Wind and Solar Power Systems – Mukund R. Patel – 1st Edition

Wind and solar are pollution-free sources of abundant power. With renewable power generation expected to become more and more profitable with open access to transmission lines and rapid growth around the world, the design, operation, and of alternative resources becomes an essential field of study.

Wind and Solar Power provides a comprehensive treatment of this rapidly growing segment of the power industry. It provides the fundamentals of wind and solar power generation, energy conversion and storage, and the operational aspects of power electronics and the quality of power. It covers in detail the design, operation, and control methods applicable to stand-alone as well as grid-connected power and discusses the present status of and the on-going research in renewable power around the world.

Wind and Solar Power Systems stands as the most modern, complete book available on renewable energy. Electrical, environmental and mechanical engineering professionals along with policy-makers evaluating the renewable energy potential of their regions will find in it the background and the details they need for decision making.

  1. Introduction
  2. Industry Overview
  3. Incentives for Renewables
  4. Utility Perspective
  5. References
  6. Wind Power
  7. Wind in the World
  8. The U.S.A.
  9. Europe
  10. India
  11. Mexico
  12. Ongoing Research and Development
  13. References
  14. Photovoltaic Power
  15. Present Status
  16. Building Integrated pv Systems
  17. pv Cell Technologies
  18. pv Energy Maps
  19. References
  20. Wind Speed and Energy Distributions
  21. Speed and Power Relations
  22. Power Extracted from the Wind
  23. Rotor Swept
  24. Air Density
  25. Global Wind Patterns
  26. Wind Speed Distribution
  27. Wind Speed Prediction
  28. Wind Resource Maps
  29. References
  30. Wind Power System
  31. System Components
  32. Turbine Rating
  33. Electrical Load Matching
  34. Variable-Speed Operation
  35. System Design Features
  36. Maximum Power Operation
  37. System Control Requirements
  38. Environmental Aspects
  39. References
  40. Electrical Generator
  41. Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  42. Induction Generator
  43. References
  44. Generator Drives
  45. Speed Control Regions
  46. Generator Drives
  47. Drive Selection
  48. Cut-Out Speed Selection
  49. References
  50. Solar Photovoltaic Power System
  51. The pv Cell
  52. Module and Array
  53. Equivalent Electrical Circuit
  54. Open Circuit Voltage and Short Circuit Current
  55. i-v and p-v Curves
  56. Array Design
  57. Peak Power Point Operation
  58. pv System Components
  59. References
  60. Solar Thermal System
  61. Energy Collection
  62. Solar II Power Plant
  63. Synchronous Generator
  64. Commercial Power Plants
  65. References
  66. Energy Storage
  67. Battery
  68. Types of Batteries
  69. Equivalent Electrical Circuit
  70. Performance Characteristics
  71. More on Lead-Acid Battery
  72. Battery Design
  73. Battery Charging
  74. Charge Regulators
  75. Battery Management
  76. Flywheel
  77. Compressed Air
  78. Superconducting Coil
  79. References
  80. Power Electronics
  81. Basic Switching
  82. AC to DC Rectifier
  83. DC to AC Inverter
  84. Grid Interface Controls
  85. Battery Charge/Discharge Converters
  86. Power Shunts
  87. References
  88. Stand-Alone System
  89. pv Stand-Alone
  90. Electric Vehicle
  91. Wind Stand-Alone
  92. Hybrid System
  93. System Sizing
  94. Wind Farm Sizing
  95. References
  96. Grid-Connected System
  97. Interface Requirements
  98. Synchronizing with Grid
  99. Operating Limit
  100. Energy Storage and Load Scheduling
  101. Utility Resource Planning Tool
  102. References
  103. Electrical Performance
  104. Voltage Current and Power Relations
  105. Component Design for Maximum Efficiency
  106. Electrical System Model
  107. Static Bus Impedance and Voltage Regulation
  108. Dynamic Bus Impedance and Ripple
  109. Harmonics
  110. Quality of Power
  111. Renewable Capacity Limit
  112. Lightning Protection
  113. National Electrical Code on Renewable Power
  114. Systems
  115. References
  116. Plant Economy
  117. Energy Delivery Factor
  118. Initial Capital Cost
  119. Availability and Maintenance
  120. Energy Cost Estimates
  121. Sensitivity
  122. Profitability Index
  123. Hybrid
  124. References
  125. The Future
  126. World Electricity Demand to 2015
  127. Wind Future
  128. pv Future
  129. Declining Production Costs
  130. Market Penetration
  131. Effect of Utility Restructuring
  132. References
  133. Further Reading
Title: Wind and Solar Power Systems
Author: Mukund R. Patel
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 9780849316050
Type: eBook
Language: English
Electrical Engineering
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