Comprehensive Renewable Energy

Comprehensive Renewable Energy

2nd Edition - February 22, 2022

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Trevor Letcher
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128197349
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128197271

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Comprehensive Renewable Energy, Second Edition, Nine Volume Set provides an overview of all renewable energy technologies. The book is written by leading scientists and engineers who have summarized and assessed the most important data, concepts and applications. The field of renewable energy is rapidly changing in light of the accelerating effects of climate change. In addition to extensive updating of the book's first edition, an entirely new section focuses on the environmental and social issues of renewable energy. Given the rapid expansion of publications in this field, the compilation of definitive reviews of this kind is invaluable. This work will be the ideal tool for researchers and students in the fields of material science, energy, engineering and physics, from both industry and academia.

Key Features

  • Provides a one-stop resource and a contemporary review of current renewable energy research
  • Presents meticulously organized chapters that are split into key topics
  • Written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions to ensure that the knowledge within is easily understood by, and applicable to, a large audience


Academic and industrial Researchers working in renewable energy and energy systems. Secondary audience: Engineers, Policy-makers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Photovoltaic Solar Energy
    2. Wind Energy
    3. Solar Thermal Systemss: Components and Applications
    4. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology
    5. Biomass and Biofuel Production
    6. Hydro Power
    7. Geothermal Energy
    8. Ocean Energy
    9. Environmental and Social Issues of Renewable Energy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 5196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: February 22, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128197349
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128197271

About the Editor in Chief

Trevor Letcher

Trevor M. Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the South African Chemical Institute’s Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unravelling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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