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Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities

  • ID: 2485104
  • Book
  • November 2012
  • 384 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and consumed nationally and internationally. Today, it is estimated that more than two billion people worldwide lack access to modern energy resources. Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities provides various options and case studies related to the potential of renewable energies along with their environmental, economic and social dimensions.

- Case studies provide you with solutions to for future decentralized energy supply - Expanded coverage over previous work in the field to include coverage of rural and urban communities - Provides new solutions for future decentralized energy supply

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List of Figures
List of Tables
Chapter 1: Scope of the Book
Chapter 2: Restructuring Future Energy Generation and Supply
Chapter 3: Road Map of Distributed Renewable Energy Communities
Chapter 4: Planning of Integrated Renewable Communities
Chapter 5: Determination of Community Energy and Food Requirements
Chapter 6: Energy Basics, Resources, Global Contribution and Applications
Chapter 7: Solar Energy
Chapter 8: Wind Energy
Chapter 9: Biomass and Bioenergy
Chapter 10: Hydropower
Chapter 11: Marine Energy
Chapter 12: Geothermal Energy
Chapter 13: Energy Storage, Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles
Chapter 14: Current Distributed Renewable Energy Rural and Urban
Chapter 15: Ownership, Citizens Participation and Economic Trends
Appendix 1: Glossary
Appendix 2: Abbreviations and Acronyms
Appendix 3: Conversion Factors
Appendix 4: Inventory of PV Systems for Sustainable Rural Development
Appendix 5: Project "SOLARTECH SUD,” Solar Eco-Village Zarzis
Djerba Tunisia
Appendix 6: Solar Park Vechelde (Kraftfeld Vechelde GmbH & Co. KG)
Appendix 7: Solar Laundry, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, India
Appendix 8: Manual and/or Solar Powered Water Treatment System
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El Bassam, Nasir
Prof. Dr. N. El Bassam is the founder and director of the International Research Centre for Renewable Energy (IFEED), Germany, India and USA; Chairperson at World Council of Renewable Energy (WCRE) Scientific Advisory Board, Federal Association of Regenerative Mobility, and Vice President of the Climate Protection Agency North Germany; Chairman of the Working Group Sustainable Rural Energy Network (SREN), FAO, United Nations, Rome; ); Program Head of the Projects wind energy and Concentrating Solar Power for Power (CSP) Supply and Seawater Desalination Middle East and North Africa (DESERTEC).

He coordinates the Centre activities, technology transfer of and the co-operation in national and international organizations (UN, EU, and Club of Rome), the integration and application of renewable energy resources available in various regions for electricity, water and food supply with aims of empowering the countryside.

El Bassam is well-known as Poverty Researcher, in this context he initiated the strategy and project "Empowering Urban Cities and Rural Habitats in Africa” which considered as a Marshal Plan for sustainable economic development and combating Poverty, migration, and Depopulation of urban cities and Rural Communities worldwide.

He contributes as an editor in the journals: International Journal "Sustainability Science, Springer Scientific Publishing Services; Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (AJEAS).

El Bassam published 12 books, authored numerous publications, and received several awards
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