Electric Renewable Energy Systems

Paperback | December 2, 2015

byMuhammad H. RashidEditorMuhammad H. Rashid

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This derivative volume stemming from content included in our seminal Power Electronics Handbook takes its chapters related to renewables and establishes them at the core of a new volume dedicated to the increasingly pivotal and as yet under-published intersection of Power Electronics and Alternative Energy. While this re-versioning provides a corollary revenue stream to better leverage our core handbook asset, it does more than simply re-package existing content. Each chapter will be significantly updated and expanded by more than 50%, and all new introductory and summary chapters will be added to contextualize and tie the volume together. Therefore, unlike traditional derivative volumes, we will be able to offer new and updated material to the market and include this largely original content in our ScienceDirect Energy collection. Due to the inherently multi-disciplinary nature of renewables, many engineers come from backgrounds in Physics, Materials, or Chemical Engineering, and therefore do not have experience working in-depth with electronics. As more and more alternative and distributed energy systems require grid hook-ups and on-site storage, a working knowledge of batteries, inverters and other power electronics components becomes requisite. Further, as renewables enjoy broadening commercial implementation, power electronics professionals are interested to learn of the challenges and strategies particular to applications in alternative energy. This book will bring each group up-to-speed with the primary issues of importance at this technological node. This content clarifies the juncture of two key coverage areas for our Energy portfolio: alternative sources and power systems. It serves to bridge the information in our power engineering and renewable energy lists, supporting the growing grid cluster in the former and adding key information on practical implementation to the latter. Provides a thorough overview of the key technologies, methods and challenges for implementing power electronics in alternative energy systems for optimal power generation Includes hard-to-find information on how to apply converters, inverters, batteries, controllers and more for stand-alone and grid-connected systems Covers wind and solar applications, as well as ocean and geothermal energy, hybrid systems and fuel cells

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This derivative volume stemming from content included in our seminal Power Electronics Handbook takes its chapters related to renewables and establishes them at the core of a new volume dedicated to the increasingly pivotal and as yet under-published intersection of Power Electronics and Alternative Energy. While this re-versioning pro...

Dr. Rashid is an internationally recognized teacher, author, and researcher in Power and Energy. He is a registered professional engineer in Canada, a Fellow of the IEE, and has won the IEEE Outstanding Engineer award. Rashid is also a member of the U.S. engineering accreditation team, ABET.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 2, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128044489

ISBN - 13:9780128044483

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Electric Energy Systems
  2. Elements of Electric Energy Systems
  3. Solar Energy
  4. Wind Energy
  5. Hydroelectric Energy
  6. Fuel Cells
  7. Geothermal Energy
  8. Biomass Energy
  9. Ocean Thermal Energy
  10. Single-Phase AC Supply
  11. Three-Phase AC Supply
  12. Magnetic Circuits and Power Transformers
  13. Renewable Energy Generators and Control
  14. Power Semiconductor Switching Devices
  15. AC-DC Converters (Rectifiers)
  16. DC-DC Converters
  17. DC-AC Converters (Inverters)
  18. Electric Power Transmission
  19. Electric Power Systems
  20. Integration of Distributed Renewable Energy Systems into the Smart Grid
  21. Energy Storage Systems
  22. Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy