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Main Title Electricity from renewable resources : status, prospects, and impediments /
Publisher National Academies Press ,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 535531606
ISBN 9780309137089 (pdk.); 030913708X (pdk.)
Subjects Renewable energy sources--United States ; Electric power production--United States ; Power resources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TJ808.A4642 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/03/2010
Collation xvii, 367 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and appendices.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Resource base -- Renewable electricity generation technologies -- Economics of renewable electricity -- Environmental impacts of renewable electricity generation -- Deployment of renewable electric energy -- Scenarios. "A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies."--Publisher's description.