Book Name: Renewable Power and Energy Wind and Thermal Systems Volume II
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Language: English
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Language English
Pages 140
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Renewable Power and Energy Wind and Thermal Systems Volume II 

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Photovoltaic power systems are becoming a significant source of energy in our energy resource mix today. It is essential these systems are reliable, safe and secure. Precise engineering design is required to insure these new power systems meet these requirements. In particular, interconnected systems with existing utility power systems must operate in synchronism and improve overall quality of the electrical power grid. This book intends to identify and explain engineering procedures for designing and operating photovoltaic systems. It includes a review of conventional electrical power systems as implemented in the United States and common to all electrical systems throughout the world and introduces other types of renewable energy systems. The heart of the book is focused on the design of interconnected and stand-alone PV systems-battery storage is becoming an integral part of PV systems, and a significant portion of the text is dedicated to energy storage for stand-alone and back-up power systems. The author also highlights how economics and structural considerations are essential to the engineering design process.

Renewable Power and Energy Contents

  • Conventional Electric Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • The Wind Resource
  • Wind Generator Systems
  • Energy Storage and Standalone Wind Systems
  • Economics
  • Solar Thermal Systems

Preface to Renewable Power and Energy Wind and Thermal Systems

Renewable energy systems have flourished throughout the United States in the last few years because of public demand for cleaner air, environmental protection, and reduced dependence on foreign oil.

Government programs have been established to meet public demand. Many states have passed legislation that requires electric utilities to include a portfolio of renewable energy sources in their generation mix.

The public demand has stimulated the growth of an industry that now provides many renewable energy sources. Small businesses have developed into an industry to design and install these systems.

Training programs and courses are now ubiquitous as the demand for designers and installers increases. Almost every educational institution offers renewable energy classes or curriculum.

This book aims to provide a resource for engineering students interested in the design, installation, and operation of wind energy generation.

In particular, this textbook provides challenging problems and solutions that stimulate engineering thinking.

While there are many good reference books on power systems and renewable energy, the objective here is to integrate the engineering basics of existing power systems with design problems and solutions using renewable energy sources.

The organization of this book begins with concepts and terminology for power and energy—the basics needed to communicate and understand the subject.

Conventional power systems are briefly discussed to understand the concepts used in the integration of renewable power systems. We apply these concepts to designing and installing a small wind generator connected to the electric utility grid.

With this background, the student is able to understand the concepts of large-scale wind generation. The chapters following concepts and background reviews delve into the details of wind systems as interconnected or standalone designs.

Estimating and predicting energy production is presented using industry distribution functions and online programs. Concepts of synchronization, power conversion, and system protection are explained and practiced.

These concepts are applied to residential and small commercial systems and later extrapolated to large system design. Economic analysis is presented using basic methodologies of payback, Levelized cost of energy, and rate of return.

A methodology to develop advanced analysis is introduced using spreadsheets. A course on engineering economic analysis is recommended for students to understand investment risk, rate of return, and return on investment.

The text also explores related renewable technologies, including energy storage systems and thermal systems. This textbook is intended as a hands-on guide and is structured to motivate the student to experience the design and installation process.

Many thanks go to the students and faculty of the Metro State University of Denver who have helped with textbook content and presentation of this course.


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Author(s): Gary D. Price

Publisher: Momentum Press, Year: 2018

ISBN: 1947083899, 9781947083882

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