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Renewable Energy Technology for Engineers: Principles, Generation, Storage, Economics, and More
The future requires substantial growth in renewable energy systems in order to address carbon emissions and climate change, while still improving human life. To meet this challenge, many engineers and other technical professionals need new theoretical and practical knowledge, including greater familiarity with current and emerging renewable technologies.
In Chemical Processes in Renewable Energy Systems, Dr. Vivek Utgikar introduces the fundamental principles, transformations, and applications associated with each leading form of renewable energy. Writing for engineering students and practitioners, Utgikar covers solar, biomass, hydro, wind, ocean, and geothermal energy, as well as hybrid systems that integrate generation with storage. He also introduces essential principles of techno-economic analysis, to clarify issues that will continue to inform policy concerning renewable energy systems.
Utgikar discusses state-of-the-art, recent developments, as well as enduring scientific and technological principles and transformations, and provides complete references to encourage deeper exploration. The resulting text will help you quickly get up to date and then stay up to date as technological, social, and economic factors evolve.
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Energy Systems
Chapter 2: Renewable Energy Sources
Chapter 3: Transformations and Chemical Processes in Solar Energy Systems
Chapter 4: Transformations and Chemical Processes in Biomass Energy Systems
Chapter 5: Transformations and Chemical Processes in Mechanical, Geothermal, and Ocean Energy Systems
Chapter 6: Hybrid Energy Systems
Chapter 7: Techno-economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems
Epilogue: The Path Forward
Appendix A: Conversion Factors and Constants
Appendix B: Thermodynamic Power Cycles: A Primer