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

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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 PV Plants

Floating PV Plants
Author: Marco Rosa-Clot
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-02
ISBN 10: 0128170611
ISBN 13: 9780128170618
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

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.

Energy and Environmental Security in Developing Countries

Energy and Environmental Security in Developing Countries
Author: Muhammad Asif
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030636542
ISBN 13: 9783030636548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Aquaponics Food Production Systems

Aquaponics Food Production Systems
Author: Simon Goddek,Alyssa Joyce,Benz Kotzen,Gavin M. Burnell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 619
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN 10: 3030159434
ISBN 13: 9783030159436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aquaponics Food Production Systems Book Review:

This open access book, written by world experts in aquaponics and related technologies, provides the authoritative and comprehensive overview of the key aquaculture and hydroponic and other integrated systems, socio-economic and environmental aspects. Aquaponic systems, which combine aquaculture and vegetable food production offer alternative technology solutions for a world that is increasingly under stress through population growth, urbanisation, water shortages, land and soil degradation, environmental pollution, world hunger and climate change.

Advanced Concepts for Renewable Energy Supply of Data Centres

Advanced Concepts for Renewable Energy Supply of Data Centres
Author: Jaume Salom,Thorsten Urbaneck,Eduard Oró
Publsiher: River Publishers
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2017-06-12
ISBN 10: 8793519427
ISBN 13: 9788793519428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Concepts for Renewable Energy Supply of Data Centres Book Review:

The rapid increase of cloud computing, high performance computing (HPC) and the vast growth in Internet and Social Media use have aroused the interest in energy consumption and the carbon footprint of Data Centres. Data Centres primarily contain electronic equipment used for data processing (servers), data storage (storage equipment), and communications (network equipment). Collectively, this equipment processes, stores, and transmits digital information and is known as information technology (IT) equipment. Advanced Concepts for Renewable Energy Supply of Data Centres introduces a number of technical solutions for the supply of power and cooling energy into Data Centres with enhanced utilisation of renewable energy sources in order to achieve low energy Data Centres. Because of the high energy density nature of these unique infrastructures, it is essential to implement energy efficiency measures and reduce consumption before introducing any renewable energy source. A holistic approach is used with the objective of integrating many technical solutions such as management of the IT (Information Technology) load, efficient electrical supply to the IT systems, Low-Ex air-conditioning systems, interaction with district heating and cooling networks, re-use of heat, free cooling (air, seawater, groundwater), optimal use of heat and cold storage, electrical storage and integration in smart grids. This book is therefore a catalogue of advanced technical concepts that could be integrated into Data Centres portfolio in order to increase the overall efficiency and the share of renewable energies in power and cooling supply. Based on dynamic energy models implemented in TRNSYS some concepts are deeply evaluated through yearly simulations. The results of the simulation are illustrated with Sankey charts, where the energy flows per year within the subsystems of each concept for a selected scenario are shown, and graphs showing the results of parametric analysis. A set of environmental metrics (as the non-renewable primary energy) and financial metrics (CAPEX and OPEX) as well of energy efficiency metrics like the well-known PUE, are described and used to evaluate the different technical concepts.

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering
Author: Antonio Luque,Steven Hegedus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1162
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN 10: 0470976128
ISBN 13: 9780470976128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Book Review:

The most comprehensive, authoritative and widely cited reference on photovoltaic solar energy Fully revised and updated, the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition incorporates the substantial technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics since its previous release. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed with contributions by distinguished international experts in the field. Significant new coverage includes: three completely new chapters and six chapters with new authors device structures, processing, and manufacturing options for the three major thin film PV technologies high performance approaches for multijunction, concentrator, and space applications new types of organic polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells economic analysis of various policy options to stimulate PV growth including effect of public and private investment Detailed treatment covers: scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operation the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modules how choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performance making measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performance photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries. architectural applications of building-integrated PV Each chapter is structured to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this is a leading reference and invaluable resource for all practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV industry.

Small Scale Aquaponic Food Production

Small Scale Aquaponic Food Production
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Fao
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN 10: 9789251085325
ISBN 13: 9251085323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Small Scale Aquaponic Food Production Book Review:

Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture and soilless culture in a closed production system. This manual details aquaponics for small-scale production--predominantly for home use. It is divided into nine chapters and seven annexes, with each chapter dedicated to an individual module of aquaponics. The target audience for this manual is agriculture extension agents, regional fisheries officers, non-governmental organizations, community organizers, government ministers, companies and singles worldwide. The intention is to bring a general understanding of aquaponics to people who previously may have only known about one aspect.

Solar Energy Engineering

Solar Energy Engineering
Author: Soteris A. Kalogirou
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2009-07-22
ISBN 10: 9780080922874
ISBN 13: 0080922872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Energy Engineering Book Review:

As perhaps the most promising of all the renewable energy sources available today, solar energy is becoming increasingly important in the drive to achieve energy independence and climate balance. This new book is the masterwork from world-renowned expert Dr. Soteris Kalogirou, who has championed solar energy for decades. The book includes all areas of solar energy engineering, from the fundamentals to the highest level of current research. The author includes pivotal subjects such as solar collectors, solar water heating, solar space heating and cooling, industrial process heat, solar desalination, photovoltaics, solar thermal power systems, and modeling of solar systems, including the use of artificial intelligence systems in solar energy systems, modeling and performance prediction. *Written by one of the world's most renowned experts in solar energy *Covers the hottest new developments in solar technology, such as solar cooling and desalination *Packed with quick look up tables and schematic diagrams for the most commonly used systems today'

Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability

Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability
Author: A.N.R. Reddy,Deepak Marla,Milan Simic,Margarita N. Favorskaya,Suresh Chandra Satapathy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 842
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 9811516162
ISBN 13: 9789811516160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability Book Review:

This book includes selected, high-quality papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Energy Sustainability (ICIMES 2019) held at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malla Reddy College of Engineering & Technology (MRCET), Maisammaguda, Hyderabad, India, from 21 to 22 June 2019. It covers topics in the areas of automation, manufacturing technology and energy sustainability.

