2nd Edition

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook

Edited By D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith Copyright 2016
    1624 Pages
    by CRC Press

    1848 Pages 690 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    For the Movers, Shakers, and Policy Makers in Energy Engineering and Related Industries

    The latest version of a bestselling reference, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition covers the foremost trends and technologies in energy engineering today. This new edition contains the latest material on energy planning and policy, with a focus on renewable and sustainable energy sources. It also examines nuclear energy and its place in future energy systems, includes a chapter on natural gas, and provides extensive coverage of energy storage for numerous forms of energy generation. The text also provides energy supply, demand, and pricing factor projections for the future.

    Explore the Future of Global Energy

    The authors address problems that industry now faces, including the limited availability of conventional energy resources such as oil, natural gas, and coal, and considers renewable energies such as wind power, solar energy, and biomass. They also illustrate the economics of energy efficiency, discuss the financial energy policies of various countries, consider the role of energy conservation in energy strategies, and examine the future of renewable energy technologies to build a sustainable energy system.

    This book is divided into five sections, providing a comprehensive look at renewable energy technologies and systems:

    • Global Energy Systems, Policy, and Economics
    • Energy Generation through 2025
    • Energy Infrastructure and Storage
    • Renewable Technologies
    • Biomass Energy Systems

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition focuses on the successful promotion of a sustainable energy supply for the future, and offers new and relevant information providing a clear reference to sustainable-development goals.

    Global Energy Systems

    Yogi Goswami and Frank Kreith
    Sound Finance Policies for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
    Michael Curley
    State and Federal Policies for Renewable Energy
    Christopher Namovicz
    Strategies and Instruments for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Internationally, in Europe, and in Germany
    Werner Niederle
    Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Policies in China
    Ming Yi and Ada Wu
    Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in India
    Deepak Gupta and P.C. Maithani
    Renewable Energy Policies in Brazil: Bioenergy, Photovoltaic Generation, and Transportation
    Ricardo Rüther
    Energy in Israel: A Case for Renewables
    Gershon Grossman
    Renewable Energy in Australia
    Monica Oliphant
    Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy Policy
    Keibun Mori
    Policies for Distributed Energy Generation
    David Sweet
    Economics Methods
    Walter Short and Rosalie Ruegg
    Environmental Impacts and Costs of Energy
    Ari Rabl and Joseph V. Spadaro
    Distributed Generation Technologies through 2025
    Aníbal T. de Almeida and Pedro S. Moura
    Demand-Side Management
    Clark W. Gellings and Kelly E. Parmenter
    Fossil Fuels
    Rameshwar D. Srivastava, Howard G. McIlvried, Thomas D. Marshall, and Sean I. Plasynski
    Nuclear Power Technologies through Year 2035
    Ken Kok and Edwin Harvego
    Outlook for U.S. Energy Consumption and Prices, 2011-2040
    Andy S. Kydes, Mark J. Eshbaugh, and John Conti
    Terry Penney and Frank Kreith
    Infrastructure Risk Analysis and Security
    Bilal M. Ayyub
    Electricity Infrastructure Resilience and Security
    Massoud Amin
    Electrical Energy Management in Buildings
    Craig B. Smith and Kelly E. Parmenter
    Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Control Systems
    Bryan P. Rasmussen, Jan F. Kreider, David E. Claridge, and Charles H. Culp
    Stirling Engines
    Frank Kreith
    Energy-Efficient Lighting Technologies and Their Applications in the Residential and Commercial Sectors
    Karina Garbesi, Brian F. Gerke, Andrea L. Alstone, Barbara Atkinson, Alex J. Valenti, and Vagelis Vossos
    Energy-Efficient Technologies: Major Appliances and Space Conditioning Equipment
    Eric Kleinert, James E. McMahon, Greg Rosenquist, James Lutz, Alex Lekov, Peter Biermayer, and Stephen Meyers
    Heat Pumps
    Herbert W. Stanford III
    Electric Motor Systems Efficiency
    Aníbal T. de Almeida, Steve F. Greenberg, and Prakash Rao
    Industrial Energy Efficiency and Energy Management
    Craig B. Smith, Barney L. Capehart, and Wesley M. Rohrer Jr
    Process Energy Efficiency: Pinch Technology
    Kirtan K. Trivedi, Ed Fouche, and Kelly E. Parmenter
    Analysis Methods for Building Energy Auditing
    Moncef Krarti
    W. Dan Turner
    Energy Storage Technologies
    Jeffrey P. Chamberlain, Roel Hammerschlag, and Christopher P. Schaber
    Advanced Concepts in Transmission and Distribution
    Robert Pratt, Christopher P. Schaber, and Steve Widergren
    Smart Grid Technology
    Zhixin Miao
    Solar Energy Resources
    Yogi Goswami
    Wind Energy Resource
    Dale E. Berg
    Municipal Solid Waste
    Shelly H. Schneider
    Biomass Properties and Resources
    Mark M. Wright and Robert C. Brown
    Active Solar Heating Systems
    T. Agami Reddy
    Passive Solar Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting
    Jeffrey H. Morehouse
    Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
    Manuel Romero, Jose Gonzalez-Aguilar, and Eduardo Zarza
    Wind Energy Conversion
    Dale E. Berg
    Roger Messenger and D. Yogi Goswami
    Thin-Film PV Technology
    Hari M. Upadhyaya, Senthilarasu Sundaram, Aruna Ivaturi, Stephan Buecheler, and Ayodhya N. Tiwari
    Concentrating PV Technologies
    Yogi Goswami
    Waste-to-Energy Combustion
    Charles O. Velzy and Leonard M. Grillo
    Energy Recovery by Anaerobic Digestion Process
    Masoud Kayhanian and George Tchobanoglous
    Biomass Conversion to Heat and Power
    Mark M. Wright and Robert C. Brown
    Biomass Conversion to Fuels
    Mark Wright and Robert C. Brown
    Geothermal Power Generation
    Kevin Kitz
    Hydrogen Energy Technologies
    S.S. Srinivasan, S.A. Sherif, F. Barbir, T.N. Veziroglu, M. Mahishi, and Robert Pratt
    Fuel Cells
    Xianguo Li


