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Oxford : Oxford University push in association through the open up University, 2012.
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The supplication of sustainable power supplies for an expanding and also increasingly productive people is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable power examines both the practical and also economic potential that the renewable power sources to fulfill this challenge. The underlying physical and technical principles behind deriving strength from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and also wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) power sources are explained, within the paper definition of their ecological impacts, their economics and also their future prospects. -- Publisher description. Review more...

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0199545332 9780199545339
xv, 566 pages : shade illustrations, shade maps ; 27 cm
Introducing renewable energy / Godfrey Boyle, Bob Everett and Gary Alexander --Solar thermal power / Bob Everett --Solar photovoltaics / Godfrey Boyle --Bioenergy / penis Morris and Jonathan Scurlock --Hydroelectricity / Janet Ramage --Tidal power David Elliott --Wind power / Derek Taylor --Wave power / Les Druckers --Geothermal energy / man Garnish and also Geoff Brown --Integrating renewable energy / Bob Everett and Godfrey Boyle --Appendix A. Power arithmetic : a fast reference --Appendix B. Levelized prices of renewable energy.

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Examines the practical and also economic potential the renewable energy sources to provide sustainable energy. The underlying physics and technical principles that these sources are examined within the context of their ecological impacts, economics and also future prospects. Review more...