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Renewable Energy Technologies

Environmental Technology and Engineering

  1. Sandip Deshmukh1,
  2. Adesh Jinturkar2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn113

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How to Cite

Deshmukh, S. and Jinturkar, A. 2013. Renewable Energy Technologies. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Surrey, Surrey, UK

  2. 2

    Anuradha Engineering College, Chikhli, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

Abstract

Renewable energy comes from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished) forms of energy. One of the most notable features of renewable forms of energy is the diversity of technologies and resources. The prominent advantages of renewable energy sources are perennial, available locally, do not need elaborate arrangements for transport, usually modular in nature, environment-friendly, suited for decentralized applications and use in remote areas, and so on. Renewable technology choices can be made on the basis of their adoption at the building integrated or community level. The density of development also plays an important role in technology selection. This article introduces various available forms of renewable energy and their applications.

Keywords:

  • renewable energy;
  • solar energy;
  • wind energy;
  • heat pumps;
  • technology choices