Renewable Energy Production and Distribution

Renewable Energy Production and Distribution

Recent Developments

1st Edition - June 16, 2022

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  • Editor: Mejdi Jeguirim
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918923
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323984973

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Renewable Energy Production and Distribution: Recent Developments covers critical research and industry developments on renewable energy, including technological, production, conversion, storage and management. This updated volume provides recent developments in solar energy systems (thermal and photovoltaic), wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, bioenergy production and hydrogen production, with the addition of fuel cell technology for this new release. Technology advancements include resources assessment and deployment, materials performance improvement, system optimization and sizing, instrumentation and control, modeling and simulation, and regulations and policies. Each chapter examines advances in specific renewable energy systems, providing theoretical and applied aspects of system optimization, control and management. Global case studies demonstrate practical applications and economical and environmental aspects through lifecycle analysis. The book will be of interest to engineering graduates, researchers, professors and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector and advanced engineering courses dealing with renewable energy, sources, thermal and electrical energy production and sustainability.

Key Features

  • Addresses the advantages and disadvantages of all renewable technologies
  • Includes global case studies that demonstrate the practical applications of renewable energy production and distribution
  • Features videos and slideshows in the online e-Book for application tutorials


Engineering graduates, researchers, professors and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector. Advanced engineering courses dealing with renewable energy, sources, thermal and electrical energy production and sustainability

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • List of contributors
  • Part I. Solar thermal energy
  • Chapter 1. Utilization of mono and hybrid nanofluids in solar thermal collectors
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Performance of flat plate solar collector (FPSC) using hybrid nanofluids
  • 3. Performance of evacuated tube solar collectors (ETSC) using nonfluids
  • 4. Performance of concentrated solar collectors using hybrid nanofluids
  • 5. Conclusions
  • Chapter 2. Solar air heater performance improvement by photovoltaic-powered thermoelectric heat pumping
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Materials and methods
  • 3. Results and discussions
  • 4. Conclusions
  • Part II. Solar photovoltaic energy
  • Chapter 3. A grid connected PV system based on a reduced delta inverter
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. PV system
  • 3. Modeling of the conventional DC/AC inverter connected to the grid
  • 4. Modeling of the delta inverter connected to the grid
  • 5. Simulation results
  • 6. Experimental results
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. An experimental test bench for emulating the standard characteristics of photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. PVS general overview
  • 3. Proposed PV emulator design
  • 4. Real-time (RT) digital simulation and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test of the PVE
  • 5. Experimental test bench and results
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Part III. Bioenergy production
  • Chapter 5. Green pellets production and applications in energy sector
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Biomass pellets production
  • 3. Pellets combustion
  • 4. Conclusion
  • Part IV. Hydrogen production
  • Chapter 6. Hydrogen production by supercritical water gasification: a review
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Supercritical water gasification process
  • 3. Hydrogen production reactors in supercritical gasification
  • 4. Effect of operating parameters on hydrogen production in supercritical water gasification
  • 5. Hydrothermal gasification challenges
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Part V. Wind energy
  • Chapter 7. Wind energy in Jordan and Palestine: current status and future perspectives
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Wind energy potentials in Jordan and Palestine
  • 3. Pilot and commercial projects in Jordan and Palestine
  • 4. Future perspectives of wind energy in Jordan and Palestine
  • 5. Conclusions
  • Part VI. Geothermal energy
  • Chapter 8. Tapping hot rocks: a review of petrothermal energy and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGSs)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Technological retrospective
  • 3. Methodology
  • 4. EGS in the context of global deep geothermal energy
  • 5. The technical potential of the example of Germany
  • 6. Discussion and comparison
  • 7. Environmental aspects
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Part VII. Hydropower
  • Chapter 9. Retrofitting and Refurbishment of hydropower plants: case studies and novel technologies∗
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Benefits of hydropower modernization [104]
  • 3. Dam heightening
  • 4. Waterways and penstocks
  • 5. Inflow increase and larger equipment
  • 6. Efficiency increase at best efficiency point (BEP)
  • 7. Efficiency improvement at part load
  • 8. Digitalization and flow forecast
  • 9. Integration with other energy sources
  • 10. Environmental and practical considerations
  • 11. Conclusions
  • Part VIII. Energy storage
  • Chapter 10. Thermocline packed bed thermal energy storage system: a review
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Packed bed thermal energy storage system components
  • 3. Performance evaluation and influence factors
  • 4. Types of thermocline packed-bed systems
  • 5. Numerical models
  • 6. Conclusion
  • Part IX. Smart grids
  • Chapter 11. Long-term load forecasting in the smart grid framework using time series and econometric approaches
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Dataset
  • 3. Time series approaches
  • 4. Econometric approaches
  • 5. Performance measurement criteria
  • 6. Simulation results and discussion
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Chapter 12. A short review of grid voltage sags and current control techniques of voltage source inverters in distributed power generation systems
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Grid faults and voltage sags characteristics
  • 3. Voltage support concept and strategies to determine active and reactive power injected by the VSI during the fault and postfault operation
  • 4. Current control methods
  • 5. Conclusion
  • Part X. Sustainability, policies, and regulations
  • Chapter 13. Sustainable renewable energy policies and regulations, recent advances, and challenges
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Energy planning policy advances
  • 3. Renewable energy policy challenges
  • 4. Conclusion and recommendations
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 496
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 16, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918923
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323984973

About the Editor

Mejdi Jeguirim

Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim is a Professor at the University of Haute Alsace (France) in the field of energy, process engineering and kinetics modelling. He has co-authored more than 150 referred international journal papers in his research field and is a member of the editorial boards for the following international journals: Energy, Energies, Energy for Sustainable Development, Biofuels, International Journal of Green Energy. He is involved as a scientific expert for more than 50 international scientific journals as well as for several national and international research programs. He has received the French National Research Excellence Award for researcher with high level scientific activity for the 2009-2012, 2013-2016 and 2017-2020 periods. Recently, Prof. Jeguirim has integrated the World’s Top 2% Scientists ranking established by Stanford University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Alsace, Alsace, France

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