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Physics and technology of sustainable energy

Author: E L Wolf
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Oxford graduate texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Upper level textbook on the science and technologies needed for renewable energy. It looks at energy transmitted from the sun as radiation through the Earth's atmosphere. The book covers turbine technology, hydroelectric power and pumped-hydro energy storage.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E L Wolf
ISBN: 9780198769804 0198769806
OCLC Number: 1049932599
Description: xvii, 408 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Sustainable energy beyond carbon --
Solar radiation through the atmosphere --
Fusion in the sun : a primer in quantum physics --
Atoms, molecules, crystals and semiconductor devices --
Fusion energy technology on earth --
More about the atmosphere, molecules, and their interaction with radiation --
Wind, hydro and tides : fully sustainable energy --
Solar thermal energy : limits and technology --
Solar cell physics and technologies --
Energy storage, distribution, use and climate impact --
Prospects for sustainable power and moderate climate.
Series Title: Oxford graduate texts.
Responsibility: E. L. Wolf.

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