Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future Reviews

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

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 implica

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  1. 2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good overview of renewable technologies with UK focus, May 28, 1999
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    This is the textbook for the Open University course on renewable energies. Well written, well illustrated, lots of detailed examples, data and references.

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