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Renewable energy system design

Author: Ziyad Salameh
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts : Academic Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Salameh, Ziyad.
Renewable energy system design
(OCoLC)664323685
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ziyad Salameh
ISBN: 9780080961675 0080961673 0123749913 9780123749918
OCLC Number: 880618841
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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.
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A practical guide to the characteristics, principles of operation, and power potential of some of the most dominant renewable energy systems. It focuses on the engineering and design of alternative  Read more...

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