Renewable Energy, Technology and the Environment

Renewable Energy, Technology and the Environment

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Renewable Energy: Technology and the Environment comprises 106 chapters, with the first focusing on integrated resource planning. The following chapters delve into such topics as electricity from geothermal energy; wave energy prospects and prototypes; renewable energy policies for the nineties and beyond; and renewable energy technologies in developing countries. These topics are followed by discussions on harnessing the tax system to benefit alternative energy; energy-meteorology; development energy and environment; solar energy education; solar hydrogen; sky brightness during twilight; and solar instrumentation used in meteorology. Other chapters cover self-acting system tracking for pyrheliometers; directly coupled turbine-induction generator systems for low-cost micro-hydro power; and the utilization of genetic algorithm for the optimal design of a pneumatic hydro-power device. The remaining chapters present field experiments of a wave power converter with caisson breakwater; technical potentials of renewable energies; and air pollution modification due to energy supply diversification. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of meteorology and environmental studies.A good luxmeter, which measures visible light with a wavelength response curve similar to the eyea#39;s, may be used to estimate the insolation; the recommended unit conversion ratio is 110 lux to 1 W/m . It is also possible to use a solar cellanbsp;...

Title:Renewable Energy, Technology and the Environment
Author: A. A. M. Sayigh
Publisher:Newnes - 2012-12-02

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