Renewable fuels, such as wind, solar, biomass, tidal and geothermal are inexhaustible, indigenous and are often free. They need to be captured efficiently and transformed into electricity, hydrogen or clean transportation fuels to provide the energy of the future.
This book addresses how to approach and apply technology, economics and policy to bring down the costs involved with renewables, the most important challenge faced in the green era.
U. Aswathanarayana (General Editor) has teaching, R.&D., and institutional capacity building experience, in many countries. That he is indeed a polymath is evidenced by his ten, highly-acclaimed, internationally published books (most of them through A.A. Balkema of the Taylor & Francis Group) on topics as diverse as Nuclear Geology, Geoenvironment, Food and Water Security and now, Green Energy. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Geophysical Education (2005) and International (2007) Awards of the American Geophysical Union, Certificate of Recognition (2007) of the International Association of GeoChemistry, and Eminent Citizen Award in the area of water sciences (2007) of Sivananda Trust, India. T. Harikrishnan (Editor of Section 1) served as a senior officer in the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, and is presently employed as Nuclear Technology specialist in IAEA, Vienna. Thayyib S. Kadher Mohien (Editor of Section 5) works in the Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA. He is also associated with the University of Vienna, and Universitat Jaume 1, Spain.