- Illuminates the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources- solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and fuel cells
- Connects scientific theory with practical implementation through physical examples; end-of-chapter questions help readers apply their knowledge
- Written by one of the world's foremost experts in renewable energy, drawing from his decades of experience in academia and industry
Part I: Heat Engines 2. A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases 3. Mechanical Heat Engines 4. Ocean Thermal Energy Converters 5. Thermoelectricity 6. Thermionics 7. AMTEC 8. Radio-Noise Generators
Part II: The World of Hydrogen 9. Fuel Cells 10. Hydrogen Production 11. Hydrogen Storage
Part III: Energy from the Sun 12. Solar Radiation 13. Biomass 14. Photovoltaic Converters
Part IV: Wind and Water 15. Wind Energy 16. Ocean Engines 17. Nuclear Energy 18. Storage of Energy
Dr. da Rosa taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course at Stanford University for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also served as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation's scientific advisory board.