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Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future

Title By: Peake, Stephen [Edited by]
Material type: BookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press in association with the Open University, c2018.Edition: 4th ed.Description: xvi, 656 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780198759751Subject(s): Renewable energy sourcesDDC classification: 333.794 RE NE
Summary:
"An interdisciplinary approach brings together economic, social, environmental, and policy issues to give you a holistic view of this multi-faceted subject area. Chapters explore the full range of renewable energy technologies, including: solar thermal; solar photovoltaics; bioenergy (in all its forms); hydroelectricity; tidal power; wind energy; wave energy; and deep geothermal energy. Beautiful illustrations augment the text, while tables, boxed examples and online end-of-chapter exercises enrich your learning experience. New to this edition: a new chapter on thermodynamics provides a useful primer for understanding renewable heat energy technologies; an updated chapter explores the status of challenges and opportunities for the integration of renewable energy technologies in rapidly evolving electric grid systems; a new chapter on renewable energy futures looks ahead to potential developments in this ever-advancing field; [and] enhanced pedagogy that includes more comprehensive chapter summaries." -- rear cover.
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REGULAR Main Collection 333.794 RE NE (Browse shelf) Available Feb2020 T0064371
REGULAR Main Collection 333.794 RE NE (Browse shelf) Available T0064372
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Previous edition: 2012.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"An interdisciplinary approach brings together economic, social, environmental, and policy issues to give you a holistic view of this multi-faceted subject area. Chapters explore the full range of renewable energy technologies, including: solar thermal; solar photovoltaics; bioenergy (in all its forms); hydroelectricity; tidal power; wind energy; wave energy; and deep geothermal energy. Beautiful illustrations augment the text, while tables, boxed examples and online end-of-chapter exercises enrich your learning experience. New to this edition: a new chapter on thermodynamics provides a useful primer for understanding renewable heat energy technologies; an updated chapter explores the status of challenges and opportunities for the integration of renewable energy technologies in rapidly evolving electric grid systems; a new chapter on renewable energy futures looks ahead to potential developments in this ever-advancing field; [and] enhanced pedagogy that includes more comprehensive chapter summaries." -- rear cover.

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