Renewable Energy Systems

2013 Edition
| Editors: Martin Kaltschmitt, Nickolas J. Themelis, Lucien Y. Bronicki, Lennart Söder, Luis A. Vega


Humanity is facing a steadily diminishing supply of fossil fuels, causing researchers, policy makers, and the population as a whole to turn increasingly to alternative and especially renewable sources of energy to make up this deficit.  Gathering over 80 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems provides an authoritative introduction to a wide variety of renewable energy sources.  State-of-the-art coverage includes geothermal power stations, ocean energy, renewable energy from biomass, waste to energy, and wind power.  This comprehensive, two-volume work provides an excellent introduction for those entering these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kaltschmitt
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nickolas J. Themelis
    • 3
  • Lucien Y. Bronicki
    • 4
  • Lennart Söder
    • 5
  • Luis A. Vega
    • 6
  1. 1.German Biomass Research CentreLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy EconomicsHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Earth Engineering CenterColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Ormat Technologies, Inc.RenoUSA
  5. 5.Royal Institute of TechnologyElectric Power SystemsStockholmSweden
  6. 6.Hawaii Natural Energy InstituteSchool of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology, University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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