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Renewable Energy Resources
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: 01/26/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 816 pages

Sustainable Energy – without the hot air
Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale--for Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding nuclear energy, the potential of sustainable fossil fuels, and the possibilities of sharing renewable power with foreign countries. While underlining the difficulty of minimizing consumption, the tone remains positive as it debunks misinformation and clearly explains the calculations of expenditure per person to encourage people to make individual changes that will benefit the world at large. If you've thrown your hands up in despair thinking no solution is possible, then read this book - it's an honest, realistic, and humorous discussion of all our energy options.
Author: David MacKay
Published by: UIT Cambridge | Publication date: 05/14/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages

Renewable Energy: A User's Guide
Every day there are news reports that highlight spiralling energy costs, accelerating energy consumption, serious concerns over fuel security and fears that oil production may soon decline. All such reports are set against a background of the most serious threat to the world today - global warming and the devastating impact of climate change.This informative and wide-ranging book, written by an acknowledged expert, demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can help meet CO2 reduction targets. The author emphasizes that we need to use these technologies on a much wider scale to produce heat and electricity, and argues that if action is taken immediately it could make an enormous difference. He demonstrates how by installing a renewable energy technology in your home, you will be taking a step towards reducing your carbon footprint and ultimately you will be helping to save the planet. Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable and well-illustrated book reviews the range of currently available renewable technologies that can provide energy as heat and electricity for our homes, businesses and industry, and also save harmful emissions, energy and money.The technologies are: Solar energy using solar panels for hot water and electricity; Heat pumps, which take heat from the ground for homes and buildings; Biomass fuels such as wood and waste, and even specially grown crops; Wind power, which can provide us with significant amounts of electricity in the decades ahead; Hydroelectricity where suitable rivers and streams are available; The potential of emerging technologies such as geothermal, wave and tidal power. An invaluable and informative book that demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can help meet CO2 reduction targets. Installing a renewable energy technology in your home will be a step towards reducing your carbon footprint. Reviews the currently available renewable technologies tht can provide energy for home, businesses and industry. Superbly illustrated with 78 colour photographs and 20 diagrams. Andy McCrea is a Chartered Engineer and was awarded an MBE for services to the electricity industry in 2004.
Author: Andy McCrea
Published by: Crowood | Publication date: 03/01/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages

The Switch: How solar, storage and new tech means cheap power for all
How will the world be powered in ten years' time? Not by fossil fuels. Energy experts are all saying the same thing: solar photovoltaics (PV) is our future. Reports from universities, investment banks, international institutions and large investors agree. It's not about whether the switch from fossil fuels to solar power will happen, but when.Solar panels are being made that will last longer than ever hoped; investors are seeing the benefits of the long-term rewards provided by investing in solar; in the Middle East, a contractor can now offer solar-powered electricity far cheaper than that of a coal-fired power station. The Switch tracks the transition away from coal, oil and gas to a world in which the limitless energy of the sun provides much of the energy the 10 billion people of this planet will need. It examines both the solar future and how we will get there, and the ways in which we will provide stored power when the sun isn't shining. We learn about artificial photosynthesis from a start-up in the US that is making petrol from just CO2 and sunlight; ideas on energy storage are drawn from a company in Germany that makes batteries for homes; in the UK, a small company in Swindon has the story of wind turbines; and in Switzerland, a developer shows how we can use hydrogen to make 'renewable' natural gas for heating.Told through the stories of entrepreneurs, inventors and scientists from around the world, and using the latest research and studies, The Switch provides a positive solution to the climate change crisis, and looks to a brighter future ahead.
Published by: Profile Books | Publication date: 07/07/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

Solar Energy: The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion, technologies and systems
This book uniquely covers both the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and the design of PV systems for real-life applications. From the fundamental principles of semiconductor solar cells; through PV technology (crystalline silicon solar cells; thin-film cells; PV modules); to components, design, deployment and performance of PV systems in use. The book is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and third-level physics or engineering courses on solar photovoltaics, with exercises to check students’ understanding and reinforce learning. It is the perfect companion to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Solar Energy (DelftX, ET.3034TU) presented by co-author Arno Smets. The course is available in English on the nonprofit open source platform, and in Arabic on Over 100,000 students have already registered for these MOOCs.
Published by: UIT Cambridge | Publication date: 01/28/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 488 pages

