This guidebook for managers and decision-makers analyzes all important aspects for evaluating photovoltaics as a potential option in the power-supply industry and industrial development. The expertise of 40 invited experts enables readers to form their own opinion of PV energy conversion.
Understanding why renewable energy policies succeed and fail is essential for a range of stakeholders in the energy and environmental sectors. Clear information on why and how to secure successful renewable energy markets is much needed. Renewable Energy Policy and Politics meets that need, bringing together the experience of world leaders in this field. The book addresses the politics of renewable energy, the key players required to drive energy reform and those likely to resist change. The interplay between government, industry and society is discussed and explained with a balanced hand, offering a rare insight into political campaigning on energy. International case studies are included, complemented by a step-by-step breakdown of the elements required to achieve legislation. This book sets out the rules of the game, the stakes and the strategies for success. It will be an invaluable tool for policy makers, energy consultants, non-governmental organizations and other professionals working in the fields of energy policy, climate change and environmental policy. Students and researchers keen to enhance their knowledge of renewable energy markets and policy development will also find this essential reading.
Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, Third Edition, is a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. This fully revised handbook includes brand new sections on smart grids, net metering and the modeling of photovoltaic systems, as well as fully revised content on developments in photovoltaic applications, the economics of PV manufacturing and updated chapters on solar cell function, raw materials, photovoltaic standards, calibration and testing, all with new examples and case studies. The editor has assembled internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia around the world to make this a truly global reference. It is essential reading for electrical engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policymakers and physicists working with photovoltaics. Presents a cast of international experts from industry and academia to ensure the highest quality information from multiple stakeholder perspectives Covers all things photovoltaics, from the principles of solar cell function and their raw materials, to the installation and design of full photovoltaic systems Includes case studies, practical examples, and reports on the latest advances and worldwide applications
As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices. The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies. The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia. The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.
In recent years our usage and understanding of different types of energy has grown at a tremendous rate. The editor-in-chief, Cutler Cleveland, and his international team of associate editors have brought together approximately 400 authors to produce the Encyclopedia of Energy. This highly topical reference draws together all aspects of energy, covering a wealth of areas throughout the natural, social and engineering sciences. The Encyclopedia will provide easily accessible information about all aspects of energy, written by leading international authorities. It will not only be indispensible for academics, researchers, professionals and students, but also for policy makers, energy and environmental consultants, and all those working in business corporations and non-governmental organisations whose activities relate to energy and the environment. Also available online via ScienceDirect featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. An invaluable resource for all academics, researchers, professionals and students either working in or conducting research in energy and related environmental fields An A-Z of energy, covering environmental and renewable energy through to fossil fuels and nuclear power.
World Bank Technical Paper No. 298. Summarizes the factors that constrain girls schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa and outlines practical ways of designing programs that will accelerate female participation in education in the region. Also available in French: (ISBN 0-8213-3507-3) Stock No. 13507.
In an era of federal deficits and struggling municipalities, the states have emerged as the most significant governmental actors of the 1990s. But state governments face a major challenge of fiscal planning in the midst of economic change.Bahl and Duncombe tackle this challenge head-on. Using New York as a case in point, they identify looming dangers for state revenue and expenditure planning created by the economic shifts of the 1980s.The authors offer invaluable lessons for the 1990s. They question forcing a "1960s tax policy through a 1990s economy, ' and they seek long-range fiscal planning In place of the "mad scramble for eleventh-hour solutions" to annual budget crises.The book is thought-provoking, exhaustively researched, and sensibly written - a glimmer of sanity in an uncertain time. Its lessons are applicable everywhere and should be read by all those seeking a route through the tangled thickets of government policy for economic growth