Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Energy Economics, and the Environment: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Energy Economics, and the Environment

1st Edition

By Radian Belu

CRC Press

488 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 55 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367261405
pub: 2019-10-07
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The book will cover energy storage systems, bioenergy and hydrogen economy, grid integration of the renewable energy systems, distributed generation, economic analysis and environmental impacts of renewable energy systems. Core issues to be discussed include: mechanical, electrical and thermal energy storage systems, batteries, fuel cells, biomass and biofuels, hydrogen economy, distributed generation, a brief presentation of microgrids, and in depth discussions of economic analysis and methods of renewable energy systems, environmental impacts, life cycle analysis, and energy conservation issues. Readers will be encouraged to solve the problems and questions, which are useful way to understand and apply he concepts, and the topics included.

Table of Contents

1. Energy Storage Systems

1.1 Introduction, Energy Storage Overview

1.2 Energy Storage System Functions

1.3 Energy Storage Technologies

1.4 Energy Storage for Electric Grid and Renewable Energy Applications

1.5 Chapter Summary

1.6 Questions and Problems

1.7 References and Further Readings

2. Batteries, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy

2.1 Introduction, Electrochemistry Basics

2.2 Battery Types and Characteristics

2.3 Flow Batteries and Special Battery Types

2.4 Fuel Cells

2.5 Hydrogen Energy and Economy

2.6 Chapter Summary

2.7 Questions and Problems

2.8 References and Further Reading

3. Biomass, Biofuels, Waste-to-Energy Recovery

3.1 Introduction, Bioenergy Concepts and Issues

3.2 Biomass Potentials and Uses

3.3 Biofuels

3.4 Further Aspects of Hydrogen Economy

3.5 Waste-to-Energy Recovery

3.6 Chapter Summary

3.7 Questions and Problems

3.8 References and Further Readings

4. Electric Utility Integration of Renewable Energy Systems

4.1 Electrical Power Systems Basics

4.2 Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems

4.3 Power Electronics Circuits

4.4 System Grid Integration Specifications, Issues and Requirements

4.5 Chapter Summary

4.6 Questions and Problems

4.7 References and Further Readings




5. Economics, Energy Management and Conservation

5.1 Introduction, Renewable Energy Potential and Economics

5.2 Economic Aspects and Cost Analysis of Renewable Energy Systems

5.3 Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Renewable Energy

5.4 Economic Analysis of Major Renewable Energy Systems

5.5 Chapter Summary

5.6 Questions and Problems

5.7 References and Further Readings

6. Distributed Generation and Microgrids

6.1 Introduction Distributed and Dispersed Generation

6.2 Microgrid Concepts, Configurations and Architectures

6.3 Microgrid Control, Protection and Management

6.4 DC Microgrids and Nanogrids

6.5 Chapter Summary

6.6 Questions and Problems

6.7 References and Further Readings

7. Renewable Energy Environmental Impacts

7.1 Introduction, Renewable Energy Environmental Implications

7.2 Life Cycle Assessment and Analysis

7.3 Environmental Impacts of the Renewable Energy Sources

7.4 Energy Management and Energy Conservation

7.5 Chapter Summary

7.6 Questions and Problems

7.7 References and Further Readings


Appendix A - Common Parameters, Units and Conversion Factors

Appendix B - Design Parameters, Conversion Factors and Data for Renewable Energy Conversion Systems

About the Author

Dr. Radian Belu is an Associate Professor within Electrical Engineering Department, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA. He is holding one PHD in power engineering and other PHD in physics. Before joining to Southern University Dr. Belu hold faculty and research positions at universities and research institutes in Romania, Canada and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as project manager, senior engineer and consultant. His research interests are in energy conversion, renewable energy, microgrids, power electronics, climate and extreme event impacts on power systems. He has taught and developed courses in power engineering, renewable energy, smart grids, control, electric machines, and environmental physics. His research interests included power systems, renewable energy systems, smart microgrids, power electronics and electric machines, energy management and engineering education. During his career Dr. Belu published one book, fifteen book chapters, over 200 papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings. He has also been PI or Co-PI for various research projects United States and abroad.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Electrical