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Alternative Energy Resources


Alternative Energy Resources

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  • Anderson, Bruce and Wells, Malcolm.”Passive Solar Energy — The Homeowner’s Guide to Natural Heating and Cooling”, 2005, A down-to-earth free online book, 160 pages Austin Energy “Green Building Sustainable Building Source book”, 2011. 50+ pages, On-Line book by a power company, few pictures, lots of ideas, sort of like the LEED building program.
  • Chiras, Dan, “The Solar House, Passive Heating and Cooling”, 2002, Holloman Base Library
  • Crosbie, Michael J., “The Passive Solar Design and Construction Handbook”, 1997, Wiley, 300+ pages (construction details) “Library Loan “Thomas Branigan Library, Las Cruces)
  • Luce, Ben, “Passive Solar Design Guidelines for Northern New Mexico “, 2004, 30 p. of Balcomb’s expertise,
  • Theis, T.& Tomkin J., Ed “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation” 2015, 500+pages, free download college textbook, many authors U of Illinois, Undergraduate text, Very comprehensive. Free By chapters : Whole book:
  • Tickell, Joshua, “From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank” Guide to Using Veg. Oil as an Alternative Fuel, 2000, 160 pages. How to DIY Biodiesel. Alamogordo Public Library. 629.2538

Local Library book, see author Tickell under Books category

  • (HEED: Home Energy Efficient Design; free house energy program from UCLA. And free relatively local weather included. 2010, for Windows. Looks complete and complicated.)
  • (Nat. Inst. of Building Sciences is a giant URL about whole building design, & long articles on types, sources, predicted results (2011) Looks difficult.)
  • (Nat. Renewable Energy Laboratory’s HOMER program for electricity analysis to find the best possible combination of alternative electricity.)

  • Updating the World on the Latest Climate Science, 26 scientists, free download.
  • The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See, YouTube video, or read Mr. Greg Craven’s follow-on book “What’s the Worst That Could Happen?: A Rational Response” at Alamogordo Public Library
  • Santa Fe, NM monthly news (& on-line) Green Newspaper.
  • Hansen, J.E., “Storms of my Grandchildren : the truth about the coming climate catastrophe and our last chance to save humanity”, 2009, Alamogordo Public Library.
  • McKibben, B. “Eaarth : making a life on a tough new planet”, 2010, Alamogordo Public Library.

Data, SW Weather, Averages, Historical

In Otero County – Alamogordo – Tularosa:

  • John Kloepper, 575.443.6157 Purchase PV hardware wholesale, not an installer
  • Rod Sims, 575.551.1662 Inspections for efficient buildings, green plans
  • Ed. Baker, Building Specialties 575.437.5055 Master Carpenter, Passive solar
  • Otero County Habitat for Humanity 575.437.6562 Builds Energy Star, & NM Green Built silver small houses
  • Rentschler Electric Co. Installs PV & wind 575.446.9140 161 Hwy 82, ALM

Does business in Otero County:
See Electricity, PV (Photo Voltaic) Equipment, Hardware below

  • (try fact sheets, toolkits for builders, and FAQ buttons) good windows save on lighting and heating
  • (solar tube information, the new-age skylight, good for retro applications)

  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS Index) provides a relative energy for buildings. A HERS Index of 100 represents the energy use of the “American Standard Building,” and an index of zero indicates that the proposed building uses no net purchased energy (a zero energy building).

  • Giant URL with all sorts of research and ideas about residential building types. This Home Innovation Research Labs is a commercial subsidiary of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Check out the Green tab also.

  • Huge source of information, also check the URL by adding /tools/ faqs or /reports/

  • New Mexico Solar Energy Association, State wide organizations, (Alamogordo branch meets every (info on fact sheets, workshops, contractor listing, conventions, etc)
  • (National – American Solar Energy Society, big multifasited organization, their mag is SolarToday.)
  • (Solar Energy International, Carbondale, CO, Solar Education.)

(Also look under Electricity, PV and in Books under Wiles for more on these codes

  • AAA Solar Supply Inc: 2021 Zearing Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, 505.243.0885 Solar in Albuquerque, Between Old Town and I-40 New and Used.
  • (Wind Power retail, Norman , OK, many details about costs, siting and payback.)
  • (Wholesale Albuquerque Solar Electricity Store.)

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