Harnessing energy flows: technologies for renewable power production
Book chapter, 2014
In this chapter, the technologies for renewable power production of today and
in the near future will be described and explained. Renewable power production
is electric power production without using a fuel that will end some day in the
future. In this chapter, as in this book, power production based on renewable fuels
(biomass) is excluded1.
Some of the technologies such as wind or solar has reached industry mass
production in recent years, hydro power has been in operation more than 100
years and others like wave or ocean current power have still some development to
do before robust power production units are available.