Complementarity of Variable Renewable Energy Sources

Complementarity of Variable Renewable Energy Sources

1st Edition - May 31, 2022

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  • Editors: Jakub Jurasz, Alexandre Beluco
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855273

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Complementarity of Variable Renewable Energy Sources consolidates current developments on the subject, addressing all technical advances, presenting new mapping results, and bringing new insights for the continuation of research and implementation on this fascinating topic. By answering questions such as How can complementarity be used in the operation of large interconnected systems?, What is the real applicability potential of energetic complementarity?, and How will it impact energy generation systems?, this title is useful for all researchers, academic and students investigating the topic of renewable energy complementarity in systems. In just over a decade, the subject of 'energy complementarity' has experienced a growing presence and understanding by researchers and managers of energy resources looking to enhance energy systems. Early research proposed methods to quantify complementarity, the effects of complementarity on performance of hybrid systems, and how to identify and map complementarity between solar energy, wind energy and hydroelectric energy systems.

Key Features

  • Includes chapter maps to visualize system performance under different complementarity indexes
  • Addresses complementarity in the operation of large and small to medium-sized hybrid systems
  • Provides methods for determining complementarity between various energy sources


Researchers investigating the topic of renewable resources complementarity and renewable energy systems. Teachers conducting the courses on the nature of renewable energy sources; Students broadening their knowledge in area of renewables

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Research trends in renewable energy complementarity: A bibliometric analysis
    3. Meteorology as a backbone of complementarity research
    4. Meteorological fundamentals of spatiotemporal balancing between the solar and wind energy resources
    5. Metrics used for the evaluation of complementarity – review
    6. New metric for complementarity assessment
    7. GIS tools in complementarity research – estimation and visualization
    8. Off-grid hybrid systems reliability and transmission line utilization from the perspective of renewables complementarity
    9. On the role of complementarity in siting renewable power generation assets and its economic implications for power systems
    10. A comparative study of correlation coefficients used to assess the solar and wind complementarity in Mexico
    11. Global complementarity of renewable energy sources
    12. Complementarity and application of renewable energy sources in the marine environment
    13. Complementarity between rare renewable energies
    14. Complementarity in the context of water-food-energy nexus
    15. Complementarity in the context of water-energy-ecosystem nexus
    16. Water-energy-food nexus in hydropower dominated power systems - the Brazilian case
    17. The role and applications of renewable energies in agriculture from the complementarity perspective
    18. Impact of climate change on wind and solar energy sources complementarity: a case study of the northeast Brazilian region
    19. Assessment of the energy production by hybrid system ''micro hydropower power plant and solar photovoltaic power plant
    20. Operations management of large hydro-PV hybrid power plants: Case studies in China
    21. Short term complementarity of utility-scale solar and wind power plants
    22. Long term changes in complementarity and their impact on off-grid systems reliability
    23. Governing complementarity to enhance environmental, economic and social benefits of renewable energy
    24 Dancing with renewables: a holistic perspective encompassing the role of the demand side
    25. Teaching about complementarity – proposal of classes for university students – including exercises
    26. Complementary concentrated solar power - wind hybrid system with thermal storage and ORC
    27. Complementarity of renewable energy sources in the context of heating and cooling systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 744
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: May 31, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855273

About the Editors

Jakub Jurasz

Jakub K. Jurasz holds a PhD in industrial engineering. He is an assistant professor at AGH University (Cracow, Poland) and currently is also a postdoctoral researcher at MDH University (Västerås, Sweden) as a member of Future Energy Center group coordinated by Prof. Jinuye Yan. His PhD thesis (2016) was dedicated to optimal operation of solar-wind-pumped storage systems. Currently he continues his research in area of renewable energy sources.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, AGH University, Cracow, Poland; Postdoctoral Researcher, MDH University, Vasteras, Sweden

Alexandre Beluco

Alexandre Beluco holds a doctorate in engineering in the field of renewable energy, and he is a professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. His doctoral thesis was dedicated to the study of energetic complementarity, being one of the pioneers in addressing this topic. The research work is focused on hybrid energy systems and more recently on hybrid storage systems, looking for the effects of complementarity and also for solutions to local problems, among other topics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Federal Universit of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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