Sustainability Performance Evaluation Of Renewable Energy Sources: The Case Of Brazil

byJoão Fernando G Oliveira, Tatiana Costa Guimar Trindade

Hardcover | April 13, 2018

Sustainability Performance Evaluation Of Renewable Energy Sources: The Case Of Brazil by João Fernando G Oliveira
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This book presents a unique analysis of the sustainability performance of various renewable energy sources, based on Brazilian case studies. The evaluation also covers the potential held by regions with diverse socioeconomic and environmental characteristics and how they affect the development of each source. Considering that energy is essential to sustaining and improving modern society, the answer to the current energy dilemma lies in the development of a system that comprises multiple renewable, reliable, and sustainable energy sources.

Brazil, which has a predominantly renewable electricity grid, has the privilege of being home to a range of different sustainable sources, although most of its electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants. With that in mind, this book has the primary objective of developing a performance evaluation system for important renewable sources in Brazil (solar, wind, and hydro), taking into account different scenarios and investor profiles.

The analysis is based on the study of sustainability indicators related to the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the evaluated energy systems. As the availability of renewable sources is very location-specific, the scope of this book covers two Brazilian States with distinct characteristics. It makes it possible to determine which renewable energy source is most adequate from a sustainability perspective, and in light of the analyzed scope and investor profile.  

João F. G. Oliveira: Prof. João Oliveira graduated (1982) and earned his PhD (1988) in Mechanical Engineering - University of São Paulo, he was visiting scholar (1993 - 1994) and visiting professor (2016) at Mechanical Engineering - University of California at Berkeley. He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of São Pau...
Title:Sustainability Performance Evaluation Of Renewable Energy Sources: The Case Of BrazilFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:130 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:130 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:April 13, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319776061

ISBN - 13:9783319776064

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