Renewable Energy Resources is a numerate and quantitative text covering the full range of renewable energy technologies and their implementation worldwide. Energy supplies from renewables (such as from biofuels, solar heat, photovoltaics, wind, hydro, wave, tidal, geothermal, and ocean-thermal) are essential components of every nation’s energy strategy, not least because of concerns for the local and global environment, for energy security and for sustainability. Thus in the years between the first and this third edition, most renewable energy technologies have grown from fledgling impact to significant importance because they make good sense, good policy and good business.This Third Edition is extensively updated in light of these developments, while maintaining the book’s emphasis on fundamentals, complemented by analysis of applications. Renewable energy helps secure national resources, mitigates pollution and climate change, and provides cost effective services. These benefits are analysed and illustrated with case studies and worked examples. The book recognises the importance of cost effectiveness and efficiency of end-use. Each chapter begins with fundamental scientific theory, and then considers applications, environmental impact and socio-economic aspects before concluding with Quick Questions for self-revision and Set Problems. The book includes Reviews of basic theory underlying renewable energy technologies, such as electrical power, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and solid-state physics. Common symbols and cross-referencing apply throughout; essential data are tabulated in appendices. An associated eResource provides supplementary material on particular topics, plus a solutions guide to Set Problems.Renewable Energy Resources supports multi-disciplinary master degrees in science and engineering, and specialist modules in first degrees. Practising scientists and engineers who have not had a comprehensive training in renewable energy will find it a useful introductory text and a reference book.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 01/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 816 pages
Alternative Energy: Renewable Energy ResourcesGreen energy is our future With fossil fuels being depleted over the years, it is imperative to our survival that we use green energy. Fossil fuels also give off pollution, which is hurting our Earth as well as our health. In this book, you will learn all about the different green energies that are available and still being researched today. You will also learn about the rich history of the evolution of energy usage and creation. For those of you who are interested in solar power, you will be happy to know that you can read all about it in this book. It is our responsibility to think of our children's children and with green energy we can ensure that we leave the planet as beautiful as it is today. Don’t hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
Publication date: 08/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages
La Estafa de la Electricidad. : Cómo las compañías eléctricas te roban. Cómo pararlas (Spanish Edition)
Después de meses de continuas reparaciones e instalar equipos más eficientes en el consumo de energía, no existe reducción significativa al monto a pagar en la factura eléctrica. Lo cual lanza al autor a descubrir cómo realmente funcionan las compañías de electricidad en los Estados Unidos, y cómo sus precios esclavizan a los clientes en un ciclo interminable de dependencia. No existe entidad externa a las compañías eléctricas que controle el precio que tu proveedor de energía factura mensualmente, siquiera el gobierno. En verdad, la compañía eléctrica es solo un intermediario de miles que inflan el precio de tu energía antes de llegar a tu casa. La solución es simple y escondida a plena vista. También es más económica que comprarle energía a tu compañía eléctrica. Cómo capitalizar en la solución es crucial para el desarrollo de próximas generaciones, el presupuesto de tu familia y el medio ambiente.
Publication date: 06/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 52 pages
This three-volume handbook contains a wealth of information on energy sources, energy generation and storage, fossil and renewable fuels as well as the associated processing technology.Fossil as well as renewable fuels, nuclear technology, power generation and storage technologies are treated side by side, providing a unique overview of the entire global energy industry. The result is an in-depth survey of industrial-scale energy technology.
- Your personal ULLMANN’S: A carefully selected “best of” compilation of topical articles brings the vast knowledge of the Ullmann’s encyclopedia to the desks of energy and process engineers
- Chemical and physical characteristics, production processes and production figures, main applications, toxicology and safety information are all found here in one single resource
- New or updated articles include classical topics such as coal technologies, oil and gas as well as cutting-edge technologies like biogas, thermoelectricty and solar technology
Published by: Wiley-VCH | Publication date: 06/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1479 pages
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 specialties, Renewable Energy by Sorensen offers the most comprehensive coverage of the subject available. The book has been structured around three parts in order to assist readers in focusing on the issues that impact them the most for a given project or question. PART I covers the basic scientific principles behind all major renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind and biomass. PART II provides in-depth information about how these raw renewable sources can actually be converted into useful forms, transmitted into the grid and stored for future utilization. Finally, PART III undertakes the aspects of energy planning, environmental impacts and socio-economic issues on regional and global levels. In this fourth edition update, new material includes expanded coverage of biofuels, solar conversion, biomass and fuel cells, storage and transmission, and a new chapter on integrated technologies to introduce the hybrid systems now being explored. New surveys and the most recent research findings are included throughout.
