Renewable Energy Systems
Humanity is facing a steadily diminishing supply of fossil fuels, causing researchers, policy makers, and the population as a whole to turn increasingly to alternative and especially renewable sources of energy to make up this deficit. Gathering over 80 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems provides an authoritative introduction to a wide variety of renewable energy sources. State-of-the-art coverage includes geothermal power stations, ocean energy, renewable energy from biomass, waste to energy, and wind power. This comprehensive, two-volume work provides an excellent introduction for those entering these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.
Represents a one-stop reference to this critical area of sustainability research Examines the potential of geothermal energy, from exploration techniques, drilling, and reservoir engineering management to energy conversion systems and environmental impacts Discusses the full range of energy provision from biomass, including heat, electricity, and biofuels Provides multidisciplinary perspectives on efficient use of wind power from meteorology, aerodynamics, mechanics, electric machinery, and power systems Considers the potential of waste-to-energy power plants to transform the non-recycled residues of society into electricity, heat, and metals Covers the most promising ocean energy resources for practical applications