Renewable energy conversion systems

Renewable energy conversion systems

1st Edition - May 15, 2021

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  • Authors: Muhammad Kamran, Muhammad Fazal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128235980
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128235386

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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Systems goes beyond theoretical aspects of advances in renewable energy and addresses future trends. By focusing on the design of developing technologies, relevant operation and detailed background and an understanding of the application of power electronics and thermodynamics processes in renewable energy, this book provides an analysis of advancing energy systems. The book will be of interest to engineering graduates, researchers, professors and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector and is ideal for advanced engineering courses dealing with renewable energy, sources, thermal and electrical energy production and sustainability. With increasing focus on developing low carbon energy production, audiences need to have the engineering knowledge and practical skills to develop and implement creative solutions to engineering problems encountered with renewable energy technologies. By looking at renewable energy capture and conversion, system design and analysis, project development and implementation, each modular chapter examines recent advances in specific renewable energy systems with detailed methods, calculations and worked examples.

Key Features

  • Includes recent techniques used to design and model different renewable energy sources (RES)
  • Demonstrates how to use power electronics in renewable systems
  • Discusses how to identify, design, integrate and operate the most suitable technologies through key problems


Engineering graduates, researchers, professors and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector. Graduate programs (Masters and Ph.D.). (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy System Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environment Sciences, Process Engineering, Project Management)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. Thermodynamics of Renewable Energy Systems 
    Laws of thermodynamics 

    3. Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems 
    Solid State Devices 
    Rectifiers (AC-DC converters) 
    Converters (DC-DC converters) 
    Inverters (DC-AC inverters) 
    Cyclo converters (AC-AC converters)

    4. Solar Energy 
    Solar Thermal 
    Solar Photovoltaic 
    Modeling of PV Cell 
    Effect of temperature and irradiance on solar cell 
    PV Module 
    PV system Design Consideration 
    Solar Tracker 
    Maximum Power Point Tracker 
    Photovoltaic System Integration 

    5. Wind Energy 
    Wind Energy Fundamentals 
    Potential and prediction of Wind Energy
    Wind Energy Conversion Systems 
    Reliability of Wind Turbines  
    Power Converter Topologies 
    Electricity Generation through Wind turbines 
    Modeling of Wind Turbines

    6. Hydro energy 
    Large hydro power 
    Small/micro hydro power  
    Designing of the micro hydro system 
    Penstock losses 

    7. Fuel Cells 
    Working principle of fuel cells 
    Types of fuel cells 

    8. Bio Energy 

    9. Geothermal Energy 
    Direct uses of geothermal energy 
    Indirect uses of geothermal energy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: May 15, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128235980
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128235386

About the Authors

Muhammad Kamran

Dr Muhammad Kamran is a lecturer in the department of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Riphah International University, Pakistan. He has published 20 articles in international journals and published the book Renewable Energy Conversion Systems in 2021. He is interested in smart grid power systems, grid integration and conversion of renewable energy, power electronics and solar photovoltaic systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Riphah International University, Pakistan

Muhammad Fazal

Muhammad Rayyan Fazal has an MS in Electrical Engineering, has published 8 international Journals. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Riphah International University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Technology, Riphah International University, Pakistan

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  • Habib R. Mon Jun 28 2021


    strong technical points on renewable energy

  • Irsa A. Thu Jun 10 2021


    Good work

  • Owais M. Tue Jun 08 2021

    Recommended (Renewable energy conversion systems)

    Great work, amazing way to described every point in this book. After read this book clear many point about renewable energy.

  • Waqas Tue Jun 08 2021

    Great Work

    Excellent book

  • Malik M. Mon Jun 07 2021

    View on ScienceDirect Renewable energy conversion systems 1st Edition

    Renewable energy resources are the future of the world. This book will definitely help the one who want to do research in the field of renewable energy resources. Best effort by the authors.

  • Ayman Sat Jun 05 2021


    Nice work on renewable energy

  • Zeeshan Thu Jun 03 2021

    Renewable Energy

    Good and helpful book for Engineering students.

  • Rabia K. Mon May 31 2021


    Informative, easy to understand and very helpful.

  • Ali R. Sat May 29 2021

    Solar Energy and Power Electronics


  • Shahbaz H. Sat May 29 2021

    Book Review

    Really Informative Book..