Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future

Book - 2008
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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 of the possibilities offered by environmentally friendly techniques, energy conversion, storage, and transportation, discussing the topic without any misplaced ideology.
The editors are experienced journalists and illustrate the text with simple diagrams and information boxes, printed in full-color throughout.
For applied physicists, engineers in power technology, engineers, and anyone interested in natural sciences.

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This book gives a concise overview of technologies for obtaining energy from renewable sources, and explains methods for how the energy can be stored, transported, and converted to useful forms. Each technology is described by German contributors who are researchers, engineers, or entrepreneurs in their fields. They address topics such as solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, energy from wind and waves, and solar cooling. In each chapter, detailed discussion and references to current literature enable the reader to reach an opinion on the feasibility and potential of these technologies. Chapters are laid out in a reader-friendly magazine style, with color photos and graphics, margin notes, and boxes in a two-column format. The material is accessible to general readers with some background in technology and natural sciences, yet detailed enough so that the book can be used in graduate classes on renewable energy. Wengenmayr and Bührke are editors of the journal Physik in unserer Zeit. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2008
ISBN: 9783527408047
Branch Call Number: 333.794 R2931
Characteristics: 118 p. : col. ill., ports ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bührke, Thomas 1956-
Wengenmayr, Roland


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