Renewable Energy Focus Handbook


  • Bent Sorensen, Professor, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University, Denmark; Independent Consultant, NOVATOR Advanced Technology Consulting, Denmark
  • Paul Breeze, Freelance science and technology writer/consultant, UK
  • Truman Storvick, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
  • Shang-Tian Yang, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, OH, USA
  • Aldo da Rosa, Stanford University, Professor Emeritus, USA
  • Harsh Gupta, Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India
  • Roy Sukanta
  • Mukesh Doble, Department of Biotechnology I.I.T. Madras, Chennai, India
  • Preben Maegaard, Danish Center for Renewable Energy, Hurup Thy, Denmark
  • Gianfranco Pistoia, formerly Research Director, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
  • Soteris Kalogirou, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in renewable energies, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. The full range of renewable energies are explored, including solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy.
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Renewable energy engineers and managers; Professionals in environmental engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering; Energy providers; equipment designers and manufacturers;


Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374705-1

Table of Contents

Author Biographies

Section 1 Introduction

1.0 Introduction

Section 2 Energy Perspectives

2.1 Energy Perspectives

Section 3 Alternate Energy Sources

3.1 Alternate Energy Sources

3.2 Energy Reserves and Renewable Energy Sources

3.3 The Individual Energy Sources

Section 4 Energy Conversion

4.1 Energy Conversion Processes

Section 5 Fuel Cells

5.1 Fuel Cells

Section 6 Solar Power

6.1 Solar Power

6.2 Solar Thermal Collectors and Applications

Section 7 Ocean, Wave and Tidal Power

7.1 Ocean Power

7.2 Tidal Energy

Section 8 Geothermal Power

8.1 Geothermal Power

Section 9 Wind Power

9.1 Wind Power

Section 10 Hydropower

10.1 Hydropower Resources

Section 11 Power from Waste

11.1 Power from Waste

Section 12 Bioenergy

12.1 Bioenergy

12.2 Biodiesel Fuels

Section 13 Storage Technologies

13.1 Storage Technologies