Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Renewable Energy

Edited by Thomas Hammons

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Renewable Energy is energy generated from natural resources - such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat - which are naturally replenished. In 2008, about 18% of global final energy consumption came from renewables, with 13% coming from traditional biomass, such as wood burning. Hydroelectricity was the next largest renewable source, providing 3% (15% of global electricity generation), followed by solar hot water/heating, which contributed with 1.3%. Modern technologies, such as geothermal energy, wind power, solar power, and ocean energy together provided some 0.8% of final energy consumption. The book provides a forum for dissemination and exchange of up - to - date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of knowledge. The topics deal with new devices and circuits for energy systems, photovoltaic and solar thermal, wind energy systems, tidal and wave energy, fuel cell systems, bio energy and geo-energy, sustainable energy resources and systems, energy storage systems, energy market management and economics, off-grid isolated energy systems, energy in transportation systems, energy resources for portable electronics, intelligent energy power transmission, distribution and inter - connectors, energy efficient utilization, environmental issues, energy harvesting, nanotechnology in energy, policy issues on renewable energy, building design, power electronics in energy conversion, new materials for energy resources, and RF and magnetic field energy devices.

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Renewable EnergyEdited by Thomas Hammons

Published: December 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/45752

ISBN: 978-953-7619-52-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6416-6

Copyright year: 2009

Books open for chapter submissions

152395 Total Chapter Downloads

45 Crossref Citations

33 Web of Science Citations

94 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Model for Greener Power Generation for North-East Sri Lanka Based on Stand-alone Renewable Energy Systems

By Reggie Davidrajuh


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2. Automatic Sun-Tracker System for Photo-Voltaic Plants

By Joao M. G. Figueiredo


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3. Development of Space-Based Solar Power

By Lyle M. Jenkins


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4. Increasing the Energy Yield of Generation from New and Renewable Energy Resources

By Samuel C. E. Jupe, Andrea Michiorri and Philip C. Taylor


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5. Embedded Energy Storage Systems in the Power Grid for Renewable Energy Sources Integration

By Sergio Faias, Jorge Sousa and Rui Castro


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6. Single-Phase Grid Connected Converters for Photovoltaic Plants

By Emilio Lorenzani, Giovanni Franceschini, Alberto Bellini and Carla Tassoni


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7. Grid Integration of Renewable Energy Systems

By Athula Rajapakse, Dharshana Muthumuni and Nuwan Perera


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8. Hardware in the Loop Simulation of Renewable Distributed Generation Systems

By Marco Mauri


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9. Harmonics Reduction Techniques in Renewable Energy Interfacing Converters

By Ali M. Eltamaly


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10. Hybrid Control of DC-DC Power Converters

By Ilse Cervantes, Francisco J. Perez-Pinal and Angelica Mendoza-Torres


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11. Interaction of Renewable Energy Source and Power Supply Network

By Branislav Dobrucky, Michal Pokorny and Mariana Benova


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12. Marine Tidal Current Electric Power Generation: State of Art and Current Status

By Yun Seng. Lim and Siong Lee. Koh


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13. Modeling and Simulation of an Induction Drive with Application to a Small Wind Turbine Generator

By Levente Tamas and Zoltan Szekely


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14. Photovoltaic/Wind Energy System with Hydrogen Storage

By Mamadou Lamine Doumbia and Kodjo Agbossou


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15. Multilevel Converters in Renewable Energy Systems

By Alireza Nami and Firuz Zare


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16. Isolated Hybrid Solar-Wind-Hydro Renewable Energy Systems

By Dorin Bica, Cristian Dragos Dumitru, Adrian Gligor and Adrian-Vasile Duka


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17. Planning of Distributed Energy Systems with Parallel Infrastructures: A Case Study

By Bjorn H. Bakken


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18. Power Electronics Control of Wind Energy in Distributed Power Systems

By Florin Iov and Frede Blaabjerg


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19. Renewable Energy in Lebanon

By Nazih Moubayed, Ali El-Ali and Rachid Outbib


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20. RenH2 — A Stand-Alone Sustainable Renewable Energy System

By Joao Martins, Carmen M. Rangel, Antonio Joyce, Joao Sotomayor, Armando Pires and Rui Castro


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21. Solar Power Source for Autonomous Sensors

By Jose Pelegri-Sebastia, Rafael Lajara Vizcaino and Jorge Alberola Lluch


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22. The Temperature Dependant Efficiency of Photovoltaic Modules - a Long Term Evaluation of Experimental Measurements

By Jan Machacek, Zdenek Prochazka and Jiri Drapela


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23. The use of Switched Reluctance Generator in Wind Energy Applications

By Eleonora Darie, Costin Cepisca and Emanuel Darie


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24. Tidal Energy Technologies: Currents, Wave and Offshore Wind Power in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America

By T. J. Hammons


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25. Wind Energy Technology

By R. Mesquita Brandao, J. Beleza Carvalho and F. P. Maciel Barbosa


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26. Wind Generation Modelling for the Management of Electrical Transmission Systems

By Francois Vallee


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27. Variable Speed Pumped Storage Hydropower Plants for Integration of Wind Power in Isolated Power Systems

By Jon Are Suul


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