Society has an insatiable demand for energy, and solar energy remains the most promising and abundant source of renewable, clean energy to replace our current reliance on fossil fuels. However, in 2010, less than .2% of global consumption of electricity was from solar. So, why isn’t large-scale production of electricity from solar more prevalent?
Click on the links below to see what books are available in the library in some key areas related to Alternative Energy Sources.
- Solar Energy
- Nuclear Energy
- Biomass Energy
- Renewable Energy
- Solar Power
- Solar and Thermal
To find additional books, search in our online catalog using Advanced Keyword Searching and using appropriate research keywords.
Click on the links below to access electronic books (Access only to Drexel faculty and students)
You can access full book chapters using electronic book collections such as ebrary, ENGnetBASE, Knovel, MATERIALSnetBASE, and MECHANICALnetBASE.
- Knovel: Engineering & Scientific Online References
Wind, Solar Could Play Bigger Roles in Future US Energy Mix
"U.S. climate change legislation now before Congress would mandate that by 2020, 15 to 20 percent of the nation's electricity supply would come from renewable sources like wind and solar.
Currently wind and solar contribute only about 2 percent, with hydropower providing an additional 6 percent.
The new report examines the potential of wind and solar electricity in the United States
Can these renewable sources meet the nation's energy needs?