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eBook Comprehensive Renewable Energy, 1st Edition

  • Ali Sayigh
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  • ISBN-10: 0080878733
  • ISBN-13: 9780080878737
  • DDC: 333.7903
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4422 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Encompasses the entire field of renewable energy, and unites the different areas of research through deep foundational reviews.

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  • PROSE Award 2013

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Renewable Energy.
2: Renewable Energy Policy and Incentives.
3: Photovoltaic Solar Energy.
4: Introduction to Photovoltaic Technology.
5: Solar Photovoltaics Technology: No Longer an Outlier.
6: History of Photovoltaics.
7: Economics and Environment.
8: Historical and Future Cost Dynamics of Photovoltaic Technology.
9: Feed-In Tariffs and Other Support Mechanisms for Solar PV Promotion.
10: Finance Mechanisms and Incentives for Photovoltaic Technologies in Developing Countries.
11: Environmental Impacts of Photovoltaic Life Cycles.
12: Overview of the Global PV Industry.
13: Vision for Photovoltaics in the Future.
14: Storage Options for Photovoltaics.
15: Resource and Potential.
16: Solar Radiation Resource Assessment for Renewable Energy Conversion.
17: Prediction of Solar Irradiance and Photovoltaic Power.
18: Basics.
19: Principles of Solar Energy Conversion.
20: Thermodynamics of Photovoltaics.
21: Technology.
22: Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells: State-of-the-Art and Future Developments.
23: Thin-Film Silicon PV Technology.
24: Chalcopyrite Thin-Film Materials and Solar Cells.
25: Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Thin Film: CdTe.
26: Plastic Solar Cells.
27: Mesoporous Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
28: Multiple Junction Solar Cells.
29: Application of Micro- and Nanotechnology in Photovoltaics.
30: Upconversion.
31: Downconversion.
32: Down-Shifting of the Incident Light for Photovoltaic Applications.
33: Luminescent Solar Concentrator.
34: Thermophotovoltaics.
35: Intermediate Band Solar Cells.
36: Plasmonics for Photovoltaics.
37: Artificial Leaves: Towards Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Converters.
38: Applications.
39: Design and Components of Photovoltaic Systems.
40: BIPV in Architecture and Urban Planning.
41: Product-Integrated Photovoltaics.
42: Very Large-Scale Photovoltaic Systems.
43: Concentration Photovoltaics.
44: Solar Power Satellites.
45: Performance Monitoring.
46: Standards in Photovoltaic Technology.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Wind Energy.
2: Wind Energy – Introduction.
3: Wind Energy Contribution in the Planet Energy Balance and Future Prospects.
4: History of Wind Power.
5: Wind Energy Potential.
6: Wind Turbines: Evolution, Basic Principles, and Classifications.
7: Energy Yield of Contemporary Wind Turbines.
8: Wind Parks Design, Including Representative Case Studies.
9: Aerodynamic Analysis of Wind Turbines.
10: Mechanical-Dynamic Loads.
11: Electrical Parts of Wind Turbines.
12: Wind Turbine Control Systems and Power Electronics.
13: Testing, Standardization, Certification in Wind Energy.
14: Design and Implementation of a Wind Power Project.
15: Offshore Wind Power Basics.
16: Wind Energy Economics.
17: Environmental-Social Benefits/Impacts of Wind Power.
18: Wind Energy Policy.
19: Wind Power Integration.
20: Stand-Alone, Hybrid Systems.
21: Wind Power Industry and Markets.
22: Trends, Prospects, and R&D Directions in Wind Turbine Technology.
23: Special Wind Power Applications.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Solar Thermal Systems.
2: Solar Thermal Systems: Components and Applications – Introduction.
3: The Solar Resource.
4: History of Solar Energy.
5: Components.
6: Low Temperature Stationary Collectors.
7: Low Concentration Ratio Solar Collectors.
8: High Concentration Solar Collectors.
9: Thermal Energy Storage.
10: Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Collectors.
11: Solar Selective Coatings.
12: Glazings and Coatings.
13: Modeling and Simulation of Passive and Active Solar Thermal Systems.
14: Applications.
15: Solar Hot Water Heating Systems.
16: Solar Space Heating and Cooling Systems.
