Renewable Energy, Technology and the Environment - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780080412689, 9780323161992

Renewable Energy, Technology and the Environment

3rd Edition

Editors: A. A. M. Sayigh
eBook ISBN: 9780323161992
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1992
Page Count: 3500
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Renewable Energy: Technology and the Environment comprises 106 chapters, with the first focusing on integrated resource planning. The following chapters delve into such topics as electricity from geothermal energy; wave energy prospects and prototypes; renewable energy policies for the nineties and beyond; and renewable energy technologies in developing countries. These topics are followed by discussions on harnessing the tax system to benefit alternative energy; energy-meteorology; development energy and environment; solar energy education; solar hydrogen; sky brightness during twilight; and solar instrumentation used in meteorology. Other chapters cover self-acting system tracking for pyrheliometers; directly coupled turbine-induction generator systems for low-cost micro-hydro power; and the utilization of genetic algorithm for the optimal design of a pneumatic hydro-power device. The remaining chapters present field experiments of a wave power converter with caisson breakwater; technical potentials of renewable energies; and air pollution modification due to energy supply diversification. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of meteorology and environmental studies.

Table of Contents

Related Topics

Integrated Resource Planning

Electricity from Geothermal Energy: 88 Years of Production

Wave Energy Prospects and Prototypes

A New Power Base: Renewable Energy Policies for the Nineties and Beyond

Renewable Energy Technologies in Developing Countries: A New Approach for Successful Diffusion

Harnessing the Tax System to Benefit Alternative Energy

Energy-Meteorology: A New Discipline

Development Energy and Environment: A Long Term Prospective

Solar Energy Education - An Important Part of Worldwide Solar Energy

Solar Energy - Educational Pathways

Renewable Energy Education in Developing Countries: Indian Scenario

Solar Hydrogen - Why, Potential, When

The Wave Energy Potential and Program of Norway

Renewable Energy Program of the Netherlands

Sky Brightness During Twilight. Model and Measurements

Solar Instrumentation Used in Meteorology

Monitoring Solar Insolation at Gaborone with a Device Which Incorporates aA High Performance Solar Cell as a Detector

A Model to Estimate Radiation on Horizontal and Inclined Surfaces for Malaysia

the Spectrum of the Solar Global Radiation on Horizontal Surfaces in Polluted and Pure Air Zones of Great Cairo

Self-Acting System Tracking for Pyrheliometers

Directly Coupled Turbine-Induction Generator Systems for Low-Cost Micro-Hydro Power

Hydropower in China's Energy System

The Utilization of Genetic Algorithm for the Optimal Design of a Pneumatic Hydro-Power Device

Field Experiments of a Wave Power Converter with Caisson Breakwater

Tidal Energy Potential along Indian Coast

Towards a Prototype Floating Circular Clam Wave Energy Converter

Solar Energy Applications in Botswana Gaborone

Solar Energy in Botswana-the Importance of Correct Practices in the Adoption of New Technologies

Technical Potentials of Renewable Energies at the Example of a Bundesland in the Federal Republic of Germany

Solar Energy in Cyprus: Facts and Prospects

Sustainable Development in Indonesia: A Renewable Energy Perspective

the Renewable Energies In Tunisia

Air Pollution Modification due to Energy Supply Diversification for Mexico in the Year 2000

Will Hydrogen be a Major Fuel of the 21st Century

Hydrogen Production by Steam Gasification of Coal in a Moving Bed Using Nuclear Heat

Evolution of Hydrogen from Water Over Zeolites

An Investigation About the KOH Concentration Effect on Hydrogen Purity

Accumulation of Hydrogen in Metal Hydrides and Optimization of Hydrogen Storage Tanks in Respect to Pressure Drop and Mechanical Tensions within Granular Bulks

Thermoelectric Generation, a Potential Source of Large Scale Electrical Power

Electrolysis of Water Using Photovoltaic Systems

Renewable Energy, Economic Development and Eco-Agriculture for a Sustainable Future for Rural Areas of the World

