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Renewable Energy and Climate Change

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Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Volker Quaschning

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Author: Volker Quaschning

About The Book

This dazzling introductory textbook encompasses the full range of today's important renewable energy technologies.
Solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal energy receive balanced treatment with one exciting and informative chapter devoted to each. As well as a complete overview of these state-of-the-art technologies, the chapters provide:

  • clear analysis on their development potentials
  • an evaluation of the economic aspects involved
  • concrete guidance for practical implementation; how to reduce your own energy waste.

If we do not act now to stop climate change, the consequences will be catastrophic. The current world situation is demonstrated here with the aid of full-colour figures and photographs, data diagrams and simple calculations and results. A multiplicity of impressive examples from countries across the globe show international "alternative" energy in action.

With its easy-to-read approach, this is an essential textbook for students on renewable energy courses, also environment and sustainability courses. Planners, operators, financers and consultants will find this an excellent manual for planning and realizing climate protection. Furthermore, this book makes great background reading for energy workers, designers, politicians and journalists, and anyone who is interested in the topic of climate change.

Additional Information

Author Volker Quaschning
Availability In Print
Dimensions 17.3 x 1.9 x 24.9 cm
Extent 320pp
ISBN 9780470747070
Publication date June 2010
Book Type Hardcover

Contents

Preface.

  1. Our Hunger for Energy.

  2. The Climate Before the Collapse?

  3. From Wasting Energy to Saving Energy and Reducing Carbon Dioxide.

  4. Carbon-Free Energy – Vision or Utopia?

  5. Photovoltaics – Energy from Sand.

  6. Solar Thermal Systems – Year-Round Heating from the Sun.

  7. Solar Power Plants – Even More Energy from the Sun.

  8. Wind Power Systems – Electricity from Thin Air.

  9. Hydropower Plants – Wet Energy.

  10. Geothermal Energy – Power from the Deep.

  11. Heat Pumps – from Cold to Hot.

  12. Biomass – Energy from Nature.

  13. The Hydrogen Industry and Fuel Cells.

  14. Sunny Prospects – Examples of Sustainable Energy Supply.


Appendix.

A.1 Energy Units and Prefixes.
A.2 Geographic Coordinates of Energy Power Plants.

References.
Index.

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