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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 30 Oct 2018
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.

  • Illuminates the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources- solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and fuel cells
  • Connects scientific theory with practical implementation through physical examples; end-of-chapter questions help readers apply their knowledge
  • Written by one of the world’s foremost experts in renewable energy, drawing from his decades of experience in academia and industry
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ISBN-13: 9780123972194
ISBN-10: 0123972191
Pagini: 908
Ilustrații: approx. 340 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 58 mm
Greutate: 1.57 kg
Ediția: Revised

Public țintă

Primary: Engineers, scientists and technicians working with Renewable Energy
Secondary: Students in Engineering and Physics programs; Researchers and Investors working in energy-related disciplines


1. Generalities
Part I: Heat Engines 2. A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases  3. Mechanical Heat Engines 4. Ocean Thermal Energy Converters 5. Thermoelectricity 6. Thermionics 7. AMTEC 8. Radio-Noise Generators
Part II: The World of Hydrogen  9. Fuel Cells 10. Hydrogen Production 11. Hydrogen Storage
Part III: Energy from the Sun 12. Solar Radiation 13. Biomass 14. Photovoltaic Converters
Part IV: Wind and Water 15. Wind Energy 16. Ocean Engines 17. Nuclear Energy 18. Storage of Energy


"…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