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Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems

By: Shin’ya Obara

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 04-APR-2014

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The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and requires the support of conventional energy equipment. Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods investigates the development of highly efficient energy storage equipment and of operation optimization technology of compound energy systems. This book is an...

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Automotive Electricity: Electric Drive

Automotive Electricity: Electric Drive

By: Joseph Beretta

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-MAR-2010

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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Since the beginning of the century, electrical goods have invaded our everyday lives. Now, electric power is coming to be seen as a solution to the pollution caused by cars. While this transition has remained very slow during the last ten years, it has been accelerating as the statutory constraints and needs of the market have changed. Even if the electric car itself fails to dominate the market, electric traction is taking an important place in our drive to move away from gas-powered vehicles. Another solution, hybrid vehicles, combine two sources of energy (electric and chemical),...

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Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design

By: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 03-NOV-2011

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Photovoltaic system design is both an art and a science. Good design requires the integration of many different forms of knowledge, including physics, aesthetics, business acumen, engineering, and architecture. It also requires a systems approach that combines and assimilates different technologies and structures. Good design is accomplished when art meets science to achieve higher-performance and more-efficient and effective systems. Introduction to Photovoltaic System Design provides readers with the knowledge they need to design high-performance PV systems. The text takes a systematic...

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Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam

By: John R. Balfour

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2011

Insert Date: 28-FEB-2014

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The solar energy industry is growing and so is the demand for skilled and certified photovoltaic professionals. The NABCEP Entry-Level PV Exam ensures and reinforces that the professional has attained the basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of PV system design, installation, and operation. Review Guide for the NABCEP Entry-Level Exam provides students with the information they need to successfully pass the exam. The organization of the text parallels that of the major exam sections and includes the essential concepts and principles that are covered on the exam. Review Guide...

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Powering the Dream

Powering the Dream

By: Alexis Madrigal

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 23-NOV-2013

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Few today realize that America’s relationship with green technology is far from a recent development. The truth is Americans have been inventing green for more than a century.  Powering the Dream  tells the fascinating stories of the brilliant, often irascible inventors who foresaw our current energy problems, tried to invent cheap and renewable solutions, and drew the blueprint for a green future. ...

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Switching Power Converters: Medium and High Power, Second Edition

Switching Power Converters: Medium and High Power, Second Edition

By: Dorin Neacsu

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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This book goes beyond conventional circuit design to discuss the actual use of industrial technology, covering facets of implementation otherwise overlooked by theoretical textbooks. The Second Edition contains many new figures, chapters, and improvements, along with numerous examples of successful home appliance, aviation, naval, automotive electronics, industrial motor drive, and grid interface for renewable energy products. It highlights advancements in packaging technologies, tackles the advent of hybrid circuits able to incorporate control and power stages within the same package, and...

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Solar Energy Markets

Solar Energy Markets

By: Philip G. Jordan

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 15-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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This groundbreaking new book features holistic coverage of technological breakthroughs, financing trends, workforce development issues, and comparative regional case studies in solar energy. It provides a global bird's-eye view of the industry for scientists, engineers, business leaders, and policymakers — anyone seriously engaged in the rapidly evolving field of solar energy. The expert author's analysis includes primary data from the first comprehensive solar industry survey conducted in the United States, insights from key thought leaders in the energy sector, and case studies from...

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Energy Harvesting with Functional Materials and Microsystems

Energy Harvesting with Functional Materials and Microsystems

By: Madhu Bhaskaran; Sharath Sriram; Krzysztof Iniewski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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For decades, people have sought to harvest energy from natural sources. Lately, climate change has popularized solar or photovoltaic technology, while piezoelectric technology is being developed to power handheld devices, and thermoelectric technology is being explored to convert wasted engine heat into electricity. Written by experts from academia and industry, Energy Harvesting with Functional Materials and Microsystems presents current research and explains the field from a materials and device perspective, with resulting technologies capable of enabling low-power implantable sensors or...

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Electricity Markets and Power System Economics

Electricity Markets and Power System Economics

By: Deqiang Gan; Donghan Feng; Jun Xie

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 08-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2013

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With the theories and rules of electricity markets developing rapidly, it’s difficult for beginners to start learning and difficult for those in the field to keep up. Bringing together information previously scattered among various journals and scholarly articles, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of development in the electricity market. It introduces the fundamental principles of power system operation so that even those with a basic understanding can benefit from the book. It includes a series of consistent mathematical models of market operation of power...

