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Renewable Energy Microgeneration Systems

Renewable Energy Microgeneration Systems Book
Author : Qiang Yang,Ting Yang,Wei Li
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-30
ISBN : 0128218711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable Energy Microgeneration Systems presents the latest technology advances in small-scale energy generation (electricity and heat) in the context of low/medium voltage level electric power distribution networks. With a focus on scientific innovations of the methodologies, approaches and algorithms in enabling efficient and secure operation of microgeneration systems, this book also analyzes the current understanding of motivations and barriers affecting microgeneration adoption with the aim of identifying opportunities for improving the field deployment. Considering the recent advances of theories and implementations in modeling, design, planning and management of different forms of microgeneration systems, this reference provides applied researchers in the field of electrical engineering and renewable micro generation incredible insights into microgeneration systems technologies and the potential for new technologies and markets. Provides modeling and optimization methods and techniques for micro-generation systems Covers multidisciplinary content, providing an opportunity for different stakeholders in various engineering fields Includes recent research advances in the field, with a focus on real case studies and policy

A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy

A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy Book
Author : Chris Kitcher
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0080970648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to renewable energy specifically aimed at vocational and professional construction courses A Practical Guide to Renewable Energy provides the perfect introduction to one of the construction industry's leading growth areas, containing an overview of all types of renewable energy sources, as well as information relating to the installation and inspection of renewable energy systems. The practical focus in this book will give you the confidence to pass micro-generation exams, discuss the subject with clients and work on all new and emerging renewable energy systems. Designed to make learning easier, this book contains: step-by-step instructions in how to fit and test renewable energy systems clear diagrams, photos and flow charts that demonstrate core principles associated online questions and answers that enable you to test your knowledge and further your understanding of the subject. As a student or professional this textbook will provide the information needed to pass your course and is also an ideal onsite reference. Readers will be able to access a free companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/kitcher where they will find related videos, questions and answers and links to further information upon renewable energy.

Future Electricity Technologies and Systems

Future Electricity Technologies and Systems Book
Author : Tooraj Jamasb,William J. Nuttall,Michael G. Pollitt
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-07-20
ISBN : 0521860490
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Where will our electricity come from in the future, and how will we use it? The UK is aiming for a 60% reduction of 1990 carbon dioxide emission levels by 2050, yet the electricity industry and patterns of electricity use must change radically if this is to be achieved. This authoritative overview analyses a range of possible scenarios for the future of electricity in the UK. Specialists in various renewable electricity technologies demonstrate the potential each has to play a significant role. Other routes to a low-carbon electricity system are also considered, including nuclear power, improved power electronics, a wider use of superconducting technology, and micro-generation systems including combined heat and power. The book concludes by examining opportunities for demand side improvements in architecture, industry and transport. Each chapter is written by a technical expert in a manner accessible to readers interested in energy technology, policy and economics.

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Book
Author : Sabyasachi SenGupta,Ahmed F. Zobaa,Karma Sonam Sherpa,Akash Kumar Bhoi
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-10-25
ISBN : 9811042861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume comprises select proceedings of ETAEERE-2016. The volume offers state-of-the-art chapters on energy management systems (EMS), renewable energy resources, micro-generation, green communications architectures and frameworks, green computing and education as well as energy-aware process optimization. The contents covers a wide variety of topics and aspects including management of renewable energy systems and environmental challenges. The contents of this volume will be useful to researchers and practicing engineers working in the areas of smart grids and renewable energy generation, distribution, and management.

