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Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization

Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization

By: Mohd. Ali

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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Unlike conventional power plants, wind plants emit no air pollutants or greenhouse gases—and wind energy is a free, renewable resource. This book explores fundamental concepts of wind energy conversion systems, discussing grid integration and stability issues, methods of transient stability enhancement, and minimization of fluctuations in power, frequency, and voltage in wind generator systems. The author provides tools and information to help ensure generator stabilization in the face of network faults and other obstacles, including random wind speed variations and fluctuations in output...

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering

By: I Crossland

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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The nuclear fuel cycle is characterised by the wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies it employs. The development of ever more integrated processes across the many stages of the nuclear fuel cycle therefore confronts plant manufacturers and operators with formidable challenges. Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering describes both the key features of the complete nuclear fuel cycle and the wealth of recent research in this important field. Part one provides an introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiological protection, security and public acceptance of nuclear...

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Metropolitan Sustainability

Metropolitan Sustainability

By: F Zeman

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2012

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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations. Part one...

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Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

By: A Rao

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 12-APR-2012

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Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants. After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle...

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High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for Energy Applications

High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for Energy Applications

By: Z Melhem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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High temperature superconductors (HTS) offer many advantages through their application in electrical systems, including high efficiency performance and high throughput with low-electrical losses. While cryogenic cooling and precision materials manufacture is required to achieve this goal, cost reductions without significant performance loss are being achieved through the advanced design and development of HTS wires, cables and magnets, along with improvements in manufacturing methods. This book explores the fundamental principles, design and development of HTS materials and their...

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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries

Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries

By: Alireza Bahadori

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 14-MAR-2014

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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil and Gas Industries addresses relative design, materials, procedures, and standard installation necessities for various oil and gas infrastructure such as pipelines, subsea equipment, vessels, and tanks. With the continued increase in available natural gas ready to export — especially LNG — and the definition of "deepwater" changing every year, an understanding of thermal insulation is more critical than ever. This one-of-a-kind handbook helps oil and gas engineers ensure that their products are exporting safely and that the equipment's integrity...

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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

By: Russell H. Plante

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

Insert Date: 20-APR-2014

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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water provides a fundamental understanding of heat and energy conversions and of both solar domestic hot water system types with associated components and photovoltaic/inverter system combinations. It provides the information needed to determine and understand the proper siting requirements, the amount of energy needed (based upon usage), the amount of solar energy available, the methods of comparing collectors for both hot water and photovoltaic situations, and the number of collectors necessary for either hot water or electricity ....

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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

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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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

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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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Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems

By: Henrik Lund

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 21-OCT-2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...