Power Generation Technologies

Paperback | August 6, 2014

byPaul BreezeEditorPaul Breeze

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and risk factors. Each technology is covered using the same basic criteria so that comparisons between technologies can be made more easily. Those involved in planning and delivering energy including engineers, managers and policy makers will find in this book a guide through the minefield of maintaining a reliable power supply, meeting targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and addressing economic and social objectives. Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies from oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas, to geothermal, wind, solar, and bioenergy Hundreds of diagrams demystify how each technology functions in practice Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered New chapters covering fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources such as municipal waste and concentrating solar plants Fresh focus the evolution of traditional technologies such as natural gas and "clean coal" Expanded coverage of distributed power generation and CHP combined heat and power technologies

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal en...

Paul Breeze is a journalist and freelance Science and Technology writer and consultant in the UK who has specialized in power generation technology for the past 30 years. In addition to writing Power Generation Technologies, Second Edition, he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 6, 2014Publisher:NewnesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080983308

ISBN - 13:9780080983301

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to electricity generation Chapter 2 Electricity generation and the environment Chapter 3 Coal-fired power plants Chapter 4 Natural gas-fired gas turbines and combined cycle power plants Chapter 5 Piston-engine-based power plants Chapter 6 Combined heat and power Chapter 7 Fuel cells Chapter 8 Hydropower Chapter 9 Tidal barrage power plants Chapter 10 Power system energy storage technologies Chapter 11 Wind power Chapter 12 Geothermal power Chapter 13 Solar power Chapter 14 Marine power generation technologies Chapter 15 Biomass-based power generation; Chapter 16 Power from waste Chapter 17 Nuclear power

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"The author does an excellent job of explaning how the different technologies work, including an objective view of their pros and cons." - Chuck Kutscher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory''Power Generation Technologies' is a single reference source giving a clear and unbiased review and comparison for the different types of power generation technologies available.' Colin Bayliss, Major Projects and Engineering Director, UKAEA"Anyone involved in planning and delivering energy, or those interested in energy technologies, will find this book very useful..." - IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, August 2006