Electric vehicles (EVs) are turning into more frequent and affordable each and every year. For many car owners, an EV makes practical and economic sense. Adding a charging station to your home lets you get the most out of your vehicle. This EV charging guide let look at the fundamentals of EVs, and examines the different types of chargers, installation decisions, and offers some requirements to help you choose a charger that meets your needs.
If you own a car, use public transportation, go to work or school, use health care, shop or dine out, or are part of a metropolitan community, parking affects you, probably in more ways than you’ve thought about. Because parking has such a huge effect on what happens in cities and towns and how the greater transportation system functions, decision-makers are beginning to realize that it’s critical to employ parking expertise at the beginning of the planning process. Designing and implementing an effective, professionally managed parking strategy can mean the difference between frustrating and costly traffic congestion and efficient, time-saving traffic flow. A Guide to Parking provides information on the current state of parking, providing professionals and students with an overview on major areas of parking and the transportation and mobility industry, punctuated by brief program examples.
This guide book started out as a simple code basics guide for my own employees. I was finding that when we wired a detached garage, or something else we didn’t do all the time, there would be some confusion on how to do it properly, what the codes were, etc. I’m all about training at my own company and came up with a guide that would cover of all these situations. My employees could keep it in their trucks and pull it out, when needed. For example, if they were going to install a Tesla charger next week, they could reference the section in this guide book to refresh their memory. This early company guide morphed into "Residential Electrician Field Guide". This guide includes many of the important residential codes, explained in a normal "non lawyer talk" way. One of the most frustrating things about our National Electrical Code book is that it is hard to read! My goal was to break down the codes and explain them in simplest fashion possible. This guide is over 200 pages including over 75 diagrams and tables. Some of the items included in this guide: * NEC 2020 code changes * Under ground wiring * Detached garage wiring * New work and old wiring wiring installations * Arc-Fault protection * GFCI protection * Related codes to lighting and outlets throughout all different rooms in a house * EV charger installations * Service upgrade installations * Load Calculations * Knob and tube inspections * HVAC wiring * Cable and CAT lines * My thoughts on electrical inspectors * Massachusetts Amendments to the 2020 NEC * Some business thoughts * And much much more! If you are a residential electrician or someone interested in it. I believe this to be the perfect guide for you!
Any travel book about Santa Barbara should be informative and entertaining. Only this travel book is informative, entertaining and funny. Santa Barbara Know-It-All believes a sense of humor while traveling is essential to making your visit memorable, and even making it a little bit idiosyncratic, or maybe quirky. No, we re going with idiosyncratic. Unique in its approach, Santa Barbara Know-It-All is packed with Santa Barbara s hidden gems and undiscovered wonders, from the best places to picnic, hike, to places for booze, local foods, shopping, not to mention trivia and unusual truths that make Santa Barbara distinctive. Everything in this book has been vetted personally by the author; he's eaten at each restaurant, stayed at each hotel, gone scuba diving at the Channel Islands, paragliding over Santa Barbara, run along the beaches and overturned each proverbial rock so you can discover exactly what makes Santa Barbara, you know, Santa Barbara. The 25 Questions True or False Quiz will test your knowledge of Santa Barbara so you too can be a smarty pants about America's Riviera. If you re going to travel to Santa Barbara, then travel funny.
Providing a coherent and multidisciplinary approach to digitalization, this Modern Guide aims to systematize how the digitalization process affects infrastructure-based industries, including telecommunications, transport, energy, water and postal services.
What is it really like to own and use an electric car? Are they slow and dull, or are they fun and exciting to drive? What about practicality and range? This book describes both the highs and lows of electric car ownership, turns a spotlight on the environmental claims and shows how an electric car can become a convenient and easy to use option.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS Providing updated and state-of-the-art coverage of a rapidly changing science, this groundbreaking new volume presents the latest technologies, processes, and equipment in renewable energy systems for practical applications. This groundbreaking new volume examines recent advances in the area of renewable energy systems, including modeling and optimization using different methods like GAMS, HOMER, AI techniques and MATLAB Simulink, and others. Covering extensively diverse topics ranging from solar radiation prediction model to improving solar power output by studying the tilt and orientation angle of rooftop-mounted systems, a multitude of practical applications are covered, offering solutions to everyday problems, as well as the theory and concepts behind the technology. Among these applications are increasing the longevity of PV by studying its degradation and its use by operating an electrolyzer for hydrogen production, using biodiesel as a green energy resource as an alternative to diesel fuel, concentrating the black liquor-based biomass as a source from multiple stage evaporator along with thermo-vapour compressor, and the real-time problems of modeling and optimizing renewable energy sources. Written and edited by a global team of experts, this groundbreaking new volume from Scrivener Publishing presents recent advances in the study of renewable energy systems across a variety of fields and sources. Valuable as a learning tool for beginners in this area as well as a daily reference for engineers and scientists working in these areas, this is a must-have for any library.
