About this title The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today. Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Third Edition, examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar solar thermal and photovoltaics , indirect solar biomass, hydro, wind, and wave and non-solar tidal and geothermal energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics, and their future prospects. Together with its companion volume, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Second Edition OUP, , , this book provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various "renewables. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes to a discussion of the individual renewable sources to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks, Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Third Edition, provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables.
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Thebook is very user-friendly, having many valuable figures, tables and boxes. There are plentiful suggestions for further reading, and students are guidedtowards key papers in a range of journals. Both the range and quality of photos, tables and figures is improved. I have compared the new edition with other recent textbooks at the same level and will be continuing to recommend this one to undergraduate students.
Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, is thus a timely and welcome addition to the existing literature on the subject Godfrey Boyle and his team of authors have, in my view, managed to produce anoutstanding textbook in which a wealth of information, including an extensive amount of data, is presented in a lucid and comprehensible form.
The book contains a wealth of information and ishighly recommended for anyone with an interest in renewable energy technologies and their possible role in our future. I can only urge all those who are teaching courses in the field and all students, formal or otherwise, to read and treasure this book".
The writing is clear and the many excellent diagrams and illustrations complement the written word. Where the treatment is necessarily theoretical the level is appropriate and the argument laid outin separate text. This book will be highly relevant to any undergraduate studying this important field.
ISBN 13: 9780199545339
Renewable Energy : Power for a Sustainable Future (2012, Paperback)