Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities book cover

Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities

Strategies and Technologies toward Achieving Sustainability in Energy Generation and Supply

Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and consumed nationally and internationally. Today, it is estimated that more than two billion people worldwide lack access to modern energy resources. Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities provides various options and case studies related to the potential of renewable energies along with their environmental, economic and social dimensions.

Audience
Energy Engineering Professionals

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-397178-4

Contents

  • Overview of Energy Requirements for Rural Communities
    Overview of Energy Requirements for Urban Communities
    Calculating Energy and Food Production Potential and Requirements
    Planning of Integrated Energy Systems for Rural Communities
    Planning of Integrated Energy Systems for Urban Communities
    Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
    Applications of Renewable Energy Technologies
    System Integration
    Buildings and Energy Saving
    Environmental Assessment
    Economic Dimensions
    Legislative Structures

Advertisement

advert image