2nd Edition

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook

ISBN 9781466585089
Published September 9, 2015 by CRC Press
1846 Pages 690 B/W Illustrations

USD $375.00

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Book Description

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.

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

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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