Renewable Energy Focus Handbook

Renewable Energy Focus Handbook, 1st Edition

Renewable Energy Focus Handbook, 1st Edition,Bent Sorensen,Paul Breeze,Truman Storvick,Shang-Tian Yang,Aldo da Rosa,Harsh Gupta,Roy Sukanta,Mukesh Doble,Preben Maegaard,Gianfranco Pistoia,Soteris Kalogirou,ISBN9780123747051

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A one-stop desk reference, for engineers involved in renewable energies, this book will not gather dust on the shelf. It brings together the essential professional reference content from leading international contributors in the field. The full range of renewable energies are explored, including solar, wind, geothermal and bioenergy.


Renewable energy engineers and managers; Professionals in environmental engineering, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering; Energy providers; equipment designers and manufacturers;

Bent Sorensen

Professor Emeritus at the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change and professor of Physics at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, both at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also an independent consultant at NOVATOR Advanced Technology Consulting. With over five decades of experience researching in renewable energy, having published hundreds of monographs, articles in scientific journals, technical reports and conference contributions, receiving several awards and being knighted by Her Majesty Queen Margrete of Denmark, professor Sørensen is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Roskilde University, Denmark; Independent Consultant, NOVATOR Advanced Technology Consulting, Denmark

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Paul Breeze

Affiliations and Expertise

Freelance science and technology writer/consultant, UK

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Truman Storvick

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Shang-Tian Yang

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, OH, USA

Aldo da Rosa

Dr. da Rosa is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, where he has taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also has extensive industry experience, serving as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation’s scientific advisory board. Dr. da Rosa is Eminent Engineer TauBeta Pi, member Sigma Xi, and Senior Member IEEE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, Professor Emeritus, USA

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Harsh Gupta

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India

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Mukesh Doble

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biotechnology I.I.T. Madras, Chennai, India

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Preben Maegaard

Dr. Maegaard is Director of the Nordic Folkecenter for Renewable Energy, an institute for the development and implementation of renewable energies located in Denmark. The center has, under his leadership, provided transfer of renewable energy technology to many countries. Dr. Maegaard was appointed the first president of the World Wind Energy Institute, first president of the World Wind Energy Association, and has served as a Renewable Energy Adviser to the President of Mali. For over three decades, Dr. Maegaard has been a director, organizer, and speaker at numerous international seminars, workshops and conferences. He has authored numerous reports, books, and articles in Danish, English, German and Japanese on renewables and sustainable development.

Affiliations and Expertise

Danish Center for Renewable Energy, Hurup Thy, Denmark

Gianfranco Pistoia

Affiliations and Expertise

formerly Research Director, National Research Council, Rome, Italy

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Soteris Kalogirou

Cyprus University of Technology

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Renewable Energy Focus Handbook, 1st Edition

Author Biographies

Section 1 Introduction

1.0 Introduction

Section 2 Energy Perspectives

2.1 Energy Perspectives

Section 3 Alternate Energy Sources

3.1 Alternate Energy Sources

3.2 Energy Reserves and Renewable Energy Sources

3.3 The Individual Energy Sources

Section 4 Energy Conversion

4.1 Energy Conversion Processes

Section 5 Fuel Cells

5.1 Fuel Cells

Section 6 Solar Power

6.1 Solar Power

6.2 Solar Thermal Collectors and Applications

Section 7 Ocean, Wave and Tidal Power

7.1 Ocean Power

7.2 Tidal Energy

Section 8 Geothermal Power

8.1 Geothermal Power

Section 9 Wind Power

9.1 Wind Power

Section 10 Hydropower

10.1 Hydropower Resources

Section 11 Power from Waste

11.1 Power from Waste

Section 12 Bioenergy

12.1 Bioenergy

12.2 Biodiesel Fuels

Section 13 Storage Technologies

13.1 Storage Technologies



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