- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd edition (May 6, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199261784
- ISBN-13: 978-0199261789
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
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`Review from previous edition It is high time that good textbooks on the subject become available on the market. Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future, is thus a timely and welcome addition to the existing literature on the subject...Godfrey Boyle and his team of authors have, in my view, managed to produce an outstanding textbook in which a wealth of information, including an extensive amount of data, is presented in a lucid and comprehensible form.' The Journal of Energy Literature, March 1997
`It is readily accessible to readers with a wide range of interests and abilities because the complex scientific explanations are presented separately from the main text ... the authors have presented the questions that must be considered. The book contains a wealth of information and is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in renewable energy technologies and their possible role in our future.' Nicola Pearsall, Chemistry and Industry, October 1996
`...an excellent and timely primer...the book strikes an admirable balance between making the principles underlying the renewables as understandable as possible and endeavouring not to oversimplify important technological and economic aspects.' Resurgence, April 1997
`This book has been produced by a large, expert course team who have carefully researched the area and presented much up to date information. The book is very user-friendly, having many valuable figures, tables and boxes. There are plentiful suggestions for further reading, and students are guided towards key papers in a range of journals.' Paul Phillips, Education in Chemistry, May 1997
`This is an excellent text, covering all the actual and potential sources of renewable energy. The writing is clear and the many excellent diagrams and illustrations complement the written word. Where the treatment is necessarily theoretical the level is appropriate and the argument laid out in separate text. This book will be highly relevant to any undergraduate studying this important field.' Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.10, October 1996
About the Author
Godfrey Boyle is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Design and Innovation and co-director of the Energy and Environment Research Unit at the UK Open University.
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This book is by far the best and easiest to read, whilst still containing accurate and complete information and data (though most of the data is based on the UK). It contains relevant formulas and mathematical information but is not too technical as to leave the reader jumping through numbers.
I've given this book 5 stars, because I couldn't find any flaw in it. It's a MUST have for any one interested in renewable energy.
More on the book, for being 9 years old the book really has great topics on technology that is still relevant today (fracking is even mentioned as a way to tap geothermal). The book is easy to read and follow.
It does not show formulas on how to dimension, but a lot of results from studies are revealed with detailed account on what was found in numbers.
Even for an engineering bachelor degree, its worth, because it covers a lot of concept from all the different kinds of Energy.