Introduction to Renewable Energy for Engineers

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Kirk D. Hagen  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
168
Pub.-date
July 2015
ISBN13
9780133360868
ISBN
0133360865
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Description

Introduction to Renewable Energy for Engineers is intended for beginning engineering students and students in other fields of study who want to learn the fundamental engineering principles of renewable energy. The primary focus of this book is the application of renewable energy to electrical power generation. As each renewable energy technology is explained, the student is shown how to do a basic energy analysis of the corresponding power-generation system.


Following an introductory chapter that covers the main types of renewable energy, the basics of energy and power calculations, and the fundamental economics of renewable energy systems, the book devotes a separate chapter to each renewable energy type: solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, marine, and biomass.  


Features

An introduction to the fundamental engineering principles of renewable energy

  • Including the basics of energy, power calculations, and the economics of renewable energy systems.

A comprehensive coverage of all renewable energy sources

  • The text teaches students to analyze the ability of solar, wind, geothermal, marine, and biomass energy to generate electrical power, and how this affects the economy and environment.


A text that’s deeply related to real world examples  

  • Each chapter uses vivid examples to relate renewable energy to our economy and lives.


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Renewable Energy

  2. Solar Energy

  3. Wind Energy

  4. Hydro Energy

  5. Geothermal Energy

  6. Marine Energy

  7. Biomass


Author

Kirk D. Hagen is a professor of engineering at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where he has taught since 1993. He did his undergraduate work in physics and earned his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Utah. His areas of specialization are thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Introduction to Renewable Energy for Engineers is his fourth book. He is also the author of Heat Transfer with Applications, Heat Transfer Solutions: Worked Problems to Supplement a First Course in Engineering Heat Transfer, andIntroduction to Engineering Analysis.