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Renewable Energy : Power for a Sustainable Future

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3rd
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9780199545339

ISBN10:
0199545332
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Pub. Date:
11/8/2012
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today.Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future,Third Edition, examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind, and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics, and their future prospects. Together with its companion volume,Energy Systems and Sustainability,Second Edition (OUP, 2012, 9780199593743), this book provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various "renewables." The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implications, and energy security, as political and economic pressures move society towards a low-carbon future. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes to a discussion of the individual renewable sources to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks,Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future,Third Edition, provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables. FEATURES Covers all principal sources of renewable energy currently being exploited Uses an interdisciplinary approach in considering economic, social, environmental, and policy issues Rich pedagogy including detailed color illustrations and tables of data NEW TO THIS EDITION Updated treatment of integration of renewables into existing energy systems Updated throughout to reflect new data, advances in technology, and new developments around the world Reflects increased appreciation of the economic, social, and environmental impact of renewables End-of-chapter summaries consolidate information Expanded appendices on unit conversions and costing analysis COMPANION WEBSITE(www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199545339) For students:Self-assessment questions and links to further information and up-to-date energy statistics For instructors:Figures from the book in electronic format (available to registered adopters of the book)

Author Biography


Godfrey Boyle is Professor of Renewable Energy in The Open University's MCT Faculty. His main research interests are in solar and wind power, energy systems modelling, and energy policy, and he has chaired various Open University modules on renewable and sustainable energy. He is also a visiting professor at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University in New Delhi, India, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Trustee of the UK National Energy Foundation.

Table of Contents

Introducing Renewable Energy
Solar Thermal Energy
Solar Photovoltaics
Bioenergy
Hydroelectricity
Tidal Power
Wind Energy
Wave Energy
Geothermal Energy
Integration
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