I like reading about renewable energy, I have read a lot of them, and today I am going to share with you my best 15 renewable energy books.
The Best Renewable Energy Books
Renewable Energy: Sustainable Development and Efficient Utilization (English) (2017) by D. P. Singh (Editor), Kumar Das (Editor)
Renewable energy sources are an attractive alternative to depleting mineral fuels. This is because they can be used without exhausting them and hence they provide a clean, sustainable and economical source of energy.
The present book provides research papers on various areas such as wind energy, solar photovoltaic systems, organic Rankine cycle for low-temperature solar and geothermal sources, energy efficiency and conservation, etc.
Renewable Energy Sources: State of the Art (English) (2015) by Vladimir Alvarado-Blondel
This book provides a state-of-the-art review of renewable energy sources and discusses perspectives related to their efficient utilization for future generations.
It begins with a review of the present situation with regard to renewable energy sources. It then goes on to discuss in detail various types of renewable energy technologies.
The sustainability of energy systems is covered in this book, particularly when used for meeting different demands at their optimal level.
This book provides an overview of future prospects in terms of the implementation and implementation of sustainable policies in order to ensure the efficient utilization of renewable energy sources.
Renewable Energy Sources: Technology, Economics, Environment (English) (2012) by Robert H. Williams
The book provides a good review of the economic principles involved in estimating capital costs and operating costs for various types of renewables.
It discusses environmental issues that are associated with renewable energy utilization and suggests a number of proactive policies that can help overcome the hurdles in promoting renewables.
The book also provides a review of various peer-reviewed papers published on renewable energy in several reputed journals.
Renewable Energy Sources: Technology, Economics, Environment (English) [In 2 volumes] by Robert H. Williams
The first volume of the book provides a good review of the economic principles involved in estimating capital costs and operating costs for various types of renewables.
The second volume discusses environmental issues that are associated with renewable energy utilization and suggests a number of proactive policies that can help overcome the hurdles in promoting renewables.
Renewable Energy Sources: State of the Art (English) (2017) by Vladimir Alvarado-Blondel
Renewable Energy Sources: State of the Art is a compilation of articles on various aspects of harnessing renewable energy.
The book deals with both conventional and novel technologies for exploiting renewable energy, and summarizes technical advances in wide areas such as solar power, wind power, oceanic energy, geothermal energy, biomass and biogas, hydrogen power, wave energy, and fuel cells. The book focuses on the latest developments in these areas.
The Solar Fraud by Peter Sandford
The Solar Fraud” discusses the history and politics of solar energy, especially photovoltaics, in the US since the 1970s.
The author provides a documented, yet entertaining history of the solar industry and the scientific and economic reasons why it has not lived up to its promise or expectations.
Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry by Varun Sivaram
Solar Revolution” gives a detailed exploration of how we can shift away from fossil fuels. The author provides suggestions for actions that can be taken to solve the problem, including how to improve energy productivity, expand clean energy sources, reduce emissions through carbon capture technologies and geoengineering, and manage land-use conflicts between solar producers and other inhabitants.
Solar Power Your Home For Dummies by Rik DeGunther
“Solar Power Your Home For Dummies” is a book about home solar systems. It includes information on both grid-tied and off-grid systems, as well as how to choose among different kinds of photovoltaic panels.
The author provides thorough explanations of parts and technologies, design tools for sizing the system you need, wiring diagrams, safety information, and more.
Solar Sustainability: The History of Photovoltaics (Science History Series) by Michael J. Crosbie
“Solar Sustainability” is a history of photovoltaic technology from the first demonstration experiments in 1876 until the present day.
The author discusses how different people’s motivations drove solar research forward, and how political, fiscal, and commercial factors have affected its progress.
Solar Cells: Operating Principles, Technology and System Applications by Hans-Joachim Lewerenz
“Solar Cells” is a book on the science of photovoltaic devices. It describes the basic principles of solar cells and includes information on fabrication technology and system applications.
This book is appropriate for those who want to know more about photovoltaics than what might be found in a general introduction.
Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Systems Design and Implementation by John Ballato
“Photovoltaic Solar Energy” provides a foundation in photovoltaics. It discusses physical principles, materials and devices, cell design and performance analysis, environmental effects on cells, reliability issues, system impact on the utility grid, and other considerations for developing solar power systems.
Photovoltaic Solar Electric Handbook by Paul Maycock
“Photovoltaic Solar Electric Handbook” is a detailed discussion of photovoltaic systems for direct-current applications.
The book is primarily aimed at solar electric power and includes information on system design, sizing, batteries, battery charge controllers, and installation and wiring.
Solar Electricity Basics: Photovoltaics by David Ingram
“Solar Electricity Basics” is a book on photovoltaics. It starts with an examination of energy and electricity, before going into detail about the solar cell.
The book includes information on understanding a power system specification, designing a system, equipment choices, and how to increase output from a photovoltaic array.
Photovoltaic Design and Installation for Dummies
“Photovoltaic Design and Installation” is a book on photovoltaics. It starts with a brief explanation of what photovoltaic systems are, including the benefits of using them. The book then goes into detail on designing and installing a system. It also discusses some common problems that can occur with solar energy systems.
Solar World: Photovoltaic Technology, Markets, and Policy by Peter D. Daniels
“Solar World” is a detailed look at the photovoltaic industry, covering topics such as European and US markets for solar cells, module supply chains, trade disputes within the WTO framework, and subsidies available to support the use of solar energy.
It also discusses some problems with current policies regarding renewable technologies.
Those are my list of best renewable energy books, how many of these books have you read? what is your favorite book on this list? let me know in the comment section below.