Micro Energy Systems: Review of Technology, Issues of Scale and Integration

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This interesting book aims to contrast the existing and developing generating systems typically in the range 1kW to 2MW for use in hospitals, supermarkets, leisure centres, government and commercial building and domestic housing generally and for direct connection to the ...
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Overview

This interesting book aims to contrast the existing and developing generating systems typically in the range 1kW to 2MW for use in hospitals, supermarkets, leisure centres, government and commercial building and domestic housing generally and for direct connection to the grid.

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  • Renewable energy in the UK – an issue of scale
  • Wind turbines – a reviewof smaller units
  • Run of river hydro for the UK and overseas
  • Small hydro for remote areas – an international view
  • Micro CHP – energy services and smart metering
  • Micro combined heat and power
  • Stirling engine based microenergy systems
  • Running microturbines on biogas
  • Community biomass gasification CHP
  • Really small micro-scale generation (PV)
  • The ‘RICT’ engine in micro energy and CHP systems
  • Pressurized hybrid fuel cell system
  • Reinventing electricity distribution

Micro Energy Systems will be useful to project developers, power generators, local government and building services engineers in the industrial and commercial sector in the UK and throughout the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860584268
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/22/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction - the changing energy scene and how micro energy can play a part 1
Ch. 2 Renewable energy in the UK : an issue of scale 9
Ch. 3 Wind turbines - a review of smaller units 29
Ch. 4 Run-of-river hydro for the UK and overseas 39
Ch. 5 Small hydro for remote areas - an international view 55
Ch. 6 Micro-CHP, energy services, and smart metering - technological innovation and systemic change 69
Ch. 7 Micro combined heat and power 77
Ch. 8 Stirling engine-based micro energy systems 101
Ch. 9 Running microturbines on biogas 147
Ch. 10 Community biomass gasification CHP 157
Ch. 11 Really small micro-scale generation (PV) 167
Ch. 12 The RICT engine in micro energy and CHP systems 183
Ch. 13 Pressurized hybrid fuel cell systems 201
Ch. 14 Re-inventing electricity distribution 227
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