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
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.
Published by: Crowood | Publication date: 03/01/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
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 edX.org platform, and in Arabic on edraak.org. Over 100,000 students have already registered for these MOOCs.
Published by: UIT Cambridge | Publication date: 01/28/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 488 pages
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.
Published by: UIT Cambridge | Publication date: 05/14/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Struggling to understand renewable energy? Worried about where our power comes from?Wherever you look nowadays there are dire warnings about global warming, climate change, air pollution and pollution of the environment. What can be done to clean up our planet and preserve the natural environment for future generations? Renewable energy is one of the most important answers, but more people need to become involved.In 'The Essential Guide to Renewable Energy' author Mark Boxall investigates the history, technologies and processes involved and provides an online resource so that you can make informed choices, get involved and encourage others to support this immensely important fledgling industry that is just beginning to provide viable options that will transform our world.
Publication date: 10/21/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 127 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
The author presents a thorough analysis of Pakistan’s energy sector. Being an insider, he has had enough exposure to be able to point out issues and problems and has been able to develop a package of thorough recommendations. He has argued for better negotiations of CPEC energy sector’s terms and has advised NEPRA to take steps to bring down tariff to a fair and affordable level but argues that Petroleum prices in Pakistan are fair and lowest in the region. The author is of the view that energy imports should be discouraged and argues in favour of local resource development and indigenization. In the back drop of remarkable recent reduction in Solar PV prices, he argues for a significant reappraisal of existing plans leading to a major initiative for inducting solar electricity in a distributed mode at about 50 locations. He has proposed alternatives and cheaper approaches with respect to Smart Meters, LPG distribution projects and RLNG terminals etc. Supporting coal, he has criticized avoidance of the required environmental controls and has demanded corrective steps in this respect. Overall, he presents an optimistic picture with critical evaluation of issues and problems. Laden with a lot of data and tables, the book should be a must reading for policy makers, stakeholders, academia and all those who have more than a passing interest in the subject.
Published by: Research on Economy and Politics of Pakistan(REAPP) | Publication date: 12/02/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 343 pages
Sustainable Energy and Transportation: Technologies and Policy (Energy, Environment, and Sustainability)
This book presents an integrated approach to sustainably fulfilling energy requirements, considering various energy-usage sectors and applicable technologies in those sectors. It discusses smart cities, focusing on the design of urban transport systems and sources of energy for mobility. It also shares thoughts on individual consumption for ensuring the sustainability of energy resources and technologies for emission reductions for both mobility and stationary applications. For the latter, it examines case studies related to energy consumption in the manufacturing sector as well as domestic energy requirements. In addition it explores various distribution and policy aspects related to the power sector and sources of energy such as coal and biomass. This book will serve as a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers alike.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 12/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Though oil prices have been on a downward trajectory in recent months, that doesn't obscure the fact that fossil fuels are finite, and we will eventually have to grapple with the end of their dominance. At the same time, however, skepticism about the alternatives remains: we've never quite achieved the promised 'too cheap to meter' power of the future, be it nuclear, solar, or wind. And hydrogen and bio-based fuels are thus far a disappointment. So what does the future of energy look like?The Tesla Revolution has the answers. In clear, unsensational style, Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar offer a layman's tour of the energy landscape, now and to come. They show how rapid technological advances in batteries and solar technologies are already driving large-scale transformations in power supply, while economic and geopolitical changes, combined with a growing political awareness that there are alternatives to fossil fuels will combine in the coming years to bring an energy revolution ever closer. Within in our lifetimes, the authors argue, we will see changes that will reshape economics, the balance of political power, and even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives. Determinedly forward-looking and optimistic, though never straying from hard facts, The Tesla Revolution paints a striking picture of our global energy future.
Published by: Amsterdam University Press | Publication date: 03/27/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Getting Your FREE BonusDownload this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion.Off-Grid Power Generation: DIY Micro Hydro SystemWater is a tremendous resource. In fact, two thirds of our planet is made up of it. Wouldn�t you like to harness the natural currents of rivers and streams or the crashing waves of the ocean? Well, guess what? You can. Not only that; even if you don�t live near a naturally occurring body of water you can just bottle some water up and use it for energy conversion no matter where you are! The micro hydro power systems presented in this book make such feats possible. Guiding you through every step of the process, this book brings all aspects of micro hydro energy efficiency alive! Read further to learn more!In this book you will learn:
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Publication date: 12/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 pages