Renewable Energy: Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics and Planning, 5th Edition

  • Bent Sørensen
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  • ISBN-10: 0128026103
  • ISBN-13: 9780128026106
  • DDC: 621.042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1056 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released November 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This volume is a problem-solving tool for engineers, researchers, consultants, and planners currently working in the field, as well as a detailed map of the renewables universe for those looking to expand into new technological specialties, offering the most comprehensive coverage of the subject available. The book has been structured around three parts in order to assist readers in focusing on the issues that impact them the most for a given project or question. PART I covers the basic scientific principles behind all major renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, and biomass. PART II provides in-depth information about how these raw renewable sources can actually be converted into useful forms, transmitted into the grid, and stored for future utilization. Finally, PART III undertakes the aspects of energy planning, environmental impacts, and socio-economic issues on regional and global levels. In this new edition, Sorensen presents his audience with updated data about renewables market penetration, current insights on climate change, the most recent available technology for renewable energy conversion, transmission and storage, and revised planning scenarios and the future outlook.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to Fifth Edition.
Preface to Fourth Edition.
Preface to Third Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to First Edition.
Units and Conversion Factors.
Renewable Energy Resources.
1: Perspectives on Energy Resources.
2: Origin of Renewable Energy Flows.
3: Individual Renewable Energy Sources.
Renewable Energy Technologies.
4: The Energy Conversion Processes.
5: Energy Transmission and Storage.
Renewable Energy Impacts: Planning for Sustainability and Climate Change Aversion.
6: Energy System Planning.
7: Socioeconomic Assessment.
8: Integrated Approaches.