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Title Electricity from renewable resources : status, prospects, and impediments / America's Energy Future Panel on Electricity from Renewable Resources, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2010]
©2010

Series America's energy future series
America's energy future series.
Subject Renewable energy sources -- United States.
Electric power production -- United States.
Power resources.
Alt Name National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Electricity from Renewable Resources.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
National Academy of Engineering.
Add Title America's energy future electricity from renewable resources
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 367 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and appendices.
Contents Introduction -- Resource base -- Renewable electricity generation technologies -- Economics of renewable electricity -- Environmental impacts of renewable electricity generation -- Deployment of renewable electric energy -- Scenarios.
Summary "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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309137096 (electronic bk.)
0309137098 (electronic bk.)
1282554557
9781282554559
030913708X (pbk.)
9780309137089 (pbk.)
OCLC # 551181316
Additional Format Print version: Electricity from renewable resources. Washington, DC : National Academies Press, 2010 9780309137089 (OCoLC)535531606