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Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

By: D. Roddy

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2010

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Fossil-fuel power plants account for the majority of worldwide power generation. Increasing global energy demands, coupled with issues of ageing and inefficient power plants, have led to new power plant construction programmes. As cheaper fossil fuel resources are exhausted and emissions criteria are tightened, utilities are turning to power plants designed with performance in mind to satisfy requirements for improved capacity, efficiency, and environmental characteristics. Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of...

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Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

By: R Beith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-APR-2011

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Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a form of cogeneration technology suitable for domestic and community buildings, commercial establishments and industrial facilities, as well as local heat networks. One of the benefits of using cogeneration plant is a vastly improved energy efficiency: in some cases achieving up to 80-90% systems efficiency, whereas small-scale electricity production is typically at well below 40% efficiency, using the same amount of fuel. This higher efficiency affords users greater energy security and increased long-term sustainability of energy...

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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

By: J Oakey

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

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Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management and...

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DC Power Supplies: Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

DC Power Supplies: Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

By: Nihal Kularatna

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Modern electronic systems, particularly portable consumer electronic systems and processor based systems, are power hungry, compact, and feature packed. This book presents the most essential summaries of the theory behind DC-DC converter topologies of both linear and switching types. The text discusses power supply characteristics and design specifications based on new developments in power management techniques and modern semiconductors entering into the portable electronics market. The author also addresses off-the-line power supplies, digital control of power supply, power supply...

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Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

By: William Kersting

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2012

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Thought to be the only dedicated textbook focused on computational modeling for electric power distribution systems, this third edition clearly explains the principles and mathematics behind these models and provides approximation methods that help students recognize when a result is not what it should be. Using the same authoritative yet accessible approach found in previous editions, this book has been updated to reflect the latest changes and advances in the field. Finding strength in detail, this text brings engineers worldwide up to speed on the modeling and analysis of a distribution...

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Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials

Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials

By: P Brøndsted; R Nijssen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 14-OCT-2013

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Wind energy is gaining critical ground in the area of renewable energy, with wind energy being predicted to provide up to 8% of the world’s consumption of electricity by 2021. Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades as well as the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades. Part one outlines the challenges and developments in wind turbine blade design, including aerodynamic and aeroelastic design features, fatigue loads on wind turbine...

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Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

By: N Klinghoffer; M Castaldi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2013

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Increasing global consumerism and population has led to an increase in the levels of waste produced. Waste to energy (WTE) conversion technologies can be employed to convert residual wastes into clean energy, rather than sending these wastes directly to landfill. Waste to energy conversion technology explores the systems, technology and impacts of waste to energy conversion. Part one provides an introduction to WTE conversion and reviews the waste hierarchy and WTE systems options along with the corresponding environmental, regulatory and techno-economic issues facing this technology....

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Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering

Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering

By: L Rosendahl

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 04-APR-2013

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The utilisation of biomass is increasingly important for low- or zero-carbon power generation. Developments in conventional power plant fuel flexibility allow for both direct biomass combustion and co-firing with fossil fuels, while the integration of advanced technologies facilitates conversion of a wide range of biomass feedstocks into more readily combustible fuel. Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering reviews the science and technology of biomass combustion, conversion and utilisation. Part one provides an introduction to biomass supply chains and feedstocks, and...

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Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition

Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition

By: William Thue

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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Fully updated, this third edition addresses the design, application, and preparation of terminating and splicing cables. The book provides methods for testing shielded power cable systems in the field and shows how conductor material, size, and design depend on ampacity, voltage regulation, and other factors. It also covers the up-to-date methods of design, manufacture, installation, and operation of power cables. Written for professionals and students, this book emphasizes low and medium voltages because they comprise the quantity of cable in service throughout the world. This reference...

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Electric Power Distribution Engineering, Third Edition

Electric Power Distribution Engineering, Third Edition

By: Turan Gonen

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-JAN-2014

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As attractive to students as it is useful to professors and engineers, this third edition of a groundbreaking textbook demonstrates how to design, analyze, and perform modern distribution system engineering; contains new chapters on distributed generation, renewable energy, modern energy storage systems, and smart grids; includes over 180 examples, more than 170 end-of-chapter problems, and new MATLAB<SUP>®</SUP> applications; discusses distribution planning and design considerations with emphasis on economical explication and overall impact; and presents clear definitions of terms and...

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Electric Safety: Practice and Standards

Electric Safety: Practice and Standards

By: Mohamed El-Sharkawi

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-NOV-2013

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Most power engineers are not familiar with the electric safety practices governing site works or grounding practices of dwellings, hospitals, and factories. This book provides the knowledge and analysis they need to be versed on electric safety and, therefore, effectively transfer the skills to their field workers. It includes several case studies from real events and examples showing that variations in implementing electric safety procedures can create sites with various safety levels. As electric safety codes are similar everywhere, this practical book can be used worldwide. ...

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Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition

Power System Analysis: Short-Circuit Load Flow and Harmonics, Second Edition

By: J.C. Das

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-JUL-2011

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Using detailed examples that illustrate how to calculate and analyze various aspects of the power system without relying on computer analysis, this book provides comprehensive coverage of both theory and practice in fundamental areas of power system analysis, including power flow, short-circuit computations, harmonics, machine modeling, equipment rating, reactive power control, and optimization. The second edition reflects new advancements and changes in both national and international standards. Comprehensive yet easy to read, the text also features two new chapters on arc flash hazard...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...