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Renewable Energy Systems

Fundamentals and Source Characteristics



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Renewable Energy Systems by Radian Belu

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This book covers electric energy from alternative energy sources including solar, wind, hydro, biomass, geothermal, and ocean energy. Core issues discussed include wind and solar resource estimates, characteristics of direct conversion, renewable energy analysis, electromechanical conversion, and storage devices used in alternative energy systems. Power system and smart grid issues associated with integration of renewable energy sources into the electric grid are explored in detail. Readers are encouraged to write their own solutions using the included MATLAB (R) scripts.

Author Biography

Radian Belu is an assistant professor of electrical engineering technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a research assistant professor of renewable energy at Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada, USA. He holds one Ph.D in physics and the other in electric power engineering. Before joining Drexel University, Dr. Belu held faculty, research, and industry positions at universities, research institutes, and utility companies in Romania, Canada, and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as a project manager and senior consultant. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in electronics, power systems, microgrids, renewable energy, communication, control and power electronics, electric machines, instrumentation, radar and remote sensing, numerical methods and data analysis, space and atmosphere physics, and applied physics in Romania, Canada, and the United States.
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May 15th, 2019
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Eight