ISBN-10:
146655696X
ISBN-13:
9781466556966
Pub. Date:
08/22/2013
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, Second Edition / Edition 2

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Frank Kreith, Susan Krumdieck

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466556966
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Series: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series , #52
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 790
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Sustainability Principles
Carrying Capacity
Context for Sustainable Energy
Key Sustainability Considerations
Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Energy from Fossil Fuels
Nuclear Energy
Renewable Energy
Hydrogen
NREL System Advisor Model
Energy Units and Conversion Factors
Problems
Discussion Questions
Online Resources
References
Suggested Readings

Economics of Energy Generation and Conservation Systems
Unit Cost of Energy
Payback Period
Time Value of Money
Inflation
Societal and Environmental Costs
Total Life Cycle Costs
Internal Rate of Return
Capital Recovery Factor
Levelized Cost of Energy
Input–Output Analysis
Energy System Analysis Methodologies
Energy Return on Energy Invested
EROI for a Wind Energy System
EROI for Nuclear Power
Relation between Energy Return on Energy Invested and Monetary Return on Investment

Problems
References

Wind Energy, Contributing Author: Gary E. Pawlas
Wind Power in a Nutshell
Power and Energy
Fact or Fiction: Common Questions about Wind Turbines
History of Wind Turbine Development: HAWTs and VAWTs
Introduction to Wind Turbine Performance
Aerodynamics
Wind Characteristics
Turbine Performance
Cost of Energy
Wind Farms
Offshore Wind Energy
System Advisory Model
Additional Topics for Study
Acknowledgment
Problems
References

Capturing Solar Energy through Biomass, Contributing Authors: Robert C. Brown and Mark M. Wright
Biomass Production and Land Use

Waste Material

Energy Crops

Algae

Land Use for Biomass Production

Important Properties of Biomass
Biomass Process Economics and Technology

Conversion of Biomass to Gaseous Fuels

Conversion of Biomass to Liquid Fuels

Conversion of Biomass to Electricity

Fossil and Biomass Fuel Properties
Conclusions
Problems
References

Fundamentals of Solar Radiation
Physics of the Sun and Its Energy Transport
Thermal Radiation Fundamentals
Sun–Earth Geometric Relationship
Solar Radiation
Estimation of Terrestrial Solar Radiation
Models Based on Long-Term Measured Horizontal Solar Radiation
Measurement of Solar Radiation
Problems
References

Photovoltaics
Semiconductors
Analysis of Photovoltaic Cells
Manufacture of Solar Cells and Panels
Design for Remote Photovoltaic Applications
Thin-Film PV Technology
Multilayer PV Technology
PVWatts for PV Performance Estimates
Problems
References
Suggested Readings

Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings
Radiative Properties and Characteristics of Materials
Flat-Plate Collectors
Evacuated Tube Collectors
Experimental Testing of Collectors
Calculations of Heating and Hot Water Loads in Buildings
Solar Water-Heating Systems
Liquid-Based Solar Heating Systems for Buildings
Methods of Modeling and Design of Solar Heating Systems
Solar Cooling
Solar Desiccant Dehumidification
Problems

References

Solar Process Heat and Thermal Power
Historical Perspective
Solar Industrial Process Heat
Parabolic Collectors
Long-Term Performance of SIPH Systems
Thermal Power Fundamentals
Solar Thermal Power Plants
Parabolic Dish Systems and Stirling Engines
Problems
References

Passive Solar Heating, Cooling, and Daylighting, Contributing Author: Jeffrey H. Morehouse
Introduction
Key Elements of Economic Consideration
Solar Thermosyphon Water Heating
Passive Solar Heating Design Fundamentals
Passive Design Approaches
Passive Space-Cooling Design Fundamentals
Daylighting Design Fundamentals
Problems
Defining Terms
References
Suggested Readings
Further Information

Energy Storage
Overview of Storage Technology
Mechanical Technologies
Direct Electrical Technologies
Fundamentals of Batteries and Fuel Cells
Rechargeable Batteries
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
Thermal Energy Storage
Virtual Storage in the Electric Transmission Grid
Problems
References
Battery Resources

Ocean Energy Conversion
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Tidal Energy
Ocean Wave Energy
Problems
References

Transportation
Introduction
Alternative Fuels
Well-to-Wheel Analysis
Mass Transportation
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Advanced Ground Transportation with Biomass Fuel
Future All-Electric System
Hydrogen for Transportation
Natural Gas as a Transitional Bridging Fuel
Problems
Energy Committee
References
Online Resources

Transition Engineering, Contributing Author: Susan Krumdieck
Foundations of Transition Engineering
Anthropogenic System Dynamics
Risk Management
Framework of Change Projects
Strategic Analysis of Complex Systems
Concluding Remarks
Problems
References
Index

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