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Innovation in Energy Systems

New Technologies for Changing Paradigms

Edited by Taha Selim Ustun

Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute

It has been a little over a century since the inception of interconnected networks and little has changed in the way that they are operated. Demand-supply balance methods, protection schemes, business models for electric power companies, and future development considerations have remained the same until very recently. Distributed generators, storage devices, and electric vehicles have become widespread and disrupted century-old bulk generation - bulk transmission operation. Distribution networks are no longer passive networks and now contribute to power generation. Old billing and energy trading schemes cannot accommodate this change and need revision. Furthermore, bidirectional power flow is an unprecedented phenomenon in distribution networks and traditional protection schemes require a thorough fix for proper operation. This book aims to cover new technologies, methods, and approaches developed to meet the needs of this changing field.

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Innovation in Energy SystemsNew Technologies for Changing ParadigmsEdited by Taha Selim Ustun

Published: November 27th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.81310

ISBN: 978-1-78984-108-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-107-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-591-3

Copyright year: 2019

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3934 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Dimensions Citations


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1. Solar-Wind Energy Assessment by Big Data Analysis

By Vikas Khare and Aaquil Bunglowala


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2. Technical Requirements for Connecting Solar Power Plants to Electricity Networks

By Omar H. Abdalla and Azza A.A. Mostafa


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3. Energy Return on Investment Analysis of a Solar Photovoltaic System

By Harpreet Kaur and Inderpreet Kaur


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4. Efficiency, Energy Saving, and Rational Use of Energy: Different Terms for Different Policies

By Nino Di Franco and Mario Jorizzo


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5. Use of Micro-Cogeneration in Microgrids to Support Renewables

By Kemal Aygul, Burak Esenboga, Abdurrahman Yavuzdeger, Fırat Ekinci, Tugce Demirdelen and Mehmet Tumay


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6. Hybrid Maritime Microgrids: A Quest for Future Onboard Integrated Marine Power Systems

By Thomas Caravella, Christopher Austell, Christian Brady-Alvarez and Salem Elsaiah


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7. Vehicle Electrification: Technologies, Challenges, and a Global Perspective for Smart Grids

By Vitor Monteiro, Jose A. Afonso, Tiago J.C. Sousa, Luiz L. Cardoso, Jose Gabriel Pinto and Joao L. Afonso


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8. The Innovative Gaildorf Wind-Water Project Guarantees Reliability of Power Supply

By Grażyna Frydrychowicz-Jastrzębska


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9. Hybrid Energy-Based Chilling System for Food Preservation in Remote Areas

By Edwin Mohan, Saranya Nair Mohan and Joseph Sekhar Santhappan


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