775 pages | 175 B/W Illus.
The book is a complete treatise on renewable energy sources and also includes issues relating to biofuels. It aims to serve as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students in relevant disciplines and a reference for all the professionals in the related fields.
Energy resources and their utilization. Solar radiations. Solar devices. Solar thermal energy. Solar photovoltaic systems. Energy consuming and converting equipment. Nanotechnology and solar power. Wind energy. Status of wind energy in India. Hydroelectric power. Small hydroelectric plants. Hydropower development in India. Tide, wave and ocean energy. Geothermal power generation. Geothermal energy resources and its potential in India. Biofuels: A review. Biogas. Biomass gasification. Cogeneration. Photosynthesis. Ethanol. Biodiesel. Biohydrogen. Algae fuel for future. Nanotech biofuels and fuel additives. Issues relating to biofuels.