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Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Technology, Second Edition, edited by Keith Lovegrove and Wes Stein, presents a fully updated comprehensive review of the latest technologies and knowledge, from the fundamental science to systems design, development and applications. Part one introduces fundamental principles of concentrating solar power systems, including site selection and feasibility analysis, alongside socio-economic and environmental assessments. Part two focuses on technologies including linear Fresnel reflector technology, parabolic-trough, central tower and parabolic dish concentrating solar power systems, and concentrating photovoltaic systems. Thermal energy storage, hybridization with fossil fuel power plants and the long-term market potential of CSP technology are explored. Part three goes on to discuss optimization, improvements and applications, such as absorber materials for solar thermal receivers, design optimization through integrated techno-economic modelling and heliostat size optimization. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Concentrating Solar Power Technology, Second Edition, is an essential guide for all those involved or interested in the design, production, development, optimization and application of CSP technology, including renewable energy engineers and consultants, environmental governmental departments, solar thermal equipment manufacturers, researchers and academics.
Power Extraction and Conversion of Renewable Energy: Wind, Solar P.V. and Fuel Cells provides a detailed analysis of the various power converter operations fed by solar PV and other renewable energies. Practical aspects addressing the behavior of systems, such as operating point on source characteristics and the buckling or boosting of power converters when power converters are considered, as are the fundamentals for effective use and application of renewables. Computer simulation models for typical systems give the reader a deeper insight and feel for actual systems. This book provides readers with a tool to develop, design and achieve successful power extraction.
This book endeavours to support sustainable clean energy technology and green fuel for clean combustion by reviewing the pros and cons of currently available technologies on biodiesel production from biomass sources, recent injection strategy, low-temperature combustion technology and biofuels derived from biomass sources. Discussed topics include overview of global energy sources and present energy scenario, biodiesel production techniques, the physico-chemical and thermal behavior of biodiesel, metal and alcohol additives on diesel engine combustion, novel advanced injection strategy, low-temperature combustion technology, lignocellulose biomass and conversion into biofuels. Aimed at researchers, graduate students, professionals in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, energy and environmental engineering, it Provides systematic and detailed coverage of the processes and technologies being used for biofuel production Includes new technologies and perspectives giving up-to-date state-of-the-art information on research and commercialization Discusses all the conversion methods including biochemical and thermochemical Examines the environmental consequences of biomass-based biofuel use
This book presents novel concepts in the development of High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) devices and discusses the technologies involved in producing efficient, economically feasible energy technologies around the world. It covers the application of high temperature superconductors in clean energy production and allied cooling technologies. In addition, it presents the compatibility of other materials involved in the construction of various devices at cryogenic temperatures. It also summarizes Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCL) and related grid stabilization. The book addresses the need for lower losses to be incurred with efficient power transmission. The aim of this book is to serve the needs of the industry professional, researchers, and doctoral students studying energy technologies.
C.S. Lewis rightly instructed, The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. This book aims to achieve this task by pushing the frontiers of scholarship for securing a sustainable future through green energy and infrastructure. This encompasses the notion that what we create is in harmony and integration with both the spatial and temporal domains. Through numerous practical examples and illustrations, the book examines a comprehensive review of the latest science on indoor environmental health, energy requirements for buildings, and the greening of infrastructure. Also, it provides a discussion on the underlying properties of biomass and its influence on furthering energy conversion technologies. Energy storage is essential for driving the integration of renewable energy, and different storage approaches are discussed in terms of power balancing, grid stability, and reliability. Features: Focuses on the importance of coupling green energy with green infrastructure Provides an unbiased update of the state-of-the-art of sustainability science Discusses utilizing sustainable building materials for simultaneous improvement in energy, economic, and environmental bottom lines for industry Illuminates practical steps that need to be undertaken to achieve a greener infrastructure Green Energy and Infrastructure: Securing a Sustainable Future is appropriate for researchers, students, and decision-makers seeking the latest, practical information on environmental sustainability.
The increasing penetration of distributed energy resource (DER), distributed generation (DG) and energy storage system (ESS) units in distribution grids leads to the emergence of the concepts of active distribution networks (ADNs), microgrids, and virtual power plants. Nowadays, the use of electronically-coupled distributed energy resources is of great interest that can provide the power of demand side alone or in a small electricity grid. A microgrid is a small-scale power grid in low voltage network that must be able to locally solve energy issues and enhance the flexibility and can operate either in grid-connected or islanded/autonomous mode of operation. To study them, researchers need an appropriate set of methods, software tools, analogous to those exist for large interconnected power systems. The book Microgrids and Methods of Analysis addresses systematic analysis, control/protection systems design, and optimal operation of a distribution system under high penetration of DERs analogous to those that exist for large interconnected power systems.
Hybrid Systems and Multi-energy Networks for the Future Energy Internet provides the general concepts of hybrid systems and multi-energy networks, focusing on the integration of energy systems and the application of information technology for energy internet. The book gives a comprehensive presentation on the optimization of hybrid multi-energy systems, integrating renewable energy and fossil fuels. It presents case studies to support theoretical background, giving interdisciplinary prospects for the energy internet concept in power and energy. Covered topics make this book relevant to researchers and engineers in the energy field, engineers and researchers of renewable hybrid energy solutions, and upper level students.
This book aims to provide details about membrane desalination processes, starting from basic concepts leading to real world implementation. Chapters cover novel research topics such as biomimetic and nanocomposite membranes, nanostructured fillers for mixed matrix membranes, advanced characterization techniques and molecular modeling. Additionally, engineering and economical aspects of desalination as well as the exploitation of green energy sources are thoroughly presented. This books targets bridging the gap between the everyday research laboratory practices with practical application demands, so that the readers gain a global perspective of all desalination challenges.
Green Productivity and Cleaner Production: A Guidebook for Sustainability focuses on green production processes that could help better achieve global sustainability. It aids readers in realizing the issues with current conventional productivity initiatives and examines the newest methods. Also, it presents numerous real-world applications techniques, which allows users the ability to apply the most appropriate solutions for their situations. Further, it explains measures to achieve green productivity and cleaner production to help to maintain high quality, sustainable production chains while simultaneously conserving natural resources and reducing waste. Features: Examines the core theories and techniques for green productivity, waste management, end-of-pipe treatment methods, sustainable production technologies, and cleaner production. Written with a simple and easily understandable presentation, applicable for both undergraduate students and practicing professionals alike. Provides guidance on how to use different tools and techniques in various problem-solving scenarios. Focuses on greening production processes as an initiation to achieve global environmental sustainability. Includes numerous illustrations, along with practical examples and tools helpful for readers to understand and apply the approaches presented throughout. The subjects covered in Green Productivity and Cleaner Production: A Guidebook for Sustainability are of interest to students, researchers, academicians, and professionals in various industries.
Sustainable Development Strategies: Engineering, Culture and Economics provides policy guidance on good practice in developing and implementing strategies for sustainable development. The book integrates social, economic and environmental objectives, taking into account of their implications for different socioeconomic groups and for future generations. It examines and analyzes existing and new approaches to formulating a sustainable development strategy and its implementation through both quantitative and qualitative studies. In addition, it looks at the formulation of strategy and overcoming various issues from the standpoint of a diverse set of disciplines, including engineering, economics and social/political views.
In order to promote the sustainable development of renewable energy and renewable-energy-driven technologies, Renewable-Energy-Driven Future: Technologies, Modelling, Applications, Sustainability and Policies provides a comprehensive view of the advanced renewable technologies and the benefits of utilizing renewable energy sources. Discussing the ways for promoting the sustainable development of renewable energy from the perspectives of technology, modelling, application, sustainability and policy, this book includes the advanced renewable-energy-driven technologies, the models for renewable energy planning and integration, the innovative applications of renewable energy sources, decision-support tools for sustainability assessment and ranking of renewable energy systems, and the regulations and policies of renewable energy. This book can benefit the researchers and experts of renewable energy by helping them to have a holistic view of renewable energy. It can also benefit the policymakers and decision-makers by helping them to make informed decisions.
Solar PV Power: Design, Manufacturing and Applications from Sand to Systems details developments in the solar cell manufacturing process, including information from system design straight through to the entire value chain of Solar PV Manufacturing. In addition, the book includes aspects of ground mounted grid connected solar PV systems and optimization for solar PV plants, economic analyses, and reliability and performance. The advances and processes of solar product technology and reliability, along with the performance of solar PV plants and operational and maintenance aspects with advance diagnostic techniques are also presented, making this an ideal resource. With rapid change in the manufacturing process, it is crucial for solar cells and solar PV modules to adapt to new developments in solar products, especially with regard to reliability, financial aspects and performance.