There has been ever increasing interest in understanding the various aspects of available resources and production, in terms of need and supply, conservation and environmental impacts and so on. From the current energy scenario, it is very clear that there are serious challenges related in achieving energy sustainability and security worldwide. The aim of this book is to present an overview of progress made towards energy sustainability addressing concerns regarding carbon emission and clean energy resources. Keeping this in mind, the book has chapters on all major energy sources which are being utilized at present, along with those having potential prospects for future.
"This book deals with the development of the various forms of renewable energy resources such as active and passive solar energy systems, photovoltaic modules, wind and ocean energy systems, and biomass. Thus, the aim of the book is to present an overview of progress made towards energy sustainability addressing concerns regarding carbon emission and clean energy resources. Keeping this in mind, the book has chapters on all major energy sources which are being utilized at present, along with those having potential prospects for future. The book (1) provides up-to-date status reviews of different energy resources and technologies, (2) emphasizes the concept of energy security and sustainability, (3) reviews future energy options and directions for energy security and sustainability, and (4) the geopolitics of energy.
The editors of the book have achieved the goals by assembling a collection of chapters in which the numerous ways of energy development in various countries have been approached to meet energy needs without causing further damage to the environment.
The editors are to be commended for their efforts and the book will be a worthy addition to the libraries and bookshelves of concerned scientist wand engineers who have an interest in alternate sources of energy. The book will also be very useful as an alternate energy guide for students, energy managers, and policy makers."
—Journal of Energy Sources Part A, Dr James Speight
1. Solar PV and Solar Thermal. Solar Energy An Effective Tool for Value Addition of Foodstuffs. Solar Thermal Technologies: Overview and Development Perspectives. Use of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV): A Significant Step toward Green Build. Review on Performance Affected Parameters for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell. A Role of Phase Change Materials in Building Applications. 2. Hydrogen Cells and Biofuels. The Hydrogen Initiative: Technological Advancements and Storage Challenges. Energy Security and Sustainability for Road Transport Sector: The Role of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology. Status of Biomass Gasification Technologies in Europe. 3. Nonconventional Energy Resources. Shale Gas in the Energy Basket. Energy Security and Sustainability through Wind Energy. 4. Renewable Energy, Its Economics, Policy and Communication. Renewable and Sustainable Architecture. Renewable Energy Financing in India. Energy Sustainability and Strategic Communications. Policy Reforms in Indian Energy Sector to Achieve Energy Security and Sustainability. Geopolitics of Energy. 5. Index.