This book is based on the energy conversion, transmission and storage
parts of the author’s Renewable Energy, the book that in 1979 placed the topic
on the academic agenda and actually got the term “renewable energy” accepted.
While Renewable Energy (now in its third edition) deals with the
physical, technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of renewable
energy, the present book concentrates on the engineering aspects, in
order to provide a suitable textbook for the many engineering courses in renewable
energy coming on-line, and hopefully at the same time providing a
handy primer for people working in this important field.