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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128160367, 9780128160374

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes

4th Edition

Authors: Aldo da Rosa Juan Ordonez
eBook ISBN: 9780128160374
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160367
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th February 2021
Page Count: 944
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Description

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Fourth Edition provides accessible coverage of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s classic and comprehensive resource has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. The fourth edition has been fully updated and revised by new author Juan Ordonez, Director of the Energy and Sustainability Center at Florida State University, and includes new worked examples, more exercises, and more illustrations to help facilitate student learning.

Key Features

  • Illuminates the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources, including solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and fuel cells
  • Connects scientific theory with practical implementation through physical examples and end-of-chapter questions of increasing difficulty to help readers apply their knowledge
  • Offers completely revised content for better student accessibility
  • Updated with expanded coverage of such topics as solar thermal processes, hydropower and renewable energy storage technologies

Readership

Undergraduate and first year graduate engineering and physics students taking courses on renewable energy topics; engineers, scientists, investors and technicians working in energy-related disciplines

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    PART I: HEAT ENGINES
    2. A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases
    3. Mechanical Heat Engines
    4. Ocean Thermal Energy Converters
    5. Thermoelectricity
    6. Thermionics
    7. AMTEC
    8. Radio-Noise Generators
    PART II: THE WORLD OF HYDROGEN
    9. Fuel Cells
    10. Hydrogen Production
    11. Hydrogen Storage
    PART III: ENERGY FROM THE SUN
    12. Solar Radiation
    13. Biomass
    14. Photovoltaic Converters
    PART IV: WIND AND WATER
    15. Wind Energy
    16. Ocean Engines
    PART V: LAND AND BEYOND
    17. Nuclear Energy
    18. Storage of Energy

Details

No. of pages:
944
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2021
Published:
6th February 2021
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128160374
Paperback ISBN:
9780128160367

About the Authors

Aldo da Rosa

Dr. da Rosa taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course at Stanford University for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also served as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation’s scientific advisory board.

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, Professor Emeritus (deceased), USA

Juan Ordonez

Juan C. Ordonez is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University, where he serves as Director of the Energy and Sustainability Center and as Principal Investigator on thermal management for the Center for Advanced Power Systems. His research lies within the fields of heat transfer and applied thermodynamics and their application to the design, modeling and optimization of energy systems. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University working in the field of thermodynamic optimization and his M.S. degree in Energy Systems and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UPB – Colombia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

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