About the book
RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES consists of sixteen chapters describing the practical applications of renewable sources of energy, particularly solar and bio energy in the field of agriculture. The materials presented in the book have been contributed by the experienced researchers and scientists, involved mainly in the research and development activities of renewable sources of energy. As renewable energy engineering is interdisciplinary, the compiled information in the book can be used in various specialized courses of science, engineering and agriculture and can be used as reference book for undergraduate, postgraduate level students engaged in the area of renewable energy and related fields, mostly for the engineering streams like agricultural, mechanical, civil, electrical engineering etc for the course “Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering”.
The book covers the broad areas of natural resources management for energy sustainability and environmental protection for climate change mitigation. Basic concepts and application of renewable energy system for reliable source of energy in agricultural sector, working principle of the devices and presentation of concepts in simple and practical manner with clear figures will help the end users, agricultural practitioners, researchers and technicians in adopting the technology in a sustainable manner.
Preface / Application of Renewable Energy Technologies in Agricultural Sector for Mitigating Global Warming and Climate Change / Ligno-cellulosic Biomass Resource Potential in Developing Countries / Agricultural Crop Residues: Biomass having Huge Energy Potential for Future / Biogas an Innovative Energy Source / Waste Biomass Utilization / Energy Plantation: a Venture for Sustainable Energy Generation and Utilization of Wastelands / Bio-Coal: a Prospective Substitute for Fossil Coal / Biodiesel: An Alternative Fuel for IC Engines Used in Agriculture and Transport Sector / Biodiesel from Non-Edible Oils as Alternative Liquid Fuel / Solar Refrigeration / Solar PV Pumping System for Irrigation in Agriculture / Solar Pump an Effective Energy Conversion Device - A Concept of Renewable Energy Utilization for Agriculture / Solar Refrigeration for Short-Term Storage of Vegetables / Design, Development and Energy Analysis of a Hybrid PV Solar Dryer / Renewable Energy Systems: Application in Agriculture / Animal Energy: A Source of Renewable Energy, its Utilization, Constraints and Future Thrust Areas of Research for Indian Agriculture / Index.
Under-Postgraduate Students, Researchers & Teachers