Understanding Renewable Energy Systems

Volker Quaschning 
Earthscan  January 2005  

Paperback and CD-ROM  296 pages  ISBN 9781844071289      £35.00
Beginning with an overview of renewable energy sources including biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal, tidal, wind and solar power, this book explores the fundamentals of different renewable energy systems. The main focus is on technologies with high development potential such as solar thermal systems, photovoltaics and wind power. This text not only describes technological aspects, but also deals consciously with problems of the energy industry. In this way, the topics are treated in a holistic manner, bringing together maths, engineering, climate studies and economics, and enabling readers to gain a broad understanding of renewable energy technologies and their potential. The book also contains a free CD-ROM resource, which includes a variety of specialist simulation software and detailed figures from the book.

Following a successful edition in German and in response to growing demand for high quality, user-friendly textbooks on renewable energy, the author has prepared a revised version of this classic text in English. Understanding Renewable Energy Systems is an ideal companion for students of renewable energy at universities or technical colleges on courses such as renewable energy, electrical engineering, engineering technology, physics, process engineering, building engineering, environment, applied mechanics and mechanical engineering as well as scientists and engineers in research and industry.


  • Energy, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Sources
  • Solar Radiation
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind Power
  • Economics
  • Simulation Programs and CD-ROM of this Book
  • Appendix,
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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