Wind Power Basics: The Ultimate Guide to Wind Energy Systems and Wind Generators for Homes

Wind Power: The Most Underrated Renewable Source Of EnergyThere are many types of renewable sources of energy that you can harness and while the solar power energy remains to be the most popular, wind energy is considered to be underrated. The reason why wind power is underrated is that building structures to harness electricity from the wind are very massive and costly.However, the innovations in wind power have made it possible for people to afford wind turbines to harness power for home use. If you are one of the many people who are looking for other sources of renewable energy aside from solar power, then this book is for you.With this book, you will be able to learn the following:Understand the basic information of wind power. Chapter 1 discusses about the things that you need to know about wind turbine. This chapter discusses about the different types of designs of wind turbines and the types of wind power system. Moreover, it also provides information on how turbines work and h

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future

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The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today. Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, Third Edition, examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge.

The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind, and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics, and their future prospects.

Together with its companion volume, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Second Edition (OUP, 2012, 9780199593743), this book provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various “renewables.” The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implica

Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy

Where does the energy we use come from? It’s absolutely vital to every single thing we do every  day, but for most people, it is utterly invisible. Flick a switch and the lights go on. It might as well be magic. Science writer Jeremy Shere shows us in Renewable: The World-Changing Power of Alternative Energy that energy is anything but magical. Producing it in fossil fuel form is a dirty, expensive—but also hugely profitable— enterprise, with enormous but largely hidden costs to the entire planet. The cold, hard fact is that at some point we will have wrung the planet dry of easily accessible sources of fossil fuel. And when that time comes, humankind will have no choice but to turn—or, more accurately, return—to other, cleaner, renewable energy sources. What will those sources be? How far have we come to realizing the technologies that will make these sources available?To find the answers, Shere began his journey with a tour of a traditional coal-fueled power plant in his h