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Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Environment

Edited By: Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher and Andreas Wiese

564 pages, 270 illus


Hardback | May 2007 | #168291 | ISBN-13: 9783540709473
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This book presents the physical and technical principles of promising ways of utilising renewable energies. In this context, firstly the main characteristics of the available renewable energy streams are outlined. Subsequently, the book presents the technologies of heat provision from passive and active solar systems, ambient air, shallow geothermal energy as well as energy from deep geothermal sources. In the preceding chapters the book addresses the processes of electricity generation from solar radiation (photovoltaic and solar thermal power plant technologies), wind energy, and hydropower. In addition, a brief discussions of harnessing ocean energies is included.

The authors provide the important data and parameter sets for the major possibilities of renewable energies utilization which allow an economic and environmental assessment. Such an assessment enables us to judge the chances and limits of the multiple options utilising renewable energy sources.

Aus den Rezensionen: "In einzigartiger Ausfuhrlichkeit werden ! die physikalischen und technischen Grundlagen der Nutzung Erneuerbarer Energien beschrieben. Den Herausgebern ! ist ein klar gegliedertes und gut lesbares Werk gelungen. Zahlreiche Informationen aus der internationalen Projektarbeit sind mit eingeflossen. ! Den Lesern werden die theoretischen Grundlagen sowie alle wichtigen Daten und Parameter vermittelt, um die Nutzung Erneuerbarer Energien unter okonomischen und okologischen Gesichtspunkten beurteilen zu konnen. Auf dieser Basis werden Moglichkeiten und Grenzen des Einsatzes Erneuerbarer Energien ausgelotet und Amortisationsrechnungen aufgemacht !" (Arne Hollen, in: Beratende Ingenieure, 2007, Issue 11-12, S. 82)


Introduction and Structure.- Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Resources.- Passive Use of Solar Energy.- Solar-Thermal Energy.- Photovoltaics.- Wind Energy.- Hydropower.- Near-Surface Geothermal Energy and Energy from Ambient Air.- Deep Geothermal.- Energy.- Appendices: Ocean Energy, Solar-Thermal Electrical Power Generation, Energy from Biomass.

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