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Renewable Energy Systems

Fundamentals and Source Characteristics, 1st Edition

By Radian Belu

CRC Press

1,016 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 110 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482257441
pub: 2019-10-07
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TheRenewable 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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Radian Belu is an assistant professor of electrical engineering technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a research assistant professor of renewable energy at Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA. He holds one Ph.D in physics and the other in electric power engineering. Before joining Drexel University, Dr. Belu held faculty, research, and industry positions at universities, research institutes, and utility companies in Romania, Canada, and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as a project manager and senior consultant. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in electronics, power systems, microgrids, renewable energy, communication, control and power electronics, electric machines, instrumentation, radar and remote sensing, numerical methods and data analysis, space and atmosphere physics, and applied physics in Romania, Canada, and the United States.

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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