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

Description

Wind and solar are pollution-free sources of abundant . With renewable 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 energy resources becomes an essential field of study.

Wind and Solar Power Systems 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 and the of power. It covers in detail the design, operation, and control applicable to stand-alone as well as grid-connected power systems 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, 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.

Table of Content



  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 Area

  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 Devices

  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 Analysis

  122. Profitability Index

  123. Hybrid Economics

  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