ISBN 9788120344709,Renewable Energy Sources And Emerging Technologies

Renewable Energy Sources And Emerging Technologies


Al. Kothari



PHI learning Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788120344709

ISBN-10 8120344707


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 456 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering: general

This book, now in its Second Edition, is an introductory text on renewable energy sources, technologies and their applications-a subject which is becoming increasingly important worldwide. This edition includes two new chapters that introduce contemporary practices in renewable technologies. It also discusses issues on environmental degradation and its reasons and remedies. Besides this, a large number of numerical problems to correlate theory with typical values and chapter-end review questions are also given to reinforce the understanding of the subject matter. Written in an accessible style, this text is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. It will also be useful for all higher-level courses in energy programmes and multi-disciplinary postgraduate courses in science and engineering. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two new chapters-'Hybrid Systems' and 'Environment, Energy and Global Climate Change'. A new section on Distributed Energy System and Dispersed Generation.Appendices on Smart grid and grid system in India Remote village electrification with renewable energy sources Indian Electricity Act 2003, which supports exploration of Renewable Energy. SALIENT FEATURES : Provides balanced introduction to all aspects of solar energy conversion including PV technology. Gives comprehensive coverage of all facets of wind power development. Explains small hydropower projects with illustrative figures. Emphasises the importance of availability of biofuel from Jatropa plant. Special attention is given to 'gas hydrates' and 'hydrogen energy' sources. Fuel cells are explained as per the latest technology available. Harnessing of ocean energy is dealt with in detail. Utilisation of biomass and solid waste for energy recovery is emphasised.