Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy

Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy
Author: Vivek Agarwal,Sachin Jain
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 9780128124505
ISBN 13: 0128124504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy Book Review:

Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy: Wind, Solar P.V. and Fuel Cells provides a detailed analysis of the various power converter operations fed by solar PV and other renewable energies. Practical aspects addressing the behavior of systems, such as the operating point on source characteristics and the buckling or boosting of power converters when power converters are considered, as are the fundamentals to effective use and applications of renewables. Computer simulation models for typical systems give the reader a deeper insight and "feel" for the actual systems the book details. It provides readers with a tool to develop, design and achieve successful power extraction. Renewable energy alternatives are fast becoming viable options to battle conventional fossil fuels shortcomings, such as pollution, cost and limited reserves. Understanding the requirements and source characteristics for successful power electronics and their application is pivotal to extracting power successfully. Uniquely analyzes converters for renewable energy application with the practical characteristics of renewable sources Includes simulation models of complete systems and solved numerical problems to aid with understanding the dynamics and analysis of renewable sources when integrated with power converters Features international standards of renewable systems throughout, guiding industrial system design

Electricity from Renewable Resources

Electricity from Renewable Resources
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,America's Energy Future Panel on Electricity from Renewable Resources
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2010-04-05
ISBN 10: 030913708X
ISBN 13: 9780309137089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electricity from Renewable Resources Book Review:

A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies.

Wind and Solar Power Systems

Wind and Solar Power Systems
Author: Mukund R. Patel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2005-07-15
ISBN 10: 142003992X
ISBN 13: 9781420039924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind and Solar Power Systems Book Review:

The search for clean, renewable energy sources has yielded enormous growth and new developments in these technologies in a few short years, driving down costs and encouraging utilities in many nations, both developed and developing, to add and expand wind and solar power capacity. The first, best-selling edition of Wind and Solar Power Systems prov

Solar Energy Update

Solar Energy Update
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015024361316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy a Continuing Bibliography with Indexes

Energy  a Continuing Bibliography with Indexes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013034692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alternative Energy in Power Electronics

Alternative Energy in Power Electronics
Author: Muhammad H. Rashid
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 0124095348
ISBN 13: 9780124095342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Energy in Power Electronics Book Review:

This new resource is a practical overview of designing, testing and troubleshooting power electronics in alternative energy systems, providing you with the most important information on how power electronics components such as inverters, controllers and batteries can play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of green energy solutions for both stand-alone and grid-connected applications. You will learn how to choose the right components for diverse systems, from utility-scale wind farms to photovoltaic panels on single residences, how to get the most out of existing systems, and how to solve the tough challenges particular to alternative energy applications. Whether you are a renewables professional who needs to understand more about how power electronics impact energy output, or a power engineer who is interested in learning what new avenues the alternative energy revolution is opening for your work, start here with advice and explanations from the experts, including equations, diagrams and tables designed to help you understand and succeed. Provides a thorough overview of the key technologies, methods and challenges for implementing power electronics in alternative energy systems for optimal power generation Includes hard-to-find information on how to apply converters, inverters, batteries, controllers and more for stand-alone and grid-connected systems Covers wind and solar applications, as well as ocean and geothermal energy, hybrid systems and fuel cells

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: 2010-12-29
ISBN 10: 9780309186643
ISBN 13: 0309186641
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.

Power Density

Power Density
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0262529734
ISBN 13: 9780262529730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Density Book Review:

The first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, and all common energy uses. "There's no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil." --Bill Gates In this book, Vaclav Smil argues that power density is a key determinant of the nature and dynamics of energy systems. Any understanding of complex energy systems must rely on quantitative measures of many fundamental variables. Power density--the rate of energy flux per unit of area--is an important but largely overlooked measure. Smil provides the first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of the power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, thermal electricity generation, and all common energy uses. Smil shows that careful quantification, critical appraisals, and revealing comparisons of power densities make possible a deeper understanding of the ways we harness, convert, and use energies. Conscientious assessment of power densities, he argues, proves particularly revealing when contrasting the fossil fuel-based energy system with renewable energy conversions. Smil explains that modern civilization has evolved as a direct expression of the high power densities of fossil fuel extraction. He argues that our inevitable (and desirable) move to new energy arrangements involving conversions of lower-density renewable energy sources will require our society--currently dominated by megacities and concentrated industrial production--to undergo a profound spatial restructuring of its energy system.

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems Transportation and Industrial Applications

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems  Transportation and Industrial Applications
Author: Haitham Abu-Rub,Mariusz Malinowski,Kamal Al-Haddad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2014-06-02
ISBN 10: 1118755502
ISBN 13: 9781118755501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems Transportation and Industrial Applications Book Review:

Compiles current research into the analysis and design ofpower electronic converters for industrial applications andrenewable energy systems, presenting modern and future applicationsof power electronics systems in the field of electricalvehicles With emphasis on the importance and long-term viability of PowerElectronics for Renewable Energy this book brings together thestate of the art knowledge and cutting-edge techniques in variousstages of research. The topics included are not currentlyavailable for practicing professionals and aim to enable the readerto directly apply the knowledge gained to their designs. The bookaddresses the practical issues of current and future electric andplug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and focuses primarily onpower electronics and motor drives based solutions for electricvehicle (EV) technologies. Propulsion system requirements and motorsizing for EVs is discussed, along with practical system sizingexamples. Key EV battery technologies are explained as well ascorresponding battery management issues. PHEV power systemarchitectures and advanced power electronics intensive charginginfrastructures for EVs and PHEVs are detailed. EV/PHEV interfacewith renewable energy is described, with practical examples. Thisbook explores new topics for further research needed world-wide,and defines existing challenges, concerns, and selected problemsthat comply with international trends, standards, and programs forelectric power conversion, distribution, and sustainable energydevelopment. It will lead to the advancement of the currentstate-of-the art applications of power electronics for renewableenergy, transportation, and industrial applications and will helpadd experience in the various industries and academia about theenergy conversion technology and distributed energysources. Combines state of the art global expertise to present thelatest research on power electronics and its application intransportation, renewable energy and different industrialapplications Offers an overview of existing technology and future trends,with discussion and analysis of different types of converters andcontrol techniques (power converters, high performance powerdevices, power system, high performance control system and novelapplications) Systematic explanation to provide researchers with enoughbackground and understanding to go deeper in the topics covered inthe book

Talking Renewables

Talking Renewables
Author: Anirudh Singh
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-03-23
ISBN 10: 1681749017
ISBN 13: 9781681749013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Renewables Book Review:

Renewable energy (RE) is a subject of great interest today. It is one of the two main means for implementing climate change mitigation programmes, and presently the only perceived means for replacing the declining global fossil fuel reserves. It also helps fight poverty and assists in the global quest for gender equity by taking clean energy where it is needed most for development. It is perhaps not surprising therefore that there is so much coverage of RE in both the conventional media and the internet by media and tech writers, economists and bloggers, many of who only have a partial understanding of the technology itself. The end result is mostly promotional rhetoric that says little about the true value of the technology, and leads to a confused picture for the serious individual or decision-maker who wants to know what the technology is really capable of doing. This book provides a clear and factual picture of the status of RE and its capabilities today. The need for such a book was first realized by the author when he was engaged in a renewable energy capacity-building project encompassing countries from Europe, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Pacific. The book is largely non-technical in nature; it does however contain enough mention of the science and technology to enable readers to go further with their own investigations should they wish to. The book covers all areas of renewable energy (RE), starting from biomass energy and hydropower and proceeding to wind, solar and geothermal energy before ending with an overview of ocean energy. It begins with a simple introduction to the physical principles of the RE technologies, followed by an enumeration of the requirements for their successful implementation. The last two chapters consider how the technologies are actually being implemented today and their roles in climate change mitigation and poverty alleviation.

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy
Author: Sabyasachi SenGupta,Ahmed F. Zobaa,Karma Sonam Sherpa,Akash Kumar Bhoi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 9811042861
ISBN 13: 9789811042867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Book Review:

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.

Electric Renewable Energy Systems

Electric Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Muhammad H. Rashid
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128006366
ISBN 13: 9780128006368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electric Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

This derivative volume stemming from content included in our seminal Power Electronics Handbook takes its chapters related to renewables and establishes them at the core of a new volume dedicated to the increasingly pivotal and as yet under-published intersection of Power Electronics and Alternative Energy. While this re-versioning provides a corollary revenue stream to better leverage our core handbook asset, it does more than simply re-package existing content. Each chapter will be significantly updated and expanded by more than 50%, and all new introductory and summary chapters will be added to contextualize and tie the volume together. Therefore, unlike traditional derivative volumes, we will be able to offer new and updated material to the market and include this largely original content in our ScienceDirect Energy collection. Due to the inherently multi-disciplinary nature of renewables, many engineers come from backgrounds in Physics, Materials, or Chemical Engineering, and therefore do not have experience working in-depth with electronics. As more and more alternative and distributed energy systems require grid hook-ups and on-site storage, a working knowledge of batteries, inverters and other power electronics components becomes requisite. Further, as renewables enjoy broadening commercial implementation, power electronics professionals are interested to learn of the challenges and strategies particular to applications in alternative energy. This book will bring each group up-to-speed with the primary issues of importance at this technological node. This content clarifies the juncture of two key coverage areas for our Energy portfolio: alternative sources and power systems. It serves to bridge the information in our power engineering and renewable energy lists, supporting the growing grid cluster in the former and adding key information on practical implementation to the latter. Provides a thorough overview of the key technologies, methods and challenges for implementing power electronics in alternative energy systems for optimal power generation Includes hard-to-find information on how to apply converters, inverters, batteries, controllers and more for stand-alone and grid-connected systems Covers wind and solar applications, as well as ocean and geothermal energy, hybrid systems and fuel cells

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435060248705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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1976 Energy Fact Book

1976 Energy Fact Book
Author: Tetra Tech, Inc
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89034053017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Joint RES and Distribution Network Expansion Planning Under a Demand Response Framework

Joint RES and Distribution Network Expansion Planning Under a Demand Response Framework
Author: Javier Contreras,Miguel Asensio,Pilar Meneses de Quevedo,Gregorio Muñoz-Delgado,Sergio Montoya-Bueno
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2016-04-27
ISBN 10: 0081009534
ISBN 13: 9780081009536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joint RES and Distribution Network Expansion Planning Under a Demand Response Framework Book Review:

Joint RES and Distribution Network Expansion Planning Under a Demand Response Framework explains the implementation of the algorithms needed for joint expansion planning of distributed generation and distribution network models, discussing how to expand the generation and distribution network by adding renewable generation, demand response, storage units, and new assets (lines and substations) so that the current and future energy supply in islands is served at a minimum cost, and with quality requirements. This book discusses the outcomes of the models discussed, including factors such as the location and size of new generation assets to be installed. It also introduces other issues relevant to the planning of insular distribution systems, including DR and hybrid storage. DR and ESS will play a much more significant role in future expansion planning models, where the present study stresses their relevance, including additional considerations to the planning model. Investigates the costs and benefits of deploying energy storage systems (ESS) and DR Explores distribution and generation expansion planning Analyzes and addresses power flow constraints and the impact of real time pricing mechanisms Details the RES integration challenge at length

America s Energy Future

America s Energy Future
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on America's Energy Future
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN 10: 0309149096
ISBN 13: 9780309149099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Energy Future Book Review:

