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Renewable energy : sustainable concepts for the energy change / edited by Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas Bührke.

Contributor(s): Wengenmayr, Roland | Bührke, Thomas, 1956-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2013Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (vi, 164 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783527671342; 352767134X; 9783527671373; 3527671374; 9783527671366; 3527671366.Subject(s): Renewable energy sources | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General | Renewable energy sourcesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Renewable energy.DDC classification: 621.042 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Foreword: first-hand information / Thomas Buhrke and Roland Wengenmayr -- The development: renewable energy sources-a survey / Harald Kohl and Wolfhart Durrschmidt -- Wind energy: a tailwind for sustainable technology / Martin Kuhn and Tobias Klaus -- Hydroelectric power plants: flowing energy / Roland Wengenmayr -- Solar thermal power plants: how the sun gets into the power plant / Robert Pitz-Paal -- Photovoltaic energy conversion: solar cells -- an overview / Roland Wengenmayr -- New materials for photovoltaics: solar cells from ribbon silicon / Giso Hahn -- CIS thin-film solar cells: low-priced modules for solar construction / Nikolaus Meyer -- CdTe thin-film solar cells: on the path towards power-grid parity / Michael Harr, Dieter Bonnet and Karl-Heinz Fischer -- Geothermal power generation: energy from the depths / Ernst Huenges -- Biofuels: green opportunity or danger? / Roland Wengenmayr -- Biofuels are not necessarily sustainable: twists and turns around biofuels / Gerhard Kreysa -- Biofuels from algae: concentrated green energy / Carola Griehl, Simone Bieler and Clemens Posten -- The Karlsruhe bioliq process: synthetic fuels from the biomass / Nicolaus Dahmen, Eckard Dinjus and Edmund Henrich -- Solar updraft tower power plant: electric power from hot air / Jorg Schlaich, Rudolf Bergermann and Gerhard Weinrebe -- Tidal-stream power plants: sun, moon and earth as power source / Albert Ruprecht and Jochen Weilepp -- Wave power plants: energy reserves from the oceans / Kai-Uwe Graw -- Osmosis power plants: salty vs. fresh water / Klaus-Viktor Peinemann -- DLR studies on the Desertec Project: power from the desert / Franz Trieb -- Hydrogen for energy storage: hydrogen: an alternative to fossil fuels? / Detlef Stolten -- Seasonal storage of thermal energy: heat on call / Silke Kohler, Frank Kabus and Ernst Huenges -- Fuel cells: taming the flame / Joachim Hoffman -- Mobility and sustainable energy: electric automobiles / Andrea Vezzini -- Solar air conditioning: cooling with the heat of the sun / Roland Wengenmayr -- Climate engineering: a super climate in the greenhouse / Roland Wengenmayr -- A low-energy residence: an exceptional sustainability concept / Christian Matt and Matthias Schuler -- Building thermography examined closely: the allure of multicolored images / Michael Vollmer and Klaus-Peter Mollmann.
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Original ed.: c2008.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword: first-hand information / Thomas Buhrke and Roland Wengenmayr -- The development: renewable energy sources-a survey / Harald Kohl and Wolfhart Durrschmidt -- Wind energy: a tailwind for sustainable technology / Martin Kuhn and Tobias Klaus -- Hydroelectric power plants: flowing energy / Roland Wengenmayr -- Solar thermal power plants: how the sun gets into the power plant / Robert Pitz-Paal -- Photovoltaic energy conversion: solar cells -- an overview / Roland Wengenmayr -- New materials for photovoltaics: solar cells from ribbon silicon / Giso Hahn -- CIS thin-film solar cells: low-priced modules for solar construction / Nikolaus Meyer -- CdTe thin-film solar cells: on the path towards power-grid parity / Michael Harr, Dieter Bonnet and Karl-Heinz Fischer -- Geothermal power generation: energy from the depths / Ernst Huenges -- Biofuels: green opportunity or danger? / Roland Wengenmayr -- Biofuels are not necessarily sustainable: twists and turns around biofuels / Gerhard Kreysa -- Biofuels from algae: concentrated green energy / Carola Griehl, Simone Bieler and Clemens Posten -- The Karlsruhe bioliq process: synthetic fuels from the biomass / Nicolaus Dahmen, Eckard Dinjus and Edmund Henrich -- Solar updraft tower power plant: electric power from hot air / Jorg Schlaich, Rudolf Bergermann and Gerhard Weinrebe -- Tidal-stream power plants: sun, moon and earth as power source / Albert Ruprecht and Jochen Weilepp -- Wave power plants: energy reserves from the oceans / Kai-Uwe Graw -- Osmosis power plants: salty vs. fresh water / Klaus-Viktor Peinemann -- DLR studies on the Desertec Project: power from the desert / Franz Trieb -- Hydrogen for energy storage: hydrogen: an alternative to fossil fuels? / Detlef Stolten -- Seasonal storage of thermal energy: heat on call / Silke Kohler, Frank Kabus and Ernst Huenges -- Fuel cells: taming the flame / Joachim Hoffman -- Mobility and sustainable energy: electric automobiles / Andrea Vezzini -- Solar air conditioning: cooling with the heat of the sun / Roland Wengenmayr -- Climate engineering: a super climate in the greenhouse / Roland Wengenmayr -- A low-energy residence: an exceptional sustainability concept / Christian Matt and Matthias Schuler -- Building thermography examined closely: the allure of multicolored images / Michael Vollmer and Klaus-Peter Mollmann.

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