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5.0 out of 5 stars Very complete book on renewables, 28 May 2006
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This review is from: Renewable Energy Resources (Paperback)
Excellent book that gave me exactly what I was looking for: a good overview of the different renewable energy ressources but also a detailed development of the basic engineering priciples.

The vocabulary used is fairly simple and the book is reasonably understandable. Most equations are described into detail and are not too difficult to follow. Each chapter finishes with a detailled bibliography for those who want some more "in depth" reading.

The only point that, I think, could be improved, is the chapter on photolvoltaic cell. It is heavy to read (but the author gives a warning at the beguining) and not always well described.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive, but difficult read, 18 Dec 2008
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Mr. K. E. Varney "kev675" (Reading UK) - See all my reviews
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It's been a while since I read this book, so I can't remember my first impressions, except it was a pretty difficult read. It's quite in-depth. It has a lot of physics and chemistry in it. It is pretty comprehensive, covering small-scale renewable energy topics such as solar thermal for heating homes, as well as larger scale technologies for power such as hydro. It also provides scientific background on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and even photosynthesis. The diagrams and illustrations are good. My biggest complaint were that the questions in the back of each chapter were way too hard. Even my lecturer said he couldn't do them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good reference for renewable energy researchers, 5 Sep 2010
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M. Collu "MauCollu" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This book is an optimum reference for renewable energy resources researchers, and in general for scientist and engineers that want to be introduced technically to the field.

The book contains all the topics needed (with basics chapter at the start) and a lot of references for further reading.

There are also chapters on the social and environmental impacts of renewable energy, as well as some economic considerations.

The only (little) drawback is that pictures are not so illustrative.

Absolutely recommended
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