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Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

By: M Mueller; H Polinder

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2013

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Wind turbine gearboxes present major reliability issues, leading to great interest in the current development of gearless direct-drive wind energy systems. Offering high reliability, high efficiency and low maintenance, developments in these direct-drive systems point the way to the next generation of wind power, and Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems is an authoritative guide to their design, development and operation. Part one outlines electrical drive technology, beginning with an overview of electrical generators for direct drive systems. Principles of...

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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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Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

By: Henrik Lund

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2009

Insert Date: 19-FEB-2014

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How can society quickly convert to renewable energy? Can worldwide energy needs ever be met through 100% renewable sources? The answers to these questions rest largely on the perception of choice in the energy arena. It is of pivotal importance that engineers, researchers and policymakers understand what choices are available, and reasonable, when considering the design and deployment of new energy systems. The mission of this new book, written by one of the world's foremost experts in renewable power, is to arm these professionals with the tools and methodologies necessary to make smart...

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Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

By: Vaughn Nelson

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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This new edition adds sections on community wind power generation and storage, and updates material throughout. The phenomenal growth of wind power for utilities is covered along with applications such as wind-diesel, village power, telecommunications, street lighting, etc. It also examines the history of wind energy, and provides ample reasons to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. It covers the characteristics of wind, and discusses the measurement and siting of individual wind turbines and wind farms. The text presents the design, aerodynamics, operation, control, applications,...

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Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

By: Frank Vignola; Joseph Michalsky; Thomas Stoffel

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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Written for students and professionals, this reference explores the various types of solar radiation equipment and how to operate them. The book gives the reader a step-by-step approach to the set-up, operation, and maintenance of a solar monitoring station. It provides the background and terminology needed to understand the uses and requirements of various solar and infrared radiometers, and it offers an overview of the various instruments. The authors also discuss the calibration and maintenance necessary for instruments in the lab and in the field, as well as covering the calibration...

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Next-Generation Batteries and Fuel Cells for Commercial, Military, and Space Applications

Next-Generation Batteries and Fuel Cells for Commercial, Military, and Space Applications

By: A.R. Jha

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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Next-generation batteries have higher power density and higher energy density and can be put into new forms with lower-cost mass production. This book focuses on technologically advanced secondary (rechargeable) batteries in both large and small format. It covers advanced technologies as replacements for NiCd and NiMH, especially advanced lithium-ion batteries that make use of new electrode materials and electrolytes. The author discusses printable batteries and thin-film battery stacks as enablers of micropower applications as well as hybrid battery/fuel cell systems, which are emerging...

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Computational Techniques of Rotor Dynamics with the Finite Element Method

Computational Techniques of Rotor Dynamics with the Finite Element Method

By: Arne Vollan; Louis Komzsik

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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Applications of rotor dynamics are associated with important energy industry machinery, such as generators and wind turbines, as well as airplane engines and propellers. This book presents techniques that employ the finite element method for modeling and computation of forces associated with the rotational phenomenon. It examines practical computational techniques for simulating behavior of rotational structures and then using the results to improve fidelity and performance. The authors also discuss state-of-the-art engineering software used for computational simulation, including...

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Tubular Combustion

Tubular Combustion

By: Satoru Ishizuka; Derek Dunn-Rankin

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 06-NOV-2013

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Tubular combustors are cylindrical tubes where flame ignition and propagation occur in a spatially confined, highly controlled environment, in a nearly flat, elongated geometry. This allows for some unique advantages where extremely even heat dispersion is required over a large surface while still maintaining fuel efficiency. Tubular combustors also allow for easy flexibility in type of fuel source, allowing for quick changeover to meet various needs and changing fuel pricing. This new addition to the MP sustainable energy series will provide the most up-to-date research on tubular...

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Small Wind

Small Wind

By: Nolan Clark

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 27-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 02-NOV-2013

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This book provides a cohesive guide to achieving successful small wind installations. It is a comprehensive information resource from one of the world’s most experienced small wind professionals, covering all the key issues for small wind system development, from site and machine selection to international standards compliance. Engineers who are tasked with planning and developing these small wind systems, from choosing the best site and accurately estimating likely power output to obtaining proper permitting and troubleshooting operational inefficiencies, will find this book an...

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Solar Cells, 2nd Edition

Solar Cells, 2nd Edition

By: Augustin McEvoy; L. Castaner; Tom Markvart

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 02-NOV-2013

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Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances. This thoroughly updated new edition...

