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Renewable Energy Engineering


  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107028487
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  • This book provides a quantitative yet accessible overview of renewable energy engineering practice and the technologies that will transform our energy supply system over the coming years. Covering wind, hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, ocean and bioenergy, the text is suitable for engineering undergraduates as well as graduate students from other numerate degrees. The technologies involved, background theory and how projects are developed, constructed, and operated are described. Worked examples of the simple techniques used to calculate the output of renewable energy schemes engage students by showing how theory relates to real applications. Tutorial chapters provide background material, supporting students from a range of disciplines and ensuring they receive the broad understanding essential for a successful career in the field. Over 150 end-of-chapter problems are included with answers to the problems available in the book and full solutions at, password-protected for instructors.

    • Quantitative yet accessible to a broad range of students from engineering and non-engineering backgrounds
    • Covers a broad range of renewable energy technologies, describing the technologies involved, the background theory, and how projects are implemented in practice
    • Worked examples of the simple techniques used to calculate the output of renewable energy schemes engage students by showing how theory relates to real applications
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    'This is a concise and very 'user friendly' book on renewable energy. The science of different sources of renewable energy has been explained very well in separate chapters with the use of great worked examples and diagrams. The last two chapters which are on electrical energy systems and the economics of renewable energy projects make this a very well-rounded book. The tutorials at the end of the book will help those students who may not have studied engineering. It is an excellent book for undergraduate and postgraduate students.' Maria Vahdati, University of Reading

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    11th Apr 2018 by Legolala

    A fine piece of work that give an introduction to renewable energy

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107028487
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 195 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.19kg
    • contains: 231 b/w illus. 43 colour illus. 54 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Energy in the modern world
    2. Wind energy
    3. Hydro power
    4. The solar energy resource
    5. Photovoltaic systems
    6. Solar thermal energy
    7. Marine energy
    8. Bioenergy
    9. Development and appraisal of renewable energy projects
    10. Electrical energy systems
    Tutorial I. Electrical engineering
    Tutorial II. Heat transfer
    Tutorial III. Simple behaviour of fluids.

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    Renewable Energy Engineering

    Nicholas Jenkins, Janaka Ekanayake

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    Nicholas Jenkins, Cardiff University
    Nicholas Jenkins is Professor of Renewable Energy at Cardiff University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering.

    Janaka Ekanayake, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Janaka Ekanayake is a Professor at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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