Weather to Energy: A Complex Voyage gathers several vertically integrated disciplines into one voice to allow new researchers to become involved in renewable energy studies, covering the basics needed to jump into the field, from electrical load data to weather model data.
As the research for optimizing weather-driven renewable energies requires great knowledge of certain disciplines, such as economics, mathematics, atmospheric physics, statistics, fluid dynamics, power modeling, and engineering, this book brings together all the salient information that is beneficial for all scientists who either want to/or already work in this field, helping them come up with useful results. The book’s aim is to inspire new research in the area of renewable energy for interested scientists who may not have the required skills in all areas regarding renewables.
- Collates research and difficult concepts in a friendly, but technical, manner to serve as a handy reference guide
- Includes chapters on weather analysis, including prediction, assimilation and modeling
Atmospheric Scientists and meteorologists, energy/electrical/power engineers
1. Conceptual Outline
2. Introduction to Electric Power Systems
3. Electrical Load Data Requirements
4. Land-Use Analysis
5. Numerical Weather Prediction and Assimilation
6. Power Modeling
7. Mathematical Optimization
8. Economics of Technologies
9. External Benefits and Risks of Technologies
10. Novel Ideas and Economic Perspective
11. Designing an "Efficient" Electric Power System
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- © Academic Press 2018
- 1st October 2017
- Academic Press
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Dr. Clack is a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for research in Environmental Sciences and works alongside National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists on weather-driven renewable energy related investigations. He is a mathematician and physicist with 7 years of experience devoted to renewable energies in various forms. His unique perspective on optimization for renewable energy siting could change how the future energy crisis can be avoided. Dr. Clack is an expert in power modelling, mathematical optimization, fluid dynamics, statistics, and atmospheric science.
University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA