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Author Salameh, Ziyad,
Title Renewable energy system design / Ziyad Salameh.
Imprint Waltham, Massachusetts : Academic Press, 2014.

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Author Salameh, Ziyad,
Subject Renewable energy sources -- Design.
Energy storage.
Renewable Energy.
Description 1 online resource
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Annotation The limitation of fossil fuels has challenged scientists and engineers to search for alternative energy resources that can meet future energy demand. Renewable Energy System Design is a valuable reference focusing on engineering, design, and operating principles that engineers can follow in order to successfully design more robust and efficient renewable energy systems. Written by Dr. Ziyad Salameh, an expert with over thirty years of teaching, research, and design experience, Renewable Energy System Design provides readers with the "nuts and bolts" of photovoltaic, wind energy, and hybrid wind/PV systems. It explores renewable energy storage devices with an emphasis on batteries and fuel cells and emerging sustainable technologies like biomass, geothermal power, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar thermal, and satellite power. Renewable Energy System Design is a must-have resource that provides engineers and students with a comprehensive yet practical guide to the characteristics, principles of operation, and power potential of the most prevalent renewable energy systems. Explains and demonstrates design and operating principles for solar, wind, hybrid and emerging systems with diagrams and examplesUtilizes case studies to help engineers anticipate and overcome common design challengesExplores renewable energy storage methods particularly batteries and fuel cells and emerging renewable technologies.
Contents Front Cover; Renewable Energy System Design; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Factors Promoting Renewable Energy Applications; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. US and world energy usage for electricity generation; 1.3. Factors affecting the application and use of alternative energy sources; 1.3.1. The impact of high oil prices; Oil production; Oil consumption; The cost of oil; 1.3.2. Impact of fossil fuel on renewable energy use; Environmental pollution caused by fossil fuel procurement; Damage due to petroleum procurement; Damage due to natural gas procurement; Damage due to coal procurement.
Environmental pollution caused by fossil fuel combustionConventional energy sources cause pollution; Effects of pollution; Health effects; The impact of desposition; 1.4. Global warming and renewable energy use; 1.4.1. Global warming in general; 1.4.2. Global warming and sea levels; 1.4.3. Other global warming concerns and directions; 1.4.4. What can be done to curb global warming?; Renewable energy; Reduce emissions by using alternative-power vehicles; 1.5. Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Photovoltaic; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Solar radiation characteristics; 2.2.1. Solar constant.
2.2.2. Hourly and seasonal variations in solar radiance2.2.3. Direct and diffuse sunlight; 2.2.4. Air mass; Irradiance; Insolation; 2.2.5. Peak sun hours; The solar window; Atmospheric effects on solar energy reaching the earth; Distribution of energy in sunlight; 2.3. Photovoltaic conversion; 2.3.1. Atomic number; Silicon; Germanium; Doping; N-type dopants; P-type dopants; P-type silicon; Diffusion (of electrons and holes); P-N junction diode; 2.3.2. Properties and characterization of a photovoltaic: p-n junction; Solar cell conversion; Cell materials.
Limitations on the efficiency of a solar cell2.4. Performance evaluation of PV cells, modules, panels, and arrays; 2.4.1. Current-voltage characteristics; 2.4.2. Power-voltage characteristics; 2.4.3. Maximum power point of a PV module; 2.4.4. Effect of resistive load on the operating point; Effect of irradiance on cell I-V characteristics; Effect of irradiance on a PV cell voltage and current; Effect of temperature on PV I-V characteristics; Effect of cell temperature on cell short-circuit current, open circuit voltage, and maximum power; Module peak rating conditions.
Effect of cell temperature on solar cell efficiency2.4.5. Equivalent circuit of a solar cell; Ideal solar cell model; 2.4.6. Open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current; 2.4.7. Jet Propulsion Lab model; Calculation of Rs and Rsh; 2.5. Connections of photovoltaic devices; 2.5.1. Series connection of photovoltaic devices; Two similar photovoltaic devices connected in series; Two dissimilar PV devices 1and 2 connected in series; Any number of photovoltaic devices connected in series; 2.5.2. Parallel connection of photovoltaic devices; Two similar photovoltaic devices connected in parallel.
ISBN 9780080961675 (electronic bk.)
0080961673 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 880618841
Additional Format Print version: Salameh, Ziyad. Renewable energy system design 9780123749918 (OCoLC)664323685

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