A new edition of a successful book, this volume provides engineers in diverse disciplines with a thorough, up-to-date introduction to renewable and efficient energy systems. Offering significant updates to such topics as geothermal power, wave and tidal power, and ocean thermal energy, the Second Edition expands coverage of electric power grids, discusses smart grids and grid integration of renewable energy systems, and addresses the growing issue of off-grid renewable energy systems for emerging markets in the developing world. Completely worked numerical examples of every important concept are provided.
GILBERT M. MASTERS received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and has taught courses there for over three decades on energy and the environment, with an emphasis on efficiency and renewables. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Atmosphere/Energy Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on environmental engineering and energy for sustainability.