Renewable Energy Focus Handbook

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Bent Sørensen
  • Paul Breeze
  • Truman Storvick
  • Shang-Tian Yang
  • Aldo da Rosa
  • Harsh Gupta
  • Roy Sukanta
  • Mukesh Doble
  • Preben Maegaard
  • Gianfranco Pistoia
  • Soteris Kalogirou
    • Print ISBN 9780123747051

    Description

    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.

    Key Features

    * A hard-working desk reference, providing all the essential material needed by energy and environmental engineers on a day-to-day basis * Fundamentals, key techniques, engineering best practice and rules-of-thumb together in one quick-reference sourcebook * Definitive content by the leading authors in the field, including Bent Sorensen, Paul Breeze, Galen Suppes and Truman Storvick

    Readership

    Renewable energy engineers and managers; Professionals in environmental engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering; Energy providers; equipment designers and manufacturers;

    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 Index

    Details

    No. of pages:
    528
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Academic Press
    Print ISBN:
    9780123747051

    About the authors

    Bent Sørensen

    Professor Emeritus at the Department of Environmental, Social, and Spatial Change, and a professor of physics at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, both at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also an independent consultant at Novator Advanced Technology Consulting. Dr. Sørensen is one of the world’s leading specialists in renewable energy. He has five decades of experience in researching the field, and has published hundreds of monographs, articles in scientific journals, technical reports, and conference contributions. He has received several awards and has been knighted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University, Denmark; Independent Consultant, NOVATOR Advanced Technology Consulting, Denmark

    Paul Breeze

    Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and has written a range of technical management reports covering all aspects of power generation, transmission, and distribution.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Freelance science and technology writer/consultant, UK

    Truman Storvick

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

    Shang-Tian Yang

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, OH, USA

    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

    Harsh Gupta

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India

    Mukesh Doble

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Biotechnology I.I.T. Madras, Chennai, India

    Preben Maegaard

    Dr. Maegaard is Director of the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, an institute for the development and implementation of renewable energies located in Denmark. The center has, under his leadership, provided transfer of renewable energy technology to many countries. Dr. Maegaard was appointed the first president of the World Wind Energy Institute, first president of the World Wind Energy Association, and has served as a Renewable Energy Adviser to the President of Mali. For over three decades, Dr. Maegaard has been a director, organizer, and speaker at numerous international seminars, workshops and conferences. He has authored numerous reports, books, and articles in Danish, English, German and Japanese on renewables and sustainable development.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Danish Center for Renewable Energy, Hurup Thy, Denmark

    Gianfranco Pistoia

    Affiliations and Expertise

    formerly Research Director, National Research Council, Rome, Italy

    Soteris Kalogirou

    Professor Kalogirou obtained his PhD and DSc from the University of Glamorgan, UK. For 30 yearshe has been actively involved in research of solar energy and in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination and absorption cooling in particular. He has many books and book contributions and has published large number papers in international scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, as well as Editorial Board Member of another eleven journals. He is the author of the book Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems, published by Academic Press of Elsevier. He has been a member of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Ass. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus