Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems
Technology, Energy Storage and Applications
- J K Kaldellis, TEI of Piraeus, Greece
Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems is a synthesis of the most recent knowledge and experience on wind-based hybrid renewable energy systems, comprehensively covering the scientific, technical and socio-economic issues involved in the application of these systems.
Part one presents an overview of the fundamental science and engineering of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy storage technology, including design and performance optimisation methods and feasibility assessment for these systems. Part two initially reviews the design, development, operation and optimisation of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems - including wind-diesel, wind -photovoltaic (PV), wind-hydrogen, and wind-hydropower energy systems - before moving on to examine applicable energy storage technology, including electro-chemical, flywheel (kinetic) and compressed air energy storage technologies. Finally, Part three assesses the integration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy technology into remote micro-grids and buildings, and their application for desalination systems.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems is a standard reference for all renewable energy professionals, consultants, researchers and academics from post-graduate level up.
Renewable energy professionals, consultants, researchers and academics from post-graduate level up
- Published: July 2010
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-84569-527-9