This book provides an overview of leading alternate energy sources and technologies. It addresses renewable sources, including solar energy (solar thermal and solar photovoltaic), wind energy, biomass energy, geothermal energy, ocean energy and small hydropower, as well as nonrenewable sources, including chemical energy (batteries, hydrogen energy and fuel cells), nuclear energy, magnetohydrodynamics, thermoelectricity, thermionics, alkali metal thermal electric conversion, and energy storage. The book primarily intended to support courses for undergraduate studies in science and engineering. It is also intended for wider use beyond colleges and universities for general training and as a reference on the subject. Therefore, the book deliberately contains more material than could be covered in one specialist course.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PART-I (ALTERNATE ENERGY) *Introduction to alternate energy sources
PART-II (SOLAR ENERGY) *Solar radiation *Solar thermal energy *Solar photovoltaic
PART-III (WIND ENERGY) *Wind energy resource *Wind energy converters *Applications of wind turbines. PART-IV (BIOMASS ENERGY) *Biomass energy sources *Bio-energy conversion process *Bio energy conversion technology. PART-V (GEOTHERMAL ENERGY) *Geothermal sources and exploration *Geothermal electricity generation *Geothermal direct applications. PART-VI (OCEAN ENERGY) *Energy from ocean *Ocean tidal energy conversion *Ocean thermal energy conversion *Ocean wave energy conversion *Other ocean wave energy conversion. PART-VII (CHEMICAL ENERGY) *Batteries *Fuel Cells *Hydrogen energy. PART-VIII (SMALL HYDROELECTRIC POWER) *Small hydro-energy resource and exploitation *Technicalities of small hydropower plants
PART-IX (MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMIC (MHD) ENERGY) *Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator *Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power plant. PART-X (NUCLEAR ENERGY) *Nuclear physics *Fission energy *Fusion energy. PART-XI (OTHER ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCES) *Thermoelectricity *Thermionic generation *Alkali metal thermal electric converter
PART-XII (ENERGY STORAGE) *Various energy storages *Appendix I *Appendix II * Index