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Solar Powered Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles: A Sustainable Development

Larry E. Erickson, Jessica Robinson, Gary Brase, Jackson Cutsor
December 08, 2017

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted on December 12, 2015 is a voluntary effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reach the goals of this agreement, there is a need to generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions and to electrify transportation. An infrastructure of...

Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition

Stuart Borlase
December 01, 2017

The latest edition features a new chapter on implementation and operation of an integrated smart grid with updates to multiple chapters throughout the text. New sections on Internet of things, and how they relate to smart grids and smart cities, have also been added to the book. It describes the...

Thermal Use of Shallow Groundwater

Fritz Stauffer, Peter Bayer, Philipp Blum, Nelson Molina Giraldo, Wolfgang Kinzelbach
November 22, 2017

The thermal use of the shallow subsurface is increasingly being promoted and implemented as one of many promising measures for saving energy. A series of questions arises concerning the design and management of underground and groundwater heat extraction systems, such as the sharing of the thermal...

Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications

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...

Stirling Convertor Regenerators

Mounir B. Ibrahim, Roy C. Tew, Jr.
November 22, 2017

Stirling Convertor Regenerators addresses the latest developments and future possibilities in the science and practical application of Stirling engine regenerators and technology. Written by experts in the vanguard of alternative energy, this invaluable resource presents integral scientific details...

Sustainable Energy Technologies

Eduardo Rincón-Mejía, Alejandro de las Heras
November 16, 2017

This book examines the key aspects that will define future sustainable energy systems: energy supply, energy storage, security and limited environmental impacts. It clearly explains the need for an integrated engineering approach to sustainable energies, based on mathematical, biogeophysical, and...

The Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaic Fundamentals

Juan Bisquert
November 16, 2017

The book provides an explanation of the operation of photovoltaic devices from a broad perspective that embraces a variety of materials concepts, from nanostructured and highly disordered organic materials, to highly efficient devices such as the lead halide perovskite solar cells. The book...

Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future

Japan Commission on Large Dams - JCOLD
November 03, 2017

Overview of Japan’s long water history, by the Japanese Commission on large dams. Starting from the 7th century, when irrigation ponds were first constructed for paddy cropping, until the beginning of the 21st century. Elaborates on various roles of dams: water supply, power generation and flood...

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition

D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith
November 01, 2017

For the Movers, Shakers, and Policy Makers in Energy Engineering and Related Industries The latest version of a bestselling reference, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition covers the foremost trends and technologies in energy engineering today. This new edition contains...

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

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...

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances

Debabrata Das, Namita Khanna, Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta
October 27, 2017

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances covers the fundamentals of biohydrogen production technology, including microbiology, biochemistry, feedstock requirements, and molecular biology of the biological hydrogen production processes. It also gives insight into scale-up...

Atomic Nanoscale Technology in the Nuclear Industry

Taeho Woo
October 12, 2017

Developments at the nanoscale are leading to new possibilities and challenges for nuclear applications in areas ranging from medicine to international commerce to atomic power production/waste treatment. Progress in nanotech is helping the nuclear industry slash the cost of energy production. It...