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Overall performance, cost, market potential, and environmental impact are assessed for fuels and electricity derived from hydroelectric, wind, photovoltaics, solar-thermal, geothermal, ocean and biomass energy sources. In addition, practical and specific recommendations for promoting the adoption of renewables on a broad scale are presented and analyzed. Includes photographs, tables, figures, and index.

About the Author

Laurie Burnham consults on energy and environmental issues; she was formerly associate editor and editor in charge of single topic issues at Scientific America.

At the time of publication,Thomas B. Johannson was professor of energy systems analysis in the Department of Environment and Energy Systems at the University of Lund, Sweden.

Henry Kelly was senior associate at the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress.

Amula K.N. Reddy is founding director and president of the International Energy Initiative, a nonprofit North-South organization based in Bangalore, India, that promotes the efficient use and production of energy.

Robert H. Williams is senior research scientist at the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Renewable fuels and electricity for a growing world economy: defining and achieving the potential / Thomas B. Johansson, Henry Kelly, Amulya K. N. Reddy, Robert H. Williams — Hydropower and its constraints / Jose Roberto Moreira, Alan Douglas Poole — Wind energy: technology and economics / Alfred J. Cavallo, Susan M. Hock, Don R. Smith — Wind energy: resources, systems and regional strategies / Michael J. Grubb, Niels I. Meyer — Solar-thermal electric technology / Pascal De Laquil III, David Kearney, Michael Geyer, Richard Diver — Introduction to photovoltaic technology / Henry Kelly — Crystalline-and polycrystalline-silicon solar cells / Martin A. Green — Photovoltaic concentrator technology / Eldon C. Boes, Antonio Luque — Amorphous silicon photovoltaic systems / David E. Carlson, Sigurd Wagner — Polycrystalline thin-film photovoltaics / Ken Zweibel, Allen M. Barnett — Utility field experience with photovoltaic systems / Kay Firor, Roberto Vigotti, Joseph J. Iannucci — Ocean energy systems / James E. Cavanagh, John H. Clarke, Roger Price — Geothermal energy / Civis G. Palmerini.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559631389
Editor:
Johansson, Thomas B.
Editor:
Williams, Robert H.
Editor:
Johansson, Thomas B.
Editor:
Williams, Robert H.
Editor:
Burnham, Laurie
Editor:
Johansson, Thomas B.; Kelly, Henry; Reddy, Amula K. N.; Williams, Robert H.
Author:
Jayakumar, S.
Author:
Firor, Kay
Author:
Boes, Eldon
Author:
Mukunda, H. S.
Author:
Green, Martin
Author:
Kelly, Henry
Author:
Vigotti, Roberto
Author:
Woods, Jeremy
Author:
Lettinga, Gatze
Author:
Macedo, Isais C.
Author:
Moreira, Jose Roberto
Author:
Poole, Alan Douglas
Author:
Smith, Don R.
Author:
Rajabapaaiah, P.
Author:
Burnham, Laurie
Author:
Calle, Frank Rosillo
Author:
Hock, Susan M.
Author:
Hinman, Norman D.
Author:
Luque, Antonio
Author:
Kearney, David
Author:
Dive, Richard
Author:
Williams, Robert H.
Author:
Monaco, Lourival C.
Author:
Dutt, Gautum
Author:
Pascal de Laquil
Author:
Clarke, John H.
Author:
Wyman, Charles E.
Author:
Cavanaugh, James E.
Author:
Stevens, Don J.
Author:
Meyer, Niels I.
Author:
Johansson, Thomas B.
Author:
de Laquil, Pascal
Author:
Bain, Richard L.
Author:
Ravindranath, N. H.
Author:
Zweibel, Ken
Author:
Wagner, Sigurd
Author:
Nitsch, Joachim
Author:
Barnett, Allen M.
Author:
Palmerini, Civis G.
Author:
Shrinivasa, U.
Author:
Adriaan C. Van Haandel
Author:
Van Haandel, Adriaan C.
Author:
Grubb, Michael J.
Author:
Iannucci, Joseph J.
Author:
Carlson, David E.
Author:
Weinberg, Carl J.
Author:
Reddy, Amula K.N.
Author:
Diver, Richard
Author:
Dasappa, S.
Author:
Williams, Robert
Author:
Geyer, Michael
Author:
Price, Roger
Author:
Goldemberg, Jose
Author:
Cavallo, Al
Author:
Ogden, Joan M.
Author:
Larson, Eric D.
Editor:
Burnham, Laurie
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Engineering - Mechanical
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Nuclear energy
Subject:
Renewable energy sources
Subject:
Industries - Energy Industries
Subject:
Mechanical
Subject:
Power Resources - Nuclear
Subject:
Energy-Nuclear Engineering
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19921131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1182
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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