Textbook of Renewable Energy

Textbook of Renewable Energy

A unique feature of the book is chapter on magneto hydro dynamic power generation.

Author: S. C. Bhatia

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789385059957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 710

Renewable energies are sources of clean, inexhaustible and increasingly competitive energy. They differ from fossil fuels principally in their diversity, abundance and potential for use anywhere on the planet, but above all in that they produce neither greenhouse gases which cause climate change nor polluting emissions. There are many forms of renewable energy. Most of these renewable energies depend in one way or another on sunlight. Wind and hydroelectric power are the direct result of differential heating of the Earth's surface which leads to air moving about (wind) and precipitation forming as the air is lifted. Solar energy is the direct conversion of sunlight using panels or collectors. Biomass energy is stored sunlight contained in plants. Other renewable energies that do not depend on sunlight are geothermal energy, which is a result of radioactive decay in the crust combined with the original heat of accreting the Earth, and tidal energy, which is a conversion of gravitational energy.Textbook of Renewable Energy summarises various aspects of renewable energy and is divided into 16 chapters. Discussed are renewable energy sources, solar radiation and its measurement, solar thermal energy conversion system, solar photovoltaic systems, biogas, biomass, biofuels, wind energy, fuel cells, tidal energy, hydrogen energy, geothermal energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, renewable energy applications in developing smart cities, environmental aspects of electrical energy generation. A unique feature of the book is chapter on magneto hydro dynamic power generation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources

This Third Edition is extensively updated in light of these developments, while maintaining the book’s emphasis on fundamentals, complemented by analysis of applications.

Author: John Twidell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317660361

Category: Architecture

Page: 784

View: 777

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.
Categories: Architecture

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

How Does Renewable Energy Work? Science, Technologies, Economics, and Key Policy Issues The book delves into all forms of renewable energy, from biofuels and geothermal energy to wind, hydro, and solar power.

Author: Robert Ehrlich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466599444

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 567

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 Issues The 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 Students Requiring 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.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Presents an introduction to renewable energy resouces, discussing how they are being developed and utilized and covering such energy alternatives as biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal, nuclear, and hydroelectricity.

Author: Anne E. Maczulak

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816072033

Category: Reference

Page: 206

View: 523

Presents an introduction to renewable energy resouces, discussing how they are being developed and utilized and covering such energy alternatives as biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal, nuclear, and hydroelectricity.
Categories: Reference

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Covers hydropower, wind energy, solar-thermal electricity, ocean energy systems, geothermal energy, gasification biomass power, fuel alcohol, and solar hydrogen

Author: Thomas B. Johansson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559631384

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1160

View: 821

Covers hydropower, wind energy, solar-thermal electricity, ocean energy systems, geothermal energy, gasification biomass power, fuel alcohol, and solar hydrogen
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Understanding Renewable Energy Systems

Understanding Renewable Energy Systems

Now updated and expanded, the 2nd edition of this textbook covers the full range of renewable energy systems and now also includes such current trends as solar power storage, power-to-gas technologies, and the technology paths needed for a ...

Author: Volker Quaschning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317669425

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 506

By mid-century, renewable energy must cover all of our energy supply if we are to phase out nuclear and successfully stop climate change. Now updated and expanded, the 2nd edition of this textbook covers the full range of renewable energy systems and now also includes such current trends as solar power storage, power-to-gas technologies, and the technology paths needed for a successful and complete energy transition. The topics are treated in a holistic manner, bringing together maths, engineering, climate studies and economics, and enabling readers to gain a broad understanding of renewable energy technologies and their potential.Numerous examples are provided for calculations, and graphics help visualize the various technologies and mathematical methodologies. Understanding Renewable Energy Systems is an ideal companion for students of renewable energy at universities or technical colleges on courses such as renewable energy, electrical engineering, engineering technology, physics, process engineering, building engineering, environment, applied mechanics and mechanical engineering, as well as scientists and engineers in research and industry.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Foreword The key element towards the enhanced realisation of renewable
energy technologies in the energy portfolio is accelerated technological
advancement and subsequent cost reduction, combined with novel applications
and ...

Author: Agence internationale de l'énergie

Publisher: OECD

ISBN: UOM:39015062491371

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

View: 296

This comprehensive survey of renewable energy RDandD is intended to provide guidance for the mid- and long-term development of renewable energy technologies. RDandD investment in renewable energy technologies has declined over the past 18 years. At the same time, market deployment funding has increased, but the market share of renewables has decreased. Energy supply from technologies that were close to being competitive in the early 70s, such as hydropower, biomass combustion and geothermal, has not subsequently grown at the same rate as the total primary energy supply. This book reviews the current status of the portfolio of renewable technologies and provides guidance on their development. It explores the options for the RDandD to achieve breakthroughs that will lead to large-scale markets and identifies what activities should take priority. It also looks at the benefits of increased RDandD funding in terms of technological advancement and cost improvement. Country reports provide information on national renewable RDandD budgets and programme trends.
Categories: Business & Economics

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Other external costs are , the fact that we are depleting limited resources , which
are limited on our earth and we are not counting these costs . Compared to the
use of conventional non - renewable energy sources , the use of renewable ...

