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Renewable Energy Technologies

Haris Mushtaq Mushtaq Ahmad

275 pages
Arcler Education Inc
The understanding of renewable energy and its significant impacts on economy has the potential to uplift the livelihood of people. However, technological implications cannot be avoided in the present scenario.This book explains overall profile of energy resources, principles of renewable energy technologies, along with a demonstration of applications. The authors describe and explain the background and present profile of energy generation with special reference to the preservation of biodiversity and natural resources by the following principles of sustainable growth and conservation of the atmosphere.This book on Renewable Energy Resources is written to serve as a text on energy for technologists, researchers, energy producers and of course for policy makers of developing and developed economies of the world. The authors have tried to make this edition a most comprehensive account pertaining to energy and the social and economic aspects of renewable energy and resources of energy.The authors describe the beginning of energy need and use along with the need of energy in prehistoric era. The mention of Industrial revolution in Europe and America has its own importance on the emergence of Science and technology dealing with mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity generation, locomotives and, of course quantum physics and atomic physics. First of all, the author describes the effect of the sun on the creation of wind and waves and on the atmosphere. It also includes the effects of global warming. It briefs the reader about the technical aspects of the devices used to convert energy from one form to the required form, whether it is from direct solar radiation to wind and biomass. The author explores new solar cell types, including new biofuel processes, polymer and organic cells and new wave energy devices.The subjects covered under the domain of energy and renewable energy sources are wind, water and sun. The energy produced by traditional as well as conventional technologies such as oil or mineral fuel is also referred to where needed.This book can be used as reference and for some stages as text book for students of energy and related fields The authors have given due attention to the history of each type of energy source. The Introduction of the book gives details of the origin of energy use with reference to the prehistoric society and ending at the most modern renewable energy sources and their technological implications.The authors have discussed Energy and related matters in greater details as follows:• Renewable Energy• Energy Conversion: Basic Principles• Wind Energy Conversion• Hydro-energy• Biomass Conversion Methods• Energy Conversion of Solar Energy• Impact of Renewable Energy on Atmosphere
Author Bio
Haris Mushtaq has Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and holds Master’s degree in Energy Systems Engineering with over 3 years of profes­sional experience in field of renewable energy. He has extensive research experience particularly related to solar powered systems and water re­source management. Moreover he has written 3 conference papers and 1 research paper which is recently submitted to an international journal. He has also spent one semester in Oregon State University, USA where he worked on Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE). DR. Mushtaq Ahmad has PhD in Surface Chemistry from University of Edinburgh Scotland UK. He has over 30 years of R&D experience pertaining to material Science in National Physical and Standards Laboratory, Islamabad Pakistan. Worked as Environmental impact Assessment specialist for Interna­tional Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Presently working as Free-lance consultant in field of Metrology, Standards, Testing and Quality