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Educational and Technological Approaches to Renewable Energy

Edited By Walter Leal Filho and Julia Gottwald

This book documents and disseminates a number of educational and technological approaches to renewable energy, with a special emphasis on European and Latin American experiences, but also presenting experiences from other parts of the world. It was prepared as part of the project JELARE (Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energy Project), undertaken as part of the ALFA III Programme of the European Commission involving countries in Latin America (e.g. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala) as well as in Europe (Germany and Latvia). Thanks to its approach and structure, this book will prove useful to all those dedicated to the development of the renewable energy sector, especially those concerned with the problems posed by lack of expertise and lack of training in this field.

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abatement costs 105–26 biodegradable waste 145–58 Chile 69–87 clean energy 11–39 cleaner production 145–58 climate change 171–81, 183–211 Club of Rome 11–39 competencies 41–67 competitiveness 127–42 costs 127–42 curriculum modernization 41–67 dependence theories 11–39 development paradigms 11–39 disturbances 159–69 economic development 183–211 electricity sector 127–42 energy 183–211 energy and development 183–211 energy consumption 105–26 energy efficiency 183–211 energy policy 127–42, 171–81 energy recovery 145–58 environment 11–39, 41–67 grain processing 145–58 Greenhouse gases 105–26 grid codes 159–69 JELARE 41–67 knowledge transfer 89–104 labour market survey 89–104 mass and energy balance 145–58 mitigation options 105–26 modernisation 11–39 multidisciplinary 41–67 natural resources 183–211 non-BRIC countries 69–87 Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC) 11–39 photovoltaic power plants 159–69 photovoltaics 171–81 Pilot module 41–67 real measurements 159–69 renewable energy 11–39, 41–67, 69–87, 89–104, 171–81, 183– 211 small developing island states 89– 104 solar energy 171–81 solar technology 171–81 solid recovered fuel 145–58 236 Thematic Index student profile 41–67 sustainable development 11–39, 183–211 technology transfer 89–104 technology transfers 69–87 UNFCCC 69–87 voltage dips 159–69 wind industry 69–87 wind power 127–42 world systems theories 11–39

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