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Renewable Energy Integration

Renewable Energy Integration

By: Lawrence E. Jones

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2014

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Renewable Energy Integration is a ground-breaking new resource, the first to offer a distilled examination of the intricacies of integrating renewables into the power grid and electricity markets. It offers informed perspectives from internationally renowned experts on the challenges to be met, and solutions based on demonstrated best practices developed by operators around the world. The book's focus on practical implementation of strategies provides real-world context for theoretical underpinnings and the development of supporting policy frameworks. The book considers a myriad of...

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Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

By: Dobrin Toporov

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas focuses on a niche technology, combustion of coal in an oxygen rich environment, which is one approach to obtaining ‘clean coal,’ by making it easier to capture carbon that is released in the combustion process. Toporov’s book breaks ground on covering the key fundamentals of oxycoal technologies, which have not yet been covered in this depth. Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas summarizes the main results from a pioneering work on experimental and numerical...

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Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

By: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2014

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and...

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Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control

Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control

By: Debasish Mondal; Abhijit Chakrabarti; Aparajita Sengupta

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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Power System Small Signal Stability Analysis and Control presents a detailed analysis of the problem of severe outages due to the sustained growth of small signal oscillations in modern interconnected power systems. The ever-expanding nature of power systems and the rapid upgrade to smart grid technologies call for the implementation of robust and optimal controls. Power systems that are forced to operate close to their stability limit have resulted in the use of control devices by utility companies to improve the performance of the transmission system against commonly occurring power...

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Renewable Energy System Design

Renewable Energy System Design

By: Ziyad Salameh

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 03-JUN-2014

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The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing on engineering, design, and operating principles that engineers can follow in order to successfully design more robust and efficient renewable energy systems. Written by Dr. Ziyad Salameh, an expert with over thirty years of teaching, research, and design experience, Renewable Energy System Design provides readers with the "nuts and bolts" of photovoltaic, wind energy,...

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Power System Monitoring and Control

Power System Monitoring and Control

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 09-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 30-MAY-2014

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Power System Monitoring and Control presents a comprehensive overview of the basic principles and key technologies for the monitoring, protection, and control of contemporary wide-area power systems. Provides an updated and comprehensive reference for researcher and engineers working on wide-area power system monitoring and control (PSMC) Links fundamental concepts of PSMC, advanced metering and control theory/techniques, and practical engineering considerations Covers PSMC problem understanding, design, practical aspects, and timely topics such as smart/microgrid control and...

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Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves

Wireless Power Transfer via Radiowaves

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 29-APR-2014

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Recent advances in Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) technologies have enabled various engineering applications with potential product implementation. WPT can be utilized to charge batteries in various pieces of equipment without the need for a wired connection. Energy can be harvested from ambient RF and microwave radiation and 1 million kW microwaves can be transmitted from space to the ground. This book covers all the theory and technologies of WPT, such as microwave generators with semi-conductors and microwave tubes, antennas, phased arrays, beam efficiency, and rectifiers...

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Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation

Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation

By: de Neiva; Mauro Guillén

Publisher: Productivity Press

Publication Date: 05-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 28-APR-2014

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Green Power: Perspectives on Sustainable Electricity Generation provides a systematic overview of the current state of green power and renewable electrical energy production around the world. Presenting eight in-depth case studies of green power production and dissemination, it describes the experiences and best practices of various countries on this topic of critical importance. The case studies provide readers with policy, business, and societal perspectives. The case studies illustrate the differences in each country’s natural endowments, cultural make-up, technological development,...

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Solar Module Packaging: Polymeric Requirements and Selection

Solar Module Packaging: Polymeric Requirements and Selection

By: Michelle Poliskie

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2011

Insert Date: 28-APR-2014

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Exploring current and future opportunities in PV polymeric packaging, this work offers an insider’s perspective on the manufacturing processes and needs of the solar industry and reveals opportunities for future material development and processing. Suitable for nonspecialists in polymer science, it provides a basic understanding of polymeric concepts, fundamental properties, and processing techniques commonly used in solar module packaging. The book also presents guidelines for using polymers in commercial PV modules as well as the tests required to establish confidence in the selection...

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Electric Power Distribution Handbook, Second Edition

Electric Power Distribution Handbook, Second Edition

By: Thomas Short

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 23-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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This handbook delivers comprehensive coverage of the electrical aspects of power distribution systems. The first few chapters focus on equipment-oriented information and applications, while the middle portion discusses reliability and power quality, and the end tackles lightning protection, grounding, and safety. Complete with access to a support website, the Second Edition features a new chapter on overhead line performance, 14 revised chapters incorporating updates from several EPRI projects, full-color illustrations, fresh graphs and statistics, and new sections on voltage optimization,...

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Protective Relaying: Principles and Applications, Fourth Edition

Protective Relaying: Principles and Applications, Fourth Edition

By: J. Blackburn; Thomas Domin

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 27-APR-2014

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This fourth edition of a bestseller covers the technological fundamentals of power system protection. Featuring refinements and additions to accommodate recent advances, the text describes analysis of protective systems during system disturbances and examines how regulations impact the way protective relaying systems are designed, applied, set, and monitored. Containing an expanded discussion of intertie protection requirements at dispersed generation facilities, it explores smarter, more flexible protective systems yet provides practical information on an array of equipment vintages to...

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Electric Power Systems: Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling

Electric Power Systems: Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling

By: João Catalão

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 07-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 25-APR-2014

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An accurate forecast of load, electricity market prices, and wind power generation is increasingly important to support decisions in power system operations and planning. Written by renowned international experts, this book presents cutting-edge research on forecasting and scheduling issues in electric power generation systems. The text covers topics such as uncertainty and risk, load forecasting, electricity prices forecasting, wind power forecasting, price-based scheduling for generating companies, optimal scheduling of a hydro producer, hydro-thermal coordination, unit commitment with...

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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

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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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

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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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

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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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

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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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

Insert Date: 20-APR-2014

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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

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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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

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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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...