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Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements, Second Edition

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Frank Vignola, Joseph Michalsky, Thomas Stoffel
August 15, 2019

The rather specialized field of solar and infrared radiation measurements has become increasingly important due to the increased demands by the renewable energy and climate change research communities for data with higher accuracy and increased temporal and spatial resolutions. Recent advances in...

Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

3rd Edition

Vaughn Nelson, Kenneth Starcher
November 12, 2018

The utilization of wind power and other renewable energy sources has been growing at a phenomenal rate. Wind Energy, Third Edition explores the wind industry from its inception in the 1970s to today; presents the design, aerodynamics, operation, control, applications, as well as different types of...

Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications

Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications

1st Edition

Frank Spellman
November 22, 2017

What is forest-based biomass energy and why should we care? Written by environmental expert Frank Spellman, Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications details how forest biomass can be converted to energy and energy products, including direct combustion, pellets, gasification, and...

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

1st Edition

Frank Vignola, Joseph Michalsky, Thomas Stoffel
October 27, 2017

The rather specialized field of solar and infrared radiation measurement has become more and more important in the face of growing demands by the renewable energy and climate change research communities for data that are more accurate and have increased temporal and spatial resolution. Updating...

Solar Radiation: Practical Modeling for Renewable Energy Applications

Solar Radiation: Practical Modeling for Renewable Energy Applications

1st Edition

Daryl Ronald Myers
March 29, 2017

Written by a leading scientist with over 35 years of experience working at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Solar Radiation: Practical Modeling for Renewable Energy Applications brings together the most widely used, easily implemented concepts and models for estimating broadband and...

Geologic Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy

Geologic Fundamentals of Geothermal Energy

1st Edition

David R. Boden
November 07, 2016

Geothermal energy stands out because it can be used as a baseload resource. This book, unlike others, examines the geology related to geothermal applications. Geology dictates (a) how geothermal resources can be found, (b) the nature of the geothermal resource (such as liquid- or vapor-dominated)...

Hydroelectric Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

Hydroelectric Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

1st Edition

Bikash Pandey, Ajoy Karki
October 06, 2016

Providing essential theory and useful practical techniques for implementing hydroelectric projects, this book outlines the resources, power generation technologies, applications, and strengths and weaknesses for hydroelectric technologies. Emphasizing the links between energy and the environment,...

Introduction to Bioenergy

Introduction to Bioenergy

1st Edition

Vaughn C. Nelson, Kenneth L. Starcher
June 28, 2016

Explore a Major Component of Renewable Energy Introduction to Bioenergy takes a look at energy from biomass (thermal energy, power, liquid fuels, and biogas) and envisions a sustainable future fueled by renewable energy. From production to conversion to heat, power, and biofuel, this book breaks...

Introduction to Renewable Energy

Introduction to Renewable Energy

2nd Edition

Vaughn C. Nelson, Kenneth L. Starcher
November 23, 2015

Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition covers the fundamentals of renewable energy and serves as a resource to undergraduates in renewable energy courses, non-specialists within the energy industries, or anyone working to support the successful implementation of renewable energy. The...

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy

1st Edition

Frank R. Spellman
December 02, 2014

Renewable Energy Has a Good Side and a Bad Side… Evaluate Both All energy sources affect the environment in which we live. While fossil fuels may essentially do more harm, renewable energy sources can also pose a threat to the environment. Allowing for the various renewable energy sources: solar,...

Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

2nd Edition

William E. Glassley
October 13, 2014

An In-Depth Introduction to Geothermal Energy Addressing significant changes in the energy markets since the first edition, Geothermal Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition expounds on the geothermal industry, exploring the expansion, growth, and development of geothermal...

Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impacts

Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impacts

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Skipka, Louis Theodore
April 22, 2014

  The Energy Problem Energy Resources: Availability, Management, and Environmental Impacts identifies historical increases in demand and a continuing lack of viable management policies for regional and global energy problems. Considering the state and consumption of energy resources on a...

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