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

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Foreword to the Second Edition

The widespread desire of the public to become informed about energy has been, in part, satisfied by excellent media coverage and by a plethora of good books on the subject. Most of these are, quite naturally, journalistically slanted and treat technology superficially. Granted that of the various components of the problem—technology, economics, politics—technology represents only a small fraction of the total, but it is the one fraction that must be tackled first.

Those who need to understand the limitations of technical solutions require a good scientific grasp of what is being proposed. This book tries to explain how each energy process discussed actually works. A reasonable degree of mathematics is used to unify ...

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