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Renewables (Second Edition)

A review of sustainable energy supply options
Professor David Elliott


Renewable energy is a rapidly expanding field, which is welcomed by many as part of the answer to climate change and energy security concerns. In this book, David Elliott examines the technological options for key renewable energies and the latest developments in the field from around the world. This comprehensive review provides a detailed insight into renewable energy generation as well as the associated challenges, including local environmental impacts and the need to deal with the variability of individual renewable energy sources.

Designed for use by anyone interested in this topical and increasingly important subject, this second edition is extensively revised and includes the latest advances in the field. It remains an invaluable reference text for scientists and professionals involved with the technology, policy and implementation of renewable energy.

About Editors

David Elliott is an emeritus professor of technology policy at The Open University, where he specialises in renewable energy development policy. He writes a regular column for Physics World magazine.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Renewable energy an overview of the issues and options

Chapter 2. Power for machines: Hydro, Wind, Wave, and Tidal power plants 

Chapter 3. Renewable heat:  Bioenergy, solar thermal, geothermal

Chapter 4. Energy from Light: PV solar and direct conversion

Chapter 5. Integration: Grid balancing, energy storage and saving

 Chapter 6. Policy: Global review and strategic development issues 

Chapter 7. Afterword


Hardback ISBN: 9780750323024

Ebook ISBN: 9780750323048

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/ab327f

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Renewable and Sustainable Power


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