Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems: Insights to Transportation and Energy Sector for Intelligent Communities, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems

Insights to Transportation and Energy Sector for Intelligent Communities, 1st Edition

By Evanthia A. Nanaki, George Xydis

CRC Press

300 pages

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Hardback: 9781138088580
pub: 2019-09-16
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Energy is essential to all human activities as well as critical to social and economic development. Sustainable energy planning encompassing the concept of smart cities has a high potential to significantly contribute to climate change mitigation. For improved energy efficiency, it is essential to find low carbon solutions for the urban environment. The integration and management of energy supply with predominant exploitation of local resources is examined through the fundamental concept of exergy. This book can assist in decision making, with regard to sustainable energy design both at a national and local level.

Key Features:

  • Provides a concise overview of Sustainable Energy Planning
  • Updates the latest research in the area of renewable sources of energy such as wind
  • Covers expert information & news on the Renewable Power Markets

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Energy, Climate Change, Smart Cities and Renewable Energy Integration

Motivation for the Book

Aim and Objectives of the Book

Structure of the Book

2. Basics of Renewable Energy Systems Exergetics


Energy and Exergy Modeling

Exergetic Analysis and Evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems

Concluding Remarks

3. Electricity Markets and Renewable Energy Sources – A Smart City Approach


City District Energy Modeling and Electricity Markets

Concluding Remarks

4. Economic and Environmental Assessment of the Transport Sector in Smart Cities


The Concept of Smart City – Smart City Definition

Smart Energy Systems – Smart Mobility

Integrated Electric Vehicle Deployment in Smart Cities

Economic Assessment of Alternative Vehicle Technologies – The Case Study of EVs

Environmental Assessment of Alternative Vehicle Technologies

Concluding Remarks

5. Transportation and Urban Environment – Exergetics


Urban Environment and Transportation Systems

Climate Change and Sustainable Transportation Systems

Sustainable Transportation Systems An Exergetic Approach

Exergetics of Transportation Systems

Case Study: Exergetics of the Greek Transportation System


Concluding Remarks

6. Exergy Analysis of Intelligent Energy Systems in the Built Environment


Artificial Intelligence and The Urban Nexus Platform

A Bi-directional Exergetic Efficiency Approach

Concluding Remarks

7. Spatial Planning and Exergy – Design and Optimization


Optimization via RES Deployment within Cities

Exergy Analysis and Summing-up

Concluding Remarks

About the Authors

Evanthia A. Nanaki works in the energy sector together with all stakeholders including universities and research centers. She holds a Mechanical Engineering PhD from the University of Western Macedonia and an MSc in Environment & Sustainable Development from the National Technical University of Athens. Her research interests include the design, planning and in depth analysis of transportation energy systems in order to reach sustainability. She has participated as an expert in the design of energy policies, promoting renewables and energy efficiency and specific energy management actions at a national and European level.

George Xydis worked in the wind sector together with developers, utilities, constructors, and universities. He holds a PhD from National Technical University of Athens, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a Wind Projects Development Coordinator at Iberdrola Renewables, at Vector Hellenic Windfarms, and as a Researcher at the Centre for Electric Power and Energy at Technical University of Denmark. George works currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable