Floating PV Plants

Floating PV Plants
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot,Giuseppe Marco Tina
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 012817062X
ISBN 13: 9780128170625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floating PV Plants Book Review:

Renewable energy sources (RES) are one of the important instruments that human beings can use to tackle problems created by climate change. We expect a quick expansion of RES in the next few years. One important new technology is the floating photovoltaic (FPV) which is at its very beginning but which after only 10 years from its first proposal has already reached the target of 2 GWp of plants installed. This book explores the reasons for such growth and the advantages of this new technology. FPV plants are easily integrated into any human settlements and can use available fresh water as well as salt water near coastal areas. So their geographic potential is unlimited. Furthermore, their environmental impact is limited and the managing and decommissioning of plants are very cheap. The book offers a perspective on the many facets of this technology as well as an analysis of the economic aspect and of the final electricity cost which in a short time will go down to less than 50 $ per MWh. Contributions from different authors have helped in sectors such as the raft structure, the wave impact, and the environment problems. Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems over the water’s surface Offers theoretical and practical explanations on how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems Considers how the use of floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot,Giuseppe Marco Tina
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 0128123230
ISBN 13: 9780128123232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems Book Review:

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems: Modelling, Design and Case Studies investigates how the use of photovoltaic systems in and on the water can create a positive synergy by increasing the cost effectiveness of PV systems, satisfying the local energy demand and creating positive effects on water. Tina and Rosa-Clot combine their wealth of experience to present a theoretical, numerical, experimental and design-focused analysis of water-integrated PV systems. The book is dedicated to providing a very accessible and understandable analysis of the theoretical and modeling aspects of these PV systems. The authors explore and analyze many existing projects and case studies which provide the reader with an understanding of common design and installation problems, as well as a thorough economic study to help the reader justify the adoption of this very clean method of creating renewable energy. Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems and storage systems over and under the water’s surface Offers theoretical and practical explanations of how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems which are complemented by MATLAB simulations for an enhanced learning experience Considers how the use of submerged and floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Floating Photovoltaic Plants and Wastewater Basins an Australian Project

Floating Photovoltaic Plants and Wastewater Basins  an Australian Project
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1052098305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floating Photovoltaic Plants and Wastewater Basins an Australian Project Book Review:

Abstract: Floating photovoltaic is a new design solution for photovoltaic (PV) power plants; Floating PV systems (FPVSs) are normally installed on water bodies such as natural lakes or dams reservoirs, and offshore solutions are also investigated. Such technology has attracted increased worldwide attention since 2007 and medium and large FPVSs have already been deployed in several countries, such as Japan, South Korea, India and USA. The cost effectiveness of FPVS increases dramatically if the floating structure performs also other tasks, for instance the reduction of water evaporation. In this context, the possibility to integrate PV plants with the existing basins for wastewater treatment is explored; a compact FPVS without tracking with optimal orientation and distance among rows is suggested as the most simple and economic design solution. Some test cases in South Australia are suggested and analysed.

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot,Giuseppe Marco Tina
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN 10: 0128123230
ISBN 13: 9780128123232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems Book Review:

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems: Modelling, Design and Case Studies investigates how the use of photovoltaic systems in and on the water can create a positive synergy by increasing the cost effectiveness of PV systems, satisfying the local energy demand and creating positive effects on water. Tina and Rosa-Clot combine their wealth of experience to present a theoretical, numerical, experimental and design-focused analysis of water-integrated PV systems. The book is dedicated to providing a very accessible and understandable analysis of the theoretical and modeling aspects of these PV systems. The authors explore and analyze many existing projects and case studies which provide the reader with an understanding of common design and installation problems, as well as a thorough economic study to help the reader justify the adoption of this very clean method of creating renewable energy. Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems and storage systems over and under the water’s surface Offers theoretical and practical explanations of how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems which are complemented by MATLAB simulations for an enhanced learning experience Considers how the use of submerged and floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
Author: Shiva Gorjian,Ashish Shukla
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-07-17
ISBN 10: 0128226412
ISBN 13: 9780128226414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion Book Review:

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion - Technologies, Applications and Environmental Impacts features comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge on the photovoltaic solar energy conversion technology and describes its different aspects in the context of most recent scientific and technological advances. It also provides an insight into future developments in this field by covering four distinct topics include "PV Cells and Modules", "Applications of PV Systems", "Life Cycle and Environmental Impacts" and "PV Market and Policies". An up-to-date reference book on the advances of photovoltaic solar energy conversion technology Describes different aspects of PV and PVT technologies in a comprehensive way Provides information on design, development, and monitoring of PV systems Covers applications of PV and PVT systems in the urban, industry, and agriculture sectors Features new concepts, environmental impacts, market and policies of the PV technology

PV System Design and Performance

PV System Design and Performance
Author: Wilfried van Sark
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 3039216228
ISBN 13: 9783039216222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PV System Design and Performance Book Review:

Photovoltaic solar energy technology (PV) has been developing rapidly in the past decades, leading to a multi-billion-dollar global market. It is of paramount importance that PV systems function properly, which requires the generation of expected energy both for small-scale systems that consist of a few solar modules and for very large-scale systems containing millions of modules. This book increases the understanding of the issues relevant to PV system design and correlated performance; moreover, it contains research from scholars across the globe in the fields of data analysis and data mapping for the optimal performance of PV systems, faults analysis, various causes for energy loss, and design and integration issues. The chapters in this book demonstrate the importance of designing and properly monitoring photovoltaic systems in the field in order to ensure continued good performance.

Advances in Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

Advances in Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants
Author: Md. Rabiul Islam,Faz Rahman,Wei Xu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2016-06-15
ISBN 10: 3662505215
ISBN 13: 9783662505212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants Book Review:

This book focuses on the latest research and developments in photovoltaic (PV) power plants, and provides extensive coverage of fundamental theories, current research and developmental activities, and new approaches intended to overcome a number of critical limitations in today’s grid integration technologies. The design and implementation process for large-scale solar PV power plants is introduced. The content provided will actively support the development of future renewable power plants and smart grid applications. The book will be of interest to researchers, professionals and graduate students in electrical and electronics fields seeking to understand the related technologies involved in PV power plants.

Sun Above the Horizon

Sun Above the Horizon
Author: Peter F. Varadi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2014-05-27
ISBN 10: 9814463817
ISBN 13: 9789814463812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun Above the Horizon Book Review:

The meteoric rise of the photovoltaic (PV) industry is an incredible story. In 2013, Google’s investments in PV systems totaled about half a billion dollars and Warren Buffet, one of the famous investors, invested $2.5 billion in the world’s largest PV system in California. These gigantic investments by major financial players were made only 40 years after the first two terrestrial PV companies, Solarex and Solar Power Corporation, were formed in the USA. Back in 1973, the two companies employed 20 people and produced only 500 watts of PV power. Now, just 40 years later, over a million people work in the PV industry. The worldwide capacity of operating PV electric generators equals the capacity of about 25 nuclear power plants. The PV industry is growing at an annual rate of 30 percent, equivalent to about five new nuclear power plants per year. Today, solar electricity is a significant supplier of electricity needs, to the extent that PV is forcing the restructuring of 100-year-old electric power utilities. This book describes how this happened and what lies ahead for PV power generation.

WCFS2019

WCFS2019
Author: Chien Ming Wang,Soon Heng Lim,Zhi Yung Tay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 9811387435
ISBN 13: 9789811387432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WCFS2019 Book Review:

This book highlights recent research and developments in floating structures on rivers, lakes, seas and oceans for energy harvesting, aquaculture and farming, leisure activities, infrastructure, industrial plants, real estate and cities, with a focus on sustainably living, relaxing and working offshore. Bringing together international experts and leaders, from both industry and academia it reviews and discusses ocean space utilization, and offers an ideal platform for those wanting to establish new collaborations on floating structure projects.

PV System Design and Performance

PV System Design and Performance
Author: Wilfried van Sark
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 3039216228
ISBN 13: 9783039216222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PV System Design and Performance Book Review:

Photovoltaic solar energy technology (PV) has been developing rapidly in the past decades, leading to a multi-billion-dollar global market. It is of paramount importance that PV systems function properly, which requires the generation of expected energy both for small-scale systems that consist of a few solar modules and for very large-scale systems containing millions of modules. This book increases the understanding of the issues relevant to PV system design and correlated performance; moreover, it contains research from scholars across the globe in the fields of data analysis and data mapping for the optimal performance of PV systems, faults analysis, various causes for energy loss, and design and integration issues. The chapters in this book demonstrate the importance of designing and properly monitoring photovoltaic systems in the field in order to ensure continued good performance.

