1. Introducing renewable energy ; 2. Solar thermal energy ; 3. Solar photovoltaics ; 4. Bioenergy ; 5. Hydroelectricity ; 6. Tidal power ; 7. Wind energy ; 8. Wave energy ; 9. Geothermal energy ; 10. Integrating renewable energy
Godfrey Boyle is Professor of Renewable Energy in The Open University's MCT Faculty. His main research interests are in solar and wind power, energy systems modelling and energy policy, and he has chaired various Open University modules on renewable and sustainable energy. He is also a visiting professor at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University in New Delhi, India, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Trustee of the UK National Energy Foundation.
Review from previous edition 'This is an excellent introductory text which deserves the widest readership'. * Book Review 2004 * This textbook continues the high standards of previous editions in terms of the clarity with which it explains the technologies while offering high quality graphics. Both the range and quality of photos, tables and figures is improved. The expanded section on the key issues relating to the adoption and integration of different renewable energy technologies at greater volumes is a welcome expansion for the undergraduate or other reader who should know something about the technology's interaction with society and not just the technology. I have compared the new edition with other recent textbooks at the same level and will be continuing to recommend this one to undergraduate students. * Peter Connor, Senior Lecturer in Renewable Energy Policy, University of Exeter *