Green Energy

Basic Concepts and Fundamentals

  • Xianguo Li

Part of the Progress in Green Energy book series (PGE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ibrahim Dincer, Marc A. Rosen
    Pages 17-65
  3. Nicholas T. Carlin, Kalyan Annamalai, Hyukjin Oh, Gerardo Gordillo Ariza, Ben Lawrence, Udayasarathy Arcot V. et al.
    Pages 123-179
  4. Partha P. Mukherjee, Chao-Yang Wang
    Pages 181-221
  5. Robert A. Varin, Tomasz Czujko, Zbigniew S. Wronski
    Pages 223-286

About this book


The Progress in Green Energy series explores the evolution of green energy systems for sustainable development and energy security. It focuses on the development of new technologies which enable the provision of energy with minimal negative effects on society and the environment. Progress in Green Energy is a monograph series, which aims to provide up-to-date information for researchers, engineers, and advanced students.

The dominance or monopoly of a single energy system can provide a cumulative impact on a particular aspect of the environment, leading eventually to permanent damage or even catastrophe. Green Energy: Basic Concepts and Fundamentals addresses the need for diversity within energy systems. Although every energy system, including renewables and alternative fuels, has its own unique adverse impact, the impact need not be additive and cumulative. By using a diverse range of energy systems which exploit local energy resources, the energy need can be met without any negative impact beyond the tolerance limit of the environment. Additionally, energy diversity can withstand the fluctuations and disturbances in energy need, benefiting social and economic health in the process.

Green Energy: Basic Concepts and Fundamentals focuses on the theme of energy diversity with local resources, and the integration and optimisation of conventional and alternative energy systems. The book provides a summary of the state-of-art knowledge and technology for future energy systems, covering topics such as:

• green energy carriers;

• emission control, reduction, and abatement;

• energy conversation and management; and

• energy environment interaction.

This first book in the Progress in Green Energy series will be of value to energy researchers, technology developers and professionals from policy makers to engineers, as well as to advanced undergraduate and postgraduates studying in the field.


Emission Reduction Energy Conservation Energy Conversion Energy Mangement Energy Policy Energy Sources Energy Systems Energy Technologies Green Energy Power Systems Renewable Energy Sustainable Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Xianguo Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84882-646-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84882-647-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-561X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5628
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