With mounting anxieties about climate change and the long-term outlook for energy, the role of renewable energy is becoming ever more critical. This book responds to these concerns by examining technologies ranging from microgeneration of power for individual homes to multi-megawatt technologies for base-load electricity. This second, enlarged edition reviews the latest advances in the technologies, as well as adding new case studies.
As the century progresses, the world will increasingly be subject to stress from global warming, an increasing population and the explosive economic growth of some developing countries. The social and economic survival of the planet will ultimately depend on the capacity of carbon neutral energy systems to replace reliance on fossil fuels. This book is a pointer to the technologies that will be able to help meet these changing requirements.
Lord Rogers of Riverside Founder of the Richard Rogers Partnership
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