Energy Harvesting and Energy Efficiency

Technology, Methods, and Applications

  • Nicu Bizon
  • Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei
  • Frede Blaabjerg
  • Erol Kurt

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Frede Blaabjerg, Huai Wang, Pooya Davari, Xiaohui Qu, Firuz Zare
    Pages 1-14
  3. Energy Harvesting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Nazenin Gure, Abdulkerim Kar, Erturul Tacgin, Alper Sisman, Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei
      Pages 17-61
    3. Mustafa Doğan, Sıtkı Çağdaş İnam, Ö. Orkun Sürel
      Pages 87-106
    4. Nicu Bizon, Marian Raducu, Luminita-Mirela Constantinescu, Mihai Oproescu
      Pages 143-176
  4. Energy Efficiency of the Photovoltaic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Fevzi Kentli, Musa Yilmaz
      Pages 179-203
    3. Ali Durusu, Ismail Nakir, Mugdesem Tanrioven
      Pages 235-260
    4. Ibrahim Sefa, Necmi Altin, Saban Ozdemir
      Pages 261-292
    5. Aytaç Gören
      Pages 293-326
  5. Energy Efficiency of the Hybrid Power System

  6. Technical Strategies, Efficient Methods and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-457
    2. Sergiu Oprea, Constantin Radoi, Adriana Florescu, Andrei-Stefan Savu, Adrian-Ioan Lita
      Pages 491-539
    3. Andrei-Stefan Savu, Adrian-Ioan Lita, Constantin Radoi, Adriana Florescu, Sergiu Oprea, Ioan Lita
      Pages 541-572
    4. Iñigo Aramendia, Unai Fernandez-Gamiz, Jose Antonio Ramos-Hernanz, Javier Sancho, Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede, Ekaitz Zulueta
      Pages 629-655
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 657-661

About this book


This book presents basic and advanced concepts for energy harvesting and energy efficiency, as well as related technologies, methods, and their applications. The book provides up-to-date knowledge and discusses the state-of-the-art equipment and methods used for energy harvesting and energy efficiency, combining theory and practical applications.

Containing over 200 illustrations and problems and solutions, the book begins with overview chapters on the status quo in this field. Subsequent chapters introduce readers to advanced concepts and methods. In turn, the final part of the book is dedicated to technical strategies, efficient methods and applications in the field of energy efficiency, which also makes it of interest to technicians in industry.

The book tackles problems commonly encountered using basic methods of energy harvesting and energy efficiency, and proposes advanced methods to resolve these issues. All the methods proposed have been validated through simulation and experimental results. These “hot topics” will continue to be of interest to scientists and engineers in future decades and will provide challenges to researchers around the globe as issues of climate change and changing energy policies become more pressing.

Here, readers will find all the basic and advanced concepts they need. As such, it offers a valuable, comprehensive guide for all students and practicing engineers who wishing to learn about and work in these fields.



energy efficiency energy harvesting renewable energy energy management, optimization and control hybrid power systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicu Bizon
    • 1
  • Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei
    • 2
  • Frede Blaabjerg
    • 3
  • Erol Kurt
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics, Communication, and ComputersUniversity of PiteştiPiteştiRomania
  2. 2.Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringSeraj Higher Education InstituteTabrizIran
  3. 3.Department of Energy TechnologyAalborg UniversityAalborg EastDenmark
  4. 4.Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of TechnologyGazi UniversityAnkaraTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49874-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49875-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1284
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1292
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