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Renewable Energy System Design

The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing on engineering, design, and operating principles that engineers can follow in order to successfully design more robust and efficient renewable energy systems. Written by Dr. Ziyad Salameh, an expert with over thirty years of teaching, research, and design experience, Renewable Energy System Design provides readers with the "nuts and bolts" of photovoltaic, wind energy, and hybrid wind/PV systems. It explores renewable energy storage devices with an emphasis on batteries and fuel cells and emerging sustainable technologies like biomass, geothermal power, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar thermal, and satellite power. Renewable Energy System Design is a must-have resource that provides engineers and students with a comprehensive yet practical guide to the characteristics, principles of operation, and power potential of the most prevalent renewable energy systems.

Engineers, project managers, consultants and students working in and studying Renewable Energy development and implementation.

Hardbound, 404 Pages

Published: May 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374991-8


  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    1-1 Conventional Energy Sources
    1-2 US/World Energy Usage & Future Outlook
    1-3 The Impact of Oil on the Use of Alternative Energy Sources
    1-4 The Impact of Fossil Fuel Usage on the Environment
    Chapter 2 Photovoltaic
    2-1 Introduction
    2-2 Solar Radiation Characteristic
    2-3 Photovoltaic Conversion
    2-4 Performance Evaluation of a Solar Cell
    2-5 Modules, Panels and Arrays
    2-6 Optimizations of Photovoltaic Arrays
    2-7 Photovoltaic Systems
    2-8 Photovoltaic Applications
    2-9 Utility Interconnection Issues and Requirements
    Chapter 3 Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS)
    3-1 Introduction
    3-2 Wind Characteristics
    3-3 Aerodynamic theory of the Wind
    3-4 Wind Power Profile
    3-5 Components of the WECS
    3-6 WECS Schemes used for Generating Electricity
    3-7 Siting of WECS
    3-8 Wind Turbine-Site Matching
    3-9 Applications of WECS
    3-10 Level of Wind Energy in a Utility Grid
    3-11 Federal WEC Program
    3-12 Hybrid Wind /Photovoltaic Systems
    Chapter 4 Energy Storage
    4-1 Batteries
    4-2 Fuel Cells
    4-3 Compressed Air
    4-4 Hydro-Pumps
    4-5 Flywheel Storage
    4-6 Super Capacitors
    4-7 Super Conductors
    Chapter 5 Emerging Renewable Energy Sources
    5-1 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
    5-2 Geothermal Energy
    5-3 Tidal Power
    5-4 Wave Power
    5-5 Bio-mass
    5-6 Thermal Energy Conversion
    5-7 Micro turbines
    5-8 Satellite Power


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