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Latest Edition Explores Fresh, New Alternatives to Fossil Fuels
The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Edition takes a look at ways to produce sustainable and reliable energy sources and presents practical examples along with scientific methods, models, observations, and tools. Developed by esteemed author Frank R. Spellman, this book includes input from industry experts offering guidance and direction on obtaining self-replenishing energy from natural processes. The book focuses on the various forms of renewable energy derived from natural processes that are constantly replenished: solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, wave energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy, hydropower energy, biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cells.
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The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Edition focuses on the production of clean and efficient energy sources and serves as a reference to undergraduates in renewable energy courses as well as non-specialists within the energy industries.
"... essential for anyone wishing to explore the renewable energy world."
―Tom Hersh, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California, USA
"... covers the most important aspects of renewable energy concepts... The environmental issues discussed at the end of each chapter add value to the subject. ... shows how it is linked to environment ranging from resource existence, extraction/conversion, generation, delivery, use and exhaustion. The questions added at the end of each chapter are commendable as they help the reader to practice and test his/her understanding of the chapters."
―Al-Mas Sendegeya, Polytech of Namibia
"Dr. Spellman provides a passionate but grounded argument for the need for renewable energy options. This textbook provides many in-depth examples of real-world applications and calculations that can be adapted for various teaching purposes. The background material and questions in each chapter are relevant and compelling, guiding readers to grasp important concepts presented... includes in-depth discussions of the current oil-centric economy and a robust review of the peak oil economic scenario."
―Adam Kankiewicz, Solar Energy Scientist
"This is an outstanding book and deserves to be a standard text book. I hope, all those who are teaching courses on ‘renewable energy’ will treasure this book. I also believe, the book will appeal to any general reader who wishes to improve the understanding of the complex, fascinating and increasingly-important subject of renewable energy."
― Pulak Kumar Patra, Visva-Bharati University, West Bengal, India
"The book is written in easy-to-read style and will serve as a reference to undergraduates in renewable energy courses as well as non-specialists within the various energy industries. The author succeeds in achieving the goals of the book and it should find a ready audience among fossil fuel enthusiasts and renewable energy enthusiasts."
― Energy Sources Part A, September 2016
Title: THE SCIENCE OF RENEWABLE EVERGY 2ED (HB 2016...
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