Renewable Energy Conversion, Transmission, And Storage

Hardcover | November 7, 2007

byBent SorensenEditorBent Sorensen

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Scientist and engineers working in the field renewable energy must overcome the challenges of conversion, transmission and storage before it can replace more traditional power sources such as oil and gas. In this book, Bent Sorenson provides strategies for the efficient conversion, transmission and storage of all forms of renewable energy. The book provides the reader with a complete background on how renewable energy is transformed into power and the best methods for transmitting and storing the energy produced. Specific to this book is a discussion of conversion processes and storage methods for: geothermal energy, biological and liquid fuels, wave energy, and photovoltaic. In addition the book will cover renewable energy conversions for powering small electrics, as well as battery applications for portable power, and energy bands in semiconductors. *Energy conversion methods for all types of renewable energy*Energy conversion and storage for small *Electronics portable power *Battery applications for portable power*Energy bands and semiconductors

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Scientist and engineers working in the field renewable energy must overcome the challenges of conversion, transmission and storage before it can replace more traditional power sources such as oil and gas. In this book, Bent Sorenson provides strategies for the efficient conversion, transmission and storage of all forms of renewable ene...

Professor Emeritus at the Department of Environmental, Social, and Spatial Change, and a professor of physics at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, both at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also an independent consultant at Novator Advanced Technology Consulting. Dr. Sorensen is one of the world's leading specialists in renewa...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 7, 2007Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123742625

ISBN - 13:9780123742629

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Table of Contents

Chapter1. Introduction
I. General principles
Chapter2. Basic principles of energy conversion
Chapter3. Thermodynamic engine cycles
II. Specific heat energy conversion processes
Chapter4. Direct thermoelectric conversion
Chapter5. Engine conversion
Chapter6. Heat pumps
Chapter7. Geothermal energy conversion
III. Specific mechanical energy conversion processes
Chapter8. Basic description of flow-driven converters
Chapter9. Propeller-type converters
Chapter10. Crosswind and other alternative converter concepts
Chapter11. Hydro energy conversion
Chapter12. Magneto hydrodynamic converters
Chapter13. Wave energy converters
IV. Specific radiation energy conversion processes
Chapter14. Photovoltaic conversion
Chapter15. Photoelectrochemical conversion processes
Chapter16. Solar thermal converters
Chapter17. Solar thermal electricity generators
Chapter18. Solar cooling and other applications
V. Specific electrochemical energy conversion processes
Chapter19. Fuel cells
Chapter20. Battery applications
VI. Specific bioenergy conversion processes
Chapter21. Combustion
Chapter22. Biological conversion to gaseous fuels
Chapter23. Biological conversion to liquid fuels
Chapter24. Thermal conversion to gaseous and other fuels
VII.Energy Transmission
Chapter25. Transmission of Heat
Chapter26. Transmission of Electricity
VII.Energy Storage
Chapter27. Storage of Heat
chapter28. Storage of High-quality Energy Forms
Appendix: Energy bands in semiconductors
Mini-project exercises
References
Index

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I think the major strengths are that the book is comprehensive in that it covers most, if not all, of the various renewable energy topics/processes, and the subject matter is timely

Bruce Miller, Associate Director at Penn State's Energy I