The economic competitiveness of renewable energy : pathways to 100% global coverage / Winfried Hoffmann.Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Scrivener Publishing/Wiley., 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118939246 (epub); 1118939247 (epub); 9781118939253 (pdf); 1118939255 (pdf); 9781118939277; 1118939271; 1118237900; 9781118237908; 1306772419 (ebk); 9781306772419 (ebk).Subject(s): Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sources -- Economic aspects | Energy industries | Energy policy | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / General | Industries -- Energy conservation | Industries -- Energy consumption | Energy industries | Energy policy | Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sources -- Economic aspects | Renewable energy sources | Renewable energy sources / Economic aspects | Energy industries | Energy policyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Economic competitiveness of renewable energyDDC classification: 333.79/4 Other classification: TEC031000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"Argues that 100% coverage of the global energy needs by renewable technology is much more probable than previously thought; explains how energy efficiency technologies will be able to drastically reduce the energy consumption for the same quality of life; demonstrates that traditional energy technologies are not able to sustainably support the future energy requirements of a growing world population; and discusses the most relevant renewable energy technologies, including solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and wind"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Analysis of Today's Energy Situation -- The Importance of Energy Efficiency Measures -- Overview of the Most Important Renewable Energy Technologies -- PV Market Development -- PV Value Chain and Technology -- The Astonishing Predictive Power of Price Experience Curves -- Future Technology Development -- Future Energy Projections : the 150 Peta-Watt-Hour Challenge -- Likelihood of and Timeline for a World Powered by 100% Renewable Energy -- Conclusion: The 100% Renewable Energy Puzzle.