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Renewable energy sources

  • Running Dryby Toby Craig Jones

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 12.95

    In Running Dry , historian Toby Jones explores the various ways that modern society?s unquenchable thirst for carbon-based energy is endangering water, particularly in the Western United States where there has been a rapid push to extract newfound energy resources alongside the accelerating loss or pollution of critical water resources. more...

  • Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Editionby Julio Chaves

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 169.95

    Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded Second Edition : Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages of nonimaging optics Adds new chapters on wavefronts... more...

  • Developing Wind Power Projectsby Tore Wizelius

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 109.95

    Wind power is developing rapidly, in terms of both the number of new installations and in interest from stakeholders including policy-makers, NGOs, research scientists, industry and the general public.Unlike the majority of other texts on wind power, which are written primarily for engineers or policy analysts, this book specifically targets those... more...

  • Energy and Transport in Green Transitionby Atle Midttun; Nina Witoszek

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book breaks new ground in the studies of green transition. It frames the ongoing transformation in terms of a "battle of modernities" with the emerging vision of ecomodernity as the final destination. It also offers a systematic exploration of the potential for extensive transformation of carbon-intensive sectors ? with a focus on energy and... more...

  • Renewable Energies and European Landscapesby Marina Frolova; María-José Prados; Alain Nadaï

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book provides timely, multidisciplinary cross-national comparison of the institutional and social processes through which renewable energy landscapes have emerged in Southern Europe. On the basis of case studies in these countries, it analyzes the way in which and the extent to which the development of renewable energies has affected landscape... more...

  • Solar Energy Storageby Bent Sørensen

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 121.00

    While solar is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, key concerns around solar power?s inherent variability threaten to de-rail that scale-up . Currently, integration of intermittent solar resources into the grid creates added complication to load management, leading some utilities to reject it altogether, while other operators may penalize... more...

  • Wind Resources and Future Energy Securityby Muyiwa Adaramola

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Wind power is one of the fastest developing sources of renewable energy. It makes substantial contributions to power grids around the globe, and it promises to play a prominent role in the world?s future energy security. Given that reality, there is an ongoing need for research that investigates the potential of specific regions for wind-farm development,... more...

  • Wind Resource Assessment and Micro-sitingby Matthew Huaiquan Zhang

    Wiley 2015; US$ 130.00

    Covers all the key areas of wind resource assessment technologies from an engineer’s perspective Focuses on wind analysis for wind plant siting, design and analysis Addresses all aspects from atmospheric boundary layer characteristics, to wind resource measurement systems, uncertainties in measurements, computations and analyses, to... more...

  • Direct Microbial Conversion of Biomass to Advanced Biofuelsby Michael E Himmel

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 180.00

    'Direct Microbial Conversion of Biomass to Advanced Biofuels' is a stylized text that is rich in both the basic and applied sciences. It provides a higher level summary of the most important aspects of the topic, addressing critical problems solved by deep science. Expert users will find new, critical methods that can be applied to their work,... more...

  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für den Ausbau von Wettbewerbselementen bei der Förderung Erneuerbarer Energienby Carolin Klein

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2015; US$ 73.67

    Die Förderung Erneuerbarer Energien ist ein komplexes und umstrittenes Thema des politischen und wirtschaftlichen Lebens. Der Band bietet einen Überblick über die europa- und verfassungsrechtlichen Steuerungselemente, die bei dem sich abzeichnenden Umbruch hin zu einer eher wettbewerbsorientierten Förderung der Grünstromerzeugung zu berücksichtigen... more...