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Local Energy. Energy Engineering

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In future the UK's energy supplies, for both heat and power, will come from much more diverse sources. In many cases this will mean local energy projects serving a local community or even a single house. What technologies are available? Where and at what scale can they be used? How can they work effectively with our existing energy networks? This book explores these power and heat sources, explains the characteristics of each and examines how they can be used.

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- Chapter 1: Developing the UK's energy infrastructure
- Chapter 2: The electricity system
- Chapter 3: The heat connection and cogeneration
- Chapter 4: Wind power
- Chapter 5: Hydropower
- Chapter 6: Marine renewables
- Chapter 7: Solar photovoltaics
- Chapter 8: Combined heat and power
- Chapter 9: Biomass
- Chapter 10: Energy storage
- Chapter 11: Fuel cells
- Chapter 12: Interacting with the electricity grid
- Chapter 13: Making progress on policy
- Chapter 14: Embedded benefits
- Chapter 15: Connecting and exporting power
- Chapter 16: Finance and local generation
- Chapter 17: Changing the industry: ESCos and cooperative power ownership
- Chapter 18: Output and generation
- Chapter 19: Putting a price on carbon
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Janet Wood

Janet Wood has been a journalist covering the power industry worldwide for more than 15 years. Janet has a degree in Physics and Chemistry from Royal Holloway College, University of London. She has edited magazines including Nuclear Engineering International, International Water Power and Dam Construction, Power Engineer, Asian Electricity and Power Engineering International. She is currently news editor of Utility Week magazine.

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