Large Scale Renewable Power Generation

Large Scale Renewable Power Generation
Author: Jahangir Hossain,Apel Mahmud
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 9814585300
ISBN 13: 9789814585309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Large Scale Renewable Power Generation Book Review:

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.

Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials

Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials
Author: Beddiaf Zaidi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1789234344
ISBN 13: 9781789234343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials Book Review:

Despite their wide availability and relatively low prices, the conventional energy sources have harmful consequences on the environment and are exhaustible. In order to circumvent these negative effects, the renewable energies in general and the photovoltaic energy in particular are becoming more and more attractive. Solar cell is an electrical device that converts light into electricity at the atomic level. These devices use inorganic or organic semiconductor materials that absorb photons with energy greater than their bandgap to promote energy carriers into their conduction band. They do not pollute the atmosphere by releasing harmful gases, do not require any fuel to produce electricity, and do not move parts so they are rugged. Solar panels have a very long life and do not need much maintenance.

The Power of Renewables

The Power of Renewables
Author: Chinese Academy of Engineering,Chinese Academy of Sciences,National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on U.S.-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-29
ISBN 10: 0309160006
ISBN 13: 9780309160001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Renewables Book Review:

The United States and China are the world's top two energy consumers and, as of 2010, the two largest economies. Consequently, they have a decisive role to play in the world's clean energy future. Both countries are also motivated by related goals, namely diversified energy portfolios, job creation, energy security, and pollution reduction, making renewable energy development an important strategy with wide-ranging implications. Given the size of their energy markets, any substantial progress the two countries make in advancing use of renewable energy will provide global benefits, in terms of enhanced technological understanding, reduced costs through expanded deployment, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional generation from fossil fuels. Within this context, the U.S. National Academies, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the two countries, to highlight prospects for collaboration across the research to deployment chain and to suggest strategies which would promote more rapid and economical attainment of renewable energy goals. Main findings and concerning renewable resource assessments, technology development, environmental impacts, market infrastructure, among others, are presented. Specific recommendations have been limited to those judged to be most likely to accelerate the pace of deployment, increase cost-competitiveness, or shape the future market for renewable energy. The recommendations presented here are also pragmatic and achievable.

Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems

Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Mukhtar Ahmad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-12-18
ISBN 10: 1119281687
ISBN 13: 9781119281689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Operation and Control of Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

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.

2018 3rd International Conference on Information Technology Information System and Electrical Engineering ICITISEE

2018 3rd International Conference on Information Technology  Information System and Electrical Engineering  ICITISEE
Author: IEEE Staff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 9781538670835
ISBN 13: 1538670836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2018 3rd International Conference on Information Technology Information System and Electrical Engineering ICITISEE Book Review:

Track 1 Signal Processing and Analysis Track 2 Computing and Processing Track 3 Communication, Networking, Security and Broadcasting Track 4 Power, Energy, and Industry Applications Track 5 Information System and Multimedia Track 6 Robotics and Control

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare
Author: Andrew Dickson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2009-04-01
ISBN 10: 1405384409
ISBN 13: 9781405384407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare Book Review:

The Rough Guide to Shakespeare is the ultimate guide to the life and work of the world's greatest playwright; William Shakespeare. With full coverage of the 38 Shakespearian plays, including a synopsis, full character list, stage history and a critical essay for each, this comprehensive guide is both a quick reference and in-depth background guide for theatergoers, students, film buffs and lovers of literature alike. The Rough Guide to Shakespeare also explores Shakespeare's sonnets and Shakespeare's less well-known narrative poems, combined with fascinating accounts of Shakespeare's life and theatre, exploring in colourful detail each play's original performances. This fully updated guide includes a new 'My Shakespeare' chapter with directors & actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Christopher Plummer and Zoë Wanamaker, as well as tips for introducing your children to Shakespeare with recommended graphic novels, adaptations and DVDs for all age groups. With up-to-date reviews of the best films and audio recordings from Olivier to Luhrmann, and Kosintzev to Kurosawa, the Rough Guide to Shakespeare is a celebration of all classic and contemporary Shakespearian productions.

