Renewable Energy Resources
Published February 1st 2013 by Taylor & Francis – 464 pages
In the years between the first and this second edition, renewable energy has come of age; it makes good sense, good government and good business.
This book considers the unchanging principles of renewable energy technologies alongside modern application and case studies. In this second edition, the presentation of the fundamentals has been improved throughout, and chapters on economics and institutional factors have been added. Likewise, sections on environmental impact have been added to each technology chapter.
Renewable Energy Resources supports multi-disciplinary masters degrees in science and engineering, and also specialist modules in science and engineering first degrees, as well as being of use to practitioners. Each chapter begins with fundamental theory from a physical science perspective, then considers applied examples and developments, and finally concludes with a set of workable problems and their solutions.
'Outstandingly good general text.' - British Book News
'Twidell and Weir are masters of their subject and join the ranks of acomplished authors who have made a powerful contribution to the field. Renewable Energy Resources is a superb reference work.' - Paul Gipe, www.wind-works.org
'It's ideal for student use - authoritative, compact and comprehensive, with plenty of references out to more detailed texts … a very valuable book.' - Professor Dave Elliott of the Open University, UK, in Renew 162 2006.
'What we need to combat climate change is a stream of students and graduates with the knowledge they can gain from this book … suitable not only for engineering students but also for policy-makers and all those concerned with energy and the environment.' - Corin Millais (CEO Climate Institute)
'The comprehensive and integrated approach of Renewable Energy Resources provides a reliable and cost-effective introduction for basic understanding and reference across the full spectrum of renewable energy supplies and applications.' - International Solar Energy Society
Preface. Acknowledgements. List of symbols. Part 1: Principles of renewable energy. Part 2: Essentials of fluid mechanics. Part 3: Heat transfer. Part 4: Solar radiation. Part 5: Solar water heating. Part 6: Other uses for solar heat. Part 7: Photovoltaic generation. Part 8: Hydro-power. Part 9: Power from the wind. Part 10: The photosynthetic process. Part 11: Biofuels. Part 12: Wave energy. Part 13: Tidal power. Part 14: Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). Part 15: Geothermal energy. Part 16: Energy storage and distribution. Appendices. Index.