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Solar Energy by Robert Foster

Title Solar Energy
Author Robert Foster
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2009-08-18
Category Science
Total Pages 382
ISBN 1420075675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on the authors' extensive research and project implementation around the globe, Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers solar energy resources, thermal and photovoltaic systems, and the economics involved in using solar energy. It provides background theory on solar energy as well as useful technical information for implem

Introduction to Renewable Energy by Vaughn C. Nelson

Title Introduction to Renewable Energy
Author Vaughn C. Nelson
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2011-06-14
Category Nature
Total Pages 408
ISBN 1439834504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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

Title Renewable Energy and Climate Change 2nd Edition
Author Volker V. Quaschning
Publisher Wiley
Release 2019-04-29
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 352
ISBN 111951486X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides clear analysis on the development potentials and practical realization of solar, wind, wave, and geothermal renewable energy technologies Presented as a clear introduction to the topics of climate protection and renewable energy, this book demonstrates the correlations between use of energy, energy prices, and climate change. It evaluates and analyzes the current world situation (drawing on examples given from countries across the globe), whilst also giving essential and practical guidance on ‘personal’ climate protection. Each major type of renewable energy system is covered in detail and with an easy-to-read approach, making it an ideal manual for planning and realizing climate protection and renewable energy systems, while also being an informative textbook for those studying renewable energy and environment and sustainability courses. Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition starts by examining our hunger for energy—how much we need, how much we use, and how much it is costing us. It then looks at the state of climate change today and the causes. Following that, the book focuses on how we waste and save energy. The remaining chapters look at the many alternative sources of energy generation, like photovoltaics, solar thermal systems and power plants, wind power systems, hydropower plants, and geothermal power. The book also delves into current state of biomass energy and the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. It finishes with a look at the future of the subject, shining a light on some positive examples of sustainable energy. Clear overview on each state-of-the-art technology in alternative energy production Presents correlations between use of energy and energy prices, and climate change Provides guidance on what the reader can do to reduce their own energy waste Full-color figures and photographs throughout, data diagrams and simple calculations and results, and text boxes that highlight important information International examples of renewable energy in action Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition is an excellent text for students and professionals studying or working on renewable energy, or environmental and sustainability alternatives. It will also benefit planners, operators, financers, and consultants in those fields.

Title Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy
Author Renato Gavasci
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2012-12-02
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 430
ISBN 008098391X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book contains the papers presented at the First International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Renewable Energy held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in September 1998. The main aim of the conference was to give an opportunity to scientists, experts and researchers from different fields to convene and discuss environmental and energy problems and also be informed about the state of the art. Today, environmental protection is increasingly becoming a matter of global priority now that the tendency towards sustainable development is growing. The main concept of sustainable development is to fulfill both the demand of today's generation and cater for the requirements of future generations. Hence, sustainable development requires sound management of those environmental and research and development technologies which have low environmental impact and which promote the use of renewable sources. Renewable energies are the only environmentally benign sources of energy and are available at any site and any time of the year. Moreover, the utilization of renewable sources of energy can contribute to the increasing energy demand and also advance the improvement of life standards in rural areas, where it is difficult to establish a permanent connection with central electricity systems. Application and adoption of emerging renewable energy technologies in rural and remote areas cannot be successful without transfer of knowledge, information and know-how. Environmental engineering involves research and application of technologies to minimize the undesirable impact on the environment. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in environmental engineering problems in order to focus on theoretical and experimental studies on atmospheric pollution, water management and treatment, waste treatment, disposal and management.

Title Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology
Author Mo Jie Sun
Publisher Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release 2013-10-31
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 5098
ISBN 3038262935
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Technology (REET 2013), September 21-22, 2013, Jilin, China. The 860 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Environmental Chemistry and Biology; Chapter 2: Environmental Materials; Chapter 3: Environmental Safety and Health; Chapter 4: Environmental Planning and Assessment; Chapter 5: Environmental Analysis and Monitoring; Chapter 6: Environmental Restoration Engineering; Chapter 7: Pollution Control Technology; Chapter 8: Waste Disposal and Recycling; Chapter 9: Ecological and Environmental Protection; Chapter 10: Forest Cultivation and Plant Protection; Chapter 11: Hydrology, Water Resources Engineering, Soil and Water Conservation; Chapter 12: Storage and Processing of Agricultural Products; Chapter 13: Water Supply and Drainage; Chapter 14: Green Building Materials, Architecture and Energy-Saving Technology; Chapter 15: Cleaner Production Processes; Chapter 16: Development and Utilization of Solar Energy; Chapter 17: Development and Utilization of Biomass Energy; Chapter 18: Development and Utilization of Wind Energy; Chapter 19: Nuclear Energy Engineering; Chapter 20: High Voltage and Insulation Technology; Chapter 21: Power Electronics and Power Drives; Chapter 22: Power Grid and Smart Grid Technologies; Chapter 23: Power System and Automation; Chapter 24: Power System Management; Chapter 25: Storage Technology and Energy-Saving Technology; Chapter 26: Energy Materials; Chapter 27: Energy Chemical Engineering; Chapter 28: New Energy Vehicles and Electric Vehicles; Chapter 29: Engineering Thermophysics and Thermal Engineering; Chapter 30: Research and Design of Machinery and Manufacture in Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 31: Data and Signal Processing, Measurements, Information Technology and Automation Technology; Chapter 32: Mineral Prospecting and Exploration; Chapter 33: Mining Engineering and Mineral Process Engineering; Chapter 34: Oil and Gas Well Development Projects; Chapter 35: Urban and Regional Planning; Chapter 36: Energy Strategy, Resources and Economic Development; Chapter 37: Ecological Economy, Circular Economy and Low-Carbon Economy; Chapter 38: Engineering Management and Engineering Education

