895 pages, 365 black & white illustrations, 115 black & white tables
The field of renewable energy has grown beyond the use of solar power as an alternative energy source. Offering an interdisciplinary approach, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the many renewable energy courses currently available, which cover biomass and biofuels, solar thermal conversion, hydrogen cells, and wind energy conversion. Each chapter concludes with problem sets to reinforce concepts and applications. Examples and exercises throughout cover latitudes in northern and southern hemispheres and use the most current worldwide solar radiation data.
! examines the practical issues surrounding energy efficiency, and renewable energy concepts and systems. And a more appropriate author for such a work could not be found ! combines the expertise earned from decades of practical and scholarly research with the most up-to-date analysis of the energy scene. --From the Foreword by Dan E. Arvizu, President, Alliance for Sustainable Energy, and Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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