17: Solar Cooling and Refrigeration Systems.
18: Solar-Assisted Heat Pumps.
19: Solar Desalination.
20: Industrial and Agricultural Applications of Solar Heat.
21: Concentrating Solar Power.
22: Passive Solar Architecture.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology.
2: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology – Introduction.
3: Current Perspective on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.
4: Hydrogen Economics and Policy.
5: Hydrogen Safety Engineering: The State-of-the-Art and Future Progress.
6: Hydrogen Storage: Compressed Gas.
7: Hydrogen Storage: Liquid and Chemical.
8: Alkaline Fuel Cells: Theory and Application.
9: PEM Fuel Cells: Applications.
10: Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells: Theory and Application.
11: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Theory and Materials.
12: Biological and Microbial Fuel Cells.
13: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Transport.
14: H2 and Fuel Cells as Controlled Renewables: FC Power Electronics.
15: Future Perspective on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Biomass and Biofuels.
2: Biomass and Biofuels – Introduction.
3: Historical Perspectives on Biofuels.
4: Case Studies.
5: Bioethanol Development in Brazil.
6: Biomass Power Generation.
7: Biomass Co-Firing.
8: Issues, Constraints & Limitations.
9: A Global Bioenergy Market.
10: Biomass CHP Energy Systems: A Critical Assessment.
11: Ethics of Biofuel Production.
12: Life Cycle Analysis Perspective on Greenhouse Gas Savings.
13: Technology Solutions – New Processes.
14: Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis.
15: Biomass to Liquids Technology.
16: Intensification of Biofuel Production.
17: Biofuels from Waste Materials.
18: Technology Solutions – Novel Feedstocks.
19: Woody Biomass.
20: Potential for Yield Improvement.
21: Technology Solutions – Novel End Uses.
22: Renewable Fuels: An Automotive Perspective.
23: Use of Biofuels in a Range of Engine Configurations.
24: Expanding the Envelope.
25: Biochar.
26: Extracting Additional Value from Biomass.
27: Biomass to Chemicals.
28: Bioenergy Policy Development.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Hydro Power.
2: Hydro Power – Introduction.
3: Constraints of Hydropower Development.
4: Hydro Power: A Multi Benefit Solution for Renewable Energy.
5: Management of Hydropower Impacts through Construction and Operation.
6: Hydropower Schemes around the World.
7: Large Hydropower Plants of Brazil.
8: Overview of Institutional Structure Reform of the Cameroon Power Sector and Assessments.
9: Recent Hydropower Solutions in Canada.
10: The Three Gorges Project in China.
11: The Recent Trend in Development of Hydro Plants in India.
12: Hydropower Development in Iran: Vision and Strategy.
13: Hydropower Development in Japan.
14: Evolution of Hydropower in Spain.
15: Hydropower in Switzerland.
16: Design Concepts.
17: Long-Term Sediment Management for Sustainable Hydropower.
18: Durability Design of Concrete Hydropower Structures.
19: Pumped Storage Hydropower Developments.
20: Simplified Generic Axial-Flow Microhydro Turbines.
21: Development of a Small Hydroelectric Scheme at Horseshoe Bend, Teviot River, Central Otago, New Zealand.
22: Recent Achievements in Hydraulic Research in China.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Geothermal Energy.
2: Geothermal Energy – Introduction.
3: The Physics of Geothermal Energy.
4: Geothermal Energy Exploration Techniques.
5: Geochemical Aspects of Geothermal Utilization.
6: Direct Heat Utilization of Geothermal Energy.
7: Shallow Systems: Geothermal Heat Pumps.
8: Geothermal Power Plants.
9: Corrosion, Scaling and Material Selection in Geothermal Power Production.
10: Geothermal Cost and Investment Factors.
11: Sustainable Energy Development: The Role of Geothermal Power.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor-in-Chief.
Volume Editors.
Contributors for All Volumes.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Ocean Energy.
2: Generating Electrical Power from Ocean Resources.
3: Historical Aspects of Wave Energy Conversion.
4: Resource Assessment for Wave Energy.
5: Development of Wave Devices from Initial Conception to Commercial Demonstration.
6: Air Turbines.
7: Economics of Ocean Energy.
Index.
Permission Acknowledgments.