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World Energy Day

World Energy Day was declared this year and is to be celebrated annually on October 22nd. In recognition of its importance we have put together a special web page featuring a list of some of our most relevant books.

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  1. Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment

    By Iea-Retd

    Business Models for Renewable Energy in the Built Environment provides insight to policy makers and market actors as to the ways that new and innovative business models (and/or policy measures) can stimulate the deployment of renewable energy technologies (RET) and energy efficiency (EE) measures...

    Published February 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Desert Energy

    A Guide to the Technology, Impacts and Opportunities

    By Alasdair Cameron

    This book examines the key technologies being deployed in an effort to tap the potential presented by world's deserts for siting large-scale solar power applications, and surveys the feasibility of such projects given the remoteness and the hostility of these environments. Focusing on large scale...

    Published July 30th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Energy from the Desert

    Very Large Scale PV Power-State of the Art and Into The Future

    Edited by Keiichi Komoto, Christian Breyer, Edwin Cunow, Karim Megherbi, David Faiman, Peter van der Vleuten

    The fourth volume in the established Energy from the Desert series examines and evaluates the potential and feasibility of Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation (VLS-PV) systems, which have capacities ranging from several megawatts to gigawatts, and to develop practical...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Low-Carbon Energy Controversies

    Edited by Thomas Roberts, Paul Upham, Sarah Mander, Carly McLachlan, Philip Boucher, Clair Gough, Dana Abi Ghanem

    Governments, big business and communities are coming under increased pressure to develop low carbon energy supply technologies. Within the context of the climate change debate a delicate balance has to be reached between local environmental protection and our need for reliable low carbon energy....

    Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Renewable Energy Systems

    The Earthscan Expert Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies for Home and Business

    By Dilwyn Jenkins

    Series: Earthscan Expert

    This book is the long awaited guide for anyone interested in renewables at home or work. It sweeps away scores of common misconceptions while clearly illustrating the best in renewable and energy efficiency technologies. A fully illustrated guide to renewable energy for the home and small business,...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market

    By Philip Wolfe

    Develop large-scale solar photovoltaic projects with this book, to feed power into a grid. Contains case studies of the Waldpolenz Energy Park, Germany, Lopburi Solar Plant in Thailand and what will be the world’s largest PV plant, the Topaz Solar Farm in California. Also included are interviews...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook

    A Commercial Property Guide to Managing Risks and Maximizing Returns

    By Aaron Binkley

    The Real Estate Solar Investment Handbook explains the business case for property professionals to pursue solar projects. A project’s value is determined by its potential risks and rewards; these are explained thoroughly in terms understood by the real estate industry. This...

    Published October 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 100 Per Cent Renewable

    Energy Autonomy in Action

    Edited by Peter Droege

    The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge