Renewable Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Storage

Bent Sorensen 
Academic Press  2008  

Hardcover  344 pp  ISBN 9780123742629      £70.00
  • Energy conversion methods for all types of renewable energy
  • Energy conversion and storage for small
  • Electronics portable power
  • Battery applications for portable power
  • Energy bands and semiconductors

Scientist and engineers working in the field renewable energy must overcome the challenges of conversion, transmission and storage before it can replace more traditional power sources such as oil and gas. In this book, Bent Sorenson provides strategies for the efficient conversion, transmission and storage of all forms of renewable energy. The book provides the reader with a complete background on how renewable energy is transformed into power and the best methods for transmitting and storing the energy produced. Specific to this book is a discussion of conversion processes and storage methods for: geothermal energy, biological and liquid fuels, wave energy, and photovoltaic. In addition the book will cover renewable energy conversions for powering small electrics, as well as battery applications for portable power, and energy bands in semiconductors.

Of interest to Power Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, and Electrical Engineers


  • Introduction

I. General principles

  • Basic principles of energy conversion
  • Thermodynamic engine cycles

II. Specific heat energy conversion processes

  • Direct thermoelectric conversion
  • Engine conversion
  • Heat pumps
  • Geothermal energy conversion

III. Specific mechanical energy conversion processes

  • Basic description of flow-driven converters
  • Propeller-type converters
  • Crosswind and other alternative converter concepts
  • Hydro energy conversion
  • Magneto hydrodynamic converters
  • Wave energy converters

IV. Specific radiation energy conversion processes

  • Photovoltaic conversion
  • Photoelectrochemical conversion processes
  • Solar thermal converters
  • Solar thermal electricity generators
  • Solar cooling and other applications

V. Specific electrochemical energy conversion processes

  • Fuel cells
  • Battery applications

VI. Specific bioenergy conversion processes

  • Combustion
  • Biological conversion to gaseous fuels
  • Biological conversion to liquid fuels
  • Thermal conversion to gaseous and other fuels

VII.Energy Transmission

  • Transmission of Heat
  • Transmission of Electricity

VIII.Energy Storage

  • Storage of Heat
  • Storage of High-quality Energy Forms
  • Appendix: Energy bands in semiconductors

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