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
本書の目的は、太陽光による発電についてやさしく解説することである。 太陽光(第1章)、太陽光発電(第2章)、太陽光発電システム(第3章)、太陽光発電の特徴(第4章)、太陽光発電システムの設置費用(第5章)、太陽光発電の費用(第6章)、太陽光発電の量(第7章)、太陽光発電電力の売電(第8章)、環境影響(第9章)について述べる。 第2版では、太陽光エネルギーにより発電した電力の売電に関して加筆する(第8章)。 また、設置費用(第5章)および発電量(第7章)の内容を更新する。
Publication date: 08/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages
Wind works. It’s reliable. It’s economical. It makes environmental sense. And it’s here now. Wind machines are not tomorrow’s technology. Whether it’s on a giant wind farm in Minnesota, in a small village in Morocco, or in the backyard of a German farmer, wind energy works today in a variety of applications around the world. You, too, can put this renewable resource to work. The following chapters explain how to go about doing just that.
Publication date: 08/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 467 pages
An Introduction to Renewable Energy Sources : Environment Books for Kids | Children's Environment Books
What are renewable sources of energy? Why are they preferred over the nonrenewable sources? You’ll know the answers to these questions in the pages of this environment book for kids. Caring for the environment starts with knowledge. You want your children to make informed decisions and the first step to that would be ownership of this book. Secure a copy today!
Published by: Baby Professor | Publication date: 05/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 64 pages
Given the potential disruption of climate change, understanding energy issues and technologies is more important than ever if societies are to make informed choices on policy. Now in its third edition, Introduction to Energy explores the crucial issues connected to modern energy technology and its uses. Fully updated to respond to the substantial developments in the energy sector, the book expands on the relationships of energy use and climate change; of energy availability and the alleviation of world poverty; and of energy consumption and the sustainability of the lifestyles of people in the industrialized world. Directed at a broad readership, it assumes no prior technical expertise and avoids complex mathematical formulations, continuing to provide a standard for introductory energy courses. It is also a useful supplementary text for programs in public policy, business law and resource economics.
Published by: Cambridge University Press | Publication date: 07/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Where does the energy we use come from? It's absolutely vital to every single thing we do every day, but for most people, it is utterly invisible. Flick a switch and the lights go on. It might as well be magic. Science writer Jeremy Shere shows us in Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy that energy is anything but magical. Producing it in fossil fuel form is a dirty, expensive—but also hugely profitable— enterprise, with enormous but largely hidden costs to the entire planet. The cold, hard fact is that at some point we will have wrung the planet dry of easily accessible sources of fossil fuel. And when that time comes, humankind will have no choice but to turn—or, more accurately, return—to other, cleaner, renewable energy sources. What will those sources be? How far have we come to realizing the technologies that will make these sources available?To find the answers, Shere began his journey with a tour of a traditional coal-fueled power plant in his home state of Indiana. He then continued on, traveling from coast to coast as he spoke to scientists, scholars and innovators. He immersed himself in the green energy world: visiting a solar farm at Denver's airport, attending the Wind Power Expo and a wind farm tour in Texas, investigating turbines deep in New York City's East River, and much more. Arranged in five parts—Green Gas, Sun, Wind, Earth, and Water—Renewable tells the stories of the most interesting and promising types of renewable energy: namely, biofuel, solar, wind, geothermal, and hydropower. But unlike many books about alternative energy, Renewable is not obsessed with megawatts and tips for building home solar panels. Instead, Shere digs into the rich, surprisingly long histories of these technologies, bringing to life the pioneering scientists, inventors, and visionaries who blazed the way for solar, wind, hydro, and other forms of renewable power, and unearthing the curious involvement of great thinkers like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Nicola Tesla.We are at an important crossroads in the history of renewable technologies. The possibilities are endless and enticing, and it has become increasingly clear that renewable energy is the way of the future. In Renewable, Jeremy Shere's natural curiosity and serious research come together in an entertaining and informative guide to where renewable energy has been, where it is today, and where it's heading.
