Sustainable Development And Learning: Framing the Issues by William Scott; Stephen Gough

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future - Second Edition by Godfrey Boyle

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Presents A Comprehensive Overview Of Issues Surrounding Renewable Energy. 1. Introducing Renewable Energy. Introduction -- Present-day Energy Use -- Fossil Fuels And Climate Change -- Renewable Energy Sources -- Renewable Energy In A Sustainable Future -- 2. Solar Thermal Energy. Introduction -- The Rooftop Solar Water Heater -- The Nature And Availability Of Solar Radiation -- The Magic Of Glass -- Low-temperature Solar Energy Applications -- Active Solar Heating -- Passive Solar Heating -- Daylighting -- Solar Thermal Engines And Electricity Generation -- Economics, Potential And Environmental Impact -- 3. Solar Photovoltaics. Introduction -- Introducing Photovoltaics -- Pv In Silicon : Basic Principles -- Crystalline Pv : Reducing Costs And Raising Efficiency-- Thin Film Pv -- Other Innovative Pv Technologies -- Electrical Characteristics Of Silicon Pv Cells And Modules -- Pv Systems For Remote Power -- Grid-connected Pv Systems -- Costs Of Energy From Pv -- Environmental Impact And Safety -- Pv Integration, Resources And Future Prospects -- 4. Bioenergy. Introduction -- Bioenergy Past And Present -- Biomass As A Fuel -- Bioenergy Sources I : Energy Crops -- Bioenergy Sources Ii : Wastes -- Combustion Of Solid Biomass -- Production Of Gaseous Fuels From Biomass -- Production Of Liquid Fuels From Biomass -- Environmental Benefits And Impacts -- Economics -- Future Prospects -- 5. Hydroelectricity. Introduction -- The Galloway Hydros -- Hydro : The Resource -- Stored Energy And Available Power -- A Brief History Of Water-power -- Types Of Hydroelectric Plant -- The Francis Turbine -- 'propellers' -- Impulse Turbines -- Ranges Of Application -- Small-scale Hydroelectricity -- Environmental Considerations -- Integration -- Economics -- Future Prospects. 6. Tidal Power. Introduction -- Technical Factors -- Environmental Factors -- Integration -- Economic Factors -- Tidal Energy Potential -- Tidal Streams -- Tidal Current Turbines : The Next Stage -- Tidal Current Assessment -- 7. Wind Energy. Introduction -- The Wind -- Wind Turbines -- Aerodynamics Of Wind Turbines -- Power And Energy From Wind Turbines -- Environmental Impact -- Economics -- Commercial Development And Wind Energy Potential --offshore Wind Energy -- 8. Wave Energy. Introduction -- Introductory Case Studies -- Physical Principles Of Wave Energy -- Wave Energy Resources -- Wave Energy Technology -- Economics -- Environmental Impact -- Integration -- Future Prospects -- 9. Geothermal Energy. Geothermal Energy-- An Overview -- The Physics Of Geothermal Resources -- Technologies For Geothermal Resource Exploitation -- Environmental Implications -- Economics And World Potential In The United Kingdom -- 10. Integration. Introduction -- The Existing Uk Energy System -- How Much Renewable Energy Is Available? Are Renewable-energy Supplies Available Where We Want Them? -- Are Renewable-energy Supplies Available When We Want Them? -- Some System Solutions -- Balancing Economic Options -- Promoting Renewables -- Energy Scenarios : Danish Examples -- Global Scenarios -- Conclusions. Edited By Godfrey Boyle. Includes Bibliographical References And Index. This 2004 Oxford University Press Paperback is in Very Good condition.

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