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Published: 16 November 2017

680 Pages


ISBN: 9780198759751

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Renewable Energy

Power for a Sustainable Future

Fourth Edition

Edited by Stephen Peake

  • Interdisciplinary approach brings together economic, social, environmental, and policy issues in a single, unified narrative
  • The limited prior knowledge expected of the reader makes this the ideal text for all students, regardless of subject background
  • Beautiful illustrations augment the text and enrich the learning experience

New to this Edition:

  • New editor Stephen Peake, Fellow of the Judge Business School and Senior Lecturer at The Open University, brings a fresh perspective to the current state of renewable energy
  • A new chapter on 'Thermodynamics' explores the physical basis of energy
  • A new chapter on 'Renewable energy futures' looks ahead to potential developments in the field
  • An updated chapter on the status, challenges and opportunities for the integration of renewable energy technologies in rapidly evolving electric grid systems
  • Enhanced pedagogy includes the addition of end-of-chapter exercises; boxes with annotated calculations; and clearer, more concise, chapter summaries