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Author Twidell, John.

Title Renewable energy resources / John Twidell and Tony Weir
Edition Second edition
Published London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, [2006]


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Description xvi, 601 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Principles of renewable energy -- 2. Essentials of fluid dynamics -- 3. Heat transfer -- 4. Solar radiation -- 5. Solar water heating -- 6. Buildings and other solar thermal applications -- 7. Photovoltaic generation -- 8. Hydro-power -- 9. Power from the wind -- 10. The photosynthetic process -- 11. Biomass and biofuels -- 12. Wave power -- 13. Tidal power -- 14. Occean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) -- 15. Geothermal energy -- 16. Energy systems, storage and transmission -- 17. Institutional and economic factors
Summary "This second edition maintains the book's basis on fundamentals, whilst including experience gained from the rapid growth of renewable energy technologies as secure national resources and for climate change mitigation, more extensively illustrated with case studies and worked problems. The presentation has been improved throughout, along with a new chapter on economics and institutional factors. Each chapter begins with fundamental theory from a scientific perspective, then considers applied engineering examples and developments, and includes a set of problems and solutions and a bibliography of printed and web-based material for further study. Common symbols and cross referencing apply throughout, essential data are tabulated in appendices. Sections on social and environmental aspects have been added to each technology chapter." -- back cover
Analysis Renewable energy
Overseas item
Notes Previous ed.: 1986
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to EBL (Ebook Library)
Subject Renewable energy sources.
Genre/Form Recursos energéticos renovables.
Author Weir, Anthony D.
Ebooks Corporation.
LC no. 2005015300
ISBN 0419253300 paperback
0419253203 hardback