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Energy Options

Edited By Drummond Hislop
ISBN: 9781853390821
Renewable energy can present a baffling array of options to aid agency managers, government officials, and advisers. This publication contrasts the relative merits of biomass, solar, hydro, and wind power, as well as detailing some direct applications.

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  • Synopsis
    Renewable energy can present a baffling array of options to aid agency managers, government officials, and advisers. This publication contrasts the relative merits of biomass, solar, hydro, and wind power, as well as detailing some direct applications.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface vii
    1 INTRODUCTION 1
    The increasing demand for energy 1
    The role of renewables 3
    Renewable versus non-renewable - some issues 8
    2 POWER FROM SOLAR ENERGY 11
    Photovoltaics 11
    Water pumping 19
    Refrigeration of vaccines 26
    Lighting 29
    3 HEAT FROM SOLAR ENERGY 33
    Distillation 33
    Water heating 37
    Drying 43
    4 POWER FROM THE WIND 48
    Wind energy conversion 48
    Water pumping 52
    Wind generators 55
    5 WATER POWER 58
    Micro-hydro 58
    Hydraulic ram pumps 68
    The water current turbine 74
    6 BIOMASS 77
    End uses of biomass 77
    Processing technologies 79
    Charcoal 79
    Briquetting 82
    Producer gas 84
    Biogas as a fuel 84
    Heat conversion 89
    Stoves 89
    Industrial combustion 92
    Power for conversion 94
    Producer gas for power 94
    Steam engines 96
    Stirling engines 97
    ANNEXE I FURTHER INFORMATION 98
    ANNEXE II EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS AND
    MANUFACTURERS 102
    ANNEXE III GLOSSARY 108
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    Editor Drummond Hislop
    Number of Pages 120
    Format Paperback / softback
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