Renewable Energy Systems, 1st edition

  • David M. Buchla
  • Thomas E. Kissell
  • Thomas L Floyd


Renewable Energy Systems is an introductory text that offers broad coverage of all major renewable energy systems, resources, and related topics, such as wind turbines, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy, water related power generation, fuel cells and generators.


Teaching and Learning Experience


The text provides readers the detailed, accessible overview needed to understand the breadth of renewable energy technologies and materials.

  • Accessible presentation. Chapter and section openers, margin features, and clear presentation of physics and mathematics help students learn the subject matter.
  • Applied practice. Section check-ups, worked examples, and coverage of key technologies show how technologies and materials are applied.
  • Visually engaging. The text is loaded with illustrations, original drawings, and photographs in full color.

Table of contents

1. Energy Sources

2. Electrical Fundamentals

3. Solar Photovoltaics

4. Solar Energy Systems

5. Solar Tracking

6. The Charge Controller and Inverter

7. Wind Power Systems 

8. Wind Turbine Control

9. Biomass Technologies

10. Geothermal Power Generation

11. Energy from Water

12. Fuel Cells

13. Generators

14. The Electrical Power Grid


List of Variables


Published by Pearson (January 2nd 2014) - Copyright © 2015