Renewable Energy in Nontechnical Language (Google eBook)

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PennWell Books, 2004 - Science - 244 pages
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Renewable Energy in Nontechnical Language is a must-have for those involved in renewable energy: 
• All renewable energy sources are covered• Includes numerous case studies• Includes industry contact list• Covers renewable futures
Everything you need for a solid understanding of renewable energy is here in this easy-to-understand guide. Ann Chambers, author of numerous books in PennWell’s bestselling nontechnical series, draws from her expertise on energy matters to deliver an unparalleled guide to this emerging market. Using a straightforward approach, she starts with an introduction of wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass providing many informative charts and graphs showing the usage of each energy type state-by-state for the U.S. and also covers renewable energy usage around the world. Next she covers each energy type in detail giving case studies, market conditions, usage leaders, and more. Chambers includes a chapter on fuel cells as well as comprehensive coverage of renewable gasoline additives, alternatives, and ethanol and biodiesel.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Solar
4
Geothermal Biomass
5
United States
7
Renewable futures
8
Mexico
11
Western Europe
12
Industrialized Asia
13
Brazils Hydro Crisis Unleashes Wind Demand
95
Bioenergy
97
Landfill GastoEnergy Powers Iowa
99
PGE Makes Green Power with Cows
106
Biomass for heat and power
107
Back for the future
108
Biogas potential
109
Biopower basics
111

Developing Asia
14
Central and South America
15
AfricaMiddle East
16
Solar Power and PVs
19
Solar Basics
21
Concentrating solar power
22
Passive solar heating and daylighting
23
Solar process heat
25
Market for PVs
26
Retail ready systems
30
Engineering Firm Saves with Solar
32
System specifications
33
DOE Solar Buildings Program
34
Research and development
35
Solar Patriot House Displays Green Design
36
Types of Solar Cells
40
Santa Rita Jail Boasts Biggest Roof Installation
41
Largest Solar Installation in the United Kingdom
42
4000 Solar Systems for Rural Telecom
44
3000 Solar Panels Save University 50000 Annually
45
Peru Houses First Latin American Solar GridConnect System
47
Fun in the Sun
48
Learning From Light Brightens Schools
49
Staying Green at Hybrid Parker Ranch
50
Benefits Future views
52
HCPVCatching Rays in Arizona
54
How it works
56
Efficiency measures
57
Australian Solar Tower Breaking Records
58
Financing
59
Design and construction
60
Wind Energy
61
Types of turbines
62
US wind resources
63
Falling costs
64
Industry statistics
66
New wind technologies Siting hurdles
71
Unique considerations
72
Guidelines
73
Land use
74
For the birds
76
Sound concerns
77
Visionary planning
78
Big Spring Keeps on Turning
80
Offshore aesthetics
82
Capacity and output
86
Transmission issues
88
Winds of Change in Italy
91
Arklow Bank Project Siting 200 Turbines Offshore
93
Ethanol
114
Biodiesel
115
Biodiesel market
116
Savannah River Switches to Biodiesel
117
Florida Alabama Utilities Laud Biodiesel
118
Other biobased products
120
Biomass at work
122
World Views
124
Biomass Use in Bangladesh
126
Geothermal Energy
129
Hightemperature water
131
Moderatetemperature water
132
Power production
133
The future of geothermal power
135
Principal research and development thrusts
137
New Nevada Campus to be Fully Powered by Geothermal Energy
139
Calpine and the Geysers
142
Geothermal outlook
144
Hydroelectric
147
United States
151
Canada
152
Case Study Energy Crisis in BrazilImplications for Hydropower
155
Hydropower Basics
157
Pumped storage
158
Impoundment Diversion Storage facilities
160
Turbine technologies
161
Environmental Issues and Mitigation
163
Development forecast
164
Hydro relicensing
166
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 NEPA
167
Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934 FWCA National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 NHPA Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 WSR Act
168
Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 CZMA Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA
169
Hydropower in Hawaii Kauai
170
Hawaii
171
Fuel Cells
173
Three Main Fuel Cell Types
176
Race to commercialization
182
Gaining popularity
184
The hydrogen economy
187
Geography
188
Forward view
190
Wabash River and Clean Coal Fuel Cell Trials
191
European Residential Promise
193
Industry Contact List Domestic
197
International
202
Renewable Energy Glossary
205
Index
233
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