National Solar Energy Education Directory

National Solar Energy Education Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Solar energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Conversion

Energy Conversion
Author: D. Yogi Goswami,Frank Kreith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 926
Release: 2007-07-06
ISBN: 142004432X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Conversion Book Excerpt:

Discussing methods for maximizing available energy, Energy Conversion surveys the latest advances in energy conversion from a wide variety of currently available energy sources. The book describes energy sources such as fossil fuels, biomass including refuse-derived biomass fuels, nuclear, solar radiation, wind, geothermal, and ocean, then provides the terminology and units used for each energy resource and their equivalence. It includes an overview of the steam power cycle, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, hydraulic turbines, Stirling engines, advanced fossil fuel power systems, and combined-cycle power plants. It outlines the development, current use, and future of nuclear fission. The book also gives a comprehensive description of the direct energy conversion methods, including, Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells, Thermoelectric conversion, Thermionics and MHD It briefly reviews the physics of PV electrical generation, discusses the PV system design process, presents several PV system examples, summarizes the latest developments in crystalline silicon PV, and explores some of the present challenges facing the large scale deployment of PV energy sources. The book discusses five energy storage categories: electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, direct thermal, and thermochemical and the storage media that can store and deliver energy. With contributions from researchers at the top of their fields and on the cutting edge of technologies, the book provides comprehensive coverage of end use efficiency of green technology. It includes in-depth discussions not only of better efficient energy management in buildings and industry, but also of how to plan and design for efficient use and management from the ground up.

Energy Conversion Second Edition

Energy Conversion  Second Edition
Author: D. Yogi Goswami,Frank Kreith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1193
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN: 9781466584822
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Conversion Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Completely revised and updated, this second edition surveys the latest advances in energy conversion from a wide variety of currently available energy sources. It describes energy sources such as fossil fuels, biomass including refuse-derived biomass fuels, nuclear, solar radiation, wind, geothermal, and ocean, then provides the terminology and units used for each energy resource and their equivalence. It includes an overview of the steam power cycle, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, hydraulic turbines, Stirling engines, advanced fossil fuel power systems, and combined-cycle power plants. It outlines the development, current use, and future of nuclear fission.

Energy Conservation Resource directory

Energy Conservation  Resource directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buildings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 876
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Power resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sensors and Instrumentation Aircraft Aerospace Energy Harvesting Dynamic Environments Testing Volume 7

Sensors and Instrumentation  Aircraft Aerospace  Energy Harvesting   Dynamic Environments Testing  Volume 7
Author: Chad Walber,Patrick Walter,Steve Seidlitz
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 3030477134
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensors and Instrumentation Aircraft Aerospace Energy Harvesting Dynamic Environments Testing Volume 7 Book Excerpt:

Sensors and Instrumentation, Aircraft/Aerospace and Energy Harvesting, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 38th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2020, the seventh volume of eight from the Conference brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Shock & Vibration, Aircraft/Aerospace, Energy Harvesting & Dynamic Environments Testing including papers on: Alternative Sensing & Acquisition Active Controls Instrumentation Aircraft/Aerospace & Aerospace Testing Techniques Energy Harvesting

Solar Energy Update

Solar Energy Update
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 878
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Solar energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R

Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R
Author: Miguel F. Acevedo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN: 1315279592
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R showcases the fundamentals of electrical power systems while examining their relationships with the environment. To address the broad range of interrelated problems that come together when generating electricity, this reference guide ties together multiple engineering disciplines with applied sciences. The author merges chapters on thermodynamics, electricity, and environmental systems to make learning fluid and comfortable for students with different backgrounds. Additionally, this book provides users with the opportunity to execute computer examples and exercises that use the open source R system. Functions of the renpow R package have been described and used in this book in the context of specific examples. The author lays out a clear understanding of how electricity is produced around the world and focuses on the shift from carbon-based energy conversions to other forms including renewables. Each energy conversion system is approached both theoretically and practically to provide a comprehensive guide. Electrical circuits are introduced from the simplest circumstances of direct current (DC), progressing to more complex alternating current (AC) circuits, single phase and three-phase, and electromagnetic devices including generators and transformers. Thermodynamics are employed to understand heat engines and a variety of processes in electrochemical energy conversion, such as fuel cells. The book emphasizes the most prevalent renewable energy conversions in use today: hydroelectrical, wind, and solar. This book is an invaluable for students as a resource to help them understand those aspects of environment systems that motivate the development and utilization of renewable power systems technology.

Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech American Biography

Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech American Biography
Author: Miloslav Rechcigl Jr.
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 1188
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1524620696
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech American Biography Book Excerpt:

As the Czech ambassador to the United States, H. E. Petr Gandalovic noted in his foreword to this book that Mla Rechcgl has written a monumental work representing a culmination of his life achievement as a historian of Czech America. The Encyclopedia of Bohemian and Czech American Biography is a unique and unparalleled publication. The enormity of this undertaking is reflected in the fact that it covers a universe, starting a few decades after the discovery of the New World, through the escapades and significant contributions of Bohemian Jesuits and Moravian brethren in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the mass migration of the Czechs after the revolutionary year of 1848, and up to the early years of the twentieth century and the influx of refugees from Nazism and communism. The encyclopedia has been planned as a representative, a comprehensive and authoritative reference tool, encompassing over 7,500 biographies. This prodigious and unparalleled encyclopedic vade mecum, reflecting enduring contributions of notable Americans with Czech roots, is not only an invaluable tool for all researchers and students of Czech American history but is also a carte blanche for the Czech Republic, which considers Czech Americans as their own and as a part of its magnificent cultural history.

Technologies for Converting Biomass to Useful Energy

Technologies for Converting Biomass to Useful Energy
Author: Erik Dahlquist
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 0415620880
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies for Converting Biomass to Useful Energy Book Excerpt:

Officially, the use of biomass for energy meets only 10-13% of the total global energy demand of 140 000 TWh per year. Still, thirty years ago the official figure was zero, as only traded biomass was included. While the actual production of biomass is in the range of 270 000 TWh per year, most of this is not used for energy purposes, and mostly it is not used very efficiently. Therefore, there is a need for new methods for converting biomass into refined products like chemicals, fuels, wood and paper products, heat, cooling and electric power. Obviously, some biomass is also used as food – our primary life necessity. The different types of conversion methods covered in this volume are biogas production, bio-ethanol production, torrefaction, pyrolysis, high temperature gasifi cation and combustion. This book covers the suitability of different methods for conversion of different types of biomass. Different versions of the conversion methods are presented – both existing methods and those being developed for the future. System optimization using modeling methods and simulation are analyzed to determine advantages and disadvantages of different solutions. Many international experts have contributed to provide an up-to-date view of the situation all over the world. These global perspectives and the inclusion of so much expertise of distinguished international researchers and professionals make this book unique. This book will prove useful and inspiring to professionals, engineers, researchers and students as well as to those working for different authorities and organizations.

Career Opportunities in Aerospace Technology

Career Opportunities in Aerospace Technology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautical engineers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems Second Edition

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems  Second Edition
Author: Frank Kreith,Susan Krumdieck
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 793
Release: 2013-08-19
ISBN: 146655696X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Completely revised and updated, Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, Second Edition presents broad-based coverage of sustainable energy sources and systems. The book is designed as a text for undergraduate seniors and first-year graduate students. It focuses on renewable energy technologies, but also treats current trends such as the expanding use of natural gas from fracking and development of nuclear power. It covers the economics of sustainable energy, both from a traditional monetary as well as from an energy return on energy invested (EROI) perspective. The book provides complete and up-to-date coverage of all renewable technologies, including solar and wind power, biological processes such as anaerobic digestion and geothermal energy. The new edition also examines social issues such as food, water, population, global warming, and public policies of engineering concern. It discusses energy transition—the process by which renewable energy forms can effectively be introduced into existing energy systems to replace fossil fuels. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Extended treatment of the energy and social issues related to sustainable energy Analytic models of all energy systems in the current and future economy Thoroughly updated chapters on biomass, wind, transportation, and all types of solar power Treatment of energy return on energy invested (EROI) as a tool for understanding the sustainability of different types of resource conversion and efficiency projects Introduction of the System Advisor Model (SAM) software program, available from National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), with examples and homework problems Coverage of current issues in transition engineering providing analytic tools that can reduce the risk of unsustainable fossil resource use Updates to all chapters on renewable energy technology engineering, in particular the chapters dealing with transportation, passive design, energy storage, ocean energy, and bioconversion Written by Frank Kreith and Susan Krumdieck, this updated version of a successful textbook takes a balanced approach that looks not only at sustainable energy sources, but also provides examples of energy storage, industrial process heat, and modern transportation. The authors take an analytical systems approach to energy engineering, rather than the more general and descriptive approach usually found in textbooks on this topic.

Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics
Author: William C. Reynolds,Piero Colonna
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 1108546730
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamics Book Excerpt:

This concise text provides an essential treatment of thermodynamics and a discussion of the basic principles built on an intuitive description of the microscopic behavior of matter. Aimed at a range of courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering, the presentation explains the foundations valid at the macroscopic level in relation to what happens at the microscopic level, relying on intuitive and visual explanations which are presented with engaging cases. With ad hoc, real-word examples related also to current and future renewable energy conversion technologies and two well-known programs used for thermodynamic calculations, FluidProp and StanJan, this text provides students with a rich and engaging learning experience.

Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy of 93 1 November 13 14 15 1973

Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act  Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Energy of      93 1  November 13  14  15  1973
Author: United States. Congress. House. Science and Astronautics Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 518
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomass as Energy Source

Biomass as Energy Source
Author: Erik Dahlquist
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN: 0203120256
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass as Energy Source Book Excerpt:

Global energy use is approximately 140 000 TWh per year. Interestingly, biomass production amounts to approximately 270 000 TWh per year, or roughly twice as much, whereas the official figure of biomass use for energy applications is 10-13% of the global energy use. This shows that biomass is not a marginal energy resource but more than capable of

Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production

Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production
Author: Jochen Bundschuh,Jan Hoinkis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-07-02
ISBN: 1136318275
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production Book Excerpt:

Worldwide, many regions have a great potential to cover part of their pressing water needs by renewable energy powered water treatment processes using either thermal or membrane based technologies. Not only arid and semiarid regions are increasingly suffering from water shortage but also many other regions face a limitation of freshwater resources either by increasing contamination of surface water bodies or groundwater resources unsuitable for drinking and irrigation purposes either due to their high grade of mineralization or their contents of toxic components. In many areas without centralized water supply, treatment techniques using locally available renewable energy resources such as wind, solar and geothermal can provide an economical, social and environmentally sustainable option for clean water production from seawater and from highly mineralized or otherwise unsuitable ground- and surface water. This book provides an overview on possible cost-efficient techniques and application opportunities for different scales and shows why the implementation of these technologies faces numerous technological, economic and policy barriers and provides suggestions how they can be overcome. It serves as a synoptic compendium of the fundamentals of freshwater production using renewable energies, applicable to all types of water, ranging from brackish to marine water and also including industrial and communal residual water. The book is aimed at professionals, academics and decision makers worldwide, working in the areas of water resources, water supply,land planning, energy planning, greenhouse gases emission mitigation and rural development.

Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis

Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Power resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act

Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Energy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 526
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Solar energy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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AIAA 27th Aerospace Sciences Meeting

AIAA 27th Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women of Steel and Stone

Women of Steel and Stone
Author: Anna Lewis
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1613745087
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women of Steel and Stone Book Excerpt:

“What caused a few women to counter the trends and choose these professions? What difficulties did they face in fields so new to them? And did the influences that marked their early histories reveal themselves in their work and careers? Anna Lewis’s book raises these questions, central for young people considering the future.” —Denise Scott Brown, cofounder of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Women of Steel and Stone tells the stories of 22 determined women who helped build the world we live in. Thoroughly researched and engaging profiles describe these builders’ and designers’ strengths, passions, and interests as they were growing up; where those traits took them; and what they achieved. Inspiring a new generation of girls who are increasingly encouraged to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and professions, the biographies stress work, perseverance, creativity, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. Set against the backdrop of landmark events such as the women’s suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, the industrial revolution, and more, the profiles offer not only important historical context but also a look at some of the celebrated architects and engineers working today. Sidebars on related topics, source notes, and a bibliography make this an invaluable resource for further study. Anna M. Lewis is an award-winning toy inventor and creativity advocate. Her company, Ideasplash, promotes child creativity through her writing, websites, and classes and presentations in schools. She has contributed to Appleseeds, Odyssey, and Toy Design Monthly and currently teaches for Young Rembrandts, an afterschool art program, as well as classes on cartooning, game design, arts and crafts, monster making, and painting.