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  • Renewable Energyby Roland Wengenmayr; ; Thomas hrke

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.99

    This translation of a German title, which was enthusiastically received by a wide audience, collects contributions by leading and well-known scientists in the area explaining the technical basics of photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, wind and water power as well as geothermal energy. In an easily accessible yet sober way, the book offers a solid overview... more...

  • Nonimaging Optics in Solar Energyby Joseph O'Gallagher

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2008; US$ 40.00

    Nonimaging optics is a subdiscipline of optics whose development over the last 35?40 years was led by scientists from the University of Chicago and other cooperating individuals and institutions. The approach provides a formalism that allows the design of optical devices that approach the maximum physically attainable geometric concentration for a... more...

  • Deploying Renewablesby OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 140.00

    The global energy system faces urgent challenges. Concerns about energy security are growing, as highlighted by the recent political turmoil in Northern Africa and the nuclear incident in Fukushima. At the same time, the need to respond to climate change is more critical than ever. Against this background, many governments have increased efforts to... more...

  • Time to Shineby Michael Grupp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 73.95

    As solar energy becomes increasingly more important in all of our lives, it is more important to learn how it works and how it can be implemented. This book is the perfect primer for the engineer, scientist, and layperson alike, for learning about the practical applications of solar energy technology and how it is being used today to heat... more...

  • Signal Processing for Solar Array Monitoring, Fault Detection, and Optimizationby Henry Braun; Mahesh Banavar; Andreas Spanias

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Although the solar energy industry has experienced rapid growth recently, high-level management of photovoltaic (PV) arrays has remained an open problem. As sensing and monitoring technology continues to improve, there is an opportunity to deploy sensors in PV arrays in order to improve their management. In this book, we examine the potential role... more...

  • Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systemsby Stephen Beeby; Neil White

    Artech House 2010; US$ 129.00

    This unique resource provides a detailed understanding of the options for harvesting energy from localized, renewable sources to supply power to autonomous wireless systems. You are introduced to a variety of types of autonomous system and wireless networks and discover the capabilities of existing battery-based solutions, RF solutions, and fuel cells.... more...

  • Power Conversion of Renewable Energy Systemsby Ewald F. Fuchs; Mohammad A.S. Masoum

    Springer 2011; US$ 99.00

    Power Conversion of Renewable Energy Systems presents an introduction to conventional energy conversion components and systems, as well as those related to renewable energy. This volume introduces systems first, and then in subsequent chapters describes the components of energy systems in detail. Readers will find examples of renewable and conventional... more...

  • Advanced Energy Saving and its Applications in Industryby Kazuo Matsuda; Yasuki Kansha; Chihiro Fushimi

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    The conventional approach for energy saving in a process system is to maximize heat recovery without changing any process conditions by using pinch technology. "Self-heat recuperation technology" was developed to achieve further energy saving in the process system by eliminating the necessity for any external heat input, such as firing or... more...

  • Energy Balances of non-OECD Countries 2012by International Energy Agency; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 168.00

    This volume contains data for 2009 and 2010 on the supply and consumption of coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, heat, renewables and waste presented as comprehensive energy balances.  Data are expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent for over 100 non-OECD countries. Historical tables summarise production, trade and final consumption data... more...

  • Introduction to Wind Energy Systemsby Hermann-Josef Wagner; Jyotirmay Mathur

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    The present book was written to address the needs of those readers interested in wind energy converters. The authors have tried to strike a balance between a short book chapter and a very detailed book for experts in the field. There were three prime reasons behind doing so: first, the field is highly interdisciplinary and requires a more accessible... more...