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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook

2nd Edition

Edited by D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith

CRC Press

1,624 pages

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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.


"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

Table of Contents


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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable