Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559631389
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Renewable Fuels and Electricity for a Growing World Economy: Defining and Achieving the Potential 1
2 Hydropower and Its Constraints 73
3 Wind Energy: Technology and Economics 121
4 Wind Energy: Resources, Systems and Regional Strategies 157
5 Solar-Thermal Electric Technology 213
6 Introduction to Photovoltaic Technology 297
7 Crystalline- and Polycrystalline-Silicon Solar Cells 337
8 Photovoltaic Concentrator Technology 361
9 Amorphous Silicon Photovoltaic Systems 403
10 Polycrystalline Thin-Film Photovoltaics 437
11 Utility Field Experience with Photovoltaic Systems 483
12 Ocean Energy Systems 513
13 Geothermal Energy 549
14 Biomass for Energy: Supply Prospects 593
15 Bioenergy: Direct Applications in Cooking 653
16 Open-Top Wood Gasifiers 699
17 Advanced Gasification-Based Biomass Power Generation 729
18 Biogas Electricity - The Pura Village Case Study 787
19 Anaerobic Digestion for Energy Production and Environmental Protection 817
20 The Brazilian Fuel-Alcohol Program 841
21 Ethanol and Methanol from Cellulosic Biomass 865
22 Solar Hydrogen 925
23 Utility Strategies for Using Renewables 1011
A Renewables-Intensive Global Energy Scenario (Appendix to Chapter 1) 1071
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