Title Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques
Author Zekai Sen
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2008-03-28
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 276
ISBN 1848001347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book presents the methods of quantitative determination of solar irradiation incident amount on a surface on the Earth. It brings together information not found elsewhere in a single source, and includes an innovative exposition of expert system methodologies used in the domain of solar irradiation and energy. The book provides a background to the underlying physical principles of solar irradiation and energy, with explanations as to how these can be modelled and applied.

Title Renewable Energy for Mitigating Climate Change
Author Jacqueline A. Stagner
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2021-11-25
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 234
ISBN 1000483894
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on state-of-the-art science and technologies, this book disseminates the latest advancements concerning the relationship between renewable energy and climate change and presents the best practices to further utilize renewable energy for mitigation. It examines issues of climate change from different renewable energy fronts by the respective experts from around the world. While high-level and in-depth technological advancements are judiciously presented, it also discusses different types of renewable energy and the associated technologies in consideration of the various perspectives of economy, availability, and societal implications in different regions. Features:  Discusses the concept of leapfrogging renewable energy technologies in developing countries for the purpose of minimizing human-induced climate change impacts as rapidly as possible  Includes various options from high technology to sustainable agriculture  Presents and compares the latest novel and emerging potential technologies  Outlines how to advance renewable energy by improving energy storage and optimizing financial incentives and management Renewable Energy for Mitigating Climate Change enlightens readers from a renewable energy perspective on how to best tackle the challenges of climate change. This is a must-read for senior undergraduate and graduate students in environmental studies, decision- and policymakers, educators, and every environmental steward. The interests of all stakeholders, especially future generations, form the thread connecting all the chapters together into a powerful tool to mitigate global climate change.

Wind Energy by Vaughn Nelson

Title Wind Energy
Author Vaughn Nelson
Publisher CRC Press
Release 2013-12-12
Category Science
Total Pages 338
ISBN 1466581611
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As the demand for energy increases, and fossil fuels continue to decrease, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition considers the viability of wind as an alternative renewable energy source. This book examines the wind industry from its start in the 1970s until now, and introduces all aspects of wind energy. The phenomenal growth of wind power for utilities is covered along with applications such as wind-diesel, village power, telecommunications, and street lighting.. It covers the characteristics of wind, such as shear, power potential, turbulence, wind resource, wind turbine types, and designs and performance. The text discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines, and considers the development and economic impact of wind farms. What’s New in the Second Edition: Expands the section on distributed wind Adds new sections on global warming, community wind, and storage Illustrates the need for a shift to renewable energy through discussions on energy use and the order of magnitude estimates for the lifetime of fossil fuels Discusses the interconnection of wind turbines to utility grids, regulations on installation and operation, and environmental concerns This book provides material on statistics, installation, types, and energy data, as well as new information, applications, and updates on the wind industry. It serves as a resource for practicing professionals in the wind energy industry, and can be used by undergraduate and graduate students in energy engineering/environmental engineering/wind technology.

Title Mediterranean Green Buildings Renewable Energy
Author Ali Sayigh
Publisher Springer
Release 2016-12-11
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 963
ISBN 3319307460
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book highlights scientific achievements in the key areas of sustainable electricity generation and green building technologies, as presented in the vital bi-annual World Renewable Energy Network’s Med Green Forum. Renewable energy applications in power generation and sustainable development have particular importance in the Mediterranean region, with its rich natural resources and conducive climate, making it a perfect showcase to illustrate the viability of using renewable energy to satisfy all energy needs. The papers included in this work describe enabling policies and offer pathways to further develop a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors – for electricity production, heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sector.

Title World Renewable Energy Congress VI
Author A. A. M. Sayigh
Publisher Elsevier
Release 2000-09-26
Category Science
Total Pages 2914
ISBN 9780080540511
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The World Renewable Energy Congress is a key event at the start of the 21st century. It is a vital forum for researchers with an interest in helping renewables to reach their full potential. The effects of global warming and pollution are becoming more apparent for all to see - and the development of renewable solutions to these problems is increasingly important globally. If you were unable to attend the conference, the proceedings will provide an invaluable comprehensive summary of the latest topics and papers.