Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes

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We are hearing a LOT about renewable energy these days! But unlike most available resources on alternative energy that focus on politics and economic impacts, da Rosa's practical guide, Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, is dedicated to explaining the scientific and technological principles and processes that enable energy production from safe, renewable, clean sources.

Advances in the renewable energy sphere are proceeding with an unprecedented speed, and in order for the world's alarming energy challenges to be solved, solid, up-to-date resources addressing the technical aspects of renewables are essential.

This new, updated 2e of da Rosa's successful book continues to give readers all the background they need to gain a thorough understanding of the most popular types of renewable energy-hydrogen, solar power, biomass, wind power, and hydropower-from the ground up. The latest advances in all these technologies are given particular attention, and are carefully contextualized to help professionals and students grasp the "whys and hows" behind these breakthroughs.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 165.1 x 254 x 53.34mm | 1,247.37g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • approx. 340 illustrations
  • 0123746396
  • 9780123746399
  • 1,797,497

Table of contents

Generalities; PART I: Heat Engines; Thermodynamics; Mechanical Heat Engines; Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion; Thermoelectricity; Thermionics; AMTEC; Radio-Noise Generators; PART II: The World of Hydrogen;Fuel Cells; Hydrogen Production; Hydrogen Storage; PART III: Energy from the Sun; Solar Radiation; Biomass; Photovoltaic Converters; PART IV: Wind, Water, and Earth Energy; Wind Energy; Ocean Engines; Tidal Energy; Energy from Current; Salination Energy; Osmotic Energy
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About Aldo Vieira Da Rosa

Dr. da Rosa is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, where he has taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also has extensive industry experience, serving as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation's scientific advisory board. Dr. da Rosa is Eminent Engineer TauBeta Pi, member Sigma Xi, and Senior Member IEEE.
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