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Energy Options : An introduction to small-scale renewable energy technologies - Drummond Hislop

Energy Options

An introduction to small-scale renewable energy technologies

By: Drummond Hislop (Editor)

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Published: 1st May 1991
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Renewable energy can present a baffling array of options to aid agency managers, government officials, and advisers. This publication contrasts the relative merits of biomass, solar, hydro, and wind power, as well as detailing some direct applications.

Preface vii 1 INTRODUCTION 1 The increasing demand for energy 1 The role of renewables 3 Renewable versus non-renewable - some issues 8 2 POWER FROM SOLAR ENERGY 11 Photovoltaics 11 Water pumping 19 Refrigeration of vaccines 26 Lighting 29 3 HEAT FROM SOLAR ENERGY 33 Distillation 33 Water heating 37 Drying 43 4 POWER FROM THE WIND 48 Wind energy conversion 48 Water pumping 52 Wind generators 55 5 WATER POWER 58 Micro-hydro 58 Hydraulic ram pumps 68 The water current turbine 74 6 BIOMASS 77 End uses of biomass 77 Processing technologies 79 Charcoal 79 Briquetting 82 Producer gas 84 Biogas as a fuel 84 Heat conversion 89 Stoves 89 Industrial combustion 92 Power for conversion 94 Producer gas for power 94 Steam engines 96 Stirling engines 97 ANNEXE I FURTHER INFORMATION 98 ANNEXE II EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS 102 ANNEXE III GLOSSARY 108

ISBN: 9781853390821
ISBN-10: 1853390828
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st May 1991
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2