A Stragegy to Reduce Greenhouse Gases Emissions in Italy

Energy and Economic Development in Remote Regions - a Case Study

The Challenge and Prejudice Facing Renewable Energy in UK

The Impact of Energy Efficiency on Renewable Energy Options

The Role of Renewable Energy Sources in the Finnish Energy Policy

Market Potential of Solar Energy Systems in Malaysia

Large Scale Acceptance of Renewable Energy - a Risk Perspective

Human Energy - Too Valuable to be Used Efficiently

A Solar Review: the Technologies at a Glance

Climatic Variation in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula

Consequences of Climatic Variability to Design Methods

The Estimate of Global and Diffuse Radiation at Quetta, Pakistan

Solar Radiation Availability in South-East of Romania

Solar Energy Radiation Over Uyo (5°2'N, 7°50'E), Nigeria

On the Random Measurements of Robitzsch Pyranographs

A Meteorological Model for Solar Engineering Applications

Matching Silicon Cells and Thermopile Pyranometers Responses

Discretization of Solar Radiation for Solar Energy Applications

Determination of Perez Solar Diffuse Irradiance Model Coefficients for Valencia (Spain)

Estimation of the Monthly Mean Hourly Solar Irradiation at Valencia (Spain): the Helios Model

Regression Analysis and Bivariate Frequency Distributions of Daily Solar Radiation Data

A General New Simple Relationship between Solar Irradiation and Sun Height

Dependence on Sunshine and Wavelength of the Ratio of Monthly Mean Hourly to Daily Global Radiation

Estimation of Monthly Mean Daily Values of Diffuse Radiation for Spain

Quadratic Variation of Global Solar Radiation with Bright Sunshine Hours

Simulation of Daily Global Horizontal Solar Irradiation by a First Order Tow State Markovian Process

Comparison of Correlations for Estimation of Global Solar Radiation Radiation

Analysis and Frequency Distribution of the Hourly and Daily Beam and Global Radiation Values for the Northen Negev Region of Israel

Seasonal Partitioning of Data for Improved Estimation of Global Radiation from Angstrom Fit

Seasonal Partitioning of Data for Improved Estimation of Diffuse Radiation from Page's Correlation D/G=c+dG/G0

New Correlations for Global Solar Radiation for Latitudes 40°N-40°S

Estimation of Global Irradiation in Dry Season from Evaporation Amounts

On the Utilization of Wave Energy for the Restoration of the Natural Coastal Environment

Optimum Design of the Darrieus-Type Cross Flow Water Turbine for Low Head Water Power

Application of the New Approach of Cost Analysis to Wave Power Extractor at Breakwaters

A Study of Cross-Flow Turbine - Effects of Turbine Design Parameters on its Performance

Running Centrifugal Pumps as Micro-Hydro Turbines: Performance Prediction Using the Area Ratio Method

A Combined System of Renewable Energy for Grid Connected Advanced eCommunities

Young Scientists in Renewable Energy: A Report on CHI-SEE'91 - Children's Solar Energy Exhibition

The Dominican Republic's Renewable Energy: Current Uses and Future Development

VICARIO Cycle for the Production of Hydrogen by the Thermolysis of H2O

Hysteresis in the LaNi5-H2 System during Activation

Application of Low Temperature Geothermal Energy on Hot Air Drying Agricultural Products and Choice of System Design Parameters

Hydrogen Production and Utilization in Zambia

"The Gravity" of the Earth is the "Clean Energy" which can't be Used Up

New Perspectives on Integrated Rural Energy Systems - a Blueprint for Renewable Indian Society

Environmental Impact of Geothermal Resources: Examples from New Zealand

On the Wider Use of Renewable Energy Systems in India-Some Specific Issues

A Hybrid Power Supply Concept of the Pendulor Device

Current Trends in Renewable Energy Systems in India

Rolling Element Bearings for Renewable Energy and Intermediate Technologies

Research of Geothermal Rowing Warm Water High Density Anguilla Culturing Technology

Oil Spill Recovery Technology

Informatic System for Gestion of Meteorological Data

Hierarchical Control of Multi-Area Nonlinear Stochastic System

Energy Requirements for New Technologies Supplying Final Energy

Clean Energy Applications in Developing Countries

Estimation of the Solar Irradiation at the Earth's Surface from Meteosat Satellite Data

The Role of Italian Agro-Forestry System in Controlling the Carbon Dioxide and Methane Balance in Atmosphere

An Approximate Expression for the Utilizability Function

Management of Renewable Energy Systems at Village Level

Evaluating Capacity Credits for Renewable Energy Technologies in Capacity Constrained Systems

New Outlook of the Basic Strategies for Solar Energy Use

Self-Acting System Tracking for Pyrheliometers

Electrical Power for Isolated Communities Load Specification and Control Strategies

Asunchronous Machines for Use with Variable Speed Wind Turbines for Isolated Electrical Grids


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About the Editor

A. A. M. Sayigh

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Engineering, University of Reading, UK