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Renewable energy. 2nd edition

Boyle, Godfrey ed. (2004). Renewable energy. 2nd edition. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press & The Open University.

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A welcome new edition of this well respected text
Gives comprehensive coverage of the principal renewable energy sources available today
Accessible to readers across a wide range of academic backgrounds
Interdisciplinary approach covers the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by renewable energy, as well as describing their key physical and engineering features
New full colour design includes hundreds of illustrations plus numerous tables of data and a wide range of detailed case studies
Written by an experienced and authoritative course team at the Open University

The prospect of producing clean, sustainable power in substantial quantities from renewable energy sources is now arousing interest world-wide, stimulated by recent technological developments that have improved the cost-effectiveness of many of the 'renewables' and by increasing concern over the environmental impact and sustainability of conventional fossil and nuclear fuel use.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principal renewable energy sources including:

DT Solar thermal
DT Photovoltaics
DT Bioenergy
DT Hydro
DT Tidal
DT Wind
DT Wave
DT Geothermal

With the aid of over 350 detailed illustrations, more than 50 tables of data and a wide range of case studies it explains, for each source, the underlying physical and technological principles, and examines its environmental impact and future prospects.

The overall approach is interdisciplinary, covering the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by renewable energy as well as the physical and engineering aspects. The book will therefore appeal strongly to non-specialist readers who wish to improve their understanding of this complex, fascinating and increasingly important subject.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-19-926178-4, 978-0-19-926178-9
Keywords: renewable energy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 3044
Depositing User: Godfrey Boyle
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 12:06
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