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

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