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Renewable energy and climate change

Author: Volker Quaschning
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Encompasses the range of today’s important renewable energy technologies, providing an analysis of their development potential; an evaluation of the economic aspects involved; guidance for practical implementation; and advice on how to reduce your own energy wastage. Focuses on eliminating the various prejudices toward renewable energy and showing the interaction between the different technologies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Volker Quaschning
ISBN: 9780470747070 0470747072
OCLC Number: 464582658
Language Note: English translation of German text.
Description: xii, 308 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Our hunger for energy --
The climate before the collapse? --
From wasting energy to saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide --
Carbon-free energy --vision or utopia? --
Photovoltaics --
energy from sand --
Solar thermal systems --
year-round heating from the sun --
Solar power plants --
even more energy from the sun --
Wind power systems --
electricity from thin air --
Hydropower plants --
wet energy --
Geothermal energy --
power from the deep --
Heat pumps --
from cold to hot --
Biomass --
energy from nature --
The hydrogen industry and fuel cells --
Sunny prospects --
examples of sustainable energy supply.
Other Titles: Erneuerbare Energien und Klimaschutz.
Responsibility: Volker Quaschning.

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Renewable Energy is a clear introduction to the topics of climate protection and renewable energy, demonstrating the correlations between use of energy, energy prices, and climate change. It  Read more...

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