Alternative Energy Sources (Green Energy and Technology) by Efstathios E. (Stathis) Michaelides

By Efstathios E. (Stathis) Michaelides

Substitute power assets is designed to provide the reader, a transparent view of the position every one type of replacement strength may possibly play in offering the strength wishes of the human society within the close to destiny (20-50 years). the 2 first chapters on "energy call for and supply" and "environmental effects," set the tone as to why substitute strength is key for the longer term. The 3rd bankruptcy provides the legislation of strength conversion techniques, in addition to the constraints of changing one power shape to a different. The part on exergy provides a quantitative history at the capability/potential of every power resource to supply strength. The fourth, 5th and 6th chapters are expositions of fission and fusion nuclear power, the ability vegetation that can produce energy from those assets and the problems that might body the general public debate on nuclear strength. the subsequent 5 chapters comprise descriptions of the commonest renewable strength resources (wind, sunlight, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric) a number of the much less universal assets (e.g. tidal and wave energy). The emphasis of those chapters can be at the international strength of every resource, the engineering/technical structures which are utilized in harnessing the opportunity of every one resource, the technological advancements that would give a contribution to wider usage of the resources and environmental results linked to their wider use. The final 3 chapters are: "energy storage," that allows you to turn into a major factor if renewable power resources are used broadly. The fourteen chapters within the ebook were selected in order that one may go a semester college direction round this ebook. on the finish of each bankruptcy, there are 10-20 difficulties and 1-3 feedback of semester tasks which may be assigned to scholars for extra learn.

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5. 23 in the near future. 9%. Given that the 2010 TPES consumption in the OECD countries is approximately 230 Quads, it is apparent that the expected TPES consumption in these countries will remain almost constant between now and 2030. The consumption will slightly increase to 250 Quads under the reference scenario or will slightly decrease to 222 quads under the more restrictive 450-PS scenario. Most of the increase of the TPES consumption is expected to occur in the Other Major Economies (OME) and, to a lesser extent, in the rest of the world.

9 because of price adjustments, new discoveries and technological breakthroughs. According to a theory, which is frequently 12 For example, during the energy crisis of the 1970 s there was an almost unanimous belief by the ‘‘experts,’’ which was promulgated in the popular press, that the lifetime of the petroleum reserves was 30–35 years and that, hence, petroleum would have been almost exhausted by 2015. The same ‘‘experts’’ were predicting $12 per gallon of gasoline in the USA by 2010. 3 Reserves, Resources and Future Demand for Energy 27 referenced in the popular press, the life cycle of a resource should have the shape of a curve that approximates the bell-shaped curve.

4. How much was the electricity production in your country in 2009 and which primary energy resources produced it? 32 1 Energy Demand and Supply 5. 7% in the next ten years. What is expected to be the corresponding increase of the rate of electricity consumption? 6. How many kWh of energy were produced in 2007 from solar, wind and geothermal energy? How do these compare to the energy from coal? 7. Oil sands abound in several provinces of Canada. Oil sands contain bitumen, trapped in the sandstone.

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