Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3e
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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3e

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With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa's highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. This new third edition of the classic text highlights advances in this vital area, which are proceeding at an unprecedented pace, allowing everyone interested in this burgeoning field to keep up with the latest developments in diverse topics from solar cooling to renewable energy storage.
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  • Hardback | 908 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 58.42mm | 1,519.53g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0123972191
  • 9780123972194
  • 952,307

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Generalities Part I: Heat Engines Chapter 2: A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases Chapter 3: Mechanical Heat Engines Chapter 4: Ocean Thermal Energy Converters Chapter 5: Thermoelectricity Chapter 6: Thermionics Chapter 7: AMTEC Chapter 8: Radio-Noise Generators Part II: The World of Hydrogen Chapter 9: Fuel Cells Chapter 10: Hydrogen Production Chapter 11: Hydrogen Storage Part III: Energy from the Sun Chapter 12: Solar Radiation Chapter 13: Biomass Chapter 14: Photovoltaic Converters Part IV: Wind and Water Chapter 15: Wind Energy Chapter 16: Ocean Engines Chapter 17: Nuclear Energy Chapter 18: Storage of Energy
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".very helpful to serious students in this rapidly advancing field.includes key introductory material with the technical detail needed to understand the engineering principles that govern renewable energy applications, making the work suitable for core energy courses. Clear theory, physical examples, and end-of-chapter questions will prompt students to apply the theory to practical cases." -- CHOICE April 2013
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"...very helpful to serious students in this rapidly advancing field...includes key introductory material with the technical detail needed to understand the engineering principles that govern renewable energy applications, making the work suitable for core energy courses. Clear theory, physical examples, and end-of-chapter questions will prompt students to apply the theory to practical cases."--CHOICE April 2013
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About Aldo Vieira Da Rosa

Dr. da Rosa taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course at Stanford University 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 served 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.
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