Renewables : a review of sustainable energy supply options
Renewables : a review of sustainable energy supply options



Elliott, David, 1943-, author.

Yayın Bilgileri
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2013]

Fiziksel Tanımlama
1 online resource (various pagings).

IOP expanding physics.

Genel Not
"Version: 20130910"--Title page verso.

Acknowledgments and dedications -- Author biography -- Introduction -- Why renewables? -- Which sources are emerging? -- What are the problems? -- The structure of this book
Power -- Hydro -- Wind power -- Wave power -- Tidal power -- Power in perspective
Heat -- Bioenergy -- Solar heat -- Geothermal heat and power -- Heat pumps and CHP
Light -- PV solar -- Beyond PV-PE, thermoelectric and photochemical systems -- One world under the Sun : a global grid?
Integration -- Dealing with variability -- Grid balancing : beyond electricity -- Energy storage -- A balanced future -- Energy conservation and energy efficiency -- A sustainable energy future : costs and policy choices
Policy -- Prospects and problems -- Europe -- Asia and the Pacific area -- The Americas -- Africa -- What next : the issues of cost and scale -- Conclusions -- Afterword.

Renewable energy is a fast expanding field, welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns, but can renewables deliver enough energy reliably and economically? Rapid expansion continues in the area of renewable energy, with wind capacity expected to double over the next five years and PV solar perhaps treble in the same period. There have been some dramatic projections of potential expansion longer term, with some studies now suggesting that renewables could supply all or nearly all electricity needs globally and perhaps also all energy needs by 2050. In this book, David Elliott conveys the sense of excitement that abounds in this new area of technological development by not only reviewing the basic technological options and how renewable technologies are being implemented and used around the world, but he also considers the problems, including local environmental impacts and the need to deal with the variability of some renewable energy sources. Dividing the renewable energy supply options into those based on mechanical power, heat and light, it also looks at some related energy conversion options, including fuel cells, heat pumps and cogeneration/combined heat and power. The author explores how these new sources can be integrated and used together with technologies for reducing energy waste and demand to replace conventional energy sources and ensure a balance of supply and demand. After reviewing the renewable energy options, the book then considers implementation and policy issues, including storage and grid balancing -- aspects that will play a critical role in the creation of sustainable, clean and viable renewable energy solutions. This is not a text book -- there are plenty available -- instead the book reviews what is happening across this field at this time of great change and rapid development. Supplemented with many case studies and links to information sources, this book will be essential reading for scientists, engineers, policymakers and anybody involved with or interested in the implementation of green and renewable energy technologies, and the environmental aspects of modern energy demands.

Reading Level
Students, scientists, engineers and professionals involved with the technology, policy and implementation of green and renewable energy, and the environmental aspects of modern energy demands.

Konu Başlığı
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable.
Renewable energy sources.
Power resources.
Energy supply.
Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology.

Ek Kurum Yazarı
Institute of Physics (Great Britain),

Elektronik Erişim

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