ESN Press 2020-11-23T00:30:19+01:00 Editorial Board Open Monograph Press <p>European Solar Network Press is dedicated to provide peer-reviewed academic publications in the field of solar energy, focusing on scientific research results, technologival developments, as well as on the policies.</p> UPCOMING: Europe - Energy - Climate 2020-11-20T03:11:27+01:00 Agnieszka Rządkowska <p>This upcoming release edited by Agnieszka E. Rządkowska is planned for publication in December 2020.</p> <p>Below you can find the publication preview from 5th November 2020.</p> <p>“Europe - Energy - Climate, the quest for the clean energy transition in the EU” is a book aiming to provide an up to date comprehensive study from many different angles on the prospects of the clean energy transition pursued by the EU. The book focuses on the most recent European energy policies in the context of the global challenge of climate change extending this discourse within the five topical sections that feature relevant chapters from academics and practitioners in the EU energy sector including policy-makers, members of many relevant NGOs, experts and scientists in renewable and traditional energy, as well as in climate and environment. The study aims to investigate the current European energy situation and discuss the real prospects and the steps in a transition to clean energy in the EU from the political, economic and technological perspectives with analytical data presented and discussed along with the possible directions investigated. The book first provides an outlook of the current energy situation in Europe followed by a description of the current European energy policy and the discussion of the most important aspects of the new EU Green Deal. A dedicated chapter is considering the COVID-19 pandemic context and how it affects and will affect in the future the clean energy transition in the EU. Further on, the book contextualizes the discussed situation and policy with background of the undeniable changes in the climate observed throughout the recent years. Then it covers an outlook study of the current technological developments in the renewable energy with a focus on the most promising directions. This discussion leads to the last section which provides a summarizing discourse on the process of the clean energy transition, its prospects, advantages, drawbacks and possible risks, including aspects such as international relations in the global geopolitical context as well as key policy issues such as energy security. The five sections of the book feature chapters from the perspective of academy and practice in related fields of policy, analysis and strategic planning, as well as technology, authored by many European and international experts, thus providing a unique blend of contributors among advanced scientists, policy-makers, industry specialists and practitioners who lead the current discourse in this field. The book is highly interdisciplinary yet the problem it tackles, the quest for clean energy is such as well. It presents different perspectives and enables the reader to develop his own opinion on the basis of being acquainted with different takes on the problem. The co-authors of the book have been invited based on their current roles and expertise by the editor and a co-author of the book Agnieszka E. Rządkowska, chair of the European Solar Network (ESN), member of the board of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), member of the editorial board of the newly established Solar Energy Advances Journal of Elsevier and an editor in-chief of the European Solar Energy Review Journal of ESN, academically affiliated with her Alma Matter, University of Wrocław in Poland.</p> 2020-11-05T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 ESNP Quantum Nano Plasmonics 2020-11-23T00:30:19+01:00 Witold Jacak <p>Quantum Nano Plasmonics is a monograph marketed by ESNP on behalf of Cambridge University Press.</p> <p>The monograph focuses on plasmonics in nano-structures that have been succesfully employed to enhancing PV effect.</p> <p>With examples and clear explanation throughout, this step-by-step approach makes quantum theory of plasmons accessible to readers without specialized training in theory. Jacak uses original research results to offer a fully analytical theory formulation suitable for further development and applications. The theory is focused on the Random Phase Approximation description of plasmons in metallic nano-structures, previously defined for bulk metal. Particular attention is paid to large damping of plasmons in nanostructures including electron scattering and Lorentz friction losses, quantum description of plasmon photovoltaic effect is presented and there is in-depth analysis of plasmon-polariton kinetics in metallic nano-chains. Suitable for students in the field of plasmonics, opto-electronics and photonics, and for researchers active in the field of photo-voltaics, opto-electronics, nano-plasmonics and nano-photonics. Also of help to researchers in soft plasmonics with applications to electro-signalling in neurons.</p> 2020-08-10T00:00:00+02:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Cambridge University Press