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Renewable-Energy-Driven Future - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128205396

Renewable-Energy-Driven Future

1st Edition

Technologies, Modelling, Applications, Sustainability and Policies

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Editor: Jingzheng Ren
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205396
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2020
Page Count: 300
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In order to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy and renewable-energy-driven technologies, Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Modelling, Applications, Sustainability and Policies provides a comprehensive view of the advanced renewable technologies and the benefits of utilizing renewable energy sources.

Discussing the ways for promoting the sustainable development of renewable energy from the perspectives of technology, modelling, application, sustainability and policy, this book includes the advanced renewable-energy-driven technologies, the models for renewable energy planning and integration, the innovative applications of renewable energy sources, decision-support tools for sustainability assessment and ranking of renewable energy systems, and the regulations and policies of renewable energy.

This book can benefit the researchers and experts of renewable energy by helping them to have a holistic view of renewable energy. It can also benefit the policymakers and decision-makers by helping them to make informed decisions.

Key Features

    • Presents the advanced renewable-energy-driven technologies and the innovative applications of renewable energy sources
    • Develops the models for the efficient use of renewable energy, decision-making and the investigation of its climate and economic benefits
    • Investigates the sustainability of renewable energy systems
    • Features the regulations and policies of renewable energy



    Renewable researchers, academics, engineers; solar/wind power system designers and installers and policy-makers

    Table of Contents

    Part I: Technologies
    1. Solar energy technologies: principles and applications
    2. Bioenergy for better sustainability: technologies, challenges and prospects
    3. Organic Rankine cycle driven by geothermal heat source: life cycle techno-economic-environmental analysis
    4. Renewable energy based trigeneration systems — technologies, challenges and opportunities
    5. Integrated power transmission and distribution systems

    Part II: Modelling
    6. Integrated inexact optimization for hybrid renewable energy systems
    7. Large-scale integration of variable renewable resources
    8. The climate and economic benefits of developing renewable energy in China

    Part III: Applications
    9. The utilization of renewable energy for low-carbon buildings
    10. Towards a renewable-energy-driven district heating system: key technology, system design and integrated planning
    11. Renewable-energy-driven desalination for more water and less carbon

    Part IV: Sustainability
    12. The environmental performance of hydrogen production pathways based on renewable sources
    13. Integrated economic-environmental-social assessment of straw for bioenergy production
    14. Sustainability assessment of renewable-energy based hydrogen and ammonia pathways
    15. An extended fuzzy divergence measure-based technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution method for renewable energy investments
    16. Multicriteria decision making for the selection of the best renewable energy scenario based on fuzzy inference system

    Part V: Policy
    17. How much is possible? An integrative study of intermittent and renewables sources deployment. A case study in Brazil
    18. Renewable energy technologies: barriers and policy implications
    19. Policies for a sustainable energy future: how do renewable energy subsidies work and how can they be improved?
    20. Renewable energy-based power generation and the contribution to economic growth: the case of Portugal


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    About the Editor

    Jingzheng Ren

    Jingzheng Ren

    Jingzheng Ren, Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China Dr. Jingzheng Ren is also Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark. His research mainly focuses on operations management for energy, environment, and sustainability, including multicriteria decision-making methods, life cycle sustainability assessment, process system engineering, artificial intelligence and circular economy, etc. He has published more than 140 journal papers, 7 edited books and 30 book chapters. Many of his papers have been selected as the Essential Science Indicators top 1% highly cited papers or identified and highlighted as the Key Scientific Article contributing to the excellence in energy research.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China

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