## Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy ProductionThis fourth volume of the Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering, Environmentally Conscious Alternative Engergy Production describes and compares the environmental and economic impacts of renewable and conventional power generation technologies. Major topic areas include: Economic comparisons of power generation technologies, Efficiency comparisons of power generation technologies, Methods of improving the environmental impact of conventional technologies, Solar thermal systems, Photovoltaics, Fuel cell technologies, Geothermal power generation, Hydroelectric power generation, Wind power generation, Cogeneration, The hydrogen economy, Energy efficient building design, Industrial energy conservation, and Codes, standards and legislation, and others. |

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### Contents

Section 1 | 1 |

Section 2 | 13 |

Section 3 | 14 |

Section 4 | 17 |

Section 5 | 19 |

Section 6 | 20 |

Section 7 | 26 |

Section 8 | 36 |

Section 15 | 101 |

Section 16 | 119 |

Section 17 | 121 |

Section 18 | 129 |

Section 19 | 165 |

Section 20 | 180 |

Section 21 | 182 |

Section 22 | 207 |

Section 9 | 37 |

Section 10 | 44 |

Section 11 | 45 |

Section 12 | 54 |

Section 13 | 59 |

Section 14 | 80 |

Section 23 | 267 |

Section 24 | 268 |

Section 25 | 275 |

Section 26 | 295 |

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