BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS
IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Annual Report 1996
IEA PVPS EX.CO.
This is the fourth annual report of the IEA collaboration
programme on photovoltaic power systems. Twenty countries are participating in the programme, working in six task areas: information exchange; operational performance and design of PV systems; stand-alone and island
applications; design and grid interconnection of building-integrated and other dispersed systems; modular PV plants for large-scale power generation; and PV in the built environment. This publication gives status
reports on each of these tasks and includes a feature article on "Building with Photovoltaics".
Available from: Ms Eva-Elena Bruno,
ENEL R&D Dept., Via Torino 6, I-00184 Rome, Italy.
Tel: +39 6 8509 2387, Fax: +39 6 8509 3512,
Biomass for Energy and the Environment
Proc. of the 9th European Bioenergy Conference
P Chartier et al (eds)
ISBN 0 08 042849 5
Biomass is set to play an increasing role in the supply of energy, both in the industrialised world and in developing countries, as concern for
the state of the global environment grows. Large power producers are becoming increasingly involved in commercial biomass production, supported by the growing political commitment of several European countries. The 9th
European Bioenergy Conference was held in Copenhagen in June 1996, attended by around 700 delegates from 45 countries. The proceedings contain 350 state-of-the-art papers on topics ranging from primary production of
biomass, through processes for power production, to market, economic and policy aspects of bioenergy.
Available from: Elsevier Science,
Regional Sales Office, Customer Support Department, PO Box 211, 1000 AE
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Tel: +31 20 485 3757, Fax: +31 20 485 3432,
Solar Energy Houses Strategies, Technologies, Examples
IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme
A-G Hestnes, et al (eds)
ISBN 1 873936 69 9
Passive and active solar
strategies together with the adoption of energy conservation measures and the integration of new materials and technologies can lead to dramatic reductions of 75-90% in the energy consumption in domestic buildings. The
objective of Task 13 of the IEA's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme was to advance solar building technologies and demonstrate this potential by designing and constructing buildings that met very low energy
consumption targets while maintaining a good indoor climate. Experts from 15 member countries met to pool ideas and evolve design strategies. The strategies are described in Part 1 of the book, the technologies in Part
2, and Part 3 describes 15 experimental houses, built in very different climates.
Available from James & James (Science Publishers) Ltd,
47 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8NX, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 171 284 3833; Fax: +44 171 284 3737;
Price: 45; US$75.
Energy Policies of IEA Countries
International Energy Agency
IEA regularly undertakes studies of the energy developments in all 24 member countries, carried out by peer reviews conducted on a four-year cycle by teams of experts from IEA member countries. The 1997 reports on
Australia and New Zealand are now available:
Energy Policies of IEA Countries Australia 1997 Review
pp145; ISBN 92 64 15450 7; 1997; English
Price: FF 225; US$ 44.
Energy Policies of IEA Countries New Zealand 1997 Review
pp109; ISBN 92 64 15498 1; 1997; English
Price: FF 165; US$ 32.
During 1997, other countries being reviewed include Belgium, Norway and Turkey.
The above Reviews are available from the IEA Public Information Office,
9 rue de la Fédération, 75739 Paris Cedex 15, France. Tel: +33 1 4057 6551;
Fax: +33 1 4057 6559; e-mail: email@example.com