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.
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.
Radian Belu, PhD, is an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has a PhD in power engineering and a PhD in physics. Before joining Southern University, Dr. Belu held 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 focuses on energy conversion, renewable energy, microgrids, power electronics, climate, and extreme event impacts on power systems. He taught and developed courses in power engineering, renewable energy, smart grids, control, electric machines and environmental physics. His research interests include power systems, renewable energy systems, smart microgrids, power electronics and electric machines, energy management and engineering education. Dr. Belu has published 1 book, 15 book chapters, and over 200 papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings. He has been PI or Co-PI for various research projects in the United States and abroad.