Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems
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Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

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A new edition of a successful book, this volume provides engineers in diverse disciplines with a thorough, up-to-date introduction to renewable and efficient energy systems. Offering significant updates to such topics as geothermal power, wave and tidal power, and ocean thermal energy, the Second Edition expands coverage of electric power grids, discusses smart grids and grid integration of renewable energy systems, and addresses the growing issue of off-grid renewable energy systems for emerging markets in the developing world. Completely worked numerical examples of every important concept are provided.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 712 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 40.64mm | 1,133.98g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1118140621
  • 9781118140628
  • 148,884

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This book is recommended reading to a wide audience, from engineering students, to working engineers wanting a refresher on renewable energy, to the lay person wanting to inquire deeper into electrical systems. (IEEE Power Electronics Society Newsletter, 1 September 2013)show more

About Gilbert M. Masters

GILBERT M. MASTERS received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and has taught courses there for over three decades on energy and the environment, with an emphasis on efficiency and renewables. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Atmosphere/Energy Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on environmental engineering and energy for sustainability.show more

Table of contents

PREFACE xvii 1 THE U.S. ELECTRIC POWER INDUSTRY 1 1.1 Electromagnetism: The Technology Behind Electric Power 2 1.2 The Early Battle Between Edison and Westinghouse 3 1.3 The Regulatory Side of Electric Utilities 5 1.4 Electricity Infrastructure: The Grid 12 1.5 Electric Power Infrastructure: Generation 25 1.6 Financial Aspects of Conventional Power Plants 38 1.7 Summary 49 References 50 Problems 50 2 BASIC ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC CIRCUITS 56 2.1 Introduction to Electric Circuits 56 2.2 Definitions of Key Electrical Quantities 57 2.3 Idealized Voltage and Current Sources 65 2.4 Electrical Resistance 66 2.5 Capacitance 78 2.6 Magnetic Circuits 81 2.7 Inductance 85 2.8 Transformers 92 Problems 100 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC POWER 109 3.1 Effective Values of Voltage and Current 109 3.2 Idealized Components Subjected to Sinusoidal Voltages 113 3.3 Power Factor 125 3.4 Three-Wire, Single-Phase Residential Wiring 131 3.5 Three-Phase Systems 134 3.6 Synchronous Generators 143 3.7 Transmission and Distribution 148 3.8 Power Quality 157 3.9 Power Electronics 166 3.10 Back-to-Back Voltage-Source Converter 177 References 178 Problems 178 4 THE SOLAR RESOURCE 186 4.1 The Solar Spectrum 186 4.2 The Earth s Orbit 190 4.3 Altitude Angle of the Sun at Solar Noon 193 4.4 Solar Position at Any Time of Day 196 4.5 Sun Path Diagrams for Shading Analysis 200 4.6 Shading Analysis Using Shadow Diagrams 203 4.7 Solar Time and Civil (Clock) Time 206 4.8 Sunrise and Sunset 209 4.9 Clear-Sky Direct-Beam Radiation 210 4.10 Total Clear-Sky Insolation on a Collecting Surface 216 4.11 Monthly Clear-Sky Insolation 227 4.12 Solar Radiation Measurements 233 4.13 Solar Insolation Under Normal Skies 235 4.14 Average Monthly Insolation 238 References 246 Problems 247 5 PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIALS AND ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 253 5.1 Introduction 253 5.2 Basic Semiconductor Physics 255 5.3 PV Materials 267 5.4 Equivalent Circuits for PV Cells 277 5.5 From Cells to Modules to Arrays 284 5.6 The PV I V Curve Under Standard Test Conditions 288 5.7 Impacts of Temperature and Insolation on I V Curves 291 5.8 Shading Impacts on I V Curves 294 5.9 Maximum Power Point Trackers 301 References 309 Problems 309 6 PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS 316 6.1 Introduction 316 6.2 Behind-the-Meter Grid-Connected Systems 317 6.3 Predicting Performance 322 6.4 PV System Economics 338 6.5 Off-Grid PV Systems with Battery Storage 356 6.6 PV-Powered Water Pumping 387 References 399 Problems 400 7 WIND POWER SYSTEMS 410 7.1 Historical Development of Wind Power 410 7.2 Wind Turbine Technology: Rotors 415 7.3 Wind Turbine Technology: Generators 418 7.4 Power in the Wind 424 7.5 Wind Turbine Power Curves 433 7.6 Average Power in the Wind 443 7.7 Estimating Wind Turbine Energy Production 454 7.8 Wind Farms 468 7.9 Wind Turbine Economics 481 7.10 Environmental Impacts of Wind Turbines 489 References 491 Problems 492 8 MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS 498 8.1 Introduction 498 8.2 Concentrating Solar Power Systems 498 8.3 Wave Energy Conversion 521 8.4 Tidal Power 530 8.5 Hydroelectric Power 538 8.6 Pumped-Storage Hydro 550 8.7 Biomass for Electricity 553 8.8 Geothermal Power 555 References 558 Problems 559 9 BOTH SIDES OF THE METER 564 9.1 Introduction 564 9.2 Smart Grid 565 9.3 Electricity Storage 575 9.4 Demand Side Management 580 9.5 Economics of Energy Efficiency 585 9.6 Combined Heat and Power Systems 591 9.7 Cogeneration Technologies 596 9.8 Fuel Cells 602 References 623 Problems 624 APPENDIX A ENERGY ECONOMICS TUTORIAL 629 APPENDIX B USEFUL CONVERSION FACTORS 645 APPENDIX C SUN-PATH DIAGRAMS 649 APPENDIX D HOURLY CLEAR-SKY INSOLATION TABLES 653 APPENDIX E MONTHLY CLEAR-SKY INSOLATION TABLES 663 APPENDIX F SHADOW DIAGRAMS 667 APPENDIX G SOLAR INSOLATION TABLES BY CITY 670 INDEX 683show more

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"This book is recommended reading to a wide audience, from engineering students, to working engineers wanting a refresher on renewable energy, to the lay person wanting to inquire deeper into electrical systems." ( IEEE Power Electronics Society Newsletter , 1 September 2013)show more

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