For multi-user PDF licensing, please contact customer service. Energy touches our lives in countless ways and its costs are felt when we fill up at the gas pump, pay our home heating bills, and keep businesses both large and small running. There are long-term costs as well: to the environment, as natural resources are depleted and pollution contributes to global climate change, and to national security and independence, as many of the world's current energy sources are increasingly concentrated in geopolitically unstable regions. The country's challenge is to develop an energy portfolio that addresses these concerns while still providing sufficient, affordable energy reserves for the nation. The United States has enormous resources to put behind solutions to this energy challenge; the dilemma is to identify which solutions are the right ones. Before deciding which energy technologies to develop, and on what timeline, we need to understand them better. America's Energy Future analyzes the potential of a wide range of technologies for generation, distribution, and conservation of energy. This book considers technologies to increase energy efficiency, coal-fired power generation, nuclear power, renewable energy, oil and natural gas, and alternative transportation fuels. It offers a detailed assessment of the associated impacts and projected costs of implementing each technology and categorizes them into three time frames for implementation.

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.

Arid Environments and Sustainability

Arid Environments and Sustainability
Author: Hasan Arman,Ibrahim Yuksel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018-05-23
ISBN 10: 178923154X
ISBN 13: 9781789231540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arid Environments and Sustainability Book Review:

Arid environments are basically associated with water scarcity. Therefore, soils will have an extremely low moisture level to support plant and animal life as well as human social life. Sustainability is the long durability of systems and processes within various adapted environmental conditions. Recently, systematic scientific studies on arid environments and sustainability have become more attractive, critical, and sound than the previous years. Sharing such experiences related to different environmental circumstances will absolutely help scientists and decision-makers to have better interpretation of their own environment. By learning lessons, appropriate, fast, and effective approaches require to implement for overwhelming such problems. Such actions will certainly lead to more secure and sustainable environments for plant, animal, and human life.

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore
Author: Carlos Guedes Soares
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 918
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 0429999569
ISBN 13: 9780429999567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore Book Review:

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore is a collection of the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018) held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 8-10 October 2018. The 104 contributions were written by a diverse international group of authors and have been reviewed by an International Scientific Committee. The book is organized in the following main subject areas: - Modelling tidal currents - Modelling waves - Tidal energy devices (design, applications and experiments) - Tidal energy arrays - Wave energy devices (point absorber, multibody, applications, control, experiments, CFD, coastal OWC, OWC and turbines) - Wave energy arrays - Wind energy devices - Wind energy arrays - Maintenance and reliability - Combined platforms - Moorings, and - Flexible materials Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore collects recent developments in these fields, and will be of interest to academics and professionals involved in the above mentioned areas.

The Science of Renewable Energy

The Science of Renewable Energy
Author: Frank R. Spellman,Revonna M. Bieber
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439825033
ISBN 13: 9781439825037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Renewable Energy Book Review:

As time goes forward, the availability of affordable and accessible petroleum products decreases while the negative environmental impact increases. If we want to sustain our current way of life, which includes massive energy consumption, it is necessary to find alternatives to fossil fuels to prevent fuel shortages and to preserve and repair the environment around us. The Science of Renewable Energy presents a no-nonsense discussion of the importance of renewable energy, while adhering to scientific principles, models, and observations. The text includes in-depth discussions of emerging technologies, including biomass and fuel cells, and major sources of renewable energy, such as ocean, hydro, solar, and wind energy. To provide a fundamental understanding of the basic concepts of renewable energy, the book also offers an extensive discussion on the basics of electricity, since it is applied to and produced from all forms of renewable energy. While emphasizing the technical aspects and practical applications of renewable sources, the text also covers the economic, social, and policy implications of large-scale implementation. The main focus of the book is on methods of obtaining energy from self-replenishing natural processes while limiting pollution of the atmosphere, water, and soil, as this is a critical pathway for the future. Exploring the subject from a scientific perspective highlights the need for renewable energy and helps to evaluate the task at hand. The book is written for a wide range of readers, including students of diverse backgrounds and individuals in the energy industries, and presents the material in a user-friendly manner. Even individuals can have an impact on the quest to develop renewable energy sources. The concepts and guidelines described provide critical scientific rationale for pursuing clean and efficient energy sources as well as the knowledge needed to understand the complex issues involved. Woven with real-life situations, the text presents both the advantages and challenges of the different types of renewable energy.