Economic Comparisons of Power Generation Technologies / Todd S. Nemec -- Solar Energy Applications / Jan F. Kreider -- Fuel Cells / Matthew W. Mench -- Geothermal Resources and Technology: An Introduction / Peter D. Blair -- Wind Power Generation / Todd S. Nemec -- Cogeneration / Jerald A. Caton -- Hydrogen Energy / E.K. Stefanakos, D.Y. Goswami, S.S. Srinivasan, and J.T. Wolan -- Clean Power Generation from Coal / James W. Butler and Prabir Basu -- Using Waste Heat from Power Plants / Herbert A. Ingley, III -- Appendix A: Solar thermal and photovoltaic collector manufacturing activities 2005 -- Appendix B: Survey of geothermal heat pump shipments 1990-2004. "Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy Production shows you how to design and implement power generation technologies that are efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Chapters have been written by experts who, based on their hands-on field experience, offer detailed coverage of the environmental and economic impacts of renewable and conventional power generation technologies. Moreover, you learn how to satisfy business objectives, such as minimizing costs and maximizing design utility, while meeting environmental objectives." "Throughout the volume, examples and case studies serve as blueprints, demonstrating how designs are devised and executed. Figures illustrate key design principles, and tables provide at-a-glance summaries of key data. Finally, references at the end of each chapter enable you to investigate individual topics in greater depth."--Jacket.