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    Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future / edited by Stephen Peake.
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    Oxford, United kingdom : Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, in association with the Open University, [2018]
  • Renewable energy sources.
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    xvi, 656 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
    Fourth edition.
    Chapter 1. Introducing renewable energy / Stephen Peake and Bob Everett -- Chapter 2. Thermodynamics, heat engines and heat pumps / Bob Everett -- Chapter 3. Solar thermal energy / Bob Everett -- Chapter 4. Solar photovoltaics / Godfrey Boyle and Bob Everett -- Chapter 5. Bioenergy / Jonathan Scurlock, Caspar Donnison, Astley Hastings, Kevin Lindegaard and Hazel Smith -- Chapter 6. Hydroelectricity / Janet Ramage and Bob Everett -- Chapter 7. Tidalpower / David Elliott and Mark Knös -- Chapter 8. Wind energy / Derek Taylor -- Chapter 9. Wave energy / Les Duckers and Ned Minns -- Chapter 10. Deep geothermal energy / James P. Warren -- Chapter 11. Integrating renewable energy / Bob Everett, Godfrey Boyle, Jonathan Scurlock and David Elliott -- Chapter 12. Renewable energy futures / Stephen Peake and Bob Everett -- References -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
    The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics and their future prospects.
    Renewable Energy provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various 'renewables'. The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implications and energy security, as political and economic pressures move society towards a low-carbon future. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes, through a discussion of the individual renewable sources, to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks and the outlook for renewable energy, this book provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables. (Publisher)
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    Previous edition: 2012.
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