Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Editor(s): Detlef Stolten, Viktor Scherer

Published Online: 21 JUN 2013

Print ISBN: 9783527332397

Online ISBN: 9783527673872

DOI: 10.1002/9783527673872

About this Book

In this ready reference, top academic researchers, industry players and government officers join forces to develop commercial concepts for the transition from current nuclear or fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy systems within a limited time span. They take into account the latest science and technology, including an analysis of the feasibility and impact on the environment, economy and society. In so doing, they discuss such complex topics as electrical and gas grids, fossil power plants and energy storage technologies. The contributions also include robust, conceivable and breakthrough technologies that will be viable and implementable by 2020.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Renewable Strategies

    1. Chapter 7

      Transition to a Fully Sustainable Global Energy System (pages 93–118)

      Yvonne Y. Deng, Kornelis Blok, Kees van der Leun and Carsten Petersdorff

    2. Chapter 12

      Hydrogen as an Enabler for Renewable Energies (pages 195–216)

      Prof. Detlef Stolten, Bernd Emonts, Thomas Grube and Michael Weber

  2. Part II: Power Production

    1. Chapter 17

      Solar Thermal Power Production (pages 307–338)

      Robert Pitz-Paal, Reiner Buck, Peter Heller, Tobias Hirsch and Wolf-Dieter Steinmann

    2. Chapter 18

      Geothermal Power (pages 339–350)

      Christopher J. Bromley and Michael A. Mongillo

  3. Part III: Gas Production

    1. Chapter 23

      Hydrogen Production by Solar Thermal Methane Reforming (pages 451–482)

      Christos Agrafiotis, Henrik von Storch, Martin Roeb and Christian Sattler

  4. Part IV: Biomass

    1. Chapter 26

      Options for Biofuel Production – Status and Perspectives (pages 523–553)

      Franziska Müller-Langer, Arne Gröngröft, Stefan Majer, Sinéad O'Keeffe and Marco Klemm

  5. Part V: Storage

    1. Chapter 29

      Pumped Storage Hydropower (pages 597–618)

      Atle Harby, Julian Sauterleute, Magnus Korpås, Ånund Killingtveit, Eivind Solvang and Torbjørn Nielsen

  6. Part VI: Distribution

    1. Chapter 39

      Power to Gas (pages 813–848)

      Sebastian Schiebahn, Thomas Grube, Martin Robinius, Li Zhao, Alexander Otto, Bhunesh Kumar, Michael Weber and Prof. Detlef Stolten

  7. Part VII: Applications

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