Renewable Energy Focus Handbook

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Overview

A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in renewable energies, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. The full range of renewable energies are explored, including solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy.

* A hard-working desk reference, providing all the essential material needed by energy and environmental engineers on a day-to-day basis
* Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference sourcebook
* Definitive content by the leading authors in the field, including Bent Sorensen, Paul Breeze, Galen Suppes and Truman Storvick

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123747051
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/12/2009
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,152,877
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. da Rosa is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, where he has taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also has extensive industry experience, serving as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation’s scientific advisory board. Dr. da Rosa is Eminent Engineer TauBeta Pi, member Sigma Xi, and Senior Member IEEE.

Dr. Maegaard is Director of the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, an institute for the development and implementation of renewable energies located in Denmark. The center has, under his leadership, provided transfer of renewable energy technology to many countries. Dr. Maegaard was appointed the first president of the World Wind Energy Institute, first president of the World Wind Energy Association, and has served as a Renewable Energy Adviser to the President of Mali. For over three decades, Dr. Maegaard has been a director, organizer, and speaker at numerous international seminars, workshops and conferences. He has authored numerous reports, books, and articles in Danish, English, German and Japanese on renewables and sustainable development.

Cyprus University of Technology

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Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Introduction 1

Sect. 2 Energy Perspectives 29

Sect. 3 Alternate Energy Sources 57

Sect. 4 Energy Conversion 153

Sect. 5 Fuel Cells 267

Sect. 6 Solar Power 319

Sect. 7 Ocean, Wave and Tidal Power 401

Sect. 8 Geothermal Power 423

Sect. 9 Wind Power 433

Sect. 10 Hydropower 445

Sect. 11 Power from Waste 455

Sect. 12 Bioenergy 465

Sect. 13 Storage Technologies 495

Index 507

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