RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 166317892 LA English T1 Renewable energy : technology, economics, and environment A1 Kaltschmitt, Martin., Streicher, Wolfgang,, Wiese, Andreas,, PB Springer PP Berlin; New York YR 2007 SN 9783540709473 3540709479 9783642089947 3642089941 AB "This book presents the physical and technical principles of promising ways of utilising renewable energies. In this context, firstly the main characteristics of the available renewable energy streams are outlined. Subsequently, the book presents the technologies of heat provision from passive and active solar systems, ambient air, shallow geothermal energy as well as energy from deep geothermal sources. In the preceding chapters the book addresses the processes of electricity generation from solar radiation (photovoltaic and solar thermal power plant technologies), wind energy, and hydropower. In addition, a brief discussions of harnessing ocean energies is included."--Jacket.