advances | book review
Principles of Sustainable Energy
by FRANK KReITH and JAN F. KReIDeR
reviewed by MONCeF KRARTI, PH.D., P.e., LeeD AP
22 September/October 2011 SOLAR TODA Y solartoday.org
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Frank Kreith, Ph.D., professor emeritus of mechanical engi- neering, and professor Jan F.
Kreider, Ph.D., of the Joint Cen-
ter for Energy Management in the
department of civil, environmental
and architectural engineering (both
at the University of Colorado), have
produced an excellent textbook and a
comprehensive reference for students
and professionals. It offers a broad
understanding of the engineering and econom-
ic principles of sustainable energy technologies,
along with methods to evaluate and assess them.
It should be a valuable tool in meeting the chal-
lenges of transitioning to a sustainable energy