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Handbook of Energy, Volume I

Handbook of Energy, Volume I

By: Cutler J. Cleveland; Christopher G. Morris

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 02-MAY-2013

Insert Date: 05-NOV-2013

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Handbook of Energy, Volume I: Diagrams, Charts, and Tables provides comprehensive, organized coverage on all phases of energy and its role in society, including its social, economic, political, historical, and environmental aspects. While there is a wealth of information about energy available, it is spread across many books, journals, and websites and it tends to target either a particular form of energy or a specific audience.  Handbook of Energy provides a central repository of information that meets diverse user communities. It focuses on visual, graphic, and tabular information...

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Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

Research Approaches to Sustainable Biomass Systems

By: Seishu Tojo; Tadashi Hirasawa

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 02-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Researchers, students and engineers working with biofuels and biomass are increasingly expected to comprehend a new holistic systems perspective that begins with wise crop breeding and cultivation techniques and informs the entire conversion to energy process. This volume provides diverse examples of successfully implemented sustainable biomass research in Asia, highlighting the challenges faced by designers of new biomass production facilities and tips on how to develop approaches to overcome them. In addition to providing an authoritative guide on the utilization of the authors’ sample...

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Sustainability, Energy and Architecture

Sustainability, Energy and Architecture

By: Ali Sayigh

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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This unique volume offers insights from renowned experts in energy efficient building from the world over, providing a multi-faceted overview of the state-of-the-art in energy efficient architecture. It opens by defining what constitutes a sustainable building, suggesting bases for sorely needed benchmarks, then explains the most important techniques and tools available to engineers and architects exploring green building technologies. It covers such pivotal issues as daylighting, LED lighting, integrating renewables such as solar thermal and cooling, retrofitting, LEED and similar...

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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3rd Edition

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, 3rd Edition

By: Aldo V. da Rosa

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. This new third edition of the classic text highlights advances in this vital area, which are...

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Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities

Distributed Renewable Energies for Off-Grid Communities

By: Nasir El Bassam; Preben Maegaard; Marcia Schlichting

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and...

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Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment

Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment

By: Jan Kleissl

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2013

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Solar Energy Forecasting and Resource Assessment is a vital text for solar energy professionals, addressing a critical gap in the core literature of the field.  As major barriers to solar energy implementation, such as materials cost and low conversion efficiency, continue to fall, issues of intermittency and reliability have come to the fore. Scrutiny from solar project developers and their financiers on the accuracy of long-term resource projections and grid operators’ concerns about variable short-term power generation have made the field of solar forecasting and resource assessment...

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Bioenergy - Realizing the Potential

Bioenergy - Realizing the Potential

By: Dr. Semida Silveira

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 14-JUL-2005

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Modern bioenergy has gained increased attention in the past decade. Not only does it provide an effective option for the provision of energy services from the technical point of view, but it is based on resources that can be utilized on a sustainable basis all around the globe. In addition, the benefits accrued go beyond energy provision, creating unique opportunities for regional development. Today, biomass is seen as one of the most promising renewable sources of modern energy services in the medium term. Know-how and experiences from different countries pave the way to further...

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Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

By: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars and thought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class experts from diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues in today’s electricity markets. Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmental degradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasingly stringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a more reliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more...

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Gas Turbine Emissions

Gas Turbine Emissions

By: Tim C. Lieuwen; Vigor Yang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 10-OCT-2013

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The development of clean, sustainable energy systems is one of the pre-eminent issues of our time. Most projections indicate that combustion-based energy conversion systems will continue to be the predominant approach for the majority of our energy usage, and gas turbines will continue to be important combustion-based energy conversion devices for many decades to come, used for aircraft propulsion, ground-based power generation, and mechanical-drive applications. This book compiles the key scientific and technological knowledge associated with gas turbine emissions into a single...

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Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems

Engineering Thermodynamics and 21st Century Energy Problems

By: Donna Riley

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2011

Insert Date: 17-SEP-2013

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Energy is a basic human need; technologies for energy conversion and use are fundamental to human survival. As energy technology evolves to meet demands for development and ecological sustainability in the 21st century, engineers need to have up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet the creative challenges posed by current and future energy problems. Further, engineers need to cultivate a commitment to and passion for lifelong learning which will enable us to actively engage new developments in the field. This undergraduate textbook companion seeks to develop these capacities in...

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Renewable Energy Systems: Advanced Conversion Technologies and Applications

Renewable Energy Systems: Advanced Conversion Technologies and Applications

By: Fang Luo; Ye Hong

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-SEP-2012

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Energy conversion techniques are key in power electronics and even more so in renewable energy source systems, which require a large number of converters. This book describes advanced conversion technologies and provides design examples of converters and inverters for renewable energy systems—including wind turbine and solar panel energy systems. It presents more than 200 topologies of advanced converters developed by the authors, pioneers in the field, including 150 updated circuits on modern conversion technologies. The book also offers cutting-edge techniques for determining accurate...