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply
Author: Ashok K. Sharma,Donald Begbie,Ted Gardner
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 1780405359
ISBN 13: 9781780405353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply Book Review:

Rainwater tank systems have been widely adopted across the world to provide a safe local source of water in underdeveloped rural areas, a substitution for mains water for non potable end uses in water stressed urban areas, as well as providing flooding control in monsoonal climates such as Korea, or combined sewer systems such as Germany. The importance of these systems in cities has grown, as water managers seek to provide a range of decentralised solutions to supply constraints of current water supply systems, whilst reducing the impact of urban development on the natural environment, and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change. Rainwater tank systems are now often implemented under integrated urban water management (IUWM) and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) philosophies, which take a holistic view of the urban water cycle. Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply is based on a comprehensive, multi-million dollar research program that was undertaken in South East Queensland (SEQ) Australia in response to the Millennium drought when the water supply level in the regions drinking water dams dropped to 17% in July 2007 and the area came close to running out of water. In particular, the book provides insights and detailed analysis of design, modelling, implementation, operation, energy usage, economics, management, health risk, social perceptions and implications for water quality/quantity of roof water runoff. The approaches and methodologies included in Rainwater Tank Systems for Urban Water Supply inform and validate research programs, and provide insights on the expected performance and potential pitfalls of the adoption of rainwater tanks systems including: actual harvested yield and resulting mains water savings, optimal sizing for rainwater storages and roof collection systems, expected water quality and implications for managing public health risks, modelling tools available for decision support, operation and management approaches of a decentralised asset at the household scale and community acceptance. The book is suitable for use at undergraduate and post graduate levels and is of particular interest to water professionals across the globe, who are involved in the strategic water planning for a town, city or a region. It is a valuable resource for developers, civil designers, water planners, architects and plumbers seeking to implement sustainable water servicing approaches for residential, industrial and commercial developments.

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS
Author: CHETAN SINGH SOLANKI
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 8120347110
ISBN 13: 9788120347113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This comprehensive training manual discusses the various aspects of solar PV technologies and systems in a student-friendly manner. The text deals with the topics such as solar radiation, various types of batteries, their measurements and applications in SPV systems emphasiz-ing the importance of solar PV technology in renewable energy scenario. It also discusses the method of estimating energy requirement, SPV modules, their formations and connection to arrays, grid-connected SPV captive power systems, tips over troubleshooting of components used in solar PV system, and system designs with plenty of illustrations on all topics covered in the book. The text is supported by a large number of solved and unsolved examples, practical information using numerous diagrams and worksheet that help students understand the topics in a clear way. The text is intended for technicians, trainers and engineers who are working on solar PV systems for design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems.

Solar Pumping for Water Supply

Solar Pumping for Water Supply
Author: ALBERTO. W. KIPRONO IBANEZ LLARIO (ASENATH.),Asenanth Kiprono
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781788530354
ISBN 13: 1788530357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Pumping for Water Supply Book Review:

Solar power for pumping groundwater has a vast potential for improving the sustainability of water supply schemes. However a lack of knowledge is holding back their adoption. This book bridges this gap to equip engineers and technicians with the knowledge for design, implementation and operation of sustainable solar powered water schemes.

Renewable Energy Technologies

Renewable Energy Technologies
Author: Jean-Claude Sabonnadière
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 0470610417
ISBN 13: 9780470610411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewable Energy Technologies Book Review:

This book deals with the emerging generation of renewable energy technologies, covering solar energy (photovoltaic, thermal and thermodynamic energy conversion), wind energy, marine energy, small hydropower, geothermal energy, biofuels, biogas and the use of wood as a substitute for fossil fuels.

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

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.

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.

SEAFLOOR OBSERVATORIES

SEAFLOOR OBSERVATORIES
Author: Paolo Favali,Laura Beranzoli,Angelo De Santis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 3642113745
ISBN 13: 9783642113741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SEAFLOOR OBSERVATORIES Book Review:

The oceans cover 70% of the terrestrial surface, and exert a pervasive influence on the Earth's environment but their nature is poorly recognized. Knowing the ocean's role deeply and understanding the complex, physical, biological, chemical and geological systems operating within it represent a major challenge to scientists today. Seafloor observatories offer scientists new opportunites to study multiple, interrelated natural phenomena over time scales ranging from seconds to decades, from episodic to global and long-term processes. Seafloor Observatories poses the important and apparently simple question, "How can continuous and reliable monitoring at the seafloor by means of Seafloor Observatories extend exploration and improve knowledge of our planet?" The book leads the reader through: the present scientific challenges to be addressed with seafloor observatories the technical solutions for their architecture an excursus on worldwide ongoing projects and programmes some relevant scientific multidisciplinary results and a presentation of new and interesting long-term perspectives for the coming years. Current results will yield significant improvements and exert a strong impact not only on our present knowledge of our planet but also on human evolution.

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.

Wetland Trail Design and Construction

Wetland Trail Design and Construction
Author: Robert T. Steinholtz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02067228A
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Trail Design and Construction Book Review:

Ln this manual we have described the common techniques for building a wetland trail. We have also included information on some of the more unusual materials and tools.