- New, thoroughly updated fourth edition of the authoritative field guide to the entire Renewable Energy universe
- The only books to scientific principles and implementation methods, technologies and socio-economics, environmental impacts and cutting-edge advances, all in one volume
- New material includes expanded coverage of biofuels, solar conversion, biomass and fuel cells, storage and transmission, and a new chapter on integrated systems
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 11/19/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 976 pages
Comprehensive Renewable Energy, winner of a 2012 PROSE Award for Best Multi-volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers, is the only work of its type at a time when renewable energy sources are seen increasingly as realistic alternatives to fossil fuels. As the majority of information published for the target audience is currently available via a wide range of journals, seeking relevant information (be that experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of either a fundamental or applied nature) can be a time-consuming and complicated process. Comprehensive Renewable Energy is arranged according to the most important themes in the field (photovoltaic technology; wind energy technology; fuel cells and hydrogen technology; biomass and biofuels production; hydropower applications; solar thermal systems: components and applications; geothermal energy; ocean energy), and as such users can feel confident that they will find all the relevant information in one place, with helpful cross-referencing between and within all the subject areas, to broaden their understanding and deepen their knowledge. It is an invaluable resource for teaching as well as in research. Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect and in print.
- Editor-in Chief, Professor Ali Sayigh (Director General of WREN (World Renewable Energy Network) and Congress Chairman of WREC (World Renewable Energy Congress, UK) has assembled an impressive, world-class team of Volume Editors and Contributing Authors. Each chapter has been painstakingly reviewed and checked for consistent high quality. The result is an authoritative overview which ties the literature together and provides the user with a reliable background information and citation resource.
- The field of renewable energy counts several journals that are directly and indirectly concerned with the field. There is no reference work that encompasses the entire field and unites the different areas of research through deep foundational reviews. Comprehensive Renewable Energy fills this vacuum, and can be considered the definitive work for this subject area. It will help users apply context to the diverse journal literature offering and aid them in identifying areas for further research.
- Research into renewable energy is spread across a number of different disciplines and subject areas. These areas do not always share a unique identifying factor or subject themselves to clear and concise definitions. This work unites the different areas of research and allows users, regardless of their background, to navigate through the most essential concepts with ease, saving them time and vastly improving their understanding.
- There are more than 1000 references from books, journals and the internet within the eight volumes. It is full of color charts, illustrations and photographs of real projects and research results from around the world.
- The only reference work available that encompasses the entire field of renewable energy and unites the different areas of research through deep foundational reviews.
- Allows readers, regardless of their background, to navigate through the most essential concepts with ease, saving them time and vastly improving their understanding
Published by: Elsevier | Publication date: 05/06/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 4422 pages
A fresh approach to solar power in 2017 through the effective use of "Efficiency First Principles" This ground-breaking book by long time seasoned renewable energy professional Zax Vagen is packed full of innovative ideas, old industry mainstays and ancient wisdom that come together timeously in this book. Riddled with tips and tricks, from choosing the right product to leveraging practical advantage and "opportunity phycics". Join Zax Vagen and his hilarious coffee habit as he unravels the mysteries of achieving the nirvana of off-grid living without spending a fortune. Now with a new chapter about never before published drivers of global warming and climate change.
Publication date: 04/17/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 53 pages
Numerous job opportunities can be found in the fast-growing field of renewable energy. Grab this handy book and discover how clean energy can be a part of your future, whether you are new to the workforce or retooling your career. Career Sectors include: Solar & Wind Energy, Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Bioenergy, Green Building & Energy Management, Hydrogen Energy & Fuel Cells, Green Transportation, and Energy Education & Economics. Job Areas include: Technical / Engineering, Project Management / Consulting, Research & Development, Sales & Marketing, and the Trades. Numerous helpful resources include: Training & Workshops, Universities & Trade Schools, Professional Associations / Technical Societies, Reference Web Sites, and Government Energy Programs.
Published by: PixyJack Press | Publication date: 04/07/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 194 pages
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 who want a well-balanced introduction to the science, technologies, economics, and policies related to energy choices.How Does Renewable Energy Work? Science, Technologies, Economics, and Key Policy IssuesThe book delves into all forms of renewable energy, from biofuels and geothermal energy to wind, hydro, and solar power. It also discusses nuclear power and fossil fuels, allowing readers to compare and evaluate the advantages and shortcomings of renewable energy. In addition, the book explores four overarching topics that go beyond a specific type of energy, namely, energy conservation, energy storage, energy transmission, and energy policy, and examines the important issue of climate change.A Broad Introduction for Science and Engineering StudentsRequiring only a basic background in physics and calculus, the book avoids technical jargon and advanced mathematical approaches to focus on the basic principles of renewable energy. Throughout, a wealth of illustrations and real-world examples make the concepts more concrete. Designed for a one- or two-semester course, this book takes a broad approach that addresses the need for diversity in any nation’s energy portfolio.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 03/13/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
The book describes methods of modeling, planning and implementing electric energy storage systems. Energy storage becomes an important issue when more and more electric power is generated by wind mills and photovoltaics systems, because green energy is more volatile. So energy storage is necessary to guarantee safe and secure electric energy supply.Market and power system oriented operations of electric energy storage require different planning methods and different algorithms for searching the optimal solution. These methods are described in detail for energy storage implementations in generation, transmission and distribution levels. Economic aspects are considered.For many years, the authors have been developing smart grid solutions as well as a methology of modeling and planning electric energy storage usage. The aim has been to increase the flexibility of the power system heading for an energy system which is completely generated by green energy.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 06/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 211 pages