Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to the technical design of renewable energy systems
  • Demonstrates effective methodologies for analyzing the feasibility and efficiency of large-scale renewable energy systems to help implementers avoid costly trial and error
  • Contextualizes renewable energy design efforts by addressing the socio-political challenge of implementing the shift to renewables
  • Free companion analysis software empowers energy professionals to crunch data for their own projects
  • Features a dozen extensive case studies from around the globe that provide successful real-world templates for new installations

Readership

Research scientists, engineers, project managers, policy makers, consultants and graduate students involved in Renewable Energy development and implementation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1. Book Contents and Structure
2. Definitions
3. Renewable versus Sustainable

2. Theory: Choice Awareness Theses
1. Choice and Change
2. Choice Perception and Elimination
3. Raising Choice Awareness

3. Methodology: Choice Awareness Strategies
1. Technical Alternatives
2. Economic Feasibility Studies
3. Public Regulation
4. Democratic Infrastructure
5. Research Methodology

4. Tool: The EnergyPLAN Energy System Analysis Model
1. Overall Considerations
2. The EnergyPLAN Model
3. Reflections

5. Analysis: Large-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy
1. The Danish Reference Energy System
2. Excess Electricity Diagrams
3. Optimal Combinations of RES
4. Flexible Energy Systems
5. Different Energy Systems
6. Grid Stability
7. Local Energy Markets
8. Integration of Transport
9. Electric Vehicles and V2G
10. Electricity Storage Options
11. Conclusions

6. Analysis: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Systems
1. The Los Angeles Community College District Case
2. The First Approach to Coherent Renewable Energy Systems
3. The Danish Society of Engineers’ Energy Plan
4. Reflections

7. Empirical Examples: Choice Awareness Cases
1. Case I: The Nordkraft Power Station (1982–1983)
2. Case II: The Aalborg Heat Planning (1984–1987)
3. Case III: The Evaluation of Biogas (1990–1992)
4. Case IV: The Nordjyllandsværk (1991–1994)
5. Case V: The Transmission Line Case (1992–1996)
6. Case VI: European EIA procedures (1993–1997)
7. Case VII: The German Lausitz Case (1993–1994)
8. Case VIII: The Green Energy Plan (1996)
9. Case IX: The Thai Power Station Case (1999)
10. Case X: The Economic Council Case (2002–2003)
11. Case XI: The North Carolina Case (2006–2007)
12. Case XII: The IDA Energy Plan 2030 (2006–2007)
13. Summary
14. Conclusions

8. Conclusions and Recommendati

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080962993
Print ISBN:
9780123750280

About the authors

Henrik Lund

Dr. Techn. Henrik Lund is Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark, Architect behind the EnergyPLAN Energy System Analysis software and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s international journal, Energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier International Journal ENERGY

Henrik Lund

Dr. Techn. Henrik Lund is Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University in Denmark, Architect behind the EnergyPLAN Energy System Analysis software and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s international journal, Energy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier International Journal ENERGY