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PEM Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

PEM Fuel Cells, 2nd Edition

By: Frano Barbir

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 02-NOV-2013

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Demand for fuel cell technology is growing rapidly. Fuel cells are being commercialized to provide power to buildings like hospitals and schools, to replace batteries in portable electronic devices, and as replacements for internal combustion engines in vehicles. PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) fuel cells are lighter, smaller, and more efficient than other types of fuel cell. As a result, over 80% of fuel cells being produced today are PEM cells. This new edition of Dr. Barbir’s groundbreaking book still lays the groundwork for engineers, technicians and students better than any other...

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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition

Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition

By: Ronald DiPippo

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 29-MAY-2012

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Now in its 3e, this single resource covers all aspects of the utilization of geothermal energy for power generation using fundamental scientific and engineering principles. Its practical emphasis is enhanced by the use of case studies from real plants that increase the reader's understanding of geothermal energy conversion and provide a unique compilation of hard-to-obtain data and experience. Important new chapters cover Hot Dry Rock, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, and Deep Hydrothermal Systems. New, international case studies provide practical, hands-on knowledge. Provides...

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Sustainable Energy Management

Sustainable Energy Management

By: Mirjana Golusin; Stevan Popov; Sinisa Dodic

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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While the last few decades have witnessed incredible leaps forward in the technology of energy production, technological innovation can only be as transformative as its implementation and management allows. The burgeoning fields of renewable, efficient and sustainable energy have moved past experimentation toward realization, necessitating the transition to more sustainable energy management practices. Energy Management is a collective term for all the systematic practices to minimize and control both the quantity and cost of energy used in providing a service. This new book reports from...

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READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

By: IEA-RETD; Rolf de Vos; Janet Sawin

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Are you developing strategies for a future sustainable energy supply? Are you designing policies to deploy renewable energy technologies in your country? Are you looking for new tools and measures to make your policies more effective? Are you planning to make decisions on renewable energy investments in certain countries and are you checking their policy robustness? Let the IEA guide you into successful, efficient and effective policies and decisions for accelerating deployment of renewable energy. Learn about the six policy actions that are essential ingredients for your policy...

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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

By: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth is a detailed guide to new energy efficiency technologies and policy frameworks affecting the profitability of efficiency projects. The contributions drawn together by F.P. Sioshansi feature insights from recognized thought leaders, detailed examinations of evolving technologies, and practical case studies yielding best practices for project planners, implementers and financiers. This volume challenges the "more is better" paradigm in energy production, examining efficiency technologies and measurement across the supply chain. ...

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Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation

Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation

By: Laurentiu Fara; Masafumi Yamaguchi

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 18-SEP-2013

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While measuring the effectiveness of solar cell materials may not always be practical once a device has been created, solar cell modeling may allow researchers to obtain prospective analyses of the internal processes of potential materials prior to their manufacture. Advanced Solar Cell Materials, Technology, Modeling, and Simulation discusses the development and use of modern solar cells made from composite materials. This volume is targeted toward experts from universities and research organizations, as well as young professionals interested in pursuing different subjects regarding advanced...

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Nonimaging Optics in Solar Energy

Nonimaging Optics in Solar Energy

By: Joseph O'Gallagher

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-SEP-2008

Insert Date: 16-SEP-2013

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Nonimaging optics is a subdiscipline of optics whose development over the last 35–40 years was led by scientists from the University of Chicago and other cooperating individuals and institutions. The approach provides a formalism that allows the design of optical devices that approach the maximum physically attainable geometric concentration for a given set of optical tolerances. This means that it has the potential to revolutionize the design of solar concentrators. In this monograph, the basic practical applications of the techniques of nonimaging optics to solar energy collection and...

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Energy Harvesting Autonomous Sensor Systems: Design, Analysis, and Practical Implementation

Energy Harvesting Autonomous Sensor Systems: Design, Analysis, and Practical Implementation

By: Yen Tan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2013

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This book is the considered the first to describe sensor-oriented energy harvesting issues. Its content is derived from the author’s research on the development of a truly self-autonomous and sustainable energy harvesting wireless sensor network (EH-WSN). This network harvests energy from a variety of ambient energy sources and converts it into electrical energy to power batteries. The book discusses various types of energy harvesting (EH) systems and their respective main components. ...

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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...