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Renewable Energy Utilization Using Underground Energy Systems

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  • Discusses the challenge of underground energy storage in a comprehensive manner
  • Applies the Finite Element Method and Finite Volume Method to the modeling of underground heat transfer
  • Discusses the modelling of PVT performance

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Energy (LNEN, volume 84)

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This book discusses heat transfer in underground energy systems. It covers a wide range of important and practical topics including the modeling and optimization of underground power cable systems, modeling of thermal energy storage systems utilizing waste heat from PV panels cooling. Modeling of PV pannels with cooling.

While the performance of energy systems which utilize heat transfer in the ground is not yet fully understood, this book attempts to make sense of them. It provides mathematical modeling fundaments, as well as experimental investigation for underground energy systems. The book shows detailed examples, with solution procedures. The solutions are based on the Finite Element Method and the Finite Volume Method. The book allows the reader to perform a detailed design of various underground energy systems, as well as enables them to study the economic aspects and energy efficiency of underground energy systems. Therefore, this text is of interest to researchers, students, and lecturers alike.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Energy, Faculty of Environmental and Power Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Kraków, Poland

    Paweł Ocłoń

About the author

Paweł Ocłoń works as Associate Professor at Energy Department of Cracow University of Technology. His research area covers Renewable Energy, Heat Transfer, Energy Storage and Energy Efficiency. In last years he has co-authored over 60 ISI indexed papers. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Cleaner Production, and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Cleaner Engineering and Technology journal. He is also regular reviewer of many ISI indexed journals, as well as EU projects. He received a PhD Degree in Energy Engineering in 2013, DSc Degree in 2016 in Mechanical Engineering. From 2017 is employed as the Associate Professor at the Institute of Thermal Power Engineering. He received nationally recognized awards for his scientific achievements including the 1-st Degree Award for Scientific Achievements of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, and the 3-year fellowship for Outstanding Young Scientists funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland.  He isa coordinator of EU funded project RESHeat. He was also involved in over 20 projects in the area of energy systems, renewable energy and heat transfer.

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