product specifications. Alternative energy systems discussed include Solar, Wind, Hydrogen and Battery Backup Systems. Unlike most other books written on the subject, THE ELECTRICIAN'S GREEN HANDBOOK, will provide your students with an understanding of these systems from an installation and maintenance point of view. Discussed in detail are the circuit configurations of stand-alone inverters, string inverters, central inverters, micro-inverters and rectifiers, the key components of any alternative energy installation used today. The National Electrical Code (NEC) 2011 is used throughout the text and systems are taken apart and the NEC 2011 is examined for each part of the systems. Monitoring the output of alternative energy systems is not only required for maximum efficiency, it is essential. This book covers the components, systems and topologies for monitoring the system functions and performance and is a must for the journeyman electrician and electrical students of all levels.

Features and Benefits

  • Written clearly by an electrician for electrical students and journeyman electricians.
  • Explains alternative energy systems in a basic manner without the use of technical jargon.
  • Illustrated with many pictures and unique drawings.
  • Uses real world systems alternative energy systems in Solar, Wind, Hydrogen and Battery systems.
  • Includes details and specifications of state of the art components that are used in today's alternative energy systems and the National Electrical Code 2011 is used throughout the book.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Inverters / Rectifiers.
3. Photovoltaic.
4. Wind Power.
5. Battery Systems.
6. Hydrogen Fuel Cell.
Appendix.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111129819 | ISBN-13: 9781111129811)

The Instructor Resources serve as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide your students with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your student's knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist your students in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

List Price = $245.95  | CengageBrain Price = $245.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.25

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1418065803 | ISBN-13: 9781418065805)

Understanding the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical field specifically in industrial maintenance and installation, and this newly revised, full color text delivers! Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, Fourth Edition trains aspiring electricians by blending concepts relating to electrical theory with practical 'how to' information that prepares readers for situations commonly encountered on the job. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions, but displays enhancements such as more practical application problems. Topics span the major aspects of the electrical field including direct and alternating current circuits, basic theory, transformers, generators, and motors. This new edition has been organized so that all relevant information is located within a given chapter which allows for flexibility to access and cover topics in any order making this text an indispensable resource.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your electrical safety coverage ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make them aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor's resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.50

Student Supplements

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide you with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist you in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

List Price = $245.95  | CengageBrain Price = $245.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $185.25

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1418065803 | ISBN-13: 9781418065805)

Understanding the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical field specifically in industrial maintenance and installation, and this newly revised, full color text delivers! Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity, Fourth Edition trains aspiring electricians by blending concepts relating to electrical theory with practical 'how to' information that prepares readers for situations commonly encountered on the job. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions, but displays enhancements such as more practical application problems. Topics span the major aspects of the electrical field including direct and alternating current circuits, basic theory, transformers, generators, and motors. This new edition has been organized so that all relevant information is located within a given chapter which allows for flexibility to access and cover topics in any order making this text an indispensable resource.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your understanding of electrical safety ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY utilizes photographs, line art, and easy to follow language to stress the importance of safety when working around electricity. The text is written through the eyes of an electrical worker to give accurate scenarios of potential hazards such as electric shock and arcing incidents. Details on personal safety, hazardous working conditions and safety organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E make this book the perfect choice for beginner electricians.

List Price = $76.95  | CengageBrain Price = $76.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $57.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Albert F. Cutter, Sr.

Albert F. Cutter, Sr., is the founder, owner, and CEO of Intuitive Technologies, Inc. and the GMP of AppsDev, LLC. He has been a union electrician member of Local 456 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) for over 40 years and has devoted most of his career to control systems and automation. Cutter has also served as an adjunct professor for instrumentation and automation, as well as a professor for automation industrial controls and computer-assisted drafting. He owns one patent and has another pending, and is the author of three respected texts in the renewable energy field.