Wind and Solar 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Compound Energy Systems

    Green energy is essential to the development of a sustainable society but its output can be unstable. It is therefore necessary to develop a network where both conventional and green energy systems cooperate to generate a stable, compound supply. Compound Energy Systems: Optimal Operation Methods describes the construction and operation of ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation, Second Edition

    The search for clean, renewable energy sources has yielded enormous growth and new developments in these technologies in a few short years, driving down costs and encouraging utilities in many nations, both developed and developing, to add and expand wind and solar power capacity. The first, best-selling edition of Wind and Solar Power Systems ...

  • Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation, Second Edition

    The search for clean, renewable energy sources has yielded enormous growth and new developments in these technologies in a few short years, driving down costs and encouraging utilities in many nations, both developed and developing, to add and expand wind and solar power capacity. The first, best-selling edition of Wind and Solar Power Systems ...

  • Mainstreaming Renewable Energy in the 21st Century

    Recent surges in gasoline prices and deepening instability in the Middle East are reminders that the world's heavy dependence on fossil fuels carries an array of hidden costs, including energy insecurity and damage to human health and the natural environment.Fortunately, more and more nations are recognizing that they can address these problems by ...

  • Clean Energy

    Clean Energy presents a broad survey of the energy problems facing society over the coming decades and the prospects for their solution. The book emphasizes the importance of developing a strategy for the world's future energy supply. The strategy must take into account: the finite supplies of natural gas and petroleum; the increased consumption ...

  • Switched On : Renewable Energy Opportunities in the Tourism Industry

    This handbook is a guide for tourism businesses to learn what the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy are, what questions to ask suppliers on system configuration and design, and how to select reliable suppliers. It contains information on a wide range of renewable energy technologies that can be used by tourism businesses, and ...

  • Solar and Heliospheric Origins of Space Weather Phenomena

    This book comprises an excursion through space weather, a scientific topic in rapid growth and with growing impact and complications for technological societies. The emphasis of the present volume is on the origins of space weather: the Sun and the solar mind. Very much as the Sun's electromagnetic radiation drives the Earth climate, our space ...

  • Mars´ Magnetism, and Its Interaction with the Solar Wind

    Given that the question of an internal magnetic field is of fundamental importance to the understanding of Mars' formation and thermal evolution, and of the evolution of Mars' atmosphere, surprisingly few of the many spacecraft sent to Mars were equipped with instrumentation for such investigations. Of the 9 or so orbiters that have successfully ...

  • Biohydrogen

    The modern world is facing three critical problems: high fuel prices, climate change, and air pollution. Biohydrogen: For Future Engine Fuel Demands covers the production, purification, storage, pipeline transport, usage, and safety of biohydrogen. Hydrogen promises to be the most significant fuel source of the future, due to its global ...

  • Solar and Galactic Composition

    Measurements of the composition of various bodies and particles in the solar system and the galaxy give us a remarkably accurate understanding of how the galaxy or the solar system formed. This workshop joined the various communities concerned with the composition of the Sun and its surroundings. It united workers from two very active space ...

  • Sustainable Communities

    The book starts with a discussion of global warming and climate change. The problem is well documented. Part One gives background for sustainable developments and gives studies of proven, substantiated and documented solutions. The time to act has begun. The “Green Revolution” has begun. Some authors call it The Third Industrial Revolution ...

  • Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems

    With shortages of fossil energy, especially oil and natural gas, and heavy biomass energy use occurring in both developed and developing countries, a major focus has developed worldwide on renewable energy systems. Renewable energy systems include wind power, biomass, photovoltaics, hydropower, solar thermal, thermal ponds, and biogas. Currently, ...

  • Renewable Energy in the Middle East

    Energy insecurity is not normally associated with the Middle East. However, away from the oil-rich Persian Gulf, the countries of the eastern Mediterranean are particularly vulnerable. Their fossil fuel endowments are low, while their fractious relationships with each other have long fostered wider political insecurities. Focusing on the Jordan ...

  • Solar Dynamics and its Effects on the Heliosphere and Earth

    The SOHO and Cluster missions form a single ESA cornerstone. Yet they observe very different regions in our solar system: the solar atmosphere on one hand and the Earth’s magnetosphere on the other. At the same time the Ulysses mission provides observations in the third dimension of the heliosphere, and many others add to the picture from the ...

  • Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX)

    The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is a small explorer mission with the sole, focused science objective to discover the global interaction between the solar wind and the interstellar medium. IBEX is designed to achieve this objective by answering four fundamental science questions:What is the global strength and structure of the termination ...

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: UKRAINE 2010-2020

    the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of Ukraine.The study was conducted in February - June 2010. Number of pages: 180 pages41 tables and 53 graphs and chartsLanguage: Russian and EnglishEXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis overview is dedicated to the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of ...

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