This book focuses on the latest emerging technologies in electric vehicles (EV), and their economic and environmental impact. The topics covered include different types of EV such as hybrid electrical vehicle (HEV), battery electrical vehicle (BEV), fuel cell electrical vehicle (FCEV), plug-in hybrid electrical vehicle (PHEV). Theoretical background and practical examples of conventional electrical machines, advanced electrical machines, battery energy sources, on-board charging and off-board charging techniques, and optimization methods are presented here. This book can be useful for students, researchers and practitioners interested in different problems and challenges associated with electric vehicles.
From mobile, cable-free re-charging of electric vehicles, smart phones and laptops to collecting solar electricity from orbiting solar farms, wireless power transfer (WPT) technologies offer consumers and society enormous benefits. Written by innovators in the field, this comprehensive resource explains the fundamental principles and latest advances in WPT and illustrates key applications of this emergent technology. Key features and coverage include: The fundamental principles of WPT to practical applications on dynamic charging and static charging of EVs and smartphones. Theories for inductive power transfer (IPT) such as the coupled inductor model, gyrator circuit model, and magnetic mirror model. IPTs for road powered EVs, including controller, compensation circuit, electro-magnetic field cancel, large tolerance, power rail segmentation, and foreign object detection. IPTs for static charging for EVs and large tolerance and capacitive charging issues, as well as IPT mobile applications such as free space omnidirectional IPT by dipole coils and 2D IPT for robots. Principle and applications of capacitive power transfer. Synthesized magnetic field focusing, wireless nuclear instrumentation, and future WPT. A technical asset for engineers in the power electronics, internet of things and automotive sectors, Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles and Mobile Devices is an essential design and analysis guide and an important reference for graduate and higher undergraduate students preparing for careers in these industries.
This book provides a fascinating look at the amazing diversity of forms of travel and transport around the world today in the context of cultures, politics, economics, and environment of a place. • Provides readers with an understanding of the world's current major forms of transportation as well as an intriguing and colorful glimpse into daily life in other parts of the world • Highlights many exciting new technologies that will shape the future of transportation in the United States and globally • Incorporates information about green modes of transport (and fuels) and environmental issues related to transport • Includes sidebars that highlight key developments in land transport of the future
The implementation of sustainability initiatives on campuses is an essential component of promoting sustainability in the higher education context. In addition to reflecting an awareness of environmental issues, campus programmes demonstrate how seriously universities take sustainability at the institutional level. There is a lack of truly interdisciplinary publications that comprehensively address the issue of campus greening, and there is an even greater need for publications that do so at a truly international level. This book meets these needs. It is one of the outcomes of the “Second Symposium on Sustainability in University Campuses” (SSUC-2018), which was jointly organised by the University of Florence (Italy), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management” and the “European School of Sustainability Science and Research” at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). The book showcases examples of campus-based research and teaching projects, regenerative campus design, low-carbon and zero-carbon buildings, waste prevention, and resilient transport, among others. Ultimately, it demonstrates the role of campuses as platforms for transformative social learning and research, and explores the means by which university campuses can be made more sustainable. The aims of this publication are as follows: • to provide universities with essential information on campus greening and sustainable campus development initiatives from around the world; • to share ideas and lessons learned in the course of research, teaching and projects on campus greening and design, especially successful initiatives and good practice; and • to introduce methodological approaches and projects intended to integrate the topic of sustainable development in campus design and operations. This book gathers contributions from researchers and practitioners in the field of campus greening and sustainable development in the widest sense, from business and economics, to the arts, administration and the environment, and hailing from Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia.
Smart Cities Policies and Financing: Approaches and Solutions is the definitive professional reference for harnessing the full potential of policy making and financial planning in smart cities. It covers the effective tools for capturing the dynamic relations between people, policies, financing, and environments, and where they are most often useful and effective for all relevant stakeholders. The book examines the key role of science, technology, and innovation (STI) - especially in information and communications technologies - in the design, development, and management of smart cities policies and financing. It identifies the problems and offers practical solutions in implementation of smart infrastructure policies and financing. Smart Cities Policies and Financing is also about how the implementation of smart infrastructure projects (related to the challenges of the lack of financing and the application of suitable policies) underlines the key roles of science, technology and innovation (STI) communities in addressing these challenges and provides key policies and financing that will help guide the design and development of smart cities. Brings together experts from academia, government and industry to offer state-of- the-art solutions for improving the lives of billions of people in cities around the globe Creates awareness among governments of the various policy tools available, such as output-based contracting, public-private partnerships, procurement policies, long-term contracting, and targeted research funds in order to promote smart infrastructure implementation, and encouraging the use of such tools to shape markets for smart infrastructure and correct market failures Ensures the insclusiveness of smart city projects by adequately addressing the special needs of marginalized sections of society including the elderly, persons with disabilities, and inhabitants of informal settlements and informal sectors Ensures gender considerations in the design of smart cities and infrastructure through the use of data generated by smart systems to make cities safer and more responsive to the needs of women Demonstrate practical implementation through real-life case studies Enhances reader comprehension using learning aids such as hands-on exercises, checklists, chapter summaries, review questions, and an extensive appendix of additional resources