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Environmental Sciences - Sustainable Development | Renewable Energy Resources and Utilization - A Developing Country´s Perspective

Renewable Energy Resources and Utilization

A Developing Country´s Perspective

Uqaili, Mohammad Aslam, Harijan, Khanji

2015, Approx. 400 p. 100 illus.

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  • About this book

  • Provides unique perspectives from developing countries
  • Written by leading environmental and energy experts
  • Includes methods and technologies to harness renewable energy resources
  • Combines both theoretical and practical aspects with case studies

New information, technologies and methods for availability assessment and the utilization of renewable energy resources are the core focus of this work. Included are introductory chapters on the energy situation and associated concerns. Resource assessments and the uses of solar energy, wind energy, hydropower, biomass energy, biogas and bio fuels resources towards generating electricity, thermal energy, and automotive power and transport fuels are examined in detail. The economics, storage, environmental benefits and promotion of renewable energy are discussed at length. Unique insights coming from the perspective of developing countries make this a unique contribution to this important field of work. This text will be of benefit to researchers, manufacturers, policy makers and planners.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biomass - Developing Countries - Economics of Renewable Energy - Environmental Impacts - Hydrogen - Hydropower - Promotion - Renewable Energy - Resources - Solar Energy - Transmission and Storage

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Environmental / Development / Agricultural Economics - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

Chapter 1.- Introduction.- Historical Energy Consumption Patterns; Fossil Fuel Reserves and Depletion; Environmental Issues; Conclusion.- Chapter 2.- Energy Situation in Developing Countries and Pakistan.- Introduction; Engergy Consumption; Imbalance of Energy; Environmental Pollution; Energy Resources; Non-Renewable Energy; Renewable Energy; Renewable Energy Applications; Conclusion.- Chapter 3.- Solar Energy.- Introduction; General Characteristics of Solar Energy; Solar Energy Resources; History of Solar Engergy Utilization; Solar Thermal Energy Systems; Solar Water and Space Heating; Solar Cooking and Drying of Agricultural Products; Solar Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Solar Desalination; Solar Thermo-Electric Systems; Solar Photovoltaics; Grid Connected PV Systems; Solar Home Systems; Solar PV Water Pumping; Conclusion. Chapter 4: Wind Power.- Introduction; Power in the Wind; History of Wind Power Use; Wind Turbines-Sizes and Design; Wind Power Resources; Grid Connected Wind Farms; Wind Home Systems; Windmill Water Pumping; Conclusion.- Chapter 5. Hydropower.- Introduction.- Basic Energy Conversion Principles; Classification of Hydropower; Large and Small Hydropower; Mini/Micro Hydropower; History of Hydropower Use; Hydropower Resources; Conclusion.- Chapter 6.- Biomass Energy.- Introduction.- History of Biomass Energy Mass Consumption; Biomass Energy Resources; Wood Fuel; Crop Residues/Solid Waste; Energy Crops; Animal Dung; Biomass Energy Conversion Technologies; Heat Production; Electricity Generation; Fuel Production: Biogas, Ethanol, Bio-Diesel etc.; Application of Biomass Energy; Conclusion.- Chapter 7.- Hydrogen Energy.- Introduction; Hydrogen Technologies; Hydrogen Production from Solar Energy; Hydrogen Production from Wind Power; Hydrogen Production from Hydropower; Hydrogen Production from Biomass; Conclusion.- Chapter 8.- Introduction; Renewable Energy Transmission; Transmission of Heat; Transmission of Electricity; Other types of Transmission; Renewable Energy Storage; Storage of Heat; Storage of Electricity; Storage of Other High Quality Energy Forms; Conclusion.- Chapter 9.- Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy.- Introduction; Environmental Pollution; Impacts of Environmental Pollution; Comparison with Non-Renewable Energy; Conclusion.- Chapter 10.- Economics of Renewable Energy.- Introduction.- Classical Economic Calculations; External Costs; Real Costs; Comparison of Energy Costs; Conclusion.- Chapter 11. Promotion of Renewable Energy.- Introduction.- Current Situation; Barriers to Renewable Energy Development; Policies and Strategies for Renewable Energy Promotion; Conclusion.- References.

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Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India

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