Renewable energy: power for a sustainable future
Oxford University Press in association with the Open University, Oct 3, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 479 pages
The prospect of producing clean, sustainable power in substantial quantities from renewable energy sources is arousing interest world-wide. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the principal renewable energy sources: solar thermal, biomass, tidal, wave, photovoltaic, hydro, wind, and geothermal. With the aid of detailed illustrations and tables of data, it explains the physical and technological principles underlying each source and examines its environmental impact and future prospects.
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