Renewable Energy Books

  • Our Renewable Future - Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy

    The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources like solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by the depletion of easily ...

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition

    This book integrates economic, social, environmental, policy and engineering issues related to renewable energy. It covers fundamentals, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling and ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

    All energy sources affect the environment in which we live. While fossil fuels may essentially do more harm, renewable energy sources can also pose a threat to the environment. Allowing for the various renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal, Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy examines the environmental effects ...

  • Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

    Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition expounds on the geothermal industry, exploring the expansion, growth, and development of geothermal systems. This text covers every area of geothermal energy, including environmental and economic issues, and technological advancements.Considers the Vast Technological ...

  • World Energy Outlook 2013

    In a world where big differences in regional energy prices impact competitiveness, who are the potential winners and losers? Huge volumes of oil are needed to meet growing demand and offset declines in existing fields. Where will it all come from? What could trigger a rapid convergence in natural gas prices between Asia, Europe and North America, ...

  • Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production

    Worldwide, many regions have a great potential to cover part of their pressing water needs by renewable energy powered water treatment processes using either thermal or membrane based technologies. Not only arid and semiarid regions are increasingly exposed to water shortage but also many other regions face a limitation of freshwater resources ...

  • renewables - Made in Germany

    Information about German renewable energy Industries, companies and ...

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems

    Solar photovoltaics is one of the most promising renewable energy technologies, producing electricity on site directly from the solar radiation without harming the environment and depletion of materials. The Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal (BIPVT) system is a technology which merges PV and thermal systems, simultaneously providing both ...

  • Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Focusing on geothermal energy systems, this unique work in the recently developed CRC series, Energy and the Environment looks at the background, theory, power generation, applications, strengths and weaknesses, and practical techniques for implementing geothermal energy projects. Like the rest of the series, it stresses the links between ...

  • Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes

    This text introduces fundamental principles and practical applications of biomass-to-renewable energy processes. The biological processes discussed include anaerobic digestion of waste materials for biogas and hydrogen production, bioethanol and biobutanol production from starch and cellulose, and biodiesel production from plant oils. The thermal ...

  • Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

    As a result of resurgent interest in renewable energy systems, the application of nanotechnology to photovoltaics has seen major advances in recent years. This book describes such efforts with an emphasis on practical demonstrations and discussions of the associated technical challenges. Each chapter offers a brief review of the nanostructure ...

  • Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Drawing on the authors’ extensive research and project implementation around the globe, Solar Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers solar energy resources, thermal and photovoltaic systems, and the economics involved in using solar energy. It provides background theory on solar energy as well as useful technical information for ...

  • Energy Portfolios: Customization and Management

    Report on energy as of one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century. It discuses how countries deal with the composition of their energy portfolio, consistent with the endowment of energy resources, technologies and social, economical and environmental impacts, like CO2 emissions. In detail, the diversification of energy sources is ...

  • Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option—it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind ...

  • Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report

    UNEP SEFI and New Energy Finance are pleased to release this year's Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report. The report provides an overview of capital flows and an analysis of the trends in sustainable energy investment activity.This annual report is considered by many to be the most authoritative appraisal of clean energy ...

  • Managing the Transition to Renewable Energy

    This book addresses the problem of how to make a large-scale socio-technical transition to renewable energy, so as to realize an environmentally sustainable economy in the long run. Transition thinking has in a short time managed to occupy a central position in the policy debate on sustainable development. The transition approach offers an ...

  • Green Power Markets: Support Schemes, Case Studies and Perspectives

    Expert commentators address one of the core topics of European Union energy policy: the increase and support of renewable sources for electricity production. Essential reading for those with a professional or academic interest in energy policy, sustainability issues, European ...

  • Powering China’s Development: The Role of Renewable Energy

    SummaryChina’s need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In 2006, China’s energy use was already the second highest in the world, having nearly doubled in the last decade, and its electricity use is growing even faster, having doubled since 2000. With both ...

  • UNEP Handbook for Drafting Law on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

    The UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on EnerEnergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources is written in response to the needs expressed by developing country law draftsmen to UNEP for assistance in drafting legislative provisions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and particularly their environmental ...

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