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Alternative Energy Resources

Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Pankaj Pathak,Rajiv Ranjan Srivastava
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-02-05
ISBN : 9783030579227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

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 : Anne E. Maczulak
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2009-12-01
ISBN : 0816072035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

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.

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 Energy Made Easy

Renewable Energy Made Easy Book
Author : David Craddock
Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1601382405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Craddock, a journalist, outlines how to use alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal energy, and hydropower. He discusses their pros and cons, how they work and what makes them efficient, and areas where they need improvement. He also describes several case studies of their use, with instructions on how to build solar panels, battery chargers, and ovens, biogas generators, wind turbines, and other do-it-yourself projects."--Book News.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Muhammad Asif Hanif,Farwa Nadeem,Umer Rashid,Rida Tariq
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-09-01
ISBN : 0128181516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources provides comprehensive information on the status of all renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Chapters discuss the technological developments and environmental impacts of each energy source, giving a valuable reference of up-to-date scientific progress, technical application and comparative ecological analysis of each source. In addition to understanding the process involved in generating energy, the book looks at possible merits and demerits relevant to environmental problems, highlighting the importance of the implementation of sustainable, approachable, cost effective and durable renewable energy resources. Designed to highlight relevant concepts on energy efficiency, current technologies and ongoing industrial trends, this is an ideal reference source for academics, practitioners, professionals and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy. Discusses developments in both renewable and non-renewable energy sources Highlights the status of exploitive, experimental studies conducted on the global status of alternative energies Outlines novel opportunities for improving technologies for the billion-dollar renewable industry

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.

Renewable Energy System Design

Renewable Energy System Design Book
Author : Ziyad Salameh
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2014-05-12
ISBN : 0080961673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 bolts" of photovoltaic, wind energy, and hybrid wind/PV systems. It explores renewable energy storage devices with an emphasis on batteries and fuel cells and emerging sustainable technologies like biomass, geothermal power, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar thermal, and satellite power. Renewable Energy System Design is a must-have resource that provides engineers and students with a comprehensive yet practical guide to the characteristics, principles of operation, and power potential of the most prevalent renewable energy systems. Explains and demonstrates design and operating principles for solar, wind, hybrid and emerging systems with diagrams and examples Utilizes case studies to help engineers anticipate and overcome common design challenges Explores renewable energy storage methods particularly batteries and fuel cells and emerging renewable technologies

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications

Alternative Energy Systems and Applications Book
Author : B. K. Hodge
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-05-08
ISBN : 1119109213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The comprehensive guide to engineering alternative and renewable energy systems and applications—updated for the latest trends and technologies This book was designed tohelp engineers develop new solutions for the current energy economy. To that end it provides technical discussions, along with numerous real-world examples of virtually all existing alternative energy sources, applications, systems and system components. All chapters focus on first-order engineering calculations, and consider alternative uses of existing and renewable energy resources. Just as important, the author describes how to apply these concepts to the development of new energy solutions. Since the publication of the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, the alternative, renewable and sustainable energy industries have witnessed significant evolution and growth. Hydraulic fracturing, fossil fuel reserve increases, the increasing popularity of hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and the decreasing cost of solar power already have had a significant impact on energy usage patterns worldwide. Updated and revised to reflect those and other key developments, this new edition features expanded coverage of topics covered in the first edition, as well as entirely new chapters on hydraulic fracturing and fossil fuels, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, and more. Begins with a fascinating look at the changing face of global energy economy Features chapters devoted to virtually all sources of alternative energy and energy systems Offers technical discussions of hydropower, wind, passive solar and solar-thermal, photovoltaics, fuel cells, CHP systems, geothermal, ocean energy, biomass, and nuclear Contains updated chapter review questions, homework problems, and a thoroughly revised solutions manual, available on the companion website While Alternative Energy Systems and Applications, Second Edition is an ideal textbook/reference for advanced undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in energy-related subjects, it is also an indispensable professional resource for engineers and technicians working in areas related to the development of alternative/renewable energy systems.

Introduction to Renewable Energy

Introduction to Renewable Energy Book
Author : Vaughn C. Nelson
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2011-06-14
ISBN : 1439834504
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy Book
Author : Sam B. Badger
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-08-16
ISBN : 9781537074245
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Green energy is our future With fossil fuels being depleted over the years, it is imperative to our survival that we use green energy. Fossil fuels also give off pollution, which is hurting our Earth as well as our health. In this book, you will learn all about the different green energies that are available and still being researched today. You will also learn about the rich history of the evolution of energy usage and creation. For those of you who are interested in solar power, you will be happy to know that you can read all about it in this book. It is our responsibility to think of our children's children and with green energy we can ensure that we leave the planet as beautiful as it is today. Don't hesitate to pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

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."

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources Book
Author : Muhammad Asif Hanif,Farwa Nadeem,Umer Rashid,Rida Tariq
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-09-15
ISBN : 9780128181508
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources provides comprehensive information on the status of all renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Chapters discuss the technological developments and environmental impacts of each energy source, giving a valuable reference of up-to-date scientific progress, technical application and comparative ecological analysis of each source. In addition to understanding the process involved in generating energy, the book looks at possible merits and demerits relevant to environmental problems, highlighting the importance of the implementation of sustainable, approachable, cost effective and durable renewable energy resources. Designed to highlight relevant concepts on energy efficiency, current technologies and ongoing industrial trends, this is an ideal reference source for academics, practitioners, professionals and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy. Discusses developments in both renewable and non-renewable energy sources Highlights the status of exploitive, experimental studies conducted on the global status of alternative energies Outlines novel opportunities for improving technologies for the billion-dollar renewable industry

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)

Alternative Energy For Dummies

Alternative Energy For Dummies Book
Author : Rik DeGunther
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-05-04
ISBN : 9780470430620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get the truth about alternative energy and make it part of your life Want to utilize cleaner, greener types of energy? This plain-English guide clearly explains the popular forms of alternative energy that you can use in your home, your car, and more. Separating myth from fact, this resource explores the current fossil fuel conundrum, the benefits of alternatives, and the energy of the future, such as hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The ABCs of alternative energy — what it is, how it works, and what the real costs are Where we are now — learn where our current energy comes from and how much longer it will last Take the first step — see how energy efficiency and conservation can reduce your reliance on fossil fuels Grasp the alternatives — from nuclear power to geothermal energy to wood burning, understand the benefits that alternative energy can have on the nation Apply alternative fuels to transportation — from biofuels to exotic propulsion to electricity, see how they are best used and how hybrid, all-electric, and fuel cell–powered vehicles work Get a peek into the future — see what the outlook holds for each form of alternative energy discussed Open the book and find: The pros and cons of alternative energy A review of the current world energy economy The problems with fossil fuels, from smog to global warming Advantages of alternative energy Practical results of alternatives you can use in daily life Guidelines for investing in alternative energy vehicles Ten ways you can bring about change right now Insight into the future of energy production — and how you can invest in it

Energy for Sustainable Society

Energy for Sustainable Society Book
Author : Oguz A. Soysal,Hilkat S. Soysal
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2020-07-13
ISBN : 1119561302
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 Supplemented with a companion web site featuring a solutions manual, sample problems, and additional reading material 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.

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 Novel Energy Sources

Renewable and Novel Energy Sources Book
Author : S. L. Sah
Publisher : M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9788185880822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book covers all the renewable energy sources, like solar, tidal, wind, biomass, geothermal, and new sources, like hydrogen, cold fusion, space generator, alcohol. It also deals with energy conservation, energy planning and management and future energy options.

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 : 1508181578
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.