Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity / Edition 1

Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity / Edition 1

by Thomas B. Johansson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559631384

ISBN-13: 9781559631389

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Island Press

<p>Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Renewable Energy is the most comprehensive reference work on alternative energy ever published. Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean, and biomass energy…  See more details below

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<p>Written and edited by the world's leading experts, Renewable Energy is the most comprehensive reference work on alternative energy ever published. Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean, and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific recommendations for promoting the adoption of renewables on a broad scale and presented and analyzed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559631389
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Renewable Fuels and Electricity for a Growing World Economy: Defining and Achieving the Potential1
2Hydropower and Its Constraints73
3Wind Energy: Technology and Economics121
4Wind Energy: Resources, Systems and Regional Strategies157
5Solar-Thermal Electric Technology213
6Introduction to Photovoltaic Technology297
7Crystalline- and Polycrystalline-Silicon Solar Cells337
8Photovoltaic Concentrator Technology361
9Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Systems403
10Polycrystalline Thin-Film Photovoltaics437
11Utility Field Experience with Photovoltaic Systems483
12Ocean Energy Systems513
13Geothermal Energy549
14Biomass for Energy: Supply Prospects593
15Bioenergy: Direct Applications in Cooking653
16Open-Top Wood Gasifiers699
17Advanced Gasification-Based Biomass Power Generation729
18Biogas Electricity - The Pura Village Case Study787
19Anaerobic Digestion for Energy Production and Environmental Protection817
20The Brazilian Fuel-Alcohol Program841
21Ethanol and Methanol from Cellulosic Biomass865
22Solar Hydrogen925
23Utility Strategies for Using Renewables1011
A Renewables-Intensive Global Energy Scenario (Appendix to Chapter 1)1071

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