Best Renewable Energy Books: Know Present and Future Power Generation

best renewable energy books

Renewable energy is a form of the energy resource that is replaced rapidly by a natural process such as power generated from the sun or from the wind.

Renewable energy technologies are clean sources of energy that have a much lower environmental impact than conventional energy technologies.

Also, it will not run out ever. Other sources of energy are finite and will someday be depleted. If you are interested enough for learning about it, below the best renewable energy books will be the best choice for you.

Solar Energy: The Physics and Engineering of Photovoltaic Conversion, Technologies and Systems
Author: Olindo Isabella,Klaus Jäger,Arno Smets,René van Swaaij,Miro Zeman
Published at: 01/09/2016
ISBN: 1906860327
This complete renewable energy book gives you everything you need to know about solar energy based on the PV system. Some essential exercise added in this book which can helpful for researchers and industrial engineering students.

Also, it will be ideal for university or third level physics or engineering courses on photovoltaics. Moreover, It offers you open online courses on solar energy. Over 100000 students have already registered for this online course.

Energy: A Human History
Author: Richard Rhodes
Published at: 29/05/2018
ISBN: 1501105353

This renewable energy book explains the energy system of the past present and future. Also the Great historical description of human energy utilization, and transformations thereof, over the last few hundred years are written in it

What you'll learn-

  • The history behind energy transitions
  • How wood gave way to coal
  • Waterpower to the steam engine
  • Internal-combustion to the electric motor
  • Current energy landscape
  • Fuel producers raw material

The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy
Author: Lester R. Brown
Published at: 20/04/2015
ISBN: 039335055X

This book discusses the accelerating pace of this global energy revolution. Many countries use coal and nuclear power which have a reverse effect on the environment but renewable energy has not any kind of reverse effect.

For this, those countries want to implement renewable power. How to shift into renewable energy power easily is explained in this complete guide.

Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future
Author: Godfrey Boyle
Published at: 08/11/2012
ISBN: 0199545332

This complete guide gives you an overview of basic energy conversion and discusses individual renewable sources. Finally, it concludes to integrate renewable energy into national and international networks.

What you'll get-

  • All principal sources of renewable energy.
  • Economic, social, environmental, and policy issues about renewable energy
  • Detailed color illustrations
  • Complete tables of data

Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy
Author: Richard Heinberg,David Fridley
Published at: 02/06/2016
ISBN: 1610917790
The book begins with some basic physics and an overview of our current energy sources and uses. The first topic is renewable electricity. Next, come transportation and the challenge of substituting electricity for fossil fuels.

What you'll learn-
  • Challenges and opportunities for renewable energy
  • A comprehensive overview of the current energy system
  • Issues of energy supply and demand 
  • Sources to energy storage
  • Discussion of energy and equity

Renewable Energy: Discover the Fuel of the Future With 20 Projects (Build It Yourself)
Author: Joshua Sneideman,Erin Twamley
Published at: 12/04/2016
ISBN: 1619303604

This book describes renewable energy sources and how sunshine can be used to power light bulbs. How the earth's natural heat can be used to warm up our houses. It discusses every pros and cons of various energy sources. Also, it shows kids these future jobs and gets them excited about contributing to a world run on clean energy.

What you'll learn-

  • Hands-on projects
  • Essential questions
  • Online primary sources about energy conversion

Renewable Energy Finance: Powering The Future
Published at: 23/06/2015
ISBN: 1911299786

The most comprehensive and valuable guide for energy finance. Well-written chapters with updated and relevant analysis. Many technological and industrial progress are given in this book. Equally useful for academics as well as research work.  

It documents first-hand experiences of the challenges of balancing risk from renewable energy. This book is for those who are interested in expanding their own understanding of financing renewable projects.

Because it has clear explanations on how to make financing projects more successful.

The Renewable Energy Home Handbook: Insulation & energy saving, Living off-grid, Bio-mass heating, Wind turbines, Solar electric PV generation, Solar water heating, Heat pumps, & more
Author: Lindsay Porter
Published at: 15/05/2015
ISBN: 1845847598

This guide offers you a practical manual covering the most effective and available renewable energy applications for the home. The main home applications for renewable energy are explained and each is illustrated with a step by step installation guide.

What you'll learn-

  • Installation of alternative domestic energy sources 
  • PV solar electricity generation
  • Bio-mass domestic heating systems
  • Details on wind turbine
  • Solar water heating
  • Overview of the overall gain of each renewable system

Renewables: The Politics of a Global Energy Transition (The MIT Press)
Author: Michaël Aklin,Johannes Urpelainen
Published at: 23/03/2018
ISBN: 0262534940

This book gives you a comprehensive analysis of the rapid growth in renewable energy with a political overview.

What you'll learn-

  • Energy transition
  • Case studies and policy analysis.
  • Explain and predict the development of renewable energy
  • Political overview of renewable energy
  • Uses of modern renewables in electricity generation
  • Analysis of contemporary energy policy issues

Thirst for Power: Energy, Water, and Human Survival
Author: Michael E. Webber
Published at: 26/04/2016
This amazing book describes the field of energy technology and policy. It explains how energy and water linked with each other and how things become worst because of population growth.

Many long-term sustainable solutions are discussed in this book. Also, it combines the author's personal life experiences in this sector which makes this book more informative and authentic.

In a word, it offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water

What you'll learn-
  • How energy and water supplies are linked
  • Long-term sustainability

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