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Renewable Energy Crash Course

A Concise Introduction

  • Concise guide to all you need to know about the technology behind renewable energy

  • Offers case studies and a comparative analysis of different types of renewables available

  • Provides an alternative to overly detailed textbooks on the subject

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Renewable Energy Basics

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 1-6
  3. Hydroelectric Power

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 7-14
  4. Wind Power

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 15-30
  5. Ocean Power

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 31-41
  6. Bioenergy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 43-51
  7. Geothermal Energy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 53-59
  8. Solar Thermal Energy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 61-68
  9. Solar Photovoltaics

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 69-82
  10. Energy Storage

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 83-94
  11. Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 95-103
  12. Economic Aspects of Renewable Energy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 105-112
  13. Challenges of Renewable Sources of Energy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 113-119
  14. Comparative Study of Renewable Sources of Energy

    • Eklas Hossain, Slobodan Petrovic
    Pages 121-128
  15. Back Matter

    Pages 129-136

About this book

This book is a concise reader-friendly introductory guide to understanding renewable energy technologies. By using simplified classroom-tested methods developed while teaching the subject to engineering students, the authors explain in simple language an otherwise complex subject in terms that enable readers to gain a rapid understanding of renewable energy, including basic principles, the different types, energy storage, grid integration, and economies. This powerful tutorial is a great resource for engineers, technicians, analysts, investors, and other busy professionals who need to quickly acquire a solid understanding of the science of renewable energy technology.
  • Concise guide to all you need to know about the technology behind renewable energy
  • Offers case studies and a comparative analysis of different types of renewables available
  • Provides an alternative to overly detailed textbooks on the subject

Keywords

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Storage
  • Grid Integration of Renewables
  • Cost of Renewables
  • Comparison among Renewables
  • Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems
  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Wind Turbines
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Biomass and Biofuels
  • Renewable Energy Basics
  • Renewable Energy Fundamentals

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, USA

    Eklas Hossain

  • Oregon Institute of Technology, Wilsonville, USA

    Slobodan Petrovic

About the authors

Dr. Eklas Hossain is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy and an Associate Researcher with the Oregon Renewable Energy Center (OREC) at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), which is home to the only ABET-accredited BS and MS programs in renewable energy. He has been working in the area of distributed power systems and renewable energy integration for the last ten years and has published a number of research papers and posters in this field. He is currently involved with several research projects on renewable energy and grid-tied microgrid systems at OIT. He received his PhD from the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM), his MS in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering from International Islamic University of Malaysia, and a BS in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology. Dr. Hossain is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Oregon, and is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Renewable Energy Professional (REP). He is a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, IEEE Systems Journal, and IET Renewable Power GenerationHis research interests include the modelling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic devices; energy storage systems; renewable energy sources; integration of distributed generation systems; carbon sequestration; microgrid and smart grid applications; robotics, and advanced control system.

Dr. Slobodan Petrovic is a full professor at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), which is home to the only ABET-accredited BS and MS programs in renewable energy. Prior to OIT, he was a professor at the Arizona State University and held appointments at several companies as Vice President and Director of Engineering. Dr. Petrovic received a BS in Physical Chemistry from the University of Belgrade, and his PhD in Chemistry from the Technical University of Dresden, and has more than 30 years of experience in various areas of science and technology. He is the author of the book Battery Technology Crash Course (Springer, 2020), has published more than 80 articles in international journals and conference proceedings, and has 24 pending or issued patents. Dr. Petrovic is a Founder and President of the humanitarian organization Solar Hope, which is dedicated to providing solar energy to countries in Africa.

 


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Buying options

eBook USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-70049-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)