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These volumes on energy technologies should help human society pave the way towards sufficient and environmentally safe provision and use of energy. The various contributions have been written by experts from all around the globe. This publication should primarily serve scientists, engineers, and students to gain information on physical, chemical, and technical properties of all technologies to provide, convert, distribute, store, and finally use energy.
Survey of renewable energy; Introduction to hydroelectric power; River power plants; High pressure power plants; Mechanical and electrical design of the Three Gorges Project; Tidal power plants; Pumped storage power plants; Turbines for hydroelectric power; Wind energy conversion; Solar thermal power plants; Photovoltaic power generation; Nonfocusing solar heat collection (incl. seasonal heat storage); Biomass energy - An overview; Biomass conversion to heat and electricity; New liquid hydrocarbon fuels; Hydrogen technologies; Geothermal energy; Heat pumps