Green Energy and Technology

Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems

Environmental Issues

Authors: Martínez, E., Jiménez, E., Blanco, J., Pérez, M.

  • Provides tools for fairer evaluation of the financial and environmental cost of renewable and traditional power systems
  • Evaluates the environmental impact of different renewable energy systems
  • Uses the life cycle assessment technique to provide the reader with graphical and numerical results
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6248-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $139.00
price for USA
  • Due: July 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6247-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this book

The main aim of Renewable Energies is to provide an overview of the environmental impact of the different renewable energy systems, enabling readers to understand the environmental impact of electricity production, through the analysis of different generation sources over their life cycle. This means the book covers the real impact of each source of electrical generation from the extraction of materials to permit completion of the installation (solar panels, wind turbines, etc.), until finally (once the productive lifespan of the facility is over) it is dismantled and its components are sent to a landfill, recycled, reused, etc. This analysis uses the technique of life cycle assessment (LCA), allows the authors to obtain graphically and numerically the different impacts associated with each facility. It permits comparison of the different systems studied, showing the environmental advantages and disadvantages of each one of these systems. Furthermore, these systems of power generation from renewable sources can be compared to traditional systems of electrical power (fossil fuels, hydraulic, nuclear) giving a fairer evaluation, in terms of financial and environmental cost, of each one of these systems.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6248-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $139.00
price for USA
  • Due: July 6, 2020
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6247-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems
Book Subtitle
Environmental Issues
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6248-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6247-6
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Topics