Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Editat de Stephen Peake
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The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy 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) andnon-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics and their future prospects. Renewable Energy 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, through a discussion of the individual renewable sources, to a concluding examination of the prospects fortheir integration into national and international networks and the outlook for renewable energy, this book provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables. Online resources Renewable Energy is accompanied by online resources which include: For students:· Auto- marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter· Curated links to further information and up-to-date energy statistics. For registered adopters of the book:· Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures
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ISBN-13: 9780198759751
ISBN-10: 0198759754
Pagini: 680
Dimensiuni: 212 x 264 x 33 mm
Greutate: 1.89 kg
Ediția: 4
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


Review from previous edition I have reviewed many textbooks on renewable energy and this one stands clearly above them all. It provides an excellent balance between technical content and practical application.
The quality of illustrations in Renewable Energy , as well as the inclusion of energy data for North America, make this and its sister volume, Energy Systems and Sustainability , my top choice for any energy program in higher education.
A great introductory text for teaching, and an excellent reference for your bookshelf.
An excellent overview of all the principal renewable energy technologies, placing them in the context of the overall power system. Individual chapters are all written by experts, but edited into a common style so that the level of detail is comparable across all chapters. The best book of its sort on the market.
Excellent textbook for an introductory course on renewable energy systems. Some mathematical principles are introduced to reinforce concepts. Overall excellent material to get undergraduate students engaged with the field before digging into the detail.
This textbook continues the high standards of previous editions in terms of the clarity with which it explains the technologies while offering high quality graphics.

Notă biografică

Dr Stephen Peake is Senior Lecturer in Environmental Technology at The Open University. At the University of Cambridge, Dr Peake is Fellow of the Judge Business School and Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.