Renewable Energy

Technology, Economics and Environment

Editors: Kaltschmitt, Martin, Streicher, Wolfgang, Wiese, Andreas (Eds.)

  • Provides a survey of the most important renewable energy sources
  • Deals with technological as well as with economical and environmental aspects
  • Provides parameter and data sheets to provide useful estimates of changes and limits of renewable energy sources
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About this Textbook

This book presents the physical and technical principles of promising ways of utilising renewable energies. In this context, firstly the main characteristics of the available renewable energy streams are outlined. Subsequently, the book presents the technologies of heat provision from passive and active solar systems, ambient air, shallow geothermal energy as well as energy from deep geothermal sources. In the preceding chapters the book addresses the processes of electricity generation from solar radiation (photovoltaic and solar thermal power plant technologies), wind energy, and hydropower. In addition, a brief discussions of harnessing ocean energies is included.

The authors provide the important data and parameter sets for the major possibilities of renewable energies utilization which allow an economic and environmental assessment. Such an assessment enables us to judge the chances and limits of the multiple options utilising renewable energy sources.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This translation of a book originally published in German discusses and analyzes the basics of solar, wind, photovoltaic, geothermal, and water-based energy (including ocean energy). … this well-illustrated work is full of valuable information. … Many tables, charts, and drawings are included. Authors Kaltschmit, Streicher, and Wiese are listed in the book as editors; they have compiled a large amount of nearly current technical literature in a well-organized format. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. C. Comer, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (6), 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction and Structure

    Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese

    Pages 1-22

  • Basics of Renewable Energy Supply

    Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese

    Pages 23-102

  • Solar Thermal Heat Utilisation

    Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese

    Pages 123-170

  • Solar Thermal Power Plants

    Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese

    Pages 171-228

  • Photovoltaic Power Generation

    Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese

    Pages 229-294

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-70949-7
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-70947-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-08994-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Renewable Energy
Book Subtitle
Technology, Economics and Environment
Editors
  • Martin Kaltschmitt
  • Wolfgang Streicher
  • Andreas Wiese
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-70949-7
DOI
10.1007/3-540-70949-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-70947-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08994-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 564
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