Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources

Retaining the successful format of the first edition and building on its solid grounding in the principles of renewable energy resources, this second edition has been revised in line with the latest advances in the field to include new technologies and an assessment of their impact. Considering each technology in depth from both scientific and environmental perspectives, it covers solar energy, photovoltaic, wind, wave, tidal and hydro power, biofuels, geothermals and more, as well as featuring
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The Energy Imperative: 100 Percent Renewable Now

The Energy Imperative: 100 Percent Renewable Now

For decades, Hermann Scheer was one of the world’s leading proponents of renewable energy. In this, his last book before his death in 2010, he lays out his vision for a planet 100% powered by renewables and examines the fundamental ethical and economic imperatives for such a shift. And most importantly, he demonstrates why the time for this transition is now. In Scheer’s view, talk of "bridging technologies" such as carbon capture and storage or nuclear energy – even (and perhaps especial
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The Energy Imperative: 100 Percent Renewable Now

A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy: Microgeneration Systems and their Installation

A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy: Microgeneration Systems and their Installation

A guide to renewable energy specifically aimed at vocational and professional construction courses A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy provides the perfect introduction to one of the construction industry’s leading growth areas, containing an overview of all types of renewable energy sources, as well as information relating to the installation and inspection of renewable energy systems. The practical focus in this book will give you the confidence to pass micro-generation exams, discuss the
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A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy: Microgeneration Systems and their Installation

Renewable Energy: A First Course

Renewable Energy: A First Course

Renewable energy has great significance for the world’s future, given the environmental issues related to energy generation and energy’s importance in our society. Making wise energy choices is not easy, however. It involves balanced consideration of economic, environmental, technical, political, and other perspectives to weigh the relative costs and benefits for a host of possible technologies. Renewable Energy: A First Course is an accessible textbook for science and engineering students w
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Energy Finance: Analysis and Valuation, Risk Management, and the Future of Energy (Robert W. Kolb Series)

Energy Finance: Analysis and Valuation, Risk Management, and the Future of Energy (Robert W. Kolb Series)

Thought leaders and experts offer the most current information and insights into energy financeEnergy Finance offers the most up-to-date information and compelling insights into the finance and economics of energy. With contributions from today's thought leaders who are experts in various areas of energy finance and economics, the book provides an overview of the energy industry and addresses issues concerning energy finance and economics.The book focuses on a range of topics including corporate
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Energy Finance: Analysis and Valuation, Risk Management, and the Future of Energy (Robert W. Kolb Series)

Introduction to Renewable Energy (Energy and the Environment)

Introduction to Renewable Energy (Energy and the Environment)

As the world population grows and places more demand on limited fossil fuels, renewable energy becomes more relevant as part of the solution to the impending energy dilemma. Renewable energy is now included in national policies, with goals for it to be a significant percentage of generated energy within the coming decades. A comprehensive overview, Introduction to Renewable Energy explores how we can use the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal resources, and water to generate more sustainable energy.
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Introduction to Renewable Energy (Energy and the Environment)

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

This is a comprehensive textbook for the new trend of distributed power generation systems and renewable energy sources in electric power systems. It covers the complete range of topics from fundamental concepts to major technologies as well as advanced topics for power consumers.An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department -- to obtain the manual, send an email to ialine@wiley.com
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Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today. Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Third Edition, examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind, and wave) an
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Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Third Edition

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Third Edition

With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa's highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. This n
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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Third Edition

Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Environment

Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Environment

This book presents the physical and technical principles of promising ways of utilising renewable energies. In this context, firstly the main characteristics of the available renewable energy streams are outlined. Subsequently, the book presents the technologies of heat provision from passive and active solar systems, ambient air, shallow geothermal energy as well as energy from deep geothermal sources. In the preceding chapters the book addresses the processes of electricity generation from sol
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Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future

Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future

Interdisciplinary in its approach and global in its perspective, Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition, provides a contemporary exploration of the economic, social, environmental, and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use. Emphasizing the important issue of sustainability, it analyzes the historical evolution of the world's energy systems, the principles underlying their use, and their present status and future prospects.Beginning with
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Energy Systems and Sustainability: Power for a Sustainable Future

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition

We are hearing a LOT about renewable energy these days! But unlike most available resources on alternative energy that focus on politics and economic impacts, da Rosa's practical guide, Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, is dedicated to explaining the scientific and technological principles and processes that enable energy production from safe, renewable, clean sources. Advances in the renewable energy sphere are proceeding with an unprecedented speed, and in order for the world's alarm
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Renewable Energy, Fourth Edition: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics & Planning

Renewable Energy, Fourth Edition: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics & Planning

This volume is a true shelf reference, providing a thorough overview of the entire renewable energy sphere, while still functioning as a go-to information source for professionals and students when they need answers about a specific technical issue. Crafted over the last 15 years into a problem-solving tool for engineers, researchers, consultants and planners currently working in the field, as well as a detailed map of the renewables universe for those looking to expand into new technological sp
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Modeling and Control of Sustainable Power Systems: Towards Smarter and Greener Electric Grids (Green Energy and Technology)

Modeling and Control of Sustainable Power Systems: Towards Smarter and Greener Electric Grids (Green Energy and Technology)

The concept of the smart grid promises the world an efficient and intelligent approach of managing energy production, transportation, and consumption by incorporating intelligence, efficiency, and optimality into the power grid. Both energy providers and consumers can take advantage of the convenience, reliability, and energy savings achieved by real-time and intelligent energy management. To this end, the current power grid is experiencing drastic changes and upgrades. For instance, more signif
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Modeling and Control of Sustainable Power Systems: Towards Smarter and Greener Electric Grids (Green Energy and Technology)