Solar Energy

Solar Energy
Author: S P Sukhatme,J K Nayak
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN 10: 9352607120
ISBN 13: 9789352607129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Energy Book Review:

Knowledge Pedagogy and Society

Knowledge  Pedagogy and Society
Author: Daniel Frandji,Philippe Vitale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 113691661X
ISBN 13: 9781136916618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Pedagogy and Society Book Review:

Over the course of the late-twentieth century Basil Bernstein pioneered an original approach to educational phenomena, taking seriously questions regarding the transmission, distribution and transformation of knowledge as no other before had done. Arguing tirelessly for change, more than any other British sociologist it is Bernstein who presents to us education as a social right and not as a privilege. It is this objective today that makes his work so important. Knowledge, Pedagogy and Society seeks to clarify the broad brushstrokes of his theories, developed over the span of more than forty years, by collecting together scholars from every corner of the globe; specialists in education, sociology and epistemology to test and examine Bernstein’s work against the backdrop of their own research. From teaching content and the social, cognitive and linguistic aspects of education, to changes in the political climate in the early twenty-first century, this collection represents an open dialogue with Bernstein’s work using a forward-looking and dynamic approach. Originally published in French with the explicit aim of locating Basil Bernstein’s theories alongside those of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most important European sociologists, the French editors draw together a collection that offers a diverse background and perspective on Bernstein’s work and thought. Revised to include a new preface, a new introduction and revisited papers, the English edition will be a relevant resource for anyone interested in Bernstein, his reception and importance, as well as individuals working in the sociology of education, theory of education and education policy.

Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets

Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets
Author: Mayorkinos Papaelias,Fausto Pedro Garcia Marquez,Alexander Karyotakis
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2019-09-04
ISBN 10: 0128097477
ISBN 13: 9780128097472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets Book Review:

Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Techniques for Renewable Energy Industrial Assets integrates state-of-the-art information and discusses future developments and their significance to the improvement of the renewable energy industry. Renewable energy assets are complex systems with several critical components that require inspection and adequate maintenance in order to ensure their high availability and uninterrupted operation. This is the first book to apply NDT and condition monitoring to these complex systems. Covers inspection and condition monitoring for a broad range of renewable energy systems, including wind turbines, wave energy devices, CSP and photovoltaic plants, and biofuel/biomass power plants Includes a review of common types of NDT techniques Discusses future developments in NDT and condition monitoring for renewable energy systems

Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants

Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants
Author: Patricia Palenzuela,Diego-César Alarcón-Padilla,Guillermo Zaragoza
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015-10-09
ISBN 10: 3319205358
ISBN 13: 9783319205359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination Plants Book Review:

This book provides a detailed examination of how two key concerns in many communities across the globe- power and water- can be simultaneously addressed through the coupling of Concentrating Solar Power and Desalination (CSP+D) plants. It undertakes a technological and economic evaluation of the integration of Multi-effect Distillation Plants into CSP plants based on Parabolic Trough solar collectors (PT-CSP+MED), as compared to independent water and power production through Reverse Osmosis unit connection to a CSP plant (CSP+RO). Through this compare and contrast method of analysis, the author establishes guidelines to assist readers in identifying cases wherein PT-CSP+MED systems provide greater benefits from a thermodynamic and economic point of view. The text outlines efficiencies and challenges derived from the combination of PT-CSP power generation with four different desalination plant scenarios, beginning with a description of the equations used in the modeling and validation of a pilot MED plant and followed by detailed thermodynamic analysis of several currently operating CSP+D systems. Comparative thermodynamic assessments are based on a sensitivity analysis from which the overall efficiency of the cogeneration system is determined. The author outlines all the equations used for the modeling of each component and includes 97 comparative tables obtained from the sensitivity analysis, showing the variation of the overall thermal efficiency of the CSP+D as a function of fundamental parameters of the cogeneration cycle, such as the specific electric consumption of the desalination plants, and the turbine outlet temperature of the power cycle. These findings are then placed in practical context through a complete thermo-economic analysis, which is carried out for two specific locations in the Middle East and Europe in order to identify the most practically and economically viable CSP+D system in each region as informed by actual operating conditions, meteorological data and real cost figures for each location.