    Dr. D. Yogi Goswami is a university distinguished professor, and director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa, USA. He has served as an advisor and given testimonies on energy policy and the transition to renewable energy to the U.S. Congress and the Government of India, as well as provided consultant expertise to the U.S. Department of Energy, USAID, World Bank, and NIST, among others. Professor Goswami is the editor-in-chief of the Solar Energy and Progress in Solar Energy journals. He has published 16 books, six conference proceedings, and nearly 400 refereed technical papers.

    Frank Kreith is professor emeritus of engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He received his MS in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and his doctorate from the University of Paris in 1964. From 1953 to 1959, he was associate professor of mechanical engineering at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. In 1959, he joined the University of Colorado, where he held appointments as professor of mechanical and chemical engineering. He was senior research fellow at the Solar Energy Research Institute, and has consulted for NATO, the U.S. Agency of International Development, and the United Nations.

    "Excellent text. Covers the ground very well. An excellent companion when you are on a learning journey in Energy. A good handbook to hold hands with!"
    —Prof Ajith P. de Alwis, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI) Sri Lanka

    "The book provides a very comprehensive and clear description of present, immediate future and future sources, technologies and systems for a sustainable energy use in all countries of the world. The book also deals with the aspects of Energy Infrastructure and Storage necessary for Distributed Energy Systems with smart grid integration."
    —Professor N.K.Bansal, CEPT University Ahmedabad

    "Overall, this is an interesting and comprehensive book that summarises well various information. It is a great reference point and can be used by both practitioners involved in RET and EE and students learning about sustainable built environment. It deals with RET and EE from technical, financial and governance points of view based on the examples from all over the world."
    —Ksenia Chmutina, Loughborough University

    "This is the most comprehensive and complete treatment I’ve seen of the issue of energy and our society. The international coverage adds a great deal to the discussion which is generally western-focused. The coverage of technologies is extremely balanced, providing a valid reference frame on which engineers, individuals and policy makers can base solid decisions."
    —John Gardner, Professor, Boise State University

    "A comprehensive handbook which covers the most cut edge improvement technologies of energy efficiency for energy generation and transportation facilities using either conventional petroleum-based energy or renewable energy. … The handbook could be beneficial to both experienced researchers / engineers as a guide or reference book and novices / university students as a textbook in energy related fields."
    —Prof. Cherng-Yuan Lin, National Taiwan Ocean University

    "Overall, the book covers a wide range of topics on energy efficiency and renewable energy. This will serve as a good Reference for practicing engineers, policy makers, and the students working in the area of Energy."
    —Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara, University of Texas at Dallas