Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

By | October 17, 2017
Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future Author Godfrey Boyle
ISBN-10 0199545332
ISBN-13 9780199545339
Year 2012-11-08
Pages 584
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today Renewable Energy Power for a Sustainable Future Third Edition 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 Together with its companion volume Energy Systems and Sustainability Second Edition OUP 2012 9780199593743 this book 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 to a discussion of the individual renewable sources to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks Renewable Energy Power for a Sustainable Future Third Edition provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables FEATURESCovers all principal sources of renewable energy currently being exploitedUses an interdisciplinary approach in considering economic social environmental and policy issuesRich pedagogy including detailed color illustrations and tables of dataCOMPANION WEBSITE www oup com uk orc bin 9780199545339 For students Self assessment questions and links to further information and up to date energy statisticsFor instructors Figures from the book in electronic format available to registered adopters of the book

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