This is a complete new translation of the last German edition of Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Energy Change. The German edition was greatly welcomed by the audience. It collects contributions by leading and well-known scientists in the area explaining the technical basics of photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, wind and water power as well as geothermal energy. In an easily accessible yet sober way, Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Energy Change offers a solid overview of the possibilities offered by environmentally friendly techniques, energy conversion, storage, and transportation, discussing the topic without any misplaced ideology. The editors are experienced journalists and illustrate the text with simple diagrams and information boxes, printed in full-color throughout. For applied physicists, engineers in power technology, engineers, and anyone interested in natural sciences.
"[...] the book offers a solid overview of possibilities of environmental friendly techniques, energy conversion, storage, and transportation"
Roland Wengenmayr, Thomas Bührke
Renewable Energy Sources on the Rise -
A Tailwind for Sustainable Technology -
Flowing Energy -
How the Sun gets into the Power Plant -
Robert Pitz- Paal
Solar Cells - an Overview -
Solar Cells from Ribbon Silicon -
Photovoltaic Cells on Glass -
CdTe-thin film solar cells -
Energy from the Depths of the Earth -
Does the Future belong to Biogas -
Confusion about "bio" fuels -
Fuel from seaweed -
Synthetic Fuels from the Biomass -
Eletric Power from Hot Air -
Jörg Schlaich, Gerhard Weinrebe
Tidal current power stations -
Energy Reserves from the Oceans -
Osmosis power station -
Is the Hydrogen Economy Around the Corner? -
Hydrogen, an alternative to fossil energy carriers? -
Heat on Call -
Silke Köhler, Frank Kabus, Ernst Huenges
Taming the Flame -
Electric vehicles -
Cooling with the Heat of the Sun -
A Super Climate in the Greenhouse -
An Exceptional Sustainabliliy Concept -
Christian Matt, Matthias Schuler
Building thermography -
How Political Will Changes a Country -
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Roland Wengenmayr is science journalist and editor of the journal Physik in unserer Zeit. He studied physics in Darmstadt, with a temporary stay at the European research laboratory CERN in Geneva. After the diploma he worked as an engineer in the chemical plant construction then he moved on to the publishing house Wiley-VCH, where he worked as commissioning editor for physics and physical chemistry. Today he writes for prominent newspapers on topics like e.g. renewable energy.
Thomas Bührke is science journalist, editor of the journal Physik in unserer Zeit, and author of several popular science books within the ranges of physics and astrophysics. He studied Physics at the universities of Göttingen and Heidelberg and attained there a doctorate at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy. Subsequently, he changed to the publishing house Wiley VCH, where he started as an editor of the journal Physikalischen Blatter (now: Physik Journal) and later changed to Physik in unserer Zeit.