Chapter 1

NCER—An Overview

KEY CONCEPTS

  • World population and daily per capita energy consumption through human history
  • Energy system model and system acceptability index
  • Causes of energy scarcity (shortages) and its solution
  • factors affecting energy resource development
  • Definition and classification of energy resources
  • Energy transfer frame and energy conversion
  • Direct and indirect methods of energy conversions
  • Brief introduction to conventional and non-conventional energy resources
  • Brief introduction to different methods of energy storage

Energy is the capacity of a physical system to perform work. It exists in several forms such as heat, mechanical (potential and kinetic), light, electrical, or other forms of energy. According to the law ...

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