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Contents Preface Contents Units and Conversion factors Chapter 1. Introduction I. General principles Chapter 2. Basic principles of energy conversion Chapter 3. Thermodynamic engine cycles II. Heat energy conversion processes Chapter 4. Direct thermoelectric conversion Chapter 5. Engine conversion of solar energy Chapter 6. Heat pumps Chapter 7. Geothermal and ocean-thermal energy conversion III. Mechanical energy conversion processes Chapter 8. Basic description of flow-driven converters Chapter 9. Propeller-type converters Chapter 10. Cross-wind and other alternative converter concepts Chapter 11. Hydro and tidal energy conversion Chapter 12. Magneto hydrodynamic converters Chapter 13. Wave energy converters IV. Solar radiation conversion processes Chapter 14. Photovoltaic conversion Chapter 15. Photo-electrochemical conversion Chapter 16. Solar thermal conversion Chapter 17. Solar thermal electricity generators Chapter 18. Solar cooling and other applications V. Electrochemical energy conversion processes Chapter 19. Fuel cells Chapter 20. Other electrochemical energy conversion VI. Bioenergy conversion processes Chapter 21. Combustion Chapter 22. Biological conversion into gaseous fuels Chapter 23. Biological conversion into liquid fuels Chapter 24. Thermochemical conversion to gaseous and other fuels VII. Energy Transmission Chapter 25. Heat transmission Chapter 26. Power transmission Chapter 27. Fuel transmission VIII. Heat storage Chapter 28. Heat capacity storage Chapter 29. Latent heat and chemical transformation storage IX. High-quality energy storage Chapter 30. Pumped hydro storage Chapter 31. Flywheels Chapter 32. Compressed gas storage Chapter 33. Battery storage Chapter 34. Other storage forms Mini-projects and exercises References Index
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Renewable energy sources.