Domestic Microgeneration

Domestic Microgeneration Book
Author : Iain Staffell,Daniel J.L. Brett,Nigel P. Brandon,Adam D. Hawkes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-06-19
ISBN : 1317448855
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Microgeneration – producing energy for the home, in the home – is a substantial improvement over the current centralised and detached energy model employed the world over. Domestic Microgeneration is the first in-depth reference work for this exciting and emerging field of energy generation. It provides detailed reviews of ten state-of-the-art technologies: including solar PV and thermal, micro-CHP and heat pumps; and considers them within the wider context of the home in which they are installed and the way that they are operated. Alongside the many successes, this book highlights the common pitfalls that beset the industry. It offers best-practice guidance on how they can be avoided by considering the complex linkages between technology, user, installer and government. This interdisciplinary work draws together the social, economic, political and environmental aspects of this very diverse energy ‘genre’ into a single must-have reference for academics and students of sustainability and energy related subjects, industry professionals, policy makers and the growing number of energy-literate householders who are looking for ways to minimise their environmental footprint and their energy bills with microgeneration.

Advances in Energy Systems

Advances in Energy Systems Book
Author : Peter D. Lund,John Byrne,Reinhard Haas,Damian Flynn
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-04-29
ISBN : 1119508282
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to a multi-disciplinary approach that includes perspectives from noted experts in the energy and utilities fields Advances in Energy Systems offers a stellar collection of articles selected from the acclaimed journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Review: Energy and Environment. The journalcovers all aspects of energy policy, science and technology, environmental and climate change. The book covers a wide range of relevant issues related to the systemic changes for large-scale integration of renewable energy as part of the on-going energy transition. The book addresses smart energy systems technologies, flexibility measures, recent changes in the marketplace and current policies. With contributions from a list of internationally renowned experts, the book deals with the hot topic of systems integration for future energy systems and energy transition. This important resource: Contains contributions from noted experts in the field Covers a broad range of topics on the topic of renewable energy Explores the technical impacts of high shares of wind and solar power Offers a review of international smart-grid policies Includes information on wireless power transmission Presents an authoritative view of micro-grids Contains a wealth of other relevant topics Written forenergy planners, energy market professionals and technology developers, Advances in Energy Systems is an essential guide with contributions from an international panel of experts that addresses the most recent smart energy technologies.

Renewable Energy and the Public

Renewable Energy and the Public Book
Author : Patrick Devine-Wright
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN : 1136530266
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout the world, the threat of climate change is pressing governments to accelerate the deployment of technologies to generate low carbon electricity or heat. But this is frequently leading to controversy, as energy and planning policies are revised to support new energy sources or technologies (e.g. offshore wind, tidal, bioenergy or hydrogen energy) and communities face the prospect of unfamiliar, often large-scale energy technologies being sited near to their homes. Policy makers in many countries face tensions between 'streamlining' planning procedures, engaging with diverse publics to address what is commonly conceived as 'NIMBY' (not in my back yard) opposition, and the need to maintain democratic, participatory values in planning systems. This volume provides a timely, international review of research on public engagement, in contexts of diverse, innovative energy technologies. Public engagement is conceived broadly - as the interaction between how developers and other key actors engage with publics about energy technologies (including assumptions held about the methods used, such as the provision of financial benefits or the holding of deliberative events), and how individuals and groups engage with energy policies and projects (including indirectly through the media and directly through emotional and behavioural responses). The book's contributors are leading experts in the UK, Europe, North and South America and Australia drawn from a variety of relevant social science disciplinary perspectives. The book makes a significant contribution to our existing knowledge, as well as providing interested professionals, policymakers and members of the public with a timely overview of the critical issues involved in public engagement with low carbon energy technologies.

Wind Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy System

Wind Solar Hybrid Renewable Energy System Book
Author : Kenneth Eloghene Okedu,Ahmed Tahour,Abdel Ghani Aissaoui
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-02-26
ISBN : 1789845904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a platform for scientists and engineers to comprehend the technologies of solar wind hybrid renewable energy systems and their applications. It describes the thermodynamic analysis of wind energy systems, and advanced monitoring, modeling, simulation, and control of wind turbines. Based on recent hybrid technologies considering wind and solar energy systems, this book also covers modeling, design, and optimization of wind solar energy systems in conjunction with grid-connected distribution energy management systems comprising wind photovoltaic (PV) models. In addition, solar thermochemical fuel generation topology and evaluation of PV wind hybrid energy for a small island are also included in this book. Since energy storage plays a vital role in renewable energy systems, another salient part of this book addresses the methodology for sizing hybrid battery-backed power generation systems in off-grid connected locations. Furthermore, the book proposes solutions for sustainable rural development via passive solar housing schemes, and the impacts of renewable energies in general, considering social, economic, and environmental factors. Because this book proposes solutions based on recent challenges in the area of hybrid renewable technologies, it is hoped that it will serve as a useful reference to readers who would like to be acquainted with new strategies of control and advanced technology regarding wind solar hybrid systems

Design for Micro Combined Cooling Heating and Power Systems

Design for Micro Combined Cooling  Heating and Power Systems Book
Author : Nicolae Badea
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-09-25
ISBN : 1447162544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a manual for the technical and structural design of systems for supplying decentralised energy in residential buildings. It presents the micro-combined cooling, heating & power systems Stirling engines & renewable energy sources (mCCHP-SE-RES) systems in an accessible manner both for the public at large, and for professionals who conceive, design or commercialise such systems or their components. The high performance levels of these systems are demonstrated within the final chapter by the results of an experiment in which a house is equipped with a mCCHP-SE-RES system. The reader is also familiarized with the conceptual, technical and legal aspects of modern domestic energy systems; the components that constitute these systems; and advanced algorithms for achieving the structural and technical design of such systems. In residential buildings, satisfying demands of durable development has gradually evolved from necessity to obligation and institutionalisation. Consequently a major paradigm change has appeared in the supply of energy to residential buildings, from the centralised production of energy using fossil fuels to the decentralised production of energy using local renewable sources. Furthermore, on the energy system market, energy micro systems which use renewable energy sources are increasingly commercialised. From among these, the mCCHP-SE-RES systems are particularly striking because they offer a high performance and they enhance the relationship between humans and the environment. This book is intended for postgraduate students of electrical engineering, applied mathematicians, and researchers of modelling and control of complex systems or power system technologies.

Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems

Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems Book
Author : Mukhtar Ahmad
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-12-18
ISBN : 1119281687
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive reference to renewable energy technologies with a focus on power generation and integration into power systems This book addresses the generation of energy (primarily electrical) through various renewable sources. It discusses solar and wind power—two major resources that are now in use in small as well as large-scale power production—and their requirements for effectively using advanced control techniques.In addition, the book looks at theintegration of renewable energy in the power grid and its ability to work in a micro grid. Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems describes the numerous types of renewable energy sources available and the basic principles involving energy conversion, including the theory of fluid mechanics and the laws of thermodynamics. Chapter coverage includes the theory of power electronics and various electric power generators, grid scale energy storage systems, photovoltaic power generation, solar thermal energy conversion technology, horizontal and vertical wind turbines for power generation, and more. Covers integration into power systems with an emphasis on microgrids Introduces a wide range of subjects related to renewable energy systems, including energy storage, microgrids, and battery technologies Includes tutorial materials such as up-to-date references for wind energy, grid connection, and power electronics—plus worked examples and solutions Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems is the perfect introduction to renewable energy technologies for undergraduate and graduate students and can also be very useful to practicing engineers.

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Book
Author : Manuel Pérez-Donsión,Silvano Vergura,Gianpaolo Vitale
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2016-02-29
ISBN : 1443889717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a scientific point of view, several challenges to renewable energy come from the intermittent nature of energy sources such as wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal. These problems are currently being addressed with research on power electronics converters, storage systems, Artificial Intelligence techniques, new materials and production technologies, numerical analysis techniques, among others. This research endeavours to reduce costs and find alternative energy sources that are competitive with fossil fuels. Consequently, these efforts of the scientific community will contribute to improving the quality of life on the planet. This book summarises ten years of contributions to these topics, and contains a selection of the best papers presented at the International Conferences on Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREPQ) from 2003 to 2012. These contributions have been selected by a team of voluntary reviewers, with two to four reviewers assigned to each paper. At the end of this process only about 5% of all presented papers were selected. Considering each paper had been reviewed before, in order to be accepted for the conference, the selected papers represent “the best of the best”. The contributors to this book represent some of the leading authorities in their areas of expertise. This book will be of particular interest to professional engineers and researchers dealing with renewable energy exploitation, but will also prove useful to postgraduate level students. In addition, it can be used as a reference book for engineers, physicists and mathematicians who are interested and involved in the operation, project management, design, and analysis of renewable sources equipment.

