Renewable Energy Resources: Basic Principles and Applications

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Alpha Science Int'l Ltd., 2005 - Science - 649 pages
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Research in natural products has advanced tremendously through the fields of chemistry, life, food and material sciences. Comaprisons of natural products form microorganisms, lower eukaryotes, animals, higher plants and marine organisms are now well documented. Natural products are ubiquitous in our everyday lives. They are active constitutents of many medicines, vitamns, food additives, flavours and fragrances, agrochemicals and pesticides used for plant protection. Most of the natural products are optically active.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Solar Energy
52
Photovoltaic Systems
142
Biomass Biofuels and Biogas
168
Biopower
233
Hydropower
283
Wind Energy Conversion System
338
Geothermal Energy
397
Ocean Thermal Tidal Wave and Animal Energy Conversion
457
Environmental Impact
505
Energy Analysis
531
Economic Analysis
564
Glossary
603
Appendices
613
Subject Index
646
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