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Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems / Edition 1

Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems / Edition 1

by Gilbert M. Masters


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ISBN-13: 9780471280606
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/16/2004
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 680
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.48(d)

About the Author

GILBERT M. MASTERS received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and has taught courses there for over three decades on energy and the environment, with an emphasis on efficiency and renewables. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Atmosphere/Energy Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is the author of several books on environmental engineering and energy for sustainability.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Electric and Magnetic Circuits.

Chapter 2. Electric Power Fundamentals.

Chapter 3. The Electric Power Industry.

Chapter 4. Distributed Generation.

Chapter 5. Economics of Distributed Resources.

Chapter 6. Wind Power Systems.

Chapter 7. The Solar Resource.

Chapter 8. Photovoltaic Materials and Electrical Characteristics.

Chapter 9. Photovoltaic Systems.

Appendix A. Useful Conversion Factors.

Appendix B. Sun-Path Diagrams.

Appendix C. Clear-Sky Insolation Tables.

Appendix D. Solar Insolation Tables by City.

Appendix E. Maps of Solar Insolation.

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