Dealing with renewable energy sources (wind, sun, water and biomass) this book catalogues small-scale energy equipment (up to 250kW) and provides information on hundreds of products from almost 500 manufacturers and suppliers in over 40 countries.
An illustrated catalog of small-scale energy equipment (up to 250Kw), providing information on hundreds of products from almost 500 manufacturers and suppliers in some 40 countries throughout the world. It covers the following areas: solar photovoltaic equipment; wind pumps and wind generators; micro-hydro, hydraulic ram, and river current turbine products; and biomass pre-treatment, combustion, and steam systems, and gasifiers. The guide provides assistance with choosing an appropriate energy source and conversion technology, and finding out where the necessary equipment can be obtained. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Peter Fraenkel is a founder and Technical Director of Marine Current Turbines Ltd, a company that is pioneering the development of tidal stream power systems. He is a chartered mechanical engineer with experience in aviation in the U.K. and copper mining and processing in Africa. He has worked on renewable energy technologies since the mid-1970s, starting with ITDG and later with IT Power, a renewable energy consultancy, particularly in the field of small-scale wind technology, small hydro and solar photovoltaic systems.