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Introduction to Renewable Energy

Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Author : Vaughn C. Nelson
  • Publsiher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 April 2011
  • ISBN : 1439891206
  • Pages : 408 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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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. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy, and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It explains the fundamentals of energy, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling, and lighting; collected and concentrated; and converted into electricity. A chapter describes residential power usage—including underground and off-grid homes—and houses that are designed to use energy more efficiently or to be completely self-sufficient. Other chapters cover wind power; bioenergy, including biofuel; and geothermal heat pumps; as well as hydro, tidal, and ocean energy. Describing storage as a billion-dollar idea, the book discusses the challenges of storing energy and gives an overview of technologies from flywheels to batteries. It also examines institutional issues such as environmental regulations, incentives, infrastructure, and social costs and benefits. Emphasizing the concept of life-cycle cost, the book analyzes the costs associated with different sources of energy. With recommendations for further reading, formulas, case studies, and extensive use of figures and diagrams, this textbook is suitable for undergraduates in Renewable Energy courses as well as for non-specialists seeking an introduction to renewable energy. Pedagogical Features: End-of-chapter problems Numerous case studies More than 150 figures and illustrations A solutions manual is available upon qualifying course adoption


Introduction to Renewable Energy

Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Author : Vaughn C. Nelson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 April 2011
GET THIS BOOKIntroduction to Renewable Energy

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. Taking a multidisciplinary


Small-Scale Renewable Energy Systems

Small-Scale Renewable Energy Systems
  • Author : Sven Ruin,Göran Sidén
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 16 October 2019
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A revolution is ongoing in the field of small-scale energy solutions, which can enable lower impact on the environment, more robust supply and self-determination. Solar power and other forms of renewable energy sources, which you can implement to generate your own electricity, are growing quickly. Electromobility is transforming the car industry and transportation systems and can also play a role in your energy system. Electricity can be used much more efficiently than before, for example by using LED light, variable


The Renewable Energy Transition

The Renewable Energy Transition
  • Author : John Erik Meyer
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 18 October 2019
GET THIS BOOKThe Renewable Energy Transition

Canada is a well-endowed country that serves as an ideal model to lead the reader through the development of energy, resources, and society historically and into a post-carbon future. The book provides an historical perspective and describes the physical resource limitations, energy budgets, and climate realities that will determine the potential for any transition to renewable energy. Political and social realities, including jurisdiction and energy equality issues, are addressed. However, we cannot simply mandate or legislate policies according to social


Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
  • Author : Bent Sorensen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 12 December 2018
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This four-volume set, edited by a leading expert in the field, brings together in one collection a series of papers that have been fundamental to the development of renewable energy as a defined discipline. Some of the papers were first published many years ago, but they remain classics in their fields and retain their relevance to the understanding of current issues. The papers have been selected with the assistance of an eminent international editorial board. The set includes a general


The Renewable Energy Landscape

The Renewable Energy Landscape
  • Author : Dean Apostol,James Palmer,Martin Pasqualetti,Richard Smardon,Robert Sullivan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 19 August 2016
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Winner of the 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Research Category) Winner of the 2017 VT ASLA Chapter Award of Excellence (Communications Category) The Renewable Energy Landscape is a definitive guide to understanding, assessing, avoiding, and minimizing scenic impacts as we transition to a more renewable energy future. It focuses attention, for the first time, on the unique challenges solar, wind, and geothermal energy will create for landscape protection, planning, design, and management. Topics addressed include: Policies aimed at managing scenic impacts from


Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy

Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy
  • Author : Simon P. Neill,M Reza Hashemi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 June 2018
GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy

Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy: Generating Electricity from the Sea presents the basic concepts of mechanics and introduces the various technical aspects of ocean renewable energy. Contents follow a logical sequence, starting with hydrodynamics and then separately examining each conversion technology, with special focus on tidal energy, offshore wind and wave energy, as well as current and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). The authors explore key topics for resource characterization and optimization, such as monitoring and measurement methods and ocean




Renewable Energy for the Arctic

Renewable Energy for the Arctic
  • Author : Gisele Arruda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKRenewable Energy for the Arctic

This book explores various facets of the transition to renewable energy in the Arctic region. It critically examines the adverse effects of fossil fuel extraction and use, environmental and social impacts of climate change, and the possibility of a low carbon energy system through innovation and technology. Drawing together a diverse range of contributors and considering a range of new energy sources, this volume also looks at the scale of the transition challenges in the Arctic energy production and use,


Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy
  • Author : Bent Sørensen,Bent Meier Sorensen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 July 2004
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&Quot;Renewable Energy is essential reading for undergraduates and graduates in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Engineering. Researchers will find it a useful reference tool. The book will also prove invaluable to consultants and planners working in both the public and private sectors of government and international agencies."--BOOK JACKET.


Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy
  • Author : Frank R. Spellman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 02 December 2014
GET THIS BOOKEnvironmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Has a Good Side and a Bad Side Evaluate BothAll energy sources affect the environment in which we live. While fossil fuels may essentially do more harm, renewable energy sources can also pose a threat to the environment. Allowing for the various renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal, Environmental I


The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf
  • Author : Hisham M. Akhonbay
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 September 2018
GET THIS BOOKThe Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global leaders in renewable energy. This collection explores the drivers for the widespread adoption of renewable energy around the GCC, the need for renewable energy and the policy-economic factors that can create success. All six countries within the GCC have plans


Renewable Energy System Design

Renewable Energy System Design
  • Author : Ziyad Salameh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 May 2014
GET THIS BOOKRenewable Energy System Design

The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing on engineering, design, and operating principles that engineers can follow in order to successfully design more robust and efficient renewable energy systems. Written by Dr. Ziyad Salameh, an expert with over thirty years of teaching, research, and design experience, Renewable Energy System Design provides readers with the "nuts and


Renewable Energy in the UK

Renewable Energy in the UK
  • Author : David Elliott
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 08 January 2019
GET THIS BOOKRenewable Energy in the UK

​This book offers a detailed account of how renewable energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream in the UK, and of the battles that have been fought to achieve this, trawling through the often troubled history of government involvement. The book examines how renewables became what now seem likely to be the dominant energy sources of the future. Renewable energy technologies, using solar and wind power and other natural energy sources, are now supplying around 30% of UK electricity