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Control of Solar Energy Systems

  • Eduardo F. Camacho
  • Manuel Berenguel
  • Francisco R. Rubio
  • Diego Martínez

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIII
  2. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 1-23
  3. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 25-47
  4. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 49-66
  5. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 67-127
  6. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 129-238
  7. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 239-313
  8. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 315-368
  9. Eduardo F. Camacho, Manuel Berenguel, Francisco R. Rubio, Diego Martínez
    Pages 369-385
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 387-416

About this book

Introduction

Control of Solar Energy Systems details the main solar energy systems, problems involved with their control, and how control systems can help in increasing their efficiency.  After a brief introduction to the fundamental concepts associated with the use of solar energy in both photovoltaic and thermal plants, specific issues related to control of solar systems are embarked upon. Thermal energy systems are then explored in depth, as well as  other solar energy applications such as solar furnaces and solar refrigeration systems. Problems of variable generation profile and of the contribution of many solar plants to the same grid system are considered with the necessary integrated and supervisory control solutions being discussed. The text includes material on:

·         A comparison of basic and advanced control methods for parabolic troughs from PID to nonlinear model-based control;

·         solar towers and solar tracking;

·         heliostat calibration, characterization and offset correction;

·         solar radiation, estimation, prediction, and computation ; and

·         integrated and supervisory control of solar plants. 

Control of Solar Energy Systems contains worked examples and simulation models in the text but its particular strength is its description of real plant installations and applications. These make the text ideally suited to the needs of practitioners from either the solar energy or control engineering communities. Academics studying the various types of control algorithm described in the book will also find it of value as a reference for details of their application and the fact that only basic prior knowledge of control theory and sampled data analysis is required makes the book suitable as a resource for graduate students.

Keywords

Control of solar energy systems Solar energy Solar systems modelling Solar towers Solar trough

Authors and affiliations

  • Eduardo F. Camacho
    • 1
  • Manuel Berenguel
    • 2
  • Francisco R. Rubio
    • 3
  • Diego Martínez
    • 4
  1. 1.Depto. de Ingeniera de Sistemas y Autom., Escuela Superior de IngenierosUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  2. 2.Depto. de Lenguajes y Computación, Escuela Superior de IngenieríaUniversidad de AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain
  3. 3.Depto. de Ingeniera de Sistemas y Autom., Escuela Superior de IngenierosUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  4. 4.Plataforma Solar de Almería, Ctro Europeo de Ensayos de Energía SolarCIEMATTabernasSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-916-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-915-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-916-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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