Author: Maheshwar Dayal

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division

ISBN: UCAL:B3538636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 528

Categories: Business & Economics

Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy Sources

This text provides a comprehensive and wide ranging introduction to various renewable energy technologies and their applications, such as solar, wind, biomass, biogas, wave, geothermal, tidal and small hydel.

Author: Tasneem Abbasi

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120339941

Category:

Page: 332

View: 249

Today, the tide has turned so strongly in favour of renewables that for the first time since the dawn of the fossil fuel era over two hundred years ago renewable energy technologies have started attracting more investment globally than that in the fossil fuel-based technologies. This text provides a comprehensive and wide ranging introduction to various renewable energy technologies and their applications, such as solar, wind, biomass, biogas, wave, geothermal, tidal and small hydel. It provides a thorough understanding of the basic energy conversion processes taking place in various renewable energy-based equipment like heat engines, photovoltaics, wind turbines, windmills, wave machines, and so on. The text also deals with the impact of renewable energy sources on global warming and pollution. The book is intended for courses in Environmental Sciences, Environmental/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and Energy Studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists, technocrats and environmentalists.
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Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources

Is this possible , even in principle , from renewable energy ? Each square metre
of the earth's habitable surface is crossed by , or accessible to , an average
energy flux from all renewable sources of about 500 W ( see Problem 1.1 ) .

Author: John Twidell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0419253300

Category: Architecture

Page: 601

View: 724

The second edition of this standard text reflects the experience gained as a result of the rapid developments in renewable energy technologies, and will be of use to both students and professionals.
Categories: Architecture

Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

Advanced Renewable Energy Sources

A unique book dealing with all types of renewable energy resources, aimed at scientists but also a textbook for science students

Author: G. N. Tiwari

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 9781849733809

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 105

A unique book dealing with all types of renewable energy resources, aimed at scientists but also a textbook for science students
Categories: Science

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Part II of this collection examines questions of feasibility and system integration.

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483256955

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 498

Renewable Energy: Prospects for Implementation contains papers that were originally commissioned by the journal Energy Policy for a series on renewable energy appearing between January 1991 to September 1992. In view of the fast-changing demands on conventional energy supply to meet environmental imperatives, it seemed timely to reproduce here a selection of those papers with a new introduction and a revised concluding chapter by the Editor of the series, Dr Tim Jackson, a research fellow with the Stockholm Environment Institute. The book is organized into four parts. The papers in Part I cover the individual renewable energy technology types from a broad perspective, addressing the technological aspects of improved power capture and conversion efficiency, but also providing a broad overview of costs, environmental aspects, and institutional factors for each technology category. Part II of this collection examines questions of feasibility and system integration. Renewables and development is the theme of Part III of the book while Part IV is dedicated to policy aspect and the development of strategies for implementation of renewable energy technologies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

100 Per Cent Renewable

100 Per Cent Renewable

The book is introduced by incisive writing by Peter Droege, explaining the challenges and framing a roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.

Author: Peter Droege

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136546709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 856

The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly cheap yet increasingly costly and fast depleting oil. A 100% renewable world is seen by many as an impossible dream in anything but the very long term. But not only do a growing number of initiatives and plans dare to make the change but many have already achieved it. This rich collection presents a series of pioneering efforts and their champions, and the paths to their successes. Ranging from initiatives by individuals to visions for companies, communities and entire countries, it defeats tired economic and technical counter-arguments, showing how the schemes featured not only can and do work but do so economically and with available technology. The book is introduced by incisive writing by Peter Droege, explaining the challenges and framing a roadmap towards a 100% renewable reality.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The European Renewable Energy Study Main report

The European Renewable Energy Study  Main report

FOREWORD Renewable energy presently supplies just over 4 % of the
European Community ' s primary energy demand . In the Central and Eastern
European countries of Poland , Bulgaria , Hungary , Romania , the Czech and
Slovak ...

Author: Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General for Energy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9282669505

Category: Energy conservation

Page: 264

View: 968

Recoge: Vol. 1. 1.Introduction - 2.Renewable energy technology assessment - 3.Renewable energy in the European Community - 4.Renewable energy in Central and Eastern Europe - 5.Constraints and policy options - 6.Assessing ret penetration: teres methdology - 7.The potential for rets: teres results - 8.Conclusions and recommendations - Vol. 2. 1.Solar - 2.Wind - 3.Biomass - 4.Water - 5.Geothermal - Vol. 3. 1.European Community - 2.Central and Eastern Europe - Vol. 4. 1.Altrem - 2.Environmental impacts - 3.Principal references.
Categories: Energy conservation

Biomass for Renewable Energy Fuels and Chemicals

Biomass for Renewable Energy  Fuels  and Chemicals

The book will appeal to a broad range of energy professionals and specialists, farmers and foresters who are searching for methods of selecting, growing, and converting energy crops, entrepreneurs who are commercializing biomass energy ...

