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Sustainable Power Technologies And Infrastructure

RRP $50.99

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This book presents an overview of current renewable energy sources, challenges and future trends. Drawing from their longtime expertise and deep knowledge of the field, the authors present a critic and well-structured perspective on sustainable power sources and technologies, including solar, wind, hydrogen and nuclear, both in large and small scale. Using accessible language they provide rigorous technological reviews and analyze the main issues of practical usage. The book addresses current questions in this area, such as: "Is there enough biomass to make a difference in energy needs? Should biomass be used in Energy Generation?"; "How mature is battery technology? Will it finally become cost effective, and will it make a significant difference this next decade?"; "How big a role will small and modular nuclear power generation play in the coming decades?"; "What will be the influence of national tax policies?". No prior technical knowledge is assumed of the reader. It is, therefore, ideal for professionals and students in all areas of energy and power systems, as well as those involved in energy planning, management and policy.

  • Presents a realistic and clear overview of the key sustainable energy technologies that will play important roles in the world's energy mix and their impact on the current power infrastructure.
  • Discusses key societal and economic topics related to the implementation of sustainable energy sources in a straightforward way.
  • Covers a broad variety of sustainable and renewable energy sources, including hydrogen and bioenergy. It also explores key issues on small modular nuclear facilities, advances in battery technologies, grid integration, off-grid communities and the most recent topics in energy economics and policy.


Switching To Renewable Power

RRP $272.99

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* At a time when decisionmakers are considering how best to support renewable energy, this book examines the regulatory framework, providing a platform for development and an invaluable research text* The current global position is analyzed alongside the underlying renewable energy policies, using case studies from different countries over the past thirty years* International experts evaluate the data, outline prospects, and propose recommendations for uptake of renewable energy within a limited time frameRenewable energy has enjoyed relatively good growth in recent years, in particular photovoltaic (PV) and wind; but it will be difficult to sustain such rates of diffusion on a global basis. A more complete transition to renewable energy is required on a demanding timescale set by climate change and fossil fuel depletion. This book analyzes strategies for promoting renewable energy within the context of a rapid energy transition. Having described the global context in detail, covering oil and gas depletion, climate change, third world development, and the potential for renewable energy, the authors evaluate support mechanisms at national and international levels, offering readers a clear understanding of the regulatory framework and an opportunity to promote renewable energy effectively.The Contributors: J?rg Schindler and Werner Zittel, Ludwig B?hlkow-Systemtechnik, Germany, Ian Rowlands, University of Waterloo, Canada, Giulio Volpi, WWF Europe, Kristian Hvitfelt Nielsen, Aarhus University, Denmark, Staffan Jacobsson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Peter Connor, University of Warwick, U.K., Ole Langniss, Centre of Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden-W?rttemberg, Germany, David Elliott, The Open University, U.K., Frede Hvelplund, Aalborg University, Denmark


Power Grid Operation In A Market Environment

RRP $252.99

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Covers the latest practices, challenges and theoretical advancements in the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation This book examines both system operation and market operation perspectives, focusing on the interaction between the two. It incorporates up-to-date field experiences, presents challenges, and summarizes the latest theoretic advancements to address those challenges. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the fundamentals of integrated system and market operations, including market power mitigation, market efficiency evaluation, and the implications of operation practices in energy markets. The second part discusses developing technologies to strengthen the use of the grid in energy markets. System volatility and economic impact introduced by the intermittency of wind and solar generation are also addressed. The third part focuses on stochastic applications, exploring new approaches of handling uncertainty in Security Constrained Unit Commitment (SCUC) as well as the reserves needed for power system operation. The fourth part provides ongoing efforts of utilizing transmission facilities to improve market efficiency, via transmission topology control, transmission switching, transmission outage scheduling, and advanced transmission technologies. Besides the state-of-the-art review and discussion on the domain of balancing economic efficiency and operation risk mitigation, this book: * Describes a new approach for mass market demand response management, and introduces new criteria to improve system performance with large scale variable generation additions * Reviews mathematic models and solution methods of SCUC to help address challenges posed by increased operational uncertainties with high-penetration of renewable resources * Presents a planning framework to account for the value of operational flexibility in transmission planning and to provide market mechanism for risk sharing Power Grid Operations in a Market Environment: Economic Efficiency and Risk Mitigation is a timely reference for power engineers and researchers, electricity market traders and analysts, and market designers. Hong Chen, PhD, is a Senior Consultant at PJM Interconnection in Pennsylvania, USA, and was a Principal Analyst in electricity market design and development at ISO New England, USA. Dr. Chen received her PhD in electrical and computer engineering, ME in power systems, and BE in power systems. She has more than 20 years of experience within the power industry and has been active author, editor and committee leader in IEEE activities. Dr. Chen is the current chair of Power System Operation, Planning and Economics committee in the Power and Energy Society of IEEE.


Solar Energy Applications In The Tropics

RRP $55.95

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Renewable energy sources such as solar energy were advocated even before the energy crisis in 1973. Subsequent development in solar energy has been remarkable. Indeed it has been one of the most studied and researched topics in recent years. Much of the technology in the utilization of solar energy has been associated with housing and industrial applications, and, to a smaller extent, with commercial use. The nature of the utilization has been related to the philosophy of independence or autonomy in that each housing or industrial unit is made self-sufficient by the installation of solar energy equipment. The general aim of the development of solar energy has been to substitute existing energy sources by solar energy especially among the developed countries in the temperate regions. In developing countries, the application of solar technology has been more acceptable in rural areas where conventional infrastructure is under- developed. A different direction is necessary for the development of solar energy in urban areas. Buildings are inter-related, and have been dependent on the conventional infrastructure. The consumption of energy is many times more than that in the rural areas. A new approach to urban development must be generated, and studies should be made on the feasibility and viability of using solar energy for urban settlements.


From No Self-esteem To Total Self-empowerment!

RRP $39.99

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No matter where you are in life and what has happened to you, you can feel good and improve your life beyond anything you have ever imagined.

I wrote "From No Self-Esteem to Total Self-Empowerment! How to Feel Good and Improve Your Life" to share my personal journey of transformation. All the difficulties I had been through left me feeling powerless and unworthy of living, but I found a way to improve my thinking and as a result my entire life improved in all aspects.

You will learn that you are the one holding the key to why things happen the way they do. You will learn how to improve your self-esteem, your body, your health, your relationships, your financial situation, your career, and anything else you desire to improve.

Anything you desire is possible, and you have the power within to achieve it.



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