Published by: St. Martin's Press | Publication date: 11/26/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 303 pages
Modeling and Optimization of Biomass Supply Chains: Top-Down and Bottom-up Assessment for Agricultural, Forest and Waste Feedstock
Modeling and Optimization of Biomass Supply Chains: Top Down and Bottom Up Assessment for Agricultural, Forest and Waste Feedstock provides scientific evidence for assessing biomass supply and logistics, placing emphasis on methods, modeling capacities, large data collection, processing and storage. The information presented builds on recent relevant research work from the Biomass Futures, Biomass Policies and S2Biom projects. In addition to technical issues, the book covers the economic, social and environmental aspects with direct implications on biomass availability. Its chapters offer an overview of methodologies for assessing and modeling supply, biomass quality and requirements for different conversion processes, logistics and demand for biobased sectors. Case studies from the projects that inspire the book present practical examples of the implementation of these methodologies. The authors also compare methodologies for different regions, including Europe and the U.S. Biomass feedstock-specific chapters address the relevant elements for forest, agriculture, biowastes, post-consumer wood and non-food crops. Engineers in the bioenergy sector, as well as researchers and graduate students will find this book to be a very useful resource when working on optimization and modeling of biomass supply chains. For energy policymakers, analysts and consultants, the book provides consistent and technically sound projections for policy and market development decisions.
- Provides consistent ratios and indicators for assessing biomass supply and its logistical component
- Explores assumptions behind the assessment of different types of biomass, including key technical and non-technical factors
- Presents the existing modeling platforms, their input requirements and possible output projections
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 08/11/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids
Renewable Energy Integration: Practical Management of Variability, Uncertainty, and Flexibility in Power Grids, Second Edition, offers a distilled examination of the intricacies of integrating renewables into power grids and electricity markets. It offers informed perspectives from internationally renowned experts on related challenges and solutions based on demonstrated best practices developed by operators around the world. The book's focus on practical implementation of strategies provides real-world context for the theoretical underpinnings and the development of supporting policy frameworks. The second edition considers myriad integration issues, thus ensuring that grid operators with low or high penetration of renewable generation can leverage the best practices achieved by their peers. It includes revised chapters from the first edition as well as new chapters.
- Lays out the key issues around the integration of renewables into power grids and markets, from the intricacies of operational and planning considerations to supporting regulatory and policy frameworks.
- Provides updated global case studies that highlight the challenges of renewables integration and present field-tested solutions and new Forewords from Europe, United Arab Emirates, and United States.
- Illustrates technologies to support the management of variability, uncertainty, and flexibility in power grids.
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 06/16/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 472 pages
Renewable Energy Forecasting: From Models to Applications provides an overview of the state-of-the-art of renewable energy forecasting technology and its applications. After an introduction to the principles of meteorology and renewable energy generation, groups of chapters address forecasting models, very short-term forecasting, forecasting of extremes, and longer term forecasting. The final part of the book focuses on important applications of forecasting for power system management and in energy markets. Due to shrinking fossil fuel reserves and concerns about climate change, renewable energy holds an increasing share of the energy mix. Solar, wind, wave, and hydro energy are dependent on highly variable weather conditions, so their increased penetration will lead to strong fluctuations in the power injected into the electricity grid, which needs to be managed. Reliable, high quality forecasts of renewable power generation are therefore essential for the smooth integration of large amounts of solar, wind, wave, and hydropower into the grid as well as for the profitability and effectiveness of such renewable energy projects.
- Offers comprehensive coverage of wind, solar, wave, and hydropower forecasting in one convenient volume
- Addresses a topic that is growing in importance, given the increasing penetration of renewable energy in many countries
- Reviews state-of-the-science techniques for renewable energy forecasting
- Contains chapters on operational applications
Published by: Woodhead Publishing | Publication date: 06/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 386 pages