Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition

Stimulated by recent technological developments and increasing concern over the sustainability and environmental impact of conventional fuel usage, the prospect of producing clean, sustainable power in substantial quantities from renewable energy sources arouses interest world-wide. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principal types of renewable energy-including solar, thermal photovoltaics, bioenergy, hydro, tidal, wind, wave, and geothermal. In addition, the text explains the underlying physical and technological principles of renewable energy and examines the environmental impact and future prospects of different energy sources. It includes over 350 detailed illustrations, more than fifty tables of data, and a wide range of case studies. Renewable Energy, 2/e is ideal for undergraduate courses in energy, sustainable development, and environmental science.

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Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

This translation of a German title, which was enthusiastically received by a wide audience, collects contributions by leading and well-known scientists in the area explaining the technical basics of photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, wind and water power as well as geothermal energy. In an easily accessible yet sober way, the book offers a solid overview of the possibilities offered by environmentally friendly techniques, energy conversion, storage, and transportation, discussing the topic without any misplaced ideology.
The editors are experienced journalists and illustrate the text with simple diagrams and information boxes, printed in full-color throughout.
For applied physicists, engineers in power technology, engineers, and anyone interested in natural sciences.

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6 Responses to “Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition”

  1. 10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Comprehensive book on all modern renewable energy sources, April 11, 2007
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    Oosman Bashir (Yale Univ. CT, USA) –
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    This review is from: Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition (Paperback)

    I used this book as a primary text for a course on “Energy & the Environment” where we dealt with all current and future methods of energy production and their effect on the environment.

    This book is by far the best and easiest to read, whilst still containing accurate and complete information and data (though most of the data is based on the UK). It contains relevant formulas and mathematical information but is not too technical as to leave the reader jumping through numbers.

    I’ve given this book 5 stars, because I couldn’t find any flaw in it. It’s a MUST have for any one interested in renewable energy.

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  2. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    Excellent Resource, November 21, 2007
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    George Schmidt (Westlake, OH USA) –
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    This review is from: Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition (Paperback)

    This book is an excellent resource for those interested in a good initial exposure to renewable energy. Concepts are clearly explained, and the colorful graphics add to the overall appeal. Although the book centers on implementation of technologies in Britain, this should not limit its relevance. In fact, many of the technologies that may not be as economically viable in the U.S. and other countries, such as wave and tidal power, receive a thorough treatment in this book.

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  3. 2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Nice, but not good for a technical course., October 4, 2009
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    S. Stewart (PA, United States) –
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    This review is from: Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition (Paperback)

    This book has very nice pictures and broad overview descriptions but it does not dive into technical details of renewable energy device operation. Many of the exmaples shown are in Europe, and therefore less tangible for U.S. students. It would be a more appropriate textbook for a renewable energy survey course.

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  4. The Dilettante "Dilly!" Reply November 15, 2012 at 1:38 am
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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    You don’t mess with “the” Biomass!, May 9, 2009
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    This review is from: Renewable Energy (Hardcover)

    I’m a lawyer, and not particularly strong in math, engineering or environmental science. When I was forced to quickly bring myself up to speed on alternative energy for a recent project, I bought several books on this topic and found this one to be just right for me. This is about as good as technical writing gets: brief, clear, accurate, and packed to the gills with information and visual aids.

    I was acutely aware that this is a German book, translated from German, by German minds. There’s no public nudity or electronic music, but nouns pick up a lot of definite articles (“the” biomass). And much of the information is about the current state of the financial, economic, and regulatory environment of the EU. It didn’t bother me, since I couldn’t find a comparable resource for the USA, but the reader should just be aware.

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  5. E. Harker "physics" Reply November 15, 2012 at 2:33 am
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    A delight for the general public & scientific community, September 18, 2008
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    E. Harker “physics” (Berkeley CA) –
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    This review is from: Renewable Energy (Hardcover)

    This book will delight the general public as well as the scientific community. It provides an astonishingly accessible, yet detailed introduction to the topic of renewable energy sources. A critical overview of the most important technologies which are currently contributing significantly to world wide energy supplies or that are expected to in the future are presented. I particularly liked the colorful graphics, the clearly labeled subsections, the concise summaries at the end of each article, and the reference sections, which include scientific articles, websites, and the authors’ e-mails.

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  6. IVFarmboy "desertrat" Reply November 15, 2012 at 2:57 am
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An affordable, good renewable energy technology book, January 11, 2009
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    IVFarmboy “desertrat” (CA United States) –

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    Very good at describing, at a high to mid level, the renewable energy technologies. Liked it a lot and use it as a reference, better than the $100s you have to pay for other books. Nicely done…

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