Wind Power Basics: The Ultimate Guide to Wind Energy Systems and Wind Generators for Homes
Wind Power: The Most Underrated Renewable Source Of EnergyThere are many types of renewable sources of energy that you can harness and while the solar power energy remains to be the most popular, wind energy is considered to be underrated. The reason why wind power is underrated is that building structures to harness electricity from the wind are very massive and costly.However, the innovations in wind power have made it possible for people to afford wind turbines to harness power for home use. If you are one of the many people who are looking for other sources of renewable energy aside from solar power, then this book is for you.With this book, you will be able to learn the following:
  • Understand the basic information of wind power. Chapter 1 discusses about the things that you need to know about wind turbine. This chapter discusses about the different types of designs of wind turbines and the types of wind power system. Moreover, it also provides information on how turbines work and how you can get incentives from installing one in your home.
  • Chapter 2 discusses about home turbines. In this chapter, you will learn information such as the components of home turbines and the things to consider when choosing the right wind turbine for your area.
  • Lastly, Chapter 3 discusses about your options when it comes to installing wind turbines. This chapter will help you make the right decision when it comes to installing wind turbines in your home.
Installing wind turbines for your home is a great thing to do to make your home more energy efficient. You have a lot of advantages in building one.Let this book serve as your comprehensive guide in installing small scale wind turbines for your home.
Published by: Loco Media | Publication date: 04/13/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages

Renewable Energy Finance:Powering the Future
Renewable Energy Finance describes in rich detail current best practices and evolving trends in clean energy investing. With contributions from some of the world's leading experts in energy finance, the book documents how investors are spending over US$200 billion each year on financing renewable energy and positioning themselves in a global investment market that will continue to expand at double-digit growth rates through the end of the decade. The book describes with first-hand experiences the challenges of "keeping the lights on" amid rising conventional energy prices and looming environmental risks.Chapters describe project financing vehicles for a range of renewable energy technologies including solar photovoltaic power plants, offshore wind farms, and bio-fuel refineries, as well as financing practices in a diverse set of countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and China. The book gives readers a unique insiders' perspective on how renewable energy deals actually get done, and is a go-to reference manual for understanding how to fund investment projects in renewable energy. Drawing together contributions from senior executives and academic thought-leaders, Renewable Energy Finance will serve an audience of readers craving a practitioner's perspective that avoids industry clichés, self-promotion, and grandstanding.
Published by: Powering the Future | Publication date: 06/23/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 366 pages

Wind Power: Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Business
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.
Author: Paul Gipe
Publication date: 08/17/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 467 pages

Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels
An energy revolution is under way with far-reaching consequences for nations, companies, and the way we address climate change Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy, and longtime industry observer Dieter Helm explains how this and other shifts are the harbingers of a coming energy revolution and how the fossil fuel age will come to an end. Surveying recent surges in technological innovations, Helm’s provocative new book documents how the global move toward the internet-of-things will inexorably reduce the demand for oil, gas, and renewables—and prove more effective than current efforts to avert climate change.   Oil companies and energy utilities must begin to adapt their existing business models or face future irrelevancy. Oil-exporting nations, particularly in the Middle East, will be negatively impacted, whereas the United States and European countries that are investing in new technologies may find themselves leaders in the geopolitical game. Timely and controversial, this book concludes by offering advice on what governments and businesses can and should do now to prepare for a radically different energy future.
Author: Dieter Helm
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 03/15/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 303 pages

Do It Yourself 12 Volt Solar Power
If you want to introduce alternative power supplies around the house and garden or even live totally off-grid in your boat, caravan or yurt and need a practical introduction to solar power and 12 volt supplies, here is the essential eBook guide to the subject.
Published by: Permanent Publications | Publication date: 12/12/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 128 pages
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