Advances in Energy Systems and Technology

Advances in Energy Systems and Technology

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Author: Peter Auer
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191263

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Advances in Energy Systems and Technology, Volume 2, is intended to furnish a detailed and critical review of timely topics within the general field of energy. The breadth of coverage is greater than that generally found in journal review articles. Thus, the collection of chapters contained within this serial will serve as a valuable reference work for an extended period of time. The book contains four chapters and opens with a discussion of the development of solar power satellites. This is followed by separate chapters on sea thermal power; the direct use of solar energy; and the rationale, structure, and use of models for energy technology assessment. This volume aims to continue attracting a wide audience, consisting of professional workers in the field, serious students at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level, as well as those policy analysts and energy planners who seek a more complete understanding of technical matters.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    The Development of Solar Power Satellites

    I. Introduction

    II. Availability of Solar Energy in Space

    III. Technology Options for Solar Energy Conversion in Space

    IV. Technology Options for Power Transmission to Earth

    V. Space Transportation System

    VI. Orbital Assembly and Maintenance

    VII. SPS/Utility Power Pool Interface

    VIII. SPS Impact Considerations

    IX. SPS Development Program

    X. Conclusions


    Sea Thermal Power: Competitive Electricity and Chemicals from the Sea

    I. Introduction

    II. Operating Cycles

    III. Environmental Impact

    IV. Energy Transmission

    V. The 100-MW Sea Solar Power Plant

    VI. Other Sea Thermal Power Plants

    VII. Economic Perspective

    VIII. Development Program

    IX. Program Cost

    X. Outlook for the Future


    Onsite Solar Energy Systems: Economics and Systen Design

    I. Major Themes

    II. A Method for Evaluating the Quantitative Worth of Solar Energy

    III. The Design of Solar Equipment

    IV. Basic Issues in Solar Design

    V. Epilogue



    Models for Energy Technology Assessment

    I. Introduction

    II. The Evolution of Energy Technology Assessment Models

    III. A Taxonomy for Energy Technology Assessment Models

    IV. The Breeder Experience

    V. The State of the Art of Energy Technology Assessment Modeling


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191263

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