Renewable and Alternative Energy Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Due to such pressures, the sector of the renewable/alternative energy is increasing its importance in the energy industry. More specifically, it is related to several reasons: fossils fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal, ...

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522516729

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2006

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As the human population expands and natural resources become depleted, it becomes necessary to explore other sources for energy consumption and usage. Renewable and Alternative Energy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of emerging perspectives and innovations for alternative energy sources. Highlighting relevant concepts on energy efficiency, current technologies, and ongoing industry trends, this is an ideal reference source for academics, practitioners, professionals, and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources

Provides an overview of renewable and alternative energy technologies and policies in the United States and around the world.

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Author: Zachary Alden Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598840896

Category: Science

Page: 323

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This volume provides an insightful overview of renewable and alternative energy technologies and policies in the United States and around the world. * A chronology of technological developments, events, and policies related to renewable and alternative energy * A glossary of renewable and alternative energy related concepts including Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), net metering, and stages of technology development

Development of Renewable Energy in Emerging Economies

Drawing upon his life experience as well as scholarly sources, Dr. Amaya clearly and precisely sheds a fresh light of insight upon such subjects as renewable energy, market conditions and operations, and the effects of government policies ...

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Author: Jose Amaya

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781599427089

Category:

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This dissertation demonstrates a breadth and depth of knowledge about its subject that can only come from a truly experienced businessman. Drawing upon his life experience as well as scholarly sources, Dr. Amaya clearly and precisely sheds a fresh light of insight upon such subjects as renewable energy, market conditions and operations, and the effects of government policies on emerging economies. Dr. Amaya rigorously develops his argument that "the so- called energy problem has implications for the whole structure of modern society." Fully documented and persuasively argued, this dissertation has merit on several levels: as a primer on renewable energies, a record of existing government policies throughout the world, and a practical, feasible strategy for addressing 21st century energy needs and demands. He cogently concludes that "Through research, I have concluded that there is no single source of renewable alternative source of energy that can replace our use of fossil fuels within a five year period. The combination of the different sources would be our best alternative." Although there are many experts fairly well-versed in the subject of renewable energy, important knowledge can be found here and new truths rediscovered. Ultimately, Dr. Amaya believes that "Renewable and alternative energy technologies have to be explored in more detail, in the United States, like they have in other countries of the world. Although the society sees the need to address expanded technology in respect for alternate and renewable energy, lack of support from federal government is sending a different message."

Our Renewable Future

"Over the next few decades, we will see a profound energy transformation as society shifts from fossil fuels to renewable resources like solar, wind, biomass.

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Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610917797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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"Over the next few decades, we will see a profound energy transformation as society shifts from fossil fuels to renewable resources like solar, wind, biomass. But what might a one hundred percent renewable future actually look like, and what obstacles will we face in this transition? Authors explore the practical challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy."--Page 4 of cover.

Renewable Energy and Climate Change 2nd Edition

Provides clear analysis on the development potentials and practical realization of solar, wind, wave, and geothermal renewable energy technologies Presented as a clear introduction to the topics of climate protection and renewable energy, ...

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Author: Volker V. Quaschning

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781119514862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Provides clear analysis on the development potentials and practical realization of solar, wind, wave, and geothermal renewable energy technologies Presented as a clear introduction to the topics of climate protection and renewable energy, this book demonstrates the correlations between use of energy, energy prices, and climate change. It evaluates and analyzes the current world situation (drawing on examples given from countries across the globe), whilst also giving essential and practical guidance on ‘personal’ climate protection. Each major type of renewable energy system is covered in detail and with an easy-to-read approach, making it an ideal manual for planning and realizing climate protection and renewable energy systems, while also being an informative textbook for those studying renewable energy and environment and sustainability courses. Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition starts by examining our hunger for energy—how much we need, how much we use, and how much it is costing us. It then looks at the state of climate change today and the causes. Following that, the book focuses on how we waste and save energy. The remaining chapters look at the many alternative sources of energy generation, like photovoltaics, solar thermal systems and power plants, wind power systems, hydropower plants, and geothermal power. The book also delves into current state of biomass energy and the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. It finishes with a look at the future of the subject, shining a light on some positive examples of sustainable energy. Clear overview on each state-of-the-art technology in alternative energy production Presents correlations between use of energy and energy prices, and climate change Provides guidance on what the reader can do to reduce their own energy waste Full-color figures and photographs throughout, data diagrams and simple calculations and results, and text boxes that highlight important information International examples of renewable energy in action Renewable Energy and Climate Change, 2nd Edition is an excellent text for students and professionals studying or working on renewable energy, or environmental and sustainability alternatives. It will also benefit planners, operators, financers, and consultants in those fields.

Wind Waves and the Sun

This book discusses the history of alternative and renewable energy sources, such as wind, wave, and solar power, through to cutting-edge developments, including their technological, social, and economic challenges.

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Author: Cathleen Small

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502631329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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One of the greatest challenges facing our environment today is pollution and carbon emissions from our increasing demand for energy. Also faced with finite fossil fuel sources, renewable energy technologies are being developed to be sustainable both in their source and for our environment. This book discusses the history of alternative and renewable energy sources, such as wind, wave, and solar power, through to cutting-edge developments, including their technological, social, and economic challenges.

