Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation, Second Edition

Mukund R Patel 
CRC Press  2005  

Hardback  472 pp  ISBN 9780849315701      £107.00
  • Explores all aspects of a variety of systems, including both stand-alone and grid-connected systems, in a single source
  • Examines legal aspects and the effects of deregulation vs. regulation on renewable power systems
  • Presents new and updated material on the latest technologies and developments in the field
  • Includes new chapters on contra-rotating wind turbines, offshore wind farms, and photovoltaic technologies
  • Contains quick-lookup charts for screening the economic profitability of potential energy farm sites
  • The search for clean, renewable energy sources has yielded enormous growth and new developments in these technologies in a few short years, driving down costs and encouraging utilities in many nations, both developed and developing, to add and expand wind and solar power capacity. The first, best-selling edition of Wind and Solar Power Systems provided the most complete and modern treatment of renewable energy. This second edition continues the tradition by offering updated and expanded coverage of this growing field.

    The book begins with individual sections devoted to wind power and solar photovoltaic technologies, their engineering fundamentals, conversion characteristics, operational considerations to maximize output, and emerging trends. The discussion of wind power includes the theory of induction machine performance and operation as well as generator speed control, while the solar PV section includes array design, environmental variables, and sun-tracking methods. This edition includes two chapters devoted to new and specialized technologies. The third section explores large-scale energy storage technologies, overall electrical system performance, and total plant economy while the final section explores ancillary power systems derived from the sun.

    Focusing on the complete system rather than on a single component, Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation, Second Edition offers the most comprehensive reference to all aspects of modern renewable energy systems.



    • Introduction
    • Wind Power
    • Wind Speed and Energy
    • Wind Power Systems
    • Electrical Generators
    • Generator Drives
    • Offshore Wind Farms
    • Photovoltaic Power
    • Photovoltaic Power Systems
    • Energy Storage
    • Power Electronics
    • Stand-Alone Systems
    • Grid-Connected Systems
    • Electrical Performance
    • Plant Economy
    • The Future
    • Solar Thermal System
    • Ancillary Power Systems
    • Contrarotating Wind Turbines
    • Appendix 1: National Electrical Code€ (Article 705)
    • Appendix 2: Sources of Further Information on Renewable Energy
    • Acronyms
    • Prefixes
    • Conversion of Units
    • Further Reading
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