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How to Select a Location for a Wind Farm

Electricity from a wind farm is amongst the cheapest forms of renewable energy. Based on targets set by China, Europe and the United States, the growth numbers for wind power in the future are astounding. This article examines the important factors which must be considered when choosing a site for a wind farm.

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Why solar farms are the key to tackling climate change

With an energy source as abundant as the Sun, and an increasing interest in reducing our carbon footprints, solar technologies are becoming increasingly popular. This article looks at utility-scale solar farms and how they are key to tackling climate change.

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Africa: A Solar Energy Case Study

For a continent known as the most sun-rich in the world, one would assume solar power dominates the energy production and consumption. But with only 3% of the global consumption of energy, Africa is said to be in an energy crisis. But all is not lost, with capital investment funds becoming available, solar technology maybe the golden ticket for Africa to break free of its energy crisis, on its way to supplying its near 1.3Billion population with sustainable, reliable electricity.

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Bestselling Renewable Energy Books

  • Perovskite Solar Cells

    Technology and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Kunwu Fu, Anita Wing Ho-Baillie, Hemant Kumar Mulmudi, Pham Thi Thu Trang

    The increasing use of metal halide perovskites as light harvesters has stunned the photovoltaic community. The book, Perovskite Solar Cells: Technology and Practices, covers the basics and provides up-to-date research in the field of perovskite photovoltaics—a fast trending branch of the thin film…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03
    Apple Academic Press

  • Fundamentals of Combustion Engineering

    1st Edition

    By Achintya Mukhopadhyay, Swarnendu Sen

    This book is an introductory text on fundamental aspects of combustion including thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer and chemical kinetics which are used to systematically derive the basic concepts of combustion. Apart from the fundamental aspects, many of the emerging topics in the field like…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
    CRC Press

  • Solar Power and Energy Storage Systems

    1st Edition

    By Hee-Je Kim

    Extensive study of solar energy is increasing as fast as the threat of global warming is getting serious. Solar energy is considered the best source of renewable energy because it is clean and unlimited. Solar radiation can be harnessed and converted into different forms of energy that does not…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25
    Jenny Stanford Publishing

  • Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    3rd Edition

    By Vaughn Nelson, Kenneth Starcher

    The utilization of wind power and other renewable energy sources has been growing at a phenomenal rate. Wind Energy, Third Edition explores the wind industry from its inception in the 1970s to today; presents the design, aerodynamics, operation, control, applications, as well as different types of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-12
    CRC Press
    Energy and the Environment

  • Thermal Energy Systems

    Design and Analysis, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Steven G. Penoncello

    Thermal Energy Systems: Design and Analysis, Second Edition presents basic concepts for simulation and optimization, and introduces simulation and optimization techniques for system modeling. This text addresses engineering economy, optimization, hydraulic systems, energy systems, and system…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    CRC Press

  • Solutions Manual for the Guide to Energy Management, Eighth Edition

    8th Edition

    By Klaus-Dieter E. Pawlik

    This practical study guide serves as a valuable companion text, providing worked-out solutions to all of the problems presented in Guide to Energy Management, Eighth Edition. Covering each chapter in sequence, the author has provided detailed instructions to guide you through every step in the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Fairmont Press

  • The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook

    Volume 2 - Design and Operations, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Charles E. Baukal, Jr.

    Despite the length of time it has been around, its importance, and vast amounts of research, combustion is still far from being completely understood. Issues regarding the environment, cost, and fuel consumption add further complexity, particularly in the process and power generation industries.…

    Hardback – 2013-04-02
    CRC Press
    Industrial Combustion

  • Handbook of Energy Engineering, Seventh Edition

    7th Edition

    By Albert Thumann, D. Paul Mehta

    With new chapters on electrical system optimization and ISO 50001, this edition covers the latest updates to codes and standards in the energy industry. It includes chapters on energy economic analysis, energy auditing, waste heat recovery, utility system optimization, HVAC, cogeneration, control…

    Hardback – 2013-02-19
    Fairmont Press

  • Electrical Power Cable Engineering

    3rd Edition

    Edited by William A. Thue

    Fully updated, Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition again concentrates on the remarkably complex design, application, and preparation methods required to terminate and splice cables. This latest addition to the CRC Press Power Engineering series covers cutting-edge methods for design,…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
    CRC Press
    Power Engineering (Willis)

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  • Decarbonising Electricity Made Simple

    1st Edition

    By Andrew F. Crossland

    This book assesses how low-carbon generation, the advance of energy storage and consumer-based models can help decarbonise electricity supplies at a national level. This book is built around developing a decarbonised electricity mix for Britain which reduces fossil fuels from 50% of supply in 2018…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge Explorations in Energy Studies

  • Solar PV Engineering and Installation

    Preparation for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional, Specialist and Inspector Certification Exams, 2nd Edition

    By Sean White

    The NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Exam is the gold standard certification exam for PV professionals and is famously difficult to pass. As the industry grows and jobs have become more specialized, the Board has responded to this with NABCEP Specialist Certification Exams. As well as…

    Paperback – 2019-07-22

  • How Solar Energy Became Cheap

    A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Gregory F. Nemet

    Solar energy is a substantial global industry, one that has generated trade disputes among superpowers, threatened the solvency of large energy companies, and prompted serious reconsideration of electric utility regulation rooted in the 1930s. One of the biggest payoffs from solar’s success is not…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31

  • Solar Photovoltaic Basics

    A Study Guide for the NABCEP Associate Exam, 2nd Edition

    By Sean White

    This book explains the science of photovoltaics (PV) in a way that most people can understand, using the curriculum which reflects the core modules of the NABCEP Associate Exam. Whether or not you are taking the NABCEP Associate Exam, learning the material covered in this book is the best…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15

  • PV and the NEC

    1st Edition

    By Bill Brooks, Sean White

    Used throughout the United States and many other countries, the National Electric Code (NEC) is the world’s most detailed set of electrical codes pertaining to photovoltaic (PV) systems. Photovoltaic Systems and the National Electric Code presents a straightforward explanation of the NEC in…

    Paperback – 2018-03-20

  • Wind Power

    The Struggle for Control of a New Global Industry, 2nd Edition

    By Ben Backwell

    The wind power business has grown from a niche sector within the energy industry to a global industry that attracts substantial investment. In Europe wind has become the biggest source of new power generation capacity, while also successfully competing with the gas, coal and nuclear sectors in…

    Paperback – 2017-11-13


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