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Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology

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Energy and Development

Energy and Development

Author: Frauke Urban Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2019

This book explores the complex relationship between energy and development and discusses the core issues and concepts surrounding this growing area of research and policy. In the field of energy and development, the world faces two major challenges: 1. Providing energy access to the one billion people world-wide who do not have access to electricity and 2. Achieving socio-economic development while limiting global atmospheric temperature increases to two degrees Celsius. Taking stock of progress, Frauke Urban explores the key issues surrounding these goals and addresses the policy responses aimed at ending energy poverty and achieving sustainable development. She outlines various options for delivering energy access, analyses past and prospective energy transitions and examines the social, environmental, economic and technological implications of these possibilities. Taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, and containing useful teaching resources, Energy and Development provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field of study. This book will be a great resource for postgraduate and undergraduate students, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers working in the fields of energy studies, international development, environmental studies, industrial engineering, as well as social sciences that relate to energy and development.

Energy and Development

Energy and Development

Author: Frauke Urban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2019

This book explores the complex relationship between energy and development and discusses the core issues and concepts surrounding this growing area of research and policy. In the field of energy and development, the world faces two major challenges: 1. Providing energy access to the one billion people world-wide who do not have access to electricity and 2. Achieving socio-economic development while limiting global atmospheric temperature increases to two degrees Celsius. Taking stock of progress, Frauke Urban explores the key issues surrounding these goals and addresses the policy responses aimed at ending energy poverty and achieving sustainable development. She outlines various options for delivering energy access, analyses past and prospective energy transitions and examines the social, environmental, economic and technological implications of these possibilities. Taking a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, and containing useful teaching resources, Energy and Development provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field of study. This book will be a great resource for postgraduate and undergraduate students, scholars, practitioners and policy-makers working in the fields of energy studies, international development, environmental studies, industrial engineering, as well as social sciences that relate to energy and development.

Microgrids and Methods of Analysis

Microgrids and Methods of Analysis

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 exist for large interconnected power systems.

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels

Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels explores the existing technologies and most recent developments for the production of second generation liquid biofuels, providing an introduction to lignocellulosic biomass and the processes for its conversion into biofuels. The book demonstrates biorefinery concepts compared with petro refinery, as well as the challenges of second generation biofuels processing. In addition to current pre-treatment techniques and their technical, environmental and economic implications, chapters included also further examine the particularities of conversion processes for bioethanol, biobutanol and biodiesel through chemical, biochemical and combined approaches. Finally, the book looks into concepts and tools for techno-economic and environmental analysis, which include supply chain assessment, by-products, zero-waste techniques and process evaluation and optimization. Lignocellulosic Biomass to Liquid Biofuels is particularly useful for researchers in the field of liquid biofuels seeking alternative chemical and biochemical pathways or those interested advanced methods to calculate maximum yield for each process and methods to simulate the implications and costs of scaling up. Furthermore, with the introduction provided by this volume, researchers and graduate students entering the field will be able to quickly get up to speed and identify knowledge gaps in existing and upcoming technology the book's comprehensive overview.

Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies Photophysics and Devices

Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies Photophysics and Devices

Author: Carl S. Ponseca Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

The need to address the energy problem and formulating lasting solution to tame climate change have never been so urgent since the last few years. The rise of different renewable energy sources, e.g. solar cell technologies, have given humanity a glimpse of hope that can, at the very least, delay the catastrophic effects of these problems after decades of neglect. This review volume provides in-depth discussion of the fundamental photo physical processes as well as state-of-the-art device engineering of different emerging photovoltaic technologies. The photovoltaic technologies that will be highlighted in this review volume includes organic (fullerene, non-fullerene and ternary) solar cells, dye sensitized (ruthenium, iron and quantum dot) solar cells, and hybrid metal-halide perovskite solar cells.

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings Selected Papers from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2018

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings Selected Papers from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2018

Author: Ali Sayigh Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2019

This book contains selected papers presented during the World Renewable Energy Network's 28thanniversary congress at the University of Kingston in London. The forum highlighted the integration of renewables and sustainable buildings as the best means to combat climate change. In-depth chapters written by the world's leading experts highlight the most current research and technological breakthroughs and discuss policy, renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors - for heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water, desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sectors. Presents cutting-edge research in green building and renewable energy from all over the world; Covers the most up-to-date research developments, government policies, business models, best practices and innovations; Contains case studies and examples to enhance practical application of the technologies.

Green and Smart Technologies for Smart Cities

Green and Smart Technologies for Smart Cities

The book starts with an overview of the role of cities in climate change and environmental pollution worldwide, followed by the concept description of smart cities and their expected features, focusing on green technology innovation. This book explores the energy management strategies required to minimize the need for huge investments in high-capacity transmission lines from distant power plants. A new range of renewable energy technologies modified for installation in cities like small wind turbines, micro-CHP and heat pumps are described. The overall objective of this book is to explore all the green and smart technologies for designing green smart cities.

Biomass in Small-Scale Energy Applications Theory and Practice

Biomass in Small-Scale Energy Applications Theory and Practice

Author: Mateusz Szubel Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2019

Biomass in Small-Scale Energy Applications: Theory and Practice presents the current trends in the development of selected biomass-based technologies for distributed energy generation. It describes the methodology, experimental results, and computer simulations with a focus on pilot systems and devices crucial in multiple applications with related environmental/economic issues. It describes which stages of design, development, and application of advanced biomass-based energy devices are critical in order for a given technology to be successful. It includes both technical/practical information and theoretical background related to combustion kinetics, thermodynamics in energy systems, and properties of selected types of biomass, as well as case studies.

Renewable Energy Systems Fundamentals and Source Characteristics

Renewable Energy Systems Fundamentals and Source Characteristics

Author: Radian (University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, USA) Belu Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

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.

Fundamentals and Source Characteristics of Renewable Energy Systems

Fundamentals and Source Characteristics of Renewable Energy Systems

Author: Radian (University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska, USA) Belu Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

This textbook is intended for an audience with little or no power engineering or renewable energy background. The book covers electric energy from alternative energy sources including solar, wind, water, hydropower, geothermal and ocean energy. Core issues to be discussed include: wind and solar resource estimates and analysis, solar thermal systems, solar collectors, photovoltaics, wind turbines, geothermal energy, energy small hydropower, wave, tide and ocean energy, characteristics of energy conversion, control and electrical aspects. The book is divided into eight chapters covering the most important aspects of the renewable energy sources and technologies.

Strategies of Sustainable Development in China's Wind Power Industry

Strategies of Sustainable Development in China's Wind Power Industry

Author: Jiachun Li, Dexin He Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

This book reviews the status quo and visions for the future in the wind energy industry in China and around the globe, focusing on its roles in optimizing energy structure, alleviating environmental pollution, and coping with climate change. Providing a blueprint of wind power development till 2050, it suggests a series of further measures in the context of policies, regulations, laws, and marketing in order to overcome the existing bottlenecks. Moreover, it proposes a number of potential innovative technologies related to IT+ and advanced manufacturing, including integrated & distributed power and micro-grid systems, multi-energy complement, green and intelligent manufacturing, reliability design, blade design, manufacturing and maintenance, drive drain systems, and offshore wind farms. This book offers researchers and engineers insights into sustainable development in the wind power industry.