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Solar: A Renewable Energy Type

Paul F. Meier

in The Changing Energy Mix: A Systematic Comparison of Renewable and Nonrenewable Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190098391
eISBN:
9780190098421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098391.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

There are two basic approaches for using solar energy to generate electricity. The first type, solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, uses semiconductors to convert sunlight into electricity. Crystalline ... More


The Solution: Using Renewable Energy, Efficiency, and Conservation to Address Climate Change

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 6 discusses many CC solutions that avoid nuclear fission. Because wind and solar-PV power are fully developed, are relatively inexpensive, and ... More


Educating Youth: Solar Panels at Camp, Creation Care at Sunday School

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter addresses the question of how Christian education can engage youth in environmental stewardship and the moral imperative to protect God’s earth. The stories in this chapter highlight the ... More


The Sun Kings

Mark L. Clifford

in The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides a background on solar power. The first practical use of solar power was for satellites. Solar power allowed for a longer use time than batteries alone did; and with cost of ... More


From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

John A. Mathews

in Greening of Capitalism: How Asia Is Driving the Next Great Transformation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791502
eISBN:
9780804793162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791502.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Part II is the substantive core of the book, devoted to the three fundamental sectors of capitalism where changes are going to be needed, and where changes are already under way. Chapter Four ... More


The Rise of the Chinese Solar Photovoltaic Industry: Firms, Governments, and Global Competition

Matthew Hopkins and Yin Li

in China as an Innovation Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753568
eISBN:
9780191815096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753568.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, International Business

The last decade has seen the rise of China as the new center of solar photovoltaic power manufacture, and the next will likely see it become a center of its deployment. The chapter explores the ... More


The Electrical Energy Scenario in India

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Entropy Law, Sustainability, and Third Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190121143
eISBN:
9780190990510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190121143.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Chapter 7 describes the power and energy scenario of India in terms of both the primary energy resource mix and the technology-wise gross generation mix of electrical energy as in 2015–16. It also ... More


Solar Thermal Energy Generated Electricity

Michael E. Mackay

in Solar Energy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199652105
eISBN:
9780191801969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652105.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Solar thermal energy generated electricity is produced by heating water or a heat transfer fluid with concentrated solar energy to ultimately drive a Rankine cycle power plant. The analysis in this ... More


The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia’s Environmental Emergency

Mark Clifford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166089
eISBN:
9780231539203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166089.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will ... More


Cities and a Green New Deal

Joan Fitzgerald

in Greenovation: Urban Leadership on Climate Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190695514
eISBN:
9780190938345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695514.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics

The green economy is booming and many cities are connecting climate action with economic development. Although cities making this link are not necessarily topping the most sustainable city charts, ... More


Solar Energy and the Upper Atmosphere

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The sun radiates in all directions, and only a tiny fraction of its output is intercepted by the earth, 150 million kilometers away. On average, the solar power received by the earth is 340 watts per ... More


Bringing It Home

A. Whitney Sanford

in Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813168630
eISBN:
9780813168951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168630.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The final chapter illustrates how these bundled values— nonviolence, self-sufficiency or interdependence, participatory democracy, and voluntary simplicity—might be brought home to the mainstream to ... More


Exporting the Spaceship: The Connected Isolation of Masdar City

Gökçe Günel

in The New Arab Urban: Gulf Cities of Wealth, Ambition, and Distress

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479880010
eISBN:
9781479898855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880010.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

With an aim for ‘zero-carbon’ output, the Masdar City project aims to create a new mode of urbanization in a region otherwise massively contributing to carbon-rich environmental disaster. Involving ... More


The Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall … of the RV in America

James B. Twitchell

in Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167789
eISBN:
9780231537650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167789.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the rise and fall, as well as the future of the RV. In the 1960s, the RV was an object of much interest, but as the Winnebago started to be mass-produced, the allure of escape ... More


Our Fragile Infrastructure: Adapting to Global Warming

Matthys P. Levy

in Controversies in Science and Technology: From Sustainability to Surveillance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199383771
eISBN:
9780197562970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199383771.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

This chapter summarizes the history and evolution of various forms of infrastructure and the current state of their technology as a basis for exploring the ... More


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