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Exergetic Aspects of Renewable Energy Systems
Insights to Transportation and Energy Sector for Intelligent Communities

ISBN 9781138088580
Published August 13, 2019 by CRC Press
152 Pages 8 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.