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Handbook of Research on Solar Energy Systems and Technologies
is energy obtained from natural resources, such as, sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal.
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Solar Energy Education and Training Programs in the USA: An Academic Perspective
Sohail Anwar (Pennsylvania State University – Altoona College, USA) and Shamsa S. Anwar (Pennsylvania State University – Altoona College, USA)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1996-8.ch019
Abstract
In the past, solar energy education was limited to scientists and engineers who could develop new technologies and conduct research. Later on, a need was recognized to educate those who design and construct buildings, because solar energy applications were well developed for such applications. At present, numerous solar energy applications have been developed. Solar energy is currently used for heating and cooling of buildings, production of electricity for stationary and mobile applications, solar lighting systems, crop drying, water treatment, and environmental cleanup. Given the expanding use of solar energy, there is a need to educate society about solar energy. Thus, solar energy education and training programs should be developed at different educational levels to fulfill this need. Such programs need to recognize the environmental value of solar energy and the life cycle advantages of solar energy systems. This manuscript provides an overview of the status of solar energy education and training in the United States. Though the focus of this chapter is on the solar energy education and training programs provided by the academic institutions in the USA, a short description of non-academic programs is also provided.
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Phenomena Implied by Sustainable and Green Retrofitting: A Quantitative Approach
Energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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Management of Electrical Maintenance of University Buildings Using Deterioration Models
Represents the energy produces from an energy source that is naturally replenished after use. Some examples are: sunlight, wind, rain, waves, tides, geothermal, etc.
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Green Finance and Sustainable Development: A Case of the Bangladesh Economy
The energy which is generated from inexhaustible sources is known as renewable energy. Uses of solar, wind, tide, nuclear, waste recycling and so on are the example of renewable energy sources.
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Basic Concepts of Electric Power System Planning: Contracting for Reliability and Cost Effectiveness
The energy that can be generated from renewable resources such as Wind and waterfalls. It can affect the procurement, development, operation, and maintenance of the distribution grid.
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An Innovative Solar Energy and Decision Support System Approach by Using IoT
A type of energy which is obtained from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, and geothermal heat.
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The Role of Urban Living Labs in Entrepreneurship, Energy, and Governance of Smart Cities
Renewable energy includes primary energy. Renewable energy is linked to technological evolution, where a new capacity is put into use for energy supply through technology and specialised human resources. The use of renewable energy reduces fossil fuel consumption and environmental impacts. There are various types of renewable energy: wind, solar, aero-thermal, geothermal, hydraulic, biomass, landfill gas, hydrothermal and oceanic.
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Decision Making for Energy Management in Smart Grid
An energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat, etc.
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The Role of Banks in Renewable Energy Finance: An Analysis of Turkey
Renewable energy is the energy obtained from the natural sources such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal.
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Development of a Methodology for Educational Management Entailing Government, Economic Sectors, and Educational Institutions for Sustainable Development
Energy from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale, examples of renewable energy sources include wind power, solar power, and bioenergy.
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Solar Photovoltaic Servo Tracking Controlled System
Is the energy produced from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, waves and geothermal heat.
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The Contribution of the Environmental Tax on the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: An Exploratory Study in Portugal and Spain
This type of energy is associated with sustainability issues. As a rule, EU community directives usually list five types: solar, biomass, hydrogen, wind, and oceans.
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A Panel Asymmetric Causality Between Health and Climate Change: Empirical Evidence From EU Regions
The energy continuously obtainable from the sources in nature, such as the wind and the sun.
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The Impact of Social Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility on Energy Savings as a Competitive Strategy
Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed. For example: Sunlight and wind.
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The Role of IoT and AI in Bioeconomy
Energy sources that are replenished naturally and have a minimal impact on the environment, such as solar, wind, and hydropower.
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Hydrogen-Energy Vector Within a Sustainable Energy System for Stationary Applications
Often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished.
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Powering the Sustainable Development Goals for Green Growth in Nigeria
Energy production from sources that can be regenerated and are not wasting fossils. Such energy sources include natural ones like recyclable sources and naturally occurring phenomenon like sunlight and is generally reproducible.
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Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids
Represents the energy produces from a energy source that is naturally replenished after use. Some examples are: sunlight, wind, rain, waves, tides, geothermal, etc.
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State-Level Status of Renewable Energy Development in India
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human time scale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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Innovation in Public Health Care Institutions: The Case of Green Hospitals
Also called soft energy, consists in any naturally occurring, theoretically unlimited source of energy, as biomass, solar, wind, wave or hydroelectric power that is not derived from fossil or nuclear fuel.
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Energy Poverty Jinx: Can India Overcome?
Renewable energy is a form of energy that is collected from naturally replenished renewable resources, including, sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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Agenda-Setting Towards Indonesia's Ambitious Electricity Decarbonization 2030: Circularity Strategy to Renewable Power Generation
Energy resources that can be utilised sustainably for the advantage of each generation and that can be mobilised on site or with technological assistance.
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The Importance of Partnership for the Public and Private Sectors in the Renewable Energy Technology Industry in Algeria
Is a natural and permanent inexhaustible resources that exist in nature. It has several sources, including the solar, the wind, water, and bioenergy.
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World Natural Resources and Their Impact on the Environmental Conditions of Our Planet
Energy that is collected from renewable resources that are naturally replenished on a human timescale. It includes sources such as sunlight, wind, the movement of water, and geothermal heat.
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Blockchain Technology in Solar Energy
An energy produced from sources that do not deplete or can be replenished within a human's life time, any naturally occurring, theoretically inexhaustible source of energy.
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Implementation of an Integral Methodology for the Simulation of Renewable Energy Scenarios Applied to an Isolated Area
It is energy produced from sources that do not deplete or can be replenished within a human's lifetime. The most common examples include wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower.
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An Optimal Photovoltaic Conversion System for Future Smart Grids
This term describes the energy collected from renewable resources such as sunlight, rain, wind, and geothermal heat energies.
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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Use of Programs in the Design of Power Complexes Based on Renewable Energy Resources
Is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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Ethical Dimensions of Sustainable Development: The Philosophy, Logistics, and Climate Change Education
Energy derived from naturally occurring sources that are replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, water (hydropower), and biomass. It is considered environmentally sustainable and less harmful compared to fossil fuels.
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A Regional Energy Planning Approach: An Integrated Framework and Its Application to Jeju Island's Renewable Roadmap
Renewable energy means environmentally benign and generally carbon-free or carbon neutral energy which is utilized from natural sources such as sun, wind, geothermal heat, ocean, etc.
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Energy and Sustainability in the European Region: The Russian Factor
Comes from resources which are replenished by power of nature from sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Main sources of renewable energy include biofuel, biomass, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, and wind power.
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Risk Management in Small Hydroelectric Power Plants (SHPPs) in Colombia
is a method of energy production that does not exhaust resources for its energy generation because it uses resources that can be renewed continually. I.E: geothermal, wind, solar, biomass and Hydrogeneration
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Research on First Mini Solar Power Plants to Produce Electric Power on the South Serbia
Energy that is generated from renewable sources, which are wind, sunlight, tides, rain, geothermal heat.
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Employee Green Behaviour in Ghanaian Public Sector Organisations
Is a natural resource that grow to restore the areas diminished by continuous usage and consumption, either through natural reproduction or other recurring processes in a finite amount of time in a human time scale.
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Environmental Solutions and Alternative Policies to Energy Crises on the Basis of Renewable Energy Production and the Global Renewable Energy Market
Can be obtained from natural sources such as sun, wind, rain, tides, hot or cold water currents, waves, and geothermal heat. It does not contain carbon in its source, production, or consumption and can be obtained from naturally renewable sources.
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Analyzing the Efficiency of Renewable Energy Sources in Terms of Electricity Generation: The Case of Turkey
Energy that will not run out as long as the sun exists and has a minimum negative impact on the environment.
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Paving the Path to a Sustainable Digital Future With Green Cloud Computing
Renewable Energy refers to energy derived from natural resources that are continually replenished, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. The use of renewable energy sources is a key component of sustainable practices to reduce dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels.
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Climate Change in the Built Environment: Addressing Future Climates in Buildings
Energy from sources that will renew themselves within our lifetime. Renewable energy sources include wind, sun, water, biomass (vegetation) and geothermal heat.
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The Use of Information and Communication Technologies and Renewable Energy in Europe: Implications for Public Transportation
The type of energy that comes from natural sources that replace themselves, its use doesn’t produce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Ejector Refrigeration Cycles: Classification of Thermodynamic Cycles with Ejectors
An energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished such as sunlight, wind, geaothermal heat, ocean tides, waves, biomass.
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Energy Transition Toward a Low-Carbon Economy in Malaysia: Do We Need a Liberalizing Electricity Market?
Energy produced from sources like the sun and wind that are naturally replenished and do not run out. Renewable energy can be used for electricity generation, space and water heating and cooling, and transportation.
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The Tourism Sector's Impact on Carbon Emissions: An Empirical Analysis of Transitioning G20 Countries
Energy obtained from renewable sources which are nondepletable, such as wind, solar and geothermal power.
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Renewable Energy Technologies, Sustainable Development, and Environment
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished). Energy obtained from sources that are essentially inexhaustible (unlike, for example the fossil fuels, of which there is a finite supply). Energy sources that are, within a short time frame relative to the Earth's natural cycles, sustainable, and include non-carbon technologies such as solar energy, hydropower, and wind, as well as carbon-neutral technologies.
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Renewable Energies and Urban Environment in Spain
Renewable energies (or renewables) are ways to generate energy from (theoretically) unlimited natural resources. These resources are either available with no time limit or replenish more quickly than the rate at which they are consumed. Renewable energies are generally spoken of as opposed to fossil fuel energies.
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The Review of Multi-Criteria Decision Making in the Renewable Energy Industry of Turkey
Renewable energy resources are used to produce electricity as an alternative to fossil fuels. They cause much less environmental problems compared to fossil fuels.
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Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Methods for Biomass Energy Systems: A Review
It is an energy type. Its primary resources are renewable resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
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A Renewable Energy Assessment Method by Parametric and Non-Parametric Models' Data Analysis
The energy obtained from the existing energy flow in continuous natural processes.
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Consumer Attitudes Towards Renewable Energy: A Study in Turkey
Is generally defined as energy that is collected from resources that are naturally replenished in much less time compared to fossil fuels, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
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The Role of Serious Games in Shaping Pro-Environmental Behaviours: Changing Attitudes Toward Renewable Energy
Energy that comes from regenerative sources including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass.
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Systems Engineering: Driving Green Economy and Renewable Energy Transitions
Energy that comes from natural sources that are inexhaustible or constantly renewable, such as solar radiation, wind, water flow and geothermal heat. These natural sources are used to generate electricity, heat and other types of energy without depleting the underlying resources and with reduced environmental impact.
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Methods of Forecasting Solar Radiation
Energy resources that are renewed on short term basis
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Operation and Control of Microgrid
Represents the energy produces from an energy source that is naturally replenished after use. Some examples are: sunlight, wind, rain, waves, tides, geothermal, etc.
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Ecological Degradation Within the Context of Consumption: A 30-Year Bibliometric Analysis (1992-2022)
Energy sources like solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and biomass that replenish themselves naturally and can be sustained over time are referred to as renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources can be used without depleting the Earth's resources, in contrast to fossil fuels, which are limited and non-renewable.
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Use of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Refrigerated Transport
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation, hot water/space heating, motor fuels, and rural (off-grid) energy services. Renewable energy resources exist over wide geographical areas, in contrast to other energy sources, which are concentrated in a limited number of countries. Rapid deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency is resulting in significant energy security, climate change mitigation, and economic benefits.
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Empowering Sustainability: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy refers to energy derived from naturally replenishing sources such as sunlight, wind, and water. In the role of AI in Renewable Energy (RE), AI technologies are utilized to optimize renewable energy generation, improve resource forecasting, enhance grid integration, and enable intelligent energy management for a sustainable and efficient energy system.
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China's Energy Conundrum: Navigating Through Crises, Policy Responses, and Global Impact
Energy derived from natural processes that are replenished at a faster rate than they are consumed, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat.
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Application of Soft Computing Techniques for Renewable Energy Network Design and Optimization
Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat.
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FDI and Environmental Degradation: Evidence From a Developed Country
Energy coming from renewable resources that renews in a certain period.
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Addressing the Sustainable Development Goals Through Environmental Education
Energy resources that are naturally replenishing such as biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action, and tidal action.
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Renewable Energy and Economic Growth: An Overview of the Literature
Energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as hydro, geothermal, solar, wind and tide/wave/ocean energy, as well as from biofuels and renewable waste. Renewable energy often provides energy in four important areas: electricity generation, air and water heating/cooling, transportation, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
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Post-COVID-19 Australian and Indian Collaboration for Enhanced Effectiveness in the Resource Sector for Renewable Energy
It is the energy derived from naturally renewing but flow-limited sources; renewable resources are practically limitless in terms of duration but restricted in terms of energy available per unit of time.
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Evaluation of the Case Method with an Emphasis in Energy Issues and its Applicability for European Higher Education
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Sustainability in Upstream Oil and Gas: Integrating Energy and Ecology
Solar, wind, and hydropower are examples of renewable energy sources. Adopting renewable energy is often viewed as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Renewable energy sources have a lower environmental impact than fossil fuels, and can reduce the dependence on fossil fuels in the long-term. The use of renewable energy can also help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Green Building Technologies
Is energy from sources that will renew themselves within our lifetime. Renewable energy sources include wind, sun, water, biomass (vegetation), and geothermal heat.
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