Committee login






Small thumbnail

Reliability Investigation of LED Devices for Public Light Applications

Durability, Robustness and Reliability of Photonic Devices Set

Small thumbnail

Aerospace Actuators 2

Signal-by-Wire and Power-by-Wire

Small thumbnail

Flash Memory Integration

Performance and Energy Considerations

Small thumbnail

Mechanics of Aeronautical Solids, Materials and Structures

Small thumbnail

Engineering Investment Process

Making Value Creation Repeatable

Small thumbnail

Space Strategy

Small thumbnail

Distributed Systems

Concurrency and Consistency

Small thumbnail

Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites

Durability and Ageing of Organic Composite Materials Set Volume 1

Small thumbnail

Management of the Effects of Coastal Storms

Policy, Scientific and Historical Perspectives

Small thumbnail

Computational Color Science

Variational Retinex-like Methods

Small thumbnail

Renewable Energy Technologies

Edited by Jean-Claude Sabonnadière, INPG, Grenoble, France Translation by Professors Sheppard Salon and Dawn Stuart Weinraub

ISBN: 9781848211353

Publication Date: June 2009   Hardback   512 pp.

180.00 USD

Add to cart


Ebook Ebook


This book addresses the main characteristics of the emerging generation of technologies which will be employed to provide energy for the power grid over the next 20 years.
It includes a discussion of solar energy in its various forms, such as photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion, taking into account the various issues associated with the connection of these solar plants to the grid. Wind technologies are today in full development and the chapters dedicated to this technology describe the state of the art, taking into consideration the consequences of adding large quantities of this intermittent energy source into power grids, one of which may be wide disturbances. Energy from the sea completes the overview of this type of energy source, with a chapter on very small hydraulic plants which will become of increasing interest as fossil fuels become more and more expensive.
The volume continues with an analysis of geothermal energy along three lines: heat pumps, heat, and electric energy generation. Finally, energy from biomass, which is also becoming of great interest due to the high cost of fossil fuels, is examined. This part of the book provides a wide-ranging description of biofuels and biogas and gives special focus to sources of energy from wood, as a substitute for gas or oil energy heating.


1. Photovoltaic Electricity Production, J.-C. Muller.
2. Photovoltaic Systems Connected to the Grid, S. Bacha, D. Chatroux.
3. Solar Heating, Ch. Marvillet.
4. Solar Thermodynamic Power Stations, A Ferrière.
5. Wind Systems Technology, R. Belhomme, D. Roye, N. Laverdure.
6. Integration of Wind Turbine Generators into the Grid, R. Belhomme, D. Roye, N. Laverdure.
7. Marine Energy Resource Conversion Systems, B. Multon, A. Clément, M. Ruellan, J. Seigneurbieux,
H. Ben Ahmed.
8. Small Hydropower, R. Chenal, A. Choulot, V. Denis, N. Tissot.
9. Geothermal Energy Production, F. Jaudin, L. Le Bel.
10. Biofuels, F. Monot, J.-L. Duplan, N. Alazard-Toux, S. His.
11. Biogas, P. Labeyrie.
12. Energy Production from Wood, F. Douard.

About the Authors

Jean-Claude Sabonnadière is Emeritus Professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.


DownloadTable of Contents - PDF File - 125 Kb

DownloadPreface - PDF File - 377 Kb

Related Titles

0.02998 s.