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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.

Energy Engineering Professionals

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-397178-4


  • Preface
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Chapter 1: Scope of the Book
    Chapter 2: Restructuring Future Energy Generation and Supply
    Chapter 3: Road Map of Distributed Renewable Energy Communities
    Chapter 4: Planning of Integrated Renewable Communities
    Chapter 5: Determination of Community Energy and Food Requirements
    Chapter 6: Energy Basics, Resources, Global Contribution and Applications
    Chapter 7: Solar Energy
    Chapter 8: Wind Energy
    Chapter 9: Biomass and Bioenergy
    Chapter 10: Hydropower
    Chapter 11: Marine Energy
    Chapter 12: Geothermal Energy
    Chapter 13: Energy Storage, Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
    Chapter 14: Current Distributed Renewable Energy Rural and Urban
    Chapter 15: Ownership, Citizens Participation and Economic Trends
    Appendix 1: Glossary
    Appendix 2: Abbreviations and Acronyms
    Appendix 3: Conversion Factors
    Appendix 4: Inventory of PV Systems for Sustainable Rural Development
    Appendix 5: Project “SOLARTECH SUD,” Solar Eco-Village Zarzis - Djerba Tunisia
    Appendix 6: Solar Park Vechelde (Kraftfeld Vechelde GmbH & Co. KG)
    Appendix 7: Solar Laundry, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, India
    Appendix 8: Manual and/or Solar Powered Water Treatment System


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