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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes / Edition 3
     

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes / Edition 3

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by Aldo V. da Rosa
 

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ISBN-10: 0123972191

ISBN-13: 9780123972194

Pub. Date: 09/15/2012

Publisher: Elsevier Science

With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and

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With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. This new third edition of the classic text highlights advances in this vital area, which are proceeding at an unprecedented pace, allowing everyone interested in this burgeoning field to keep up with the latest developments in diverse topics from solar cooling to renewable energy storage.

  • Illuminates the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources- solar, wind, biomass, hydropower & fuel cells
  • Connects scientific theory with practical implementation through physical examples; end-of-chapter questions help readers apply their knowledge
  • Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in renewable energy, drawing from his decades of experience in academia and industry

NEW TO THIS EDITION: -All new chapter on pivotal renewable energy storage technologies -Now includes discussion of power grid and transmission issues -Expanded coverage of Hydropower and advances in PV cells -New and improved figures and additional end-of-chapter problems

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123972194
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
908
Sales rank:
683,915
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Generalities Part I: Heat Engines Chapter 2: A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases Chapter 3: Mechanical Heat Engines Chapter 4: Ocean Thermal Energy Converters Chapter 5: Thermoelectricity Chapter 6: Thermionics Chapter 7: AMTEC Chapter 8: Radio-Noise Generators Part II: The World of Hydrogen Chapter 9: Fuel Cells Chapter 10: Hydrogen Production Chapter 11: Hydrogen Storage Part III: Energy from the Sun Chapter 12: Solar Radiation Chapter 13: Biomass Chapter 14: Photovoltaic Converters Part IV: Wind and Water Chapter 15: Wind Energy Chapter 16: Ocean Engines Chapter 17: Nuclear Energy Chapter 18: Storage of Energy

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