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New generation photovoltaics

by Fabio Andreolli

This book aims to provide a global overview of the technological, design and financial aspects of solar power systems. All the topics and all the parts that make up a photovoltaic system are dealt with, with...

Green Wizardry: Conservation, Solar Power, Organic Gardening, and Other Hands-On Skills From the Appropriate Tech Toolkit

The Internal Energy Market

by Fabrizio Lala

The energy strategy of European Union is an item of utmost political concern, since it tightly intertwined with controversial commercial relationship with Russia and the US. In spite of the fact that energy...

Energy Studies

by W Shepherd & D W Shepherd

How is the future world energy demand to be met? The rates of use of the fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — are increasing all over the world. The remaining stocks are finite and are not renewable....

Energy in the 21st Century


Many events that affect global energy production and consumption have occurred since the second edition of Energy in the 21st Century appeared in 2011. For example, an earthquake and tsunami in Japan led to...

Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects

by Greg Pahl & Van Jones

Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through...

A Solar Buyer's Guide for the Home and Office: Navigating the Maze of Solar Options, Incentives, and Installers

by Stephen Hren & Rebekah Hren

Solar power, once a fringe effort limited to DIY enthusiasts, is now fast becoming mainstream. Many home and business owners are curious about solar electric and solar thermal systems, and wonder how to go about...

Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy

by John Perlin

Unprecedented gas prices, heat waves and droughts, climate change, Solyndra - all make "alternative" sources of energy contemporary areas of activism, controversy, lobbying, and legislation. Yet few know that...

Powering Planet Earth: Energy Solutions for the Future

by Nicola Armaroli, Vincenzo Balzani & Nick Serpone

In their book Nicola Armaroli, Vincenzo Balzani and Nick Serpone uncover the background details associated with a transition to sustainable energy production that are routinely swept under the table in public...

Photovoltaics from Milliwatts to Gigawatts

by Tim Bruton

An essential guide through the rapid evolution of PV technology

Photovoltaics from Milliwatts to Gigawatts: Understanding Market and Technology Drivers toward Terawatts covers the history of silicon based PV,...

Simulation of Some Power Electronics Case Studies in Matlab Simpowersystem Blockset

by Dr. Hidaia Mamood Alassouli

Matlab SimPowerSystems is a modern design tool that allows scientists and engineers to rapidly and easily build models that simulate power systems. Not only can you draw the circuit topology rapidly, but your...

Off Grid Solar Power For Beginners

by James A. Porter

With the rising prices in electricity, and the growing concerns of the environmental impact of power plants to the planet, more and more people are saying that they want to go “off the grid” and produce...

Energy Storage for Power System Planning and Operation

by Zechun Hu

An authoritative guide to large-scale energy storage technologies and applications for power system planning and operation

To reduce the dependence on fossil energy, renewable energy generation (represented...

Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines

by Sven Schmitz

A review of the aerodynamics, design and analysis, and optimization of wind turbines, combined with the author's unique software

Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines is a comprehensive introduction to the aerodynamics,...

When the BioMass Hits the Wind Turbine

by Jay Warmke & Annie Warmke

Ask yourself:

Do you feel that this generation, and the generations to come face a future of only limited resources – and even less hope?

Is this the last generation that will have access to millions of years...

Photovoltaic Design & Installation For Dummies

by Ryan Mayfield

Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies (9781119544357) was previously published as Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies (9780470598931). While this version features a new Dummies cover...

Cellulose Science and Technology

by Thomas Rosenau, Antje Potthast & Johannes Hell

This book addresses both classic concepts and state-of-the-art technologies surrounding cellulose science and technology. Integrating nanoscience and applications in materials, energy, biotechnology, and more,...

Renewable Power and Energy, Volume II

by Gary D. Price

Photovoltaic power systems are becoming a significant source of energy in our energy resource mix today. It is essential these systems are reliable, safe and secure.

Precise engineering design is required to...

Renewable Power and Energy, Volume I

by Gary D. Price

Photovoltaic power systems are becoming a significant source of energy in our energy resource mix today. It is essential these systems are reliable, safe and secure.

Precise engineering design is required to...

Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

by Mohammad Adnan Ilyas

Environmental pollution has been one of the main challenges for sustainable development. Piezoelectric materials can be used as a means of transforming ambient vibrations into electrical energy to power devices....