| About The Book Renewable Energy Technologies
This book presents a highly accessible introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of renewable energy sourcesan area which is becoming increasingly important. It is intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate electrical and mechanical engineering students and will also be useful for courses in environmental science.
The book helps beginners to understand the basic energy conversion processes involved in various renewable energy based equipment such as solar photovoltaics, solar water heaters, wind turbines, and biomass plants. Under each technology, several possi-ble system configurations and their usages are considered. Step-by-step procedures are given to design and cost estimate several renewable energy based systems, designed for the given requirements. Numerous chapter-end problems are given to reinforce concepts, and for getting used to system design and system costing procedures.
Besides students, this book will be immensely useful for individuals interested in learning and practising renewable energy technologies.
Table of Contents:
List of Abbreviations
1. Basics of Energy
2. Solar Radiation
3. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
4. Solar Thermal Technologies
5. Wind Energy
6. Biomass Energy
A: Monthly Averaged Daily Solar Radiation
B: Global Annual Solar Radiation Map of India
C: Wind Energy Distribution Map of India
D: Typical Power Ratings of Energy Appliances
E: Physical Constants and Conversion Factors
F: Subsidies and Manufacturers