Renewable Energy: Its Physics, Engineering, Use, Environmental Impacts, Economy and Planning Aspects

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Renewable Energy: Its Physics, Engineering, Use, Environmental Impacts, Economy and Planning Aspects by Sorensen, Bent, 9780126561524
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  • ISBN: 9780126561524 | 0126561524
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/1/2000

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Renewable Energy, first published by Academic Press in 1979, is considered the foundation text for renewable energy studies worldwide. The first edition addressed graduate students and researchers in an attempt to put renewable energy on the map, academically speaking. In 1979 there were no academic curricula in this field at the university level, so the book was targeted at graduate level students and researchers. Today, the importance of the topic is widely acknowledged. Not only is it taught in engineering, physics and environmental sciences departments, but it is actively researched and studied in many organizations and energy-related industries. The topic of energy policies, where renewable energies play a vital role, is avidly discussed at the scientific and political level. The author has made the Second Edition more accessible to researchers and students approaching the field for the first time. Each chapter has a general introductory section, but is also followed by advanced topics. This gives university lecturers the flexibility to include advanced topics while at the same time allowing researchers to use the book as a reference work. Key Features * Provides the principles of renewable engergy flows/sources and energy conversion processes * Covers the engineering and economic aspects of the field * Outlines the expansion of the field since the publication of the first edition * Remains the most important volume in the field
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