Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

A solid, quantitative, practical introduction to a wide range of renewable energy systems—in a completely updated, new edition

The second edition of Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems provides a solid, quantitative, practical introduction to a wide range of renewable energy systems. For each topic, essential theoretical background is introduced, practical engineering considerations associated with designing systems and predicting their performance are provided, and methods for evaluating the economics of these systems are presented. While the book focuses on the fastest growing, most promising wind and solar technologies, new material on tidal and wave power, small-scale hydroelectric power, geothermal and biomass systems is introduced. Both supply-side and demand-side technologies are blended in the final chapter, which introduces the emerging smart grid. As the fraction of our power generated by renewable resources increases, the role of demand-side management in helping maintain grid balance is explored.

Renewable energy systems have become mainstream technologies and are now, literally, big business. Throughout this edition, more depth has been provided on the financial analysis of large-scale conventional and renewable energy projects. While grid-connected systems dominate the market today, off-grid systems are beginning to have a significant impact on emerging economies where electricity is a scarce commodity. Considerable attention is paid to the economics of all of these systems.

This edition has been completely rewritten, updated, and reorganized. New material has been presented both in the form of new topics as well as in greater depth in some areas. The section on the fundamentals of electric power has been enhanced, making this edition a much better bridge to the more advanced courses in power that are returning to many electrical engineering programs. This includes an introduction to phasor notation, more emphasis on reactive power as well as real power, more on power converter and inverter electronics, and more material on generator technologies. Realizing that many students, as well as professionals, in this increasingly important field may have modest electrical engineering backgrounds, early chapters develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand these important topics without the need for supplementary materials.

With numerous completely worked examples throughout, the book has been designed to encourage self-instruction. The book includes worked examples for virtually every topic that lends itself to quantitative analysis. Each chapter ends with a problem set that provides additional practice. This is an essential resource for a mixed audience of engineering and other technology-focused individuals.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design (GreenSource Books) (Mcgraw-Hill’s Greensource)

Design High-Performance Alternative Energy Systems for Buildings

A comprehensive reference for architects and engineers, this GreenSource book provides practical design and installation guidelines for some of the most commercially viable alternative energy technologies. Construction materials, system deployment, typical installations, and environmental impact are covered.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design includes information on LEED design, energy conservation, and solar power financing and return on investment. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) and national and international carbon cap and trade are also discussed. Valuable appendices contain detailed design data tables and certified equipment listings.

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design covers:

  • Solar power system physics and technologies
  • California solar initiative program
  • Energy conservation
  • Passive heating solar technologies
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Wind energy technologies
  • Ocean energy technologies
  • Hydroelectric and micro-hydro turbine power
  • Geothermal energy
  • Biofuel, biogas, and thermal depolymerization technologies
  • Fission- and fusion-type nuclear power
  • Air pollution abatement

Harnessing Renewable Energy in Electric Power Systems (Hardback)

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Power Systems Versa-Loop Resistance Band (Light, Green)

Versa-Loops Flat Band Resistance Loops at Power Systems. The closed-loop design of this 2 inch wide flat band fits comfortably around the upper or lower legs, so you can exercise the muscles of the hips and legs.

Product Features

  • Closed-loop design
  • 2″ wide flat band and 12″ long
  • Ideal for leg and hip workouts
  • Light resistance
  • Color: Green

Solar II: How to Design, Build and Set Up Photovoltaic Components and Solar Electric Systems

Now that you’ve built your solar panels, how do you set up a photovoltaic system and plug in? In solar II, Phillip Hurley, author of Build Your Own solar Panel, will show you how to:
Calculate daily electrical usage and needs
Plan and size your solar electric system
Build racks and charge controllers
Mount and orient PV panels
Wire solar panel arrays
Make a ventilated battery box
Wire battery arrays for solar panels
Install an inverter
Maintain solar batteries for optimum life and performance
Make your own combiner box, bus bars, and DC and AC service boxes
Solar II includes easy-to-follow directions with over 150 black & white photos, illustrations and schematics.

NEW Understanding Renewable Energy Systems [With CDROM] by Volker Quaschning Pap

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NEW Renewable Energy Systems by Henrik Lund Hardcover Book (English)

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Understanding Renewable Energy Systems (Paperback)

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Renewable Energy Systems: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies for Home and Business

This book is the long awaited guide for anyone interested in renewables at home or work. It sweeps away scores of common misconceptions while clearly illustrating the best in renewable and energy efficiency technologies. A fully illustrated guide to renewable energy for the home and small business, the book provides an expert overview of precisely which sustainable energy technologies are appropriate for wide-spread domestic and small business application. The sections on different renewable energy options provide detailed descriptions of each technology along with case studies, installation diagrams and colour photographs, showing precisely what is possible for the average household. The chapter on how to select the renewable technology most appropriate for ordinary homes and businesses summarizes this analysis in a neat and easy to use table and demonstrates with examples exactly how to assess your local renewable resources.


Renewable technologies covered include wood energy, wind power, solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, passive solar, geothermal and air-to-air heat pumps as well as water or hydro based energy systems – plus the all-important subject of energy efficiency. Whilst written to be accessible to a wide audience, the book is targeted at readers who are keen to work with renewable technologies, students, building engineers, architects, planners, householders and home-owners.