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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3rd Edition by Aldo V. da Rosa

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Foreword to the First Edition

This book examines the fundamentals of some non-traditional energy processes. Little effort is made to describe the “state of the art” of the technologies involved because, owing to the rapidity with which these technologies change, such description would soon become obsolete. Nevertheless, the underlying principles are immutable and are essential for theof future developments. An attempt is made to present clear physical explanations of the pertinent principles.

The text will not prepare the student for detailed design of any specific device or system. However, it is hoped that it will provide the basic information to permit the understanding of more specialized writings.

The topics were not selected by their practicability ...

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