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The prospect of producing clean, sustainable power in substantial quantities from renewable energy sources is arousing interest world-wide. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principal renewable energy sources: solar thermal, biomass, tidal, wave, photovoltaic, hydro, wind, and geothermal. With the aid of detailed illustrations and tables of data, it explains the physical and technological principles underlying each source and examines its environmental impact and future prospects.
"It is again a pleasure to read, beautifully produced, with excellent photographs, superb graphics and clear, lucid and careful explanations in the text . . . . This is an outstanding undergraduate level textbook which deserves to become the standard text. I can only urge all those who are teaching courses in the field and all students, formal or otherwise, to read and treasure this book."--The Times Higher Education Supplement
"A comprehensive treatment of all non-fossil-fuel-based 'renewable' energy sources. . . .The material is well illustrated and would be useful for anyone investigating this field." --Choice
"With the aid of 370 pictures and figures and 50 tables of data, the book explains the underlying physical and technological principles for each energy source and examines for each the environmental effects and future prospects." --Hydro Review Worldwide
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Meet the Author
Godfrey Boyle is Professor of Renewable Energy in The Open University's MCT Faculty. His main research interests are in solar and wind power, energy systems modelling, and energy policy, and he has chaired various Open University modules on renewable and sustainable energy. He is also a visiting professor at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University in New Delhi, India, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Trustee of the UK National Energy Foundation.