Renewable Energy Systems Fundamentals and Source Characteristics
The Renewable Energy Systems: Fundamentals and Source Characteristics is a set book coming in two volumes. The first volume is named "Fundamentals and Source Characteristics of Renewable Energy Systems". It will cover electric energy from alternative energy sources including solar, wind, water, hydropower, geothermal and ocean energy. This textbook is intended for an audience with little or no power engineering or renewable energy background.
The second volume is called "Energy Storage, Grid Integration, Energy Economics and the Environment". This 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. Solutions manual and Power Point slides are also included for instructors.
Energy, Environment, and Renewable Energy. Distributed Generation. Solar and Wind Resources Analysis and Assessment. Solar-Thermal Energy. Photovoltaics. Wind Energy Conversion Systems. Hydroelectric Power, Small, Mini, Micro, and Pico Hydro-power. Fuel Cells. Energy Storage Systems. Other Renewable Energy Resources. Economics of Renewable Energy Systems. Hybrid Power Systems. Electric Utility Integration. Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Renewable Energy. Smart Grid Basics.