Megatrends for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Megatrends for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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The use of energy is being shaped by environmental issues including the fear of global warming. This has resulted in the development of renewable energy sources and more efficient building technology. Examining trends in energy efficiency, this book explores energy technologies and fuels, their prospects in a world with greenhouse gas restrictions. It looks at the technical and economic tradeoffs of traditional renewables such as wind and solar, as well as large scale PV and concentrated thermal power. It also considers biomass technologies. For each of these technologies, it discusses planning, siting, installation, operation and maintenance, health and safety, power conditioning, and efficiency innovations. -- Book Description.The lamp uses halogens to reduce evaporation of the tungsten filament. Halogen lamps provide a 40 to 60% increase in efficiency with a whiter, brighter light than standard incandescents. ... Many fixtures are designed for incandescent bulbs and lamp manufacturers continue to market incandescent bulbs since they areanbsp;...

Title:Megatrends for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Author:Michael F. Hordeski
Publisher:The Fairmont Press, Inc. - 2011


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