Micro Energy Systems

Micro Energy Systems Book
Author : M. Knowles,Michael C. Knowles,Mike Knowles,Ian Burdon,Bob Beith,R. Beith
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2004-11-05
ISBN : 9781860584268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This interesting book aims to contrast the existing and developing generating systems typically in the range 1kW to 2MW for use in hospitals, supermarkets, leisure centres, government and commercial building and domestic housing generally and for direct connection to the grid. COMPLETE CONTENTS Renewable energy in the UK – an issue of scale Wind turbines – a reviewof smaller units Run of river hydro for the UK and overseas Small hydro for remote areas – an international view Micro CHP – energy services and smart metering Micro combined heat and power Stirling engine based microenergy systems Running microturbines on biogas Community biomass gasification CHP Really small micro-scale generation (PV) The ‘RICT’ engine in micro energy and CHP systems Pressurized hybrid fuel cell system Reinventing electricity distribution Micro Energy Systems will be useful to project developers, power generators, local government and building services engineers in the industrial and commercial sector in the UK and throughout the world.

Integration of Clean and Sustainable Energy Resources and Storage in Multi Generation Systems

Integration of Clean and Sustainable Energy Resources and Storage in Multi Generation Systems Book
Author : Farkhondeh Jabari,Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo,Mousa Mohammadpourfard
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-09
ISBN : 3030424200
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents design principles, performance assessment and robust optimization of different poly-generation systems using renewable energy sources and storage technologies. Uncertainties associated with demands or the intermittent nature of renewables are considered in decision making processes. Economic and environmental benefits of these systems in comparison with traditional fossil fuels based ones are also provided. Case studies, numerical results, discussions, and concluding remarks have been presented for each proposed system/strategy. This book is a useful tool for students, researchers, and engineers trying to design and evaluate different zero-energy and zero-emission stand-alone grids.

Sustainable Energy System Engineering

Sustainable Energy System Engineering Book
Author : Peter Gevorkian
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0071473599
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thanks to economic incentives such as tax credits, green building has become a booming trend in the construction industry. This title is intended for electrical engineers, construction managers, construction and building inspectors.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Book
Author : D.P. KOTHARI,K. C. SINGAL,RAKESH RANJAN
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2011-11-25
ISBN : 8120344707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book, now in its Second Edition, is an introductory text on renewable energy sources, technologies and their applications—a subject which is becoming increasingly important worldwide. This edition includes two new chapters that introduce contemporary practices in renewable technologies. It also discusses issues on environmental degradation and its reasons and remedies. Besides this, a large number of numerical problems to correlate theory with typical values and chapter-end review questions are also given to reinforce the understanding of the subject matter. Written in an accessible style, this text is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. It will also be useful for all higher-level courses in energy programmes and multi-disciplinary postgraduate courses in science and engineering. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two new chapters—‘Hybrid Systems’ and ‘Environment, Energy and Global Climate Change’. A new section on Distributed Energy System and Dispersed Generation. Appendices on • Smart grid and grid system in India • Remote village electrification with renewable energy sources • Indian Electricity Act 2003, which supports exploration of Renewable Energy. SALIENT FEATURES : Provides balanced introduction to all aspects of solar energy conversion including PV technology. Gives comprehensive coverage of all facets of wind power development. Explains small hydropower projects with illustrative figures. Emphasises the importance of availability of biofuel from Jatropa plant. Special attention is given to ‘gas hydrates’ and ‘hydrogen energy’ sources. Fuel cells are explained as per the latest technology available. Harnessing of ocean energy is dealt with in detail. Utilisation of biomass and solid waste for energy recovery is emphasised.

Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems Book
Author : Dilwyn Jenkins
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-07
ISBN : 1136302735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the long awaited guide for anyone interested in renewables at home or work. It sweeps away scores of common misconceptions while clearly illustrating the best in renewable and energy efficiency technologies. A fully illustrated guide to renewable energy for the home and small business, the book provides an expert overview of precisely which sustainable energy technologies are appropriate for wide-spread domestic and small business application. The sections on different renewable energy options provide detailed descriptions of each technology along with case studies, installation diagrams and colour photographs, showing precisely what is possible for the average household. The chapter on how to select the renewable technology most appropriate for ordinary homes and businesses summarizes this analysis in a neat and easy to use table and demonstrates with examples exactly how to assess your local renewable resources. Renewable technologies covered include wood energy, wind power, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, passive solar, geothermal and air-to-air heat pumps as well as water or hydro based energy systems – plus the all-important subject of energy efficiency. Whilst written to be accessible to a wide audience, the book is targeted at readers who are keen to work with renewable technologies, students, building engineers, architects, planners, householders and home-owners.

Renewable Energy Technology and the Environment

Renewable Energy  Technology and the Environment Book
Author : A. A. M. Sayigh
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2012-12-02
ISBN : 0323161995
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Renewable Energy: Technology and the Environment comprises 106 chapters, with the first focusing on integrated resource planning. The following chapters delve into such topics as electricity from geothermal energy; wave energy prospects and prototypes; renewable energy policies for the nineties and beyond; and renewable energy technologies in developing countries. These topics are followed by discussions on harnessing the tax system to benefit alternative energy; energy-meteorology; development energy and environment; solar energy education; solar hydrogen; sky brightness during twilight; and solar instrumentation used in meteorology. Other chapters cover self-acting system tracking for pyrheliometers; directly coupled turbine-induction generator systems for low-cost micro-hydro power; and the utilization of genetic algorithm for the optimal design of a pneumatic hydro-power device. The remaining chapters present field experiments of a wave power converter with caisson breakwater; technical potentials of renewable energies; and air pollution modification due to energy supply diversification. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of meteorology and environmental studies.

Large Scale Renewable Power Generation

Large Scale Renewable Power Generation Book
Author : Jahangir Hossain,Apel Mahmud
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2014-01-28
ISBN : 9814585300
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on the issues of integrating large-scale renewable power generation into existing grids. The issues covered in this book include different types of renewable power generation along with their transmission and distribution, storage and protection. It also contains the development of medium voltage converters for step-up-transformer-less direct grid integration of renewable generation units, grid codes and resiliency analysis for large-scale renewable power generation, active power and frequency control and HVDC transmission. The emerging SMES technology for controlling and integrating large-scale renewable power systems is also discussed. Since the protection issues with large-scale distributed renewable power systems are different compared to the existing protection system for one way power flow, this book includes a new protection technique for renewable generators along with the inclusion of current status of smart grid. This book is a good reference for the researchers who are working the area of renewable power generation and smart grids.

Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Generating Renewable Energy

Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies  Generating Renewable Energy Book
Author : Ibrahim Dincer,Adnan Midilli,Haydar Kucuk
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-10-29
ISBN : 3319078968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This multi-disciplinary volume presents information on the state-of-the-art in sustainable energy technologies key to tackling the world’s energy challenges and achieving environmentally benign solutions. Its unique amalgamation of the latest technical information, research findings and examples of successfully applied new developments in the area of sustainable energy will be of keen interest to engineers, students, practitioners, scientists and researchers working with sustainable energy technologies. Problem statements, projections, new concepts, models, experiments, measurements and simulations from not only engineering and science, but disciplines as diverse as ecology, education, economics and information technology are included, in order to create a truly holistic vision of the sustainable energy field. The contributions feature coverage of topics including solar and wind energy, biomass and biofuels, waste-to-energy, renewable fuels, geothermal and hydrogen power, efficiency gains in fossil fuels and energy storage technologies including batteries and fuel cells.