Renewable and Alternative Energy Concepts Design and Applications

This book studies, analyses and upholds the pillars of renewable energy and its utmost significance in modern times. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for graduate and post graduate students.

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Author: George Thomson

Publisher: Syrawood Publishing House

ISBN: 1682866122

Category: Science

Page: 235

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Renewable energy refers to energy that is derived from sources that are replenishable, such as geothermal heat, solar, tidal and wind energy. These energy sources are environment-friendly, and can help reduce pollution on a global scale. Renewable and alternative energy are mainly used in electricity power generation, transportation and water heating at present. This book studies, analyses and upholds the pillars of renewable energy and its utmost significance in modern times. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for graduate and post graduate students.

Investing in the Renewable Power Market

The first book to cover the major investing challenges and monetary constraints placed on electric power companies as they race to meet their green energy requirements, Investing in the Renewable Power Market explains how generating ...

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Author: Tom Fogarty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118234785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The financial challenges facing clean energy installations The path to the widespread adoption of renewable energy is littered with major technological legal, political, and financial challenges. Investing in the Renewable Power Market is a reality check for the mass roll out of green energy and its financial dominance of the world energy market, focusing on real energy costs and global energy needs over the next decade. If green energy is to be truly successful, the market must be properly understood, so that dreams of a green future do not lead to actual energy nightmares. The first book to cover the major investing challenges and monetary constraints placed on electric power companies as they race to meet their green energy requirements, Investing in the Renewable Power Market explains how generating electricity is totally different from other energy enterprises in that it is highly regulated and its product cannot be stored. This combination greatly affects the finances of renewable power and influences how investors should navigate the energy market. To help the reader better understand the current state of the alternative energy industry, the book: Details the challenges facing green energy, such as the fact that it is priced compared to natural gas, which is currently at an all-time low Analyzes real energy costs and the global demand for energy over the next decade Describes why, in the short term, investment opportunities with renewable power will be with financial and operational restructurings The green energy market is currently facing enormous challenges, but Investing in the Renewable Power Market explains the real costs of energy, the future of the energy market, and how to profit in both the long and short term.

Green Energy

The output is this book, Green Energy, comprised of six chapters. The first chapter discusses how global temperature can be controlled with the help of technology. Chapter Two explains the costs and benefits of green houses.

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Author: Murli D. Tiwari

Publisher: River Publishers

ISBN: 9788792329417

Category: Science

Page: 153

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Green Energy is increasingly becoming an important component for all individuals and governments of the world. According to Brundtland Commission Report (Our Common Future, 1987) of United Nations states: ?sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.? Green Energy is widely considered as Sustainable Energy/ Re-newable Energy which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs. In the global movement of Green Energy ?Sustainable Renewable Energy, most of the countries decided to be a part ofthis movement of saving our planet and our future generation. This effort is supported by eleven international authors who are experts in their respective fields. The output is this book ? Green Energy. This book is comprises of six chapters. The first chapter discusses how global temperature can be controlled with the help of technology. Second chapter explains about green buildings. It explains about costs and benefits of green houses. Third chapter discusses about biofuels. Fourth chapter discusses about technical feasibility of Renewable Electricity Generation in Nunavut. Fifth chapter presents a summary of 15 years of grass root project experience in Partnership with impoverished, remote high altitude communities in the Nepal Himalayas. Sixth chapter argues that, contrary to popular belief, sustainable sources, in particular solar power, are capable of providing allthe energy the Europe needs at reasonable cost. Contents: Preface: 1. Carbon Capture and Storage Need and Prospects; 2. The Economics of Sustainability: The Business Case that?Makes Itself; 3. Bioenergy in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned in?Brazil and Perspectives in Other Countries; 4. Technical Feasibility of Renewable?Electricity Generation in Nunavut; 5. The Role of Renewable Energy Technology in Holistic?Community Develop-ment; 6. Europe's Sunny Future

Alternative Energy Sources

The fourteen chapters in the book have been chosen so that one may fit a semester University course around this book.

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Author: Efstathios E. Stathis Michaelides

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642209505

Category: Science

Page: 462

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Alternative Energy Sources is designed to give the reader, a clear view of the role each form of alternative energy may play in supplying the energy needs of the human society in the near future (20-50 years). The two first chapters on "energy demand and supply" and "environmental effects," set the tone as to why alternative energy is essential for the future. The third chapter gives the laws of energy conversion processes, as well as the limitations of converting one energy form to another. The section on exergy gives a quantitative background on the capability/potential of each energy source to produce power. The fourth, fifth and sixth chapters are expositions of fission and fusion nuclear energy, the power plants that may produce power from these sources and the issues that will frame the public debate on nuclear energy. The following five chapters include descriptions of the most common renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric) some of the less common sources (e.g. tidal and wave energy). The emphasis of these chapters will be on the global potential of each source, the engineering/technical systems that are used in harnessing the potential of each source, the technological developments that will contribute to wider utilization of the sources and environmental effects associated with their wider use. The last three chapters are: "energy storage," which will become an important issue if renewable energy sources are used widely. The fourteen chapters in the book have been chosen so that one may fit a semester University course around this book. At the end of every chapter, there are 10-20 problems and 1-3 suggestions of semester projects that may be assigned to students for further research.