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Wind and Solar Energy Applications
Technological Challenges and Advances

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ISBN 9781032288468
February 13, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
320 Pages 302 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the recent advances, from the theoretical and applied perspectives addressing the major issues associated with renewable energy systems with each chapter covering fundamental issues and latest developments. This book covers important themes including solar energy equipment, wind and solar energy systems, energy storage and bioenergy applications, hybrid renewable energy systems, energy as well as the measurement techniques that are used for these systems. Further, it focusses on original research outcomes on various technological developments and provides insights to taxonomy of challenges, issues, and research directions in renewable energy applications.


  • Covers research and technological developments in wind and solar energy applications.
  • Proposes resolution of limitations and performance issues of existing system models and design.
  • Incorporates the challenges of adaption of renewable energies system.
  • Provides hypothesis, mathematical analysis, real-time practical applications to practical problems.
  • Includes case studies of implementation of solar and wind systems in remote areas.

This book is aimed at researchers, professionals, graduate students in electrical and mechanical engineering, renewable energy.

Table of Contents

1.Wind Power Systems 2. Solar Power Systems 3. Solar Energy Equipment / Tools 4. Grid Tied Renewable Energy System Applications 5. Applications of Wind and Solar Energy Systems

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Satish Kumar Peddapelli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. He has completed his B.Tech in EEE from JNTU, obtained his M.Tech in Power Electronics from JNTUH and his Doctorate in the area of Multilevel Inverters in the year 2011 from JNTUH. His areas of interests are Power Electronics, Drives, Power Converters, Multi-level Inverters, Special Machines and Renewable Energy Systems. He is the Senior Member IEEE, Life Member ISTE and FIE(I), member SSI. He completed two Major Research Projects as Principal Investigator funded by UGC and SERB, Govt. of India. He is currently implementing Indo-Sri Lanka joint research project funded by DST, Govt. of India. Under his supervision, four research scholars were awarded and 8 are pursuing their PhD degrees. He established "Research Lab for Multilevel Inverters" at EED, UCE, OU. He has over 24 years of teaching and research experience, published more than 98 publications in International Journals and International Conferences. He received "Certificate of Merit" for his research paper which was presented in an International Conference at University of California, USA. He delivered Keynote address in International conferences held at Singapore and Paris. He applied for three patents on Cascaded multilevel inverters, Neutral point Clamped Multilevel inverters and Power Conditioners. He received the "Best Teacher Award" from the state Government of Telangana, the "Award for Research Excellence", the "Global Teacher Role Model Award" and the "Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientist Award". Dr. P. Satish Kumar visited various countries like United States of America, France, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok and Sri Lanka to present his research papers in various international conferences, to engage in collaborative research and to deliver expert lectures and keynote addresses.

Peter Virtic was born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, in 1979. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2009 from the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Researcher with the Development Centre for Electrical Machines. Since 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Energy Technology, University of Maribor, Slovenia. His research interests include permanent magnet machines, axial-flux machines, analytical and numerical modeling, and developing analytical tools for the analysis of electrical machines. His bibliography comprises 238 bibliographic units. He has national patent "The system for smart home control using artificial intelligence". He received "The award for the best student in Secondary school of Electrotechnics and Computing in Velenje", the "Rector's award" for the best student in the generation of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, the award for "the best graduate student" of study program Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the "Award of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Electromagnetics", award of the "President of the Polish Association of Applied Electromagnetics", the award for "The best poster paper" at the 13th Conference of the IEEE CEFC 2008, the award at the Day of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, the award at the University of Maribor for extremely important successes and achievements in scientific research and educational field, in the development of professional and personal contribution to the reputation of the Faculty of Energy Technology, University of Maribor, the award for top rated teacher (the best grades in the student survey) at the Faculty of Energy Technology, University of Maribor in the academic year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, the award for top rated teacher at the Faculty of Energy Technology, University of Maribor, the ranking on top publications list (Metina lista) for published paper in Applied energy entitled. He is a member of IEEE, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Energy Technology. He has worked on several funded EU and national Projects such as the “L2―1180”: National agency for research and development (1.2.2008―30.1.2010) High efficient hybrid synchronous permanent magnet motor, the "EN-DIFF": Energy2B_Inteligent Energy Europe Programme, the "ENERSCAPES": Territory, landscape and renewable energy sources - MED Programme, the "MANERGY": Paving the way for self-sufficient regional energy supply based on sustainable energy concepts and renewable energy sources -Central Europe Programme, the "PV-NET": Promotion of PV energy through net metering optimization -MED Programme, the "TREND": Training for Renewable Energy Network Development -Erasmus+ Programme, the "ERESPLAN": Innovative Educational Tools for Energy Planning -Erasmus+ Programme, the "TOGETHER" : TOwards a Goal of Efficiency THrough Energy Reduction -Central Europe Programme, the "STORES": Promotion of higher penetration of Distributed PV through storage for all -MED Programme, the "IQ HOME": Financed by Ministry of Education Science and Sport, the "OSCI-GEN" financed by Ministry of education Science and Sport, the "PAKT" -Smart devices and models in power grid by SPIRIT Slovenia.