Understanding Renewable Energy Systems

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* Provides technical details on different renewable energy systems plus background information on climate change and related economics
* Contains free CD-ROM, including simulation software and figures from the book
* Ideal as a student text, including worked examples

Beginning with an overview of renewables (including biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal, tidal, wind, and solar power) this book explores the fundamentals of various renewable energy systems. The main focus is on technologies with high development potential such as solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, and wind power.
This text not only describes technological aspects but also deals consciously with problems of the energy industry. In this way, the topics are treated in a holistic manner, enabling readers to gain a broad understanding of renewable energy technology and its potential.

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Volker Quaschning has lectured for five years on renewable energy at the Berlin University of Technology and is currently Area Head of Systems Analysis at Plataforma Solar de Almerķa, a research centre for solar technologies developed in collaboration between CIEMAT (public research institute linked with the Spanish government) and DLR (German aerospace centre).

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This work is for all students of the world's energy dilemma. Highly recommended.' Choice 'The book tackles the subject in a range of ways which provides a sense of the depth needed to understand fully the contributions that can be made by renewable resources.' Paul Ganderton, author of Environmental Biogeography

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