Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy

Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy
Author: Vivek Agarwal,Sachin Jain
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2018-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780128124512

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Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy: Wind, Solar P.V. and Fuel Cells provides a detailed analysis of the various power converter operations fed by solar PV and other renewable energies. Practical aspects addressing the behavior of systems, such as the operating point on source characteristics and the buckling or boosting of power converters when power converters are considered, as are the fundamentals to effective use and applications of renewables. Computer simulation models for typical systems give the reader a deeper insight and “feel for the actual systems the book details. It provides readers with a tool to develop, design and achieve successful power extraction. Renewable energy alternatives are fast becoming viable options to battle conventional fossil fuels shortcomings, such as pollution, cost and limited reserves. Understanding the requirements and source characteristics for successful power electronics and their application is pivotal to extracting power successfully. Uniquely analyzes converters for renewable energy application with the practical characteristics of renewable sources Includes simulation models of complete systems and solved numerical problems to aid with understanding the dynamics and analysis of renewable sources when integrated with power converters Features international standards of renewable systems throughout, guiding industrial system design

Renewable energy conversion systems

Renewable energy conversion systems
Author: Muhammad Kamran,Muhammad Rayyan Fazal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-05-15
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128235980

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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. 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

Power Density

Power Density
Author: Vaclav Smil
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2015-06-05
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780262326933

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The first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, and all common energy uses. “There's no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil.” —Bill Gates In this book, Vaclav Smil argues that power density is a key determinant of the nature and dynamics of energy systems. Any understanding of complex energy systems must rely on quantitative measures of many fundamental variables. Power density—the rate of energy flux per unit of area—is an important but largely overlooked measure. Smil provides the first systematic, quantitative appraisal of power density, offering detailed reviews of the power densities of renewable energy flows, fossil fuels, thermal electricity generation, and all common energy uses. Smil shows that careful quantification, critical appraisals, and revealing comparisons of power densities make possible a deeper understanding of the ways we harness, convert, and use energies. Conscientious assessment of power densities, he argues, proves particularly revealing when contrasting the fossil fuel–based energy system with renewable energy conversions. Smil explains that modern civilization has evolved as a direct expression of the high power densities of fossil fuel extraction. He argues that our inevitable (and desirable) move to new energy arrangements involving conversions of lower-density renewable energy sources will require our society—currently dominated by megacities and concentrated industrial production—to undergo a profound spatial restructuring of its energy system.

Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources
Author: John Twidell,Anthony D. Weir
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2006
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0419253203

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"This second edition maintains the book's basis on fundamentals, whilst including experience gained from the rapid growth of renewable energy technologies as secure national resources and for climate change mitigation, more extensively illustrated with case studies and worked problems. The presentation has been improved throughout, along with a new chapter on economics and institutional factors. Each chapter begins with fundamental theory from a scientific perspective, then considers applied engineering examples and developments, and includes a set of problems and solutions and a bibliography of printed and web-based material for further study. Common symbols and cross referencing apply throughout, essential data are tabulated in appendices. Sections on social and environmental aspects have been added to each technology chapter." -- back cover.

Renewable Energy Resources

Renewable Energy Resources
Author: John Twidell,Tony Weir
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2006-01-16
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781135834845

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In the years between the first and this second edition, renewable energy has come of age; it makes good sense, good government and good business. This book considers the unchanging principles of renewable energy technologies alongside modern application and case studies. In this second edition, the presentation of the fundamentals has been improved throughout, and chapters on economics and institutional factors have been added. Likewise, sections on environmental impact have been added to each technology chapter. Renewable Energy Resources supports multi-disciplinary.

Wind Water And Fire The Other Renewable Energy Resources

Wind  Water And Fire  The Other Renewable Energy Resources
Author: Gerard M Crawley
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2021-02-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789811225932

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This volume focuses on a few renewable energy sources, viz. wind energy plus energy from water movement and natural temperature differences that in principle could provide enormous energy resources. Energy from wind has been a rapidly growing source of energy as wind turbines have grown in size and especially as wind turbines have moved offshore. Hydroelectric dams have continued to be used as energy sources particularly in developing countries. Other energy sources using water, including waves and tidal sources, are also discussed in this volume. Finally, the volume discusses differences between deep and surface ocean temperatures plus the extraction of energy from the earth's extremely large energy resource of magma deep below the surface. These latter two energy resources in particular require further development and the current book describes the latest advances coupled with pointing possible paths forward.

Energy Harvesting

Energy Harvesting
Author: Alireza Khaligh,Omer C. Onar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2017-12-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781439815090

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Also called energy scavenging, energy harvesting captures, stores, and uses "clean" energy sources by employing interfaces, storage devices, and other units. Unlike conventional electric power generation systems, renewable energy harvesting does not use fossil fuels and the generation units can be decentralized, thereby significantly reducing transmission and distribution losses. But advanced technical methods must be developed to increase the efficiency of devices in harvesting energy from environmentally friendly, "green" resources and converting them into electrical energy. Recognizing this need, Energy Harvesting: Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems describes various energy harvesting technologies, different topologies, and many types of power electronic interfaces for stand-alone utilization or grid connection of energy harvesting applications. Along with providing all the necessary concepts and theoretical background, the authors develop simulation models throughout the text to build a practical understanding of system analysis and modeling. With a focus on solar energy, the first chapter discusses the I−V characteristics of photovoltaic (PV) systems, PV models and equivalent circuits, sun tracking systems, maximum power point tracking systems, shading effects, and power electronic interfaces for grid-connected and stand-alone PV systems. It also presents sizing criteria for applications and modern solar energy applications, including residential, vehicular, naval, and space applications. The next chapter reviews different types of wind turbines and electrical machines as well as various power electronic interfaces. After explaining the energy generation technologies, optimal operation principles, and possible utilization techniques of ocean tidal energy harvesting, the book explores near- and offshore approaches for harvesting the kinetic and potential energy of ocean waves. It also describes the required absorber, turbine, and generator types, along with the power electronic interfaces for grid connection and commercialized ocean wave energy conversion applications. The final chapter deals with closed, open, and hybrid-cycle ocean thermal energy conversion systems.

Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology

Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology
Author: Ahmed F. Zobaa,Ramesh C. Bansal
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 874
Release: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789814289061

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This book, consisting a series of papers written by experts in their respective fields of specialization, will provide a comprehensive coverage of renewable energy technologies, such as wind, wave and solar thermal energy. Other industrial terms like photovoltaic systems, biomass, distributed generations and small hydro power systems are also discussed and further elaborated upon. The Handbook of Renewable Energy Technology will be of great practical benefit to professionals, scientists and researchers in the relevant industries, and will be of interest to those of the general public wanting to know more about renewable energy technologies.