Renewable energy : A First Course / Robert Ehrlich, Harold A. Geller.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: CRC Press : Boca Raton, 2017Copyright date: ©2018 Edition: second editionDescription: xxiii, 490 pages illustrationsContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781498736954; 1498736955; 9781138297388; 1138297380Subject(s): Förnybara energikällor | Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sourcesAdditional physical formats: även utgiven elektroniskt: Past Glacial EnvironmentsDDC classification: 333.794 Other classification: P.08
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1: Introduction -- 2: Fossil Fuels -- 3: Nuclear Power -- 4: Nuclear Power -- 5: Biofuels -- 6: Geothermal Energy -- 7: Wind Power -- 8: Hydropower -- 9: Solar Radiation and Earth’s Climate -- 10: Solar Thermal -- 11: Photovoltaics -- 12: Energy Conservation and Efficiency -- 13: Energy Storage and Transmission -- 14: Climate and Energy -- 15: Data Analytics and Risk Assessment -- 16: Dynamics of Population -- Answers to Even-Numbered Problems -- Appendix A: Useful Physical Constants -- Appendix B: Useful Conversion Factors
This revised edition is fully updated and continues to provide the best in-depth introduction to renewable energy science. It focuses mainly on renewable energy, but also addresses nonrenewable energy (fossil fuels and nuclear technology). The coverage extends from the basic physics to conservation, economic, and public policy issues, with strong emphasis on explaining how things work in practice. The authors avoid technical jargon and advanced math, but address fundamental analytical skills with wide application, including: Two brand new chapters giving an introduction to population dynamics and statistical analysis for energy studies; Additional self-study problems and answers; More worked examples; and Up-to-date coverage of areas such as hydraulic fracturing, integration of renewable energy to power grid, and cost.