Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Renewable Energy Resources



Renewable Energy Resources
John Twidell,Tony Weir | 2005-12-16 00:00:00 | Taylor & Francis | 624 | Economics

Retaining the successful format of the first edition and building on its solid grounding in the principles of renewable energy resources, this second edition has been revised in line with the latest advances in the field to include new technologies and an assessment of their impact. Considering each technology in depth from both scientific and environmental perspectives, it covers solar energy, photovoltaic, wind, wave, tidal and hydro power, biofuels, geothermals and more, as well as featuring a new chapter on institutional factors, including economics. In addition, extra worked problems and case studies are also provided to help readers put theory into practice.

Reading and web-based material for further study is indicated after each chapter, making this text ideal, not only for practitioners, but also for students on multi-disciplinary masters degrees in science and engineering as well specialist modules in science and engineering first degrees.


Reviews
This book, though knowledgeable, is convoluted. It reads relatively well for a textbook, but the exercises are horrendous. Problems worked out in the text are often split up into different sections of a single or multiple chapters. As for the end-of-chapter problems, the answers are not given in the back; instead, "hints" are offered (a significant portion are incorrect).



Perhaps this book would be helpful if you ignore the mathematics.

I have poured over this text for hours and left frustrated.
Reviews
I am using this for an online course in renewable energy resources. So far, the book seems to give a good engineering perspective on renewables. One complaint is the questions given at the end of the chapters are often vague and tough to manage.

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