Author: Donald L. Klass

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080528058

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 651

View: 232

Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals serves as a comprehensive introduction to the subject for the student and educator, and is useful for researchers who are interested in the technical details of biomass energy production. The coverage and discussion are multidisciplinary, reflecting the many scientific and engineering disciplines involved. The book will appeal to a broad range of energy professionals and specialists, farmers and foresters who are searching for methods of selecting, growing, and converting energy crops, entrepreneurs who are commercializing biomass energy projects, and those involved in designing solid and liquid waste disposal-energy recovery systems. Presents a graduated treatment from basic principles to the details of specific technologies Includes a critical analysis of many biomass energy research and commercialization activities Proposes several new technical approaches to improve efficiencies, net energy production, and economics Reviews failed projects, as well as successes, and methods for overcoming barriers to commercialization Written by a leader in the field with 40 years of educational, research, and commercialization experience
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Total Primary Energy Supply Figure 1 . Total Primary Energy Supply by Source
Figure 2 . Shares of TPES 2001 Mtoe Renewables 6 . 5 % Nuclear 13 . 1 % Coal
14 . 7 % Renewables Nuclear Gas 12 . 9 % Gas Oil 52 . 8 % Coal I 1985 Shares
 ...

Author: Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: UOM:39015061139898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 668

View: 213

Renewable Energy - Market and Policy Trends in IEA Countries reviews the experience of IEA countries after the oil crisis in the 1970s initiated a surge of investments in renewables research and development. While use of renewables has grown rapidly, they still account for only a small portion of the IEA energy mix. Hydropower, bioenergy and geothermal energy are mature technologies that contribute about 5 - 6% to primary energy supply. Solar, wind, and other new renewables have experienced rapid technology development, but as yet they represent only a small share.This work examines policies and measures that have been introduced in IEA countries to increase the cost effective deployment of renewables, reviews the objectives behind these policies, and evaluates the results. The aim is to identify best practices in order to assist governments in making future policy decisions.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Solar Economy

The Solar Economy

The Solar Economy, by one of the world's most effective analysts and advocates, lays out the blueprints, showing how the political, economic and technological challenges can be met using indigenous, renewable and universally available ...

Author: Hermann Scheer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136547614

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 102

The global economy and our way of life are based on the exploitation of fossil fuels, which not only threaten massive environmental and social disruption through global warming but, at present rates of consumption, will run out within decades, causing huge industrial dislocation and economic collapse. Even before then, the conflicts it causes in the Middle East and elsewhere will be frighteningly exacerbated. The alternative exists: renewable energy from renewable sources - above all, solar. Substituting renewable for fossil resources will take a new industrial revolution to avert the worst of the damage and establish a new international order. It can be done, and it can be done in time. The Solar Economy, by one of the world's most effective analysts and advocates, lays out the blueprints, showing how the political, economic and technological challenges can be met using indigenous, renewable and universally available resources, and the enormous opportunities and benefits that will flow from doing so.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Renewable Energy in California

Renewable Energy in California

The unspectacular success of renewable energy presents a paradox . Modern
renewable energy ' is environmentally necessary , increasingly cost effective ,
and politically popular , but it provides just over one percent of annual US energy
 ...

Author: Benjamin S. Weil

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:X81572

Category:

Page: 3211

View: 993

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Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy Sources

Presents and analyses the sources of renewable energy, including advantages and disadvantages, projects implemented internationally, cost and environmental implications, and the benefits of system integration.

Author: M.A. Laughton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781851665006

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 365

Presents and analyses the sources of renewable energy, including advantages and disadvantages, projects implemented internationally, cost and environmental implications, and the benefits of system integration.
Categories: Architecture

Renewable Energy Advisory Group

Renewable Energy Advisory Group

Energy Policy 19 . The perceived lack of a definitive energy policy from the
Government was considered by some to be an obstacle to the development of
renewable energy resources . Any proposals to merge the Departments of
Energy ( DEn ) ...

Author: Great Britain. Renewable Energy Advisory Group

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112189118

Category: Energy policy

Page: 115

View: 182

The Renewable Energy Advisory Group was formed in 1991 to review national strategy for stimulating the development and application of renewable energy technologies wherever they have prospects of economic viability and environmental acceptability. This report describes the significant potential for renewables in the UK and details the policy for their development in the UK.
Categories: Energy policy