Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

Series Editor:
  • Wolfgang Palz
    World Council for Renewable Energy, Brussels, Belgium

  • The Sun Is Rising in Africa and the Middle East: On the Road to a Solar Energy Future book cover

    The Sun Is Rising in Africa and the Middle East

    On the Road to a Solar Energy Future, 1st Edition

    By Peter F. Varadi, Frank Wouters, Allan R. Hoffman

    Both Africa and the Middle East are blessed with enormous solar energy resources. Electrification is an urgent need in Africa, where many of its 54 countries are among the world’s fastest-growing economies, but where half the population still has no access to electricity. Solar energy is seen as…

    Paperback – 2018-03-26
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Sun Towards High Noon: Solar Power Transforming Our Energy Future book cover

    Sun Towards High Noon

    Solar Power Transforming Our Energy Future, 1st Edition

    By Peter F. Varadi

    The meteoric expansion of the solar (PV) industry resulted from an incredible reduction in the prices of PV systems—first described in the author’s earlier book Sun above the Horizon. It began early in the new century and continued in the following decade with an extraordinary upswing. As a result,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-27
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • The U.S. Government and Renewable Energy: A Winding Road book cover

    The U.S. Government and Renewable Energy

    A Winding Road, 1st Edition

    By Allan Hoffman

    This is a book on how the U.S. and other governments have changed their thinking about energy issues over the past four decades, a change triggered by increasing concern about the role of fossil fuels in global warming and climate change, greater awareness of the risks of nuclear power, and the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-23
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Biomass Power for the World book cover

    Biomass Power for the World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wim P. M. van Swaaij, Sascha R. A. Kersten, Wolfgang Palz

    Energy from solar radiation, fixated by self-assembling plant structures, creates biomass that is converted to energy carriers fit for application in today’s and tomorrow’s energy-generating equipment. The central theme of this book is the development of the current largest renewable energy source…

    Hardback – 2015-04-06
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Sun Above the Horizon: Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry book cover

    Sun Above the Horizon

    Meteoric Rise of the Solar Industry, 1st Edition

    By Peter F. Varadi

    The meteoric rise of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is an incredible story. In 2013, Google’s investments in PV systems totaled about half a billion dollars and Warren Buffet, one of the famous investors, invested $2.5 billion in the world’s largest PV system in California. These gigantic…

    Paperback – 2014-05-23
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Solar Power for the World: What You Wanted to Know about Photovoltaics book cover

    Solar Power for the World

    What You Wanted to Know about Photovoltaics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfgang Palz

    The book describes the industrial revolution associated with the implementation of electric power generation by photovoltaics (PV). The book’s editor and contributing authors are among the leading pioneers in PV from its industrial birth in 1954 all the way up to the stormy developments during the…

    Hardback – 2013-10-21
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Wind Power for the World: International Reviews and Developments book cover

    Wind Power for the World

    International Reviews and Developments, 1st Edition

    Edited by Preben Maegaard, Anna Krenz, Wolfgang Palz

    In part 2 of Wind Power for the World, the editors have collected reports and overviews of wind power status and history in various countries, several written by individuals who have made valuable contributions to the successful emergence of wind power. The chapters cover the uphill struggle; wind…

    Hardback – 2013-09-26
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Wind Power for the World: The Rise of Modern Wind Energy book cover

    Wind Power for the World

    The Rise of Modern Wind Energy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Preben Maegaard, Anna Krenz, Wolfgang Palz

    This book sheds light on how the modern 3-bladed wind turbine came into being, and who, how and what in the proceeding period caused the success. It looks back over three decades to find the roots of this exciting development, a long cavalcade of developers, inventors, and manufacturers including…

    Hardback – 2013-06-04
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy

  • Power for the World: The Emergence of Electricity from the Sun book cover

    Power for the World

    The Emergence of Electricity from the Sun, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wolfgang Palz

    The book comes in three parts: "The Rising Sun in a Developing World", "Solar Power for the World" and "PV Today and Forever". It provides a historical summary and gives a comprehensive overview of the present photovoltaic (PV) situation worldwide and future strategies for development and…

    Hardback – 2010-10-31
    Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Pan Stanford Series on Renewable Energy