1 v. (various pagings),  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction, D. Yogi Goswami Global Energy Systems, D.Y. Goswami and F. Kreith Energy Policy U.S. State and Federal Policies for Renewable, C. Namovicz International Policies for Renewable Energy, M. Durstewitz Energy Policies in India, A. Misra Energy Policies in Israel, G. Grossman Renewable Energy Policies for China, D. Lew Japanese Policy on Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy, K. Sakuta Renewable Energy Policies in Brazil, R. Ruther Policies for Distributed Generation, J. Bell Economic Methods, Walter Short Environmental Impacts and Costs of Energy, A. Rabl and J.V. Spadaro Distributed Generation and Demand Side Management Distributed Generation Technologies, A.T. De Almeida Integration of DG into Grid, A.T. De Almeida Demand-Side Management, C. Gellings and K. Parmenter Generation Technologies through the Year 2025 Fossil Fuels, T. Armor Nuclear Power Technologies, K. Kok and E. Harvego Outlook for US Energy Consumption and Prices in the Mid-Term, A. Kydes Transportation Systems, B. Isler Energy Infrastructure, Risks Analysis and Management Infrastructure Risk Analysis and Management, B. Ayyub Electricity Infrastructure Security, M. Amin Electrical Energy Management in Buildings, C. Smith and K. Parmenter Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Control Systems, J.F. Kreider, D. Claridge, and C.H. Culp Energy Efficient Technologies Introduction, F. Kreith Electric Motor Systems Efficiency, A.T. De Almeida and S. Greenberg Energy-Efficient Lighting Technologies and Their Application in the Commercial and Residential Sector, B. Atkinson, A. Denver, J. McMahon, G. Rosenquist, and R. Clear Major Appliances and Space Conditioning Equipments, J. McMahon, G. Rosenquist, J. Lutz, A. Lekov, P. Biermayer, and S. Meyers Heat Pumps, K. Johnson Compact Heat Exchangers -- Recuperators and Regenerators, R. Shah Industrial Energy Efficiency and Energy Management, B. Capehart, C.B Smith, and W. Rohrer, Jr Process Energy Efficiency: Pinch Technology, K.K Trivedi Pinch Technology in Practice, E. Fouche and K. Parmenter Energy Audits for Buildings, M. Krarti Co-generation, D. Turner Energy Storage Energy Storage Technologies, R. Hammerschlag Advanced Concepts in Transmission and Distribution, R. Pratt Availability of Renewable Resources Solar Energy, D. Renne Resource Availability: Wind Energy, D. Berg Municipal Solid Waste, M. Franklin Biomass, R. Brown Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Active Solar Heating Systems, A. Reddy and H. Schweiger Solar Heat for Industrial Process, H. Schweiger, R. Battisti, and W. Weiss Passive Solar Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting, J. Morehouse Solar Cooling, S. Vijayaraghavan and D.Y. Goswami Solar Thermal Power, M. Romero-Alvarez and E. Zarza Wind Energy Conversion, D. Berg Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technology and Application Photovoltaics, R. Messenger Thin film PV Technology, A. Tiwari Waste-to-Energy Combustion, C. Velzy and L. Grillo Biomass Conversion Processes for Energy Recovery Energy Recovery by Anaerobic Digestion Process, M. Kayhanian and G. Tchobanoglous Power Generation, R. Brown Bio-fuels, R. Brown Geothermal Power Generation, K. Kitz Hydrogen Energy Technologies, S. A. Sherif, F. Barbir, T.N. Veziroglu, M. Mahishi, and S.S. Srinivasan Fuel Cells, X. Li Appendix 1: The International System of Units, Fundamental Constants, and Conversion Factors Appendix 2: Solar Radiation Data Appendix 3: Properties of Gases, Vapors, Liquids and Solids Appendix 4: Ultimate Analysis of Biomass Fuels Appendix 5: Thermophysical Properties of Refrigerants.
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