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Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Zachary Alden Smith,Katrina D. Taylor
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1598840894
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides an insightful overview of renewable and alternative energy technologies and policies in the United States and around the world. * A chronology of technological developments, events, and policies related to renewable and alternative energy * A glossary of renewable and alternative energy related concepts including Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), net metering, and stages of technology development

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Book
Author : Thomas B. Johansson,Henry Kelly,Laurie Burnham,Amula K. N. Reddy,Robert Williams
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9781559631389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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

Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Pankaj Pathak,Rajiv Ranjan Srivastava
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-01-04
ISBN : 3030579239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book reviews alternative and renewable energy resources in order to pave the way for a more sustainable production in the future. A multi-disciplinary team of authors provides a comprehensive overview of current technologies and future trends, including solar technologies, wind energy, hydropower, microbial electrochemical systems and various biomass sources for biofuel production. In addition, the book focuses on solutions for developing countries. Conventional energy sources are finite, and estimates suggest that they will be exhausted within a few decades. Finding a solution to this problem is a global challenge, and developing countries in particular are still highly dependent on fossil fuels due to their rapidly growing populations accompanied by a huge growth in primary energy consumption. Moreover, the most common conventional energy sources (coal and petroleum) are non-sustainable since their combustion exponentially increases greenhouse gas emissions. As such, there is a pressing need for clean energy based on alternative or renewable resources, not only to ensure energy supplies at an affordable price but also to protect the environment.

Alternative Energy Sources

Alternative Energy Sources Book
Author : Efstathios E. Stathis Michaelides
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-01-16
ISBN : 3642209505
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Alternative Energy Sources is designed to give the reader, a clear view of the role each form of alternative energy may play in supplying the energy needs of the human society in the near future (20-50 years). The two first chapters on "energy demand and supply" and "environmental effects," set the tone as to why alternative energy is essential for the future. The third chapter gives the laws of energy conversion processes, as well as the limitations of converting one energy form to another. The section on exergy gives a quantitative background on the capability/potential of each energy source to produce power. The fourth, fifth and sixth chapters are expositions of fission and fusion nuclear energy, the power plants that may produce power from these sources and the issues that will frame the public debate on nuclear energy. The following five chapters include descriptions of the most common renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric) some of the less common sources (e.g. tidal and wave energy). The emphasis of these chapters will be on the global potential of each source, the engineering/technical systems that are used in harnessing the potential of each source, the technological developments that will contribute to wider utilization of the sources and environmental effects associated with their wider use. The last three chapters are: "energy storage," which will become an important issue if renewable energy sources are used widely. The fourteen chapters in the book have been chosen so that one may fit a semester University course around this book. At the end of every chapter, there are 10-20 problems and 1-3 suggestions of semester projects that may be assigned to students for further research.

Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Paul Kruger
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 2006-03-10
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A balanced introduction to tomorrow's energy sources Over the course of the next fifty years, there will be a shift in the quest for sustainble energy, including a major change in transportation from internal combustion engines burning petroleum-derived fuels to newer technology engines using new transportation fuels. Alternative Energy Reources examines our options for energy sources with a focus on hydrogen as a large-scale, secondary energy vector parallel to electricity. As the price of petroleum products increases, the world is scrambling to find a suitable replacement energy source. In this comprehensive primer, Professor Paul Kruger examines energy use throughout history and the exponential expansion of our energy use beginning with the Industrial Revolution through the present day. The book then analyzes the various alternative energy sources available, including renewable energy (hydroelectric, solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal), nuclear, and hydrogen. He addresses each energy source's pros and cons based on our needs, availability, and environmental impact aspects. Finally, Dr. Kruger proposes the use of hydrogen as a fuel to sustain our energy supply produced by appropriate technology mixtures of renewable and nuclear energy.

Development of Renewable Energy in Emerging Economies

Development of Renewable Energy in Emerging Economies Book
Author : Jose Amaya
Publisher : Universal-Publishers
Release : 2009-01-07
ISBN : 1599427087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This dissertation demonstrates a breadth and depth of knowledge about its subject that can only come from a truly experienced businessman. Drawing upon his life experience as well as scholarly sources, Dr. Amaya clearly and precisely sheds a fresh light of insight upon such subjects as renewable energy, market conditions and operations, and the effects of government policies on emerging economies. Dr. Amaya rigorously develops his argument that "the so- called energy problem has implications for the whole structure of modern society." Fully documented and persuasively argued, this dissertation has merit on several levels: as a primer on renewable energies, a record of existing government policies throughout the world, and a practical, feasible strategy for addressing 21st century energy needs and demands. He cogently concludes that "Through research, I have concluded that there is no single source of renewable alternative source of energy that can replace our use of fossil fuels within a five year period. The combination of the different sources would be our best alternative." Although there are many experts fairly well-versed in the subject of renewable energy, important knowledge can be found here and new truths rediscovered. Ultimately, Dr. Amaya believes that "Renewable and alternative energy technologies have to be explored in more detail, in the United States, like they have in other countries of the world. Although the society sees the need to address expanded technology in respect for alternate and renewable energy, lack of support from federal government is sending a different message."

Wind Waves and the Sun

Wind  Waves  and the Sun Book
Author : Cathleen Small
Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Release : 2017-12-15
ISBN : 1502631326
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the greatest challenges facing our environment today is pollution and carbon emissions from our increasing demand for energy. Also faced with finite fossil fuel sources, renewable energy technologies are being developed to be sustainable both in their source and for our environment. This book discusses the history of alternative and renewable energy sources, such as wind, wave, and solar power, through to cutting-edge developments, including their technological, social, and economic challenges.

Energy for Sustainable Society

Energy for Sustainable Society Book
Author : Oguz A. Soysal,Hilkat S. Soysal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-05-18
ISBN : 1119561353
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A handbook of sustainable energy, covering entire energy aspects from present status to future alternatives under one umbrella This book takes an interdisciplinary system approach to evaluating energy systems so that readers can gain the necessary technical foundation to perform their own performance evaluations and understand their interactions with socioeconomic indicators. Topics include the current and future availability of primary sources, energy supply chain, conversion between different forms of energy, security of energy supply, and efficient end-use of energy sources. Each chapter provides readers with comprehensive background information, an outline of the current technologies, and potential future developments. The book also examines the global, economic, societal, ethical, and environmental issues associated with currently used energy technologies. Energy for Sustainable Society: From Resources to Users starts with ageneral overview of energy systems, and describes the major elements of energy transformation and supply chain. It then discusses interdisciplinary career opportunities in the energy engineering field. The fundamental concepts of energy conversion, transmission, and load flow in electrical systems are covered, as are conventional and unconventional fossil fuels, and the basics of nuclear power generation and reactor types. Other chapters look at: the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and basic operation of steam turbines, gas turbines, and combined cycle heat engines used in fossil fuel and nuclear power plants; current technologies in hydroelectric power generation; renewable and alternative energy sources; energy security issues; and more. Contains up-to-date information on renewable energy technologies such as grid-tie, net-zero energy, battery backup, and utility-independent micro grids Presents the status of the share of renewable sources in the current and future energy supply mix Provides solved examples, case studies, self-assessment quizzes, and problems to enhance the understanding of readers Includes an exclusive chapter on energy security issues Energy for Sustainable Society gives readers a solid foundation to study energy related subjects and is an ideal book for a first course on energy systems for upper division undergraduate and first year graduate students.

Energy Resources and Systems

Energy Resources and Systems Book
Author : Tushar K. Ghosh,Mark A. Prelas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-06-27
ISBN : 9400714025
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This second volume of Energy Resources and Systems is focused on renewable energy resources. Renewable energy mainly comes from wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, ocean, bioenergy, ethanol and hydrogen. Each of these energy resources is important and growing. For example, high-head hydroelectric energy is a well established energy resource and already contributes about 20% of the world’s electricity. Some countries have significant high-head resources and produce the bulk of their electrical power by this method. However, the bulk of the world’s high-head hydroelectric resources have not been exploited, particularly by the underdeveloped countries. Low-head hydroelectric is unexploited and has the potential to be a growth area. Wind energy is the fastest growing of the renewable energy resources for the electricity generation. Solar energy is a popular renewable energy resource. Geothermal energy is viable near volcanic areas. Bioenergy and ethanol have grown in recent years primarily due to changes in public policy meant to encourage its usage. Energy policies stimulated the growth of ethanol, for example, with the unintended side effect of rise in food prices. Hydrogen has been pushed as a transportation fuel. The authors want to provide a comprehensive series of texts on the interlinking of the nature of energy resources, the systems that utilize them, the environmental effects, the socioeconomic impact, the political aspects and governing policies. Volume 1 on Fundamentals and Non Renewable Resources was published in 2009. It blends fundamental concepts with an understanding of the non-renewable resources that dominate today’s society. The authors are now working on Volume 3, on nuclear advanced energy resources and nuclear batteries, consists of fusion, space power systems, nuclear energy conversion, nuclear batteries and advanced power, fuel cells and energy storage. Volume 4 will cover environmental effects, remediation and policy. Solutions to providing long term, stable and economical energy is a complex problem, which links social, economical, technical and environmental issues. It is the goal of the four volume Energy Resources and Systems series to tell the whole story and provide the background required by students of energy to understand the complex nature of the problem and the importance of linking social, economical, technical and environmental issues.

Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources Book
Author : Trevor Smith
Publisher : Smart Apple Media
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781583403617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores renewable energy sources--particularly wind, water, and solar power--on a global scale, covering the cost, output, and environmental impact of non-renewable sources and the future role of renewables.

Investing in the Renewable Power Market

Investing in the Renewable Power Market Book
Author : Tom Fogarty,Robert Lamb
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-01-30
ISBN : 1118234782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The financial challenges facing clean energy installations The path to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is littered with major technological legal, political, and financial challenges. Investing in the Renewable Power Market is a reality check for the mass roll out of green energy and its financial dominance of the world energy market, focusing on real energy costs and global energy needs over the next decade. If green energy is to be truly successful, the market must be properly understood, so that dreams of a green future do not lead to actual energy nightmares. The first book to cover the major investing challenges and monetary constraints placed on electric power companies as they race to meet their green energy requirements, Investing in the Renewable Power Market explains how generating electricity is totally different from other energy enterprises in that it is highly regulated and its product cannot be stored. This combination greatly affects the finances of renewable power and influences how investors should navigate the energy market. To help the reader better understand the current state of the alternative energy industry, the book: Details the challenges facing green energy, such as the fact that it is priced compared to natural gas, which is currently at an all-time low Analyzes real energy costs and the global demand for energy over the next decade Describes why, in the short term, investment opportunities with renewable power will be with financial and operational restructurings The green energy market is currently facing enormous challenges, but Investing in the Renewable Power Market explains the real costs of energy, the future of the energy market, and how to profit in both the long and short term.

Renewable Resources and You

Renewable Resources and You Book
Author : Nicholas Faulkner,Jeanne Nagle
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2018-07-15
ISBN : 150818156X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This captivating book teaches readers that renewable energy is energy captured from the sun, wind, water, Earth's own heat, and biomass. Further though, it examines the issues related to consumption in general and steers readers, in a practical way, toward being more conservation-minded. Readers learn how to eco-energize at school and make green choices at home. The book also includes a captivating "10 Great Questions to Ask a Science Teacher" and a "Myths and Facts" section to help readers become proactive on the issue.

50 FAQs on Renewable Energy

50 FAQs on Renewable Energy Book
Author : Shilpa Mohan
Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 8179935418
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is renewable energy same as “green” energy? What is energy efficiency? What are energy labels? What is meant by energy security? How do we get electricity from wind? Why is building a dam often a controversial issue? What is biodiesel? What is the global renewable energy scenario? Know the answers to these, and 42 more frequently asked questions, on renewable energy, its various aspects, and impacts. Other titles in this series: 50 FAQs on Air Pollution (ISBN: 9788179934531) 50 FAQs on Climate Change (ISBN: 9788179935392) 50 FAQS on Global Warming (ISBN: 9788179934524) 50 FAQs on Waste Management (ISBN: 9788179935408) 50 FAQs on Water Pollution (ISBN: 9788179934593)

Renewable Energy Sources

Renewable Energy Sources Book
Author : Tasneem Abbasi,S. A. Abbasi
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2011-07-30
ISBN : 8120339940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Renewable Energy and Green Technology

Renewable Energy and Green Technology Book
Author : Narendra Kumar,Hukum Singh,Amit Kumar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-12-10
ISBN : 1000484459
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable Energy and Green Technology: Principles and Practices is based on the present need to understand the principles and utility of renewable energy and green technology to minimize dependency on fossil fuels in global development. Renewable energy is the best and cheapest source of energy as an alternate resource. There is massive potential for renewable energy globally, including in India. The efficient utilization of renewable energy resources could minimize the impact of climate change globally. Generally, renewable energy is generated from essentially inexhaustible sources, including wind power, solar power, geothermal energy, tidal energy, biomass energy, and other sources. Hence, encouraging renewable energy use could save our tomorrow from the climate change perspective and in terms of sustainable food production. This book promotes the exchange of ideas, policy formulation, and collective action to ensure a smooth transition to renewable energy. It describes the technological interventions for reducing environmental and economic damage resulting from the use of conventional energy sources. In this book, the focus is on utilizing various renewable energy sources in diverse sectors. It also elaborates the descriptive methodology of different renewable energies, accompanied by figures and tables. It provides information on biogas energy plants, gasifier technologies, and hydropower technologies, among others, along with their applications. Further, it delves into energy concepts and details significant advantages of the energy resources for sustaining the future world. Lastly, this book will provide instant access to comprehensive, cutting-edge knowledge, making it possible for academicians and researchers to utilize this ever-growing wealth of information. Key features Emphasizes the understanding of the principles and utility of renewable energy and green technology to minimize dependency on fossil fuels in the era of global development Focuses on recent trends in renewable energy with principles and practices in relation to climate change Highlights advanced approaches for sustainable use of renewable energy sources Illustrates the methodology for various aspects of renewable energy with figures and charts Discusses the green technology usages of the agriculture and forestry sectors Provides comprehensive cutting-edge information for policymakers in the field of renewable energy

Renewable Energy Resources And Rural Applications In The Developing World

Renewable Energy Resources And Rural Applications In The Developing World Book
Author : Norman L. Brown
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-06-18
ISBN : 1000309630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The energy situation in developing countries is desperate. Because these countries are primarily dependent on fossil fuels--chiefly oil--for industrial growth, they have been hard hit by oil price increases. Further, in the rural areas, where most of the population lives, there are limited supplies of increasingly expensive diesel fuel or kerosene.

Renewable and Other Alternative Energy Sources

Renewable and Other Alternative Energy Sources Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Renewable and Other Alternative Energy Sources book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Book
Author : D.P. KOTHARI,K. C. SINGAL,RAKESH RANJAN
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2011-11-25
ISBN : 8120344707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, now in its Second Edition, is an introductory text on renewable energy sources, technologies and their applications—a subject which is becoming increasingly important worldwide. This edition includes two new chapters that introduce contemporary practices in renewable technologies. It also discusses issues on environmental degradation and its reasons and remedies. Besides this, a large number of numerical problems to correlate theory with typical values and chapter-end review questions are also given to reinforce the understanding of the subject matter. Written in an accessible style, this text is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. It will also be useful for all higher-level courses in energy programmes and multi-disciplinary postgraduate courses in science and engineering. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two new chapters—‘Hybrid Systems’ and ‘Environment, Energy and Global Climate Change’. A new section on Distributed Energy System and Dispersed Generation. Appendices on • Smart grid and grid system in India • Remote village electrification with renewable energy sources • Indian Electricity Act 2003, which supports exploration of Renewable Energy. SALIENT FEATURES : Provides balanced introduction to all aspects of solar energy conversion including PV technology. Gives comprehensive coverage of all facets of wind power development. Explains small hydropower projects with illustrative figures. Emphasises the importance of availability of biofuel from Jatropa plant. Special attention is given to ‘gas hydrates’ and ‘hydrogen energy’ sources. Fuel cells are explained as per the latest technology available. Harnessing of ocean energy is dealt with in detail. Utilisation of biomass and solid waste for energy recovery is emphasised.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Renewable and Alternative Energy  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Book
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2016-10-19
ISBN : 1522516727
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the human population expands and natural resources become depleted, it becomes necessary to explore other sources for energy consumption and usage. Renewable and Alternative Energy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of emerging perspectives and innovations for alternative energy sources. Highlighting relevant concepts on energy efficiency, current technologies, and ongoing industry trends, this is an ideal reference source for academics, practitioners, professionals, and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy.

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations

Policies and Programs for Sustainable Energy Innovations Book
Author : Tugrul U. Daim,Jisun Kim,Ibrahim Iskin,Rimal Abu Taha,Kevin C. van Blommestein
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-04-21
ISBN : 3319160338
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume features research and case studies across a variety of industries to showcase technological innovations and policy initiatives designed to promote renewable energy and sustainable economic development. The first section focuses on policies for the adoption of renewable energy technologies, the second section covers the evaluation of energy efficiency programs and the final section provides evaluations of energy technology innovations. Environmental concerns, energy availability and political pressure have prompted governments to look for alternative energy resources that can minimize the undesirable effects for current energy systems. For example, shifting away from the conventional fuel resources and increasing the percentage of electricity generated from renewable resources, such as solar and wind power, is an opportunity to guarantee lower CO2 emissions and to create better economic opportunities for citizens in the long run. Including discussions of such of timely topics and issues as global warming, bio-fuels and nuclear energy, the editors and contributors to this book provide a wealth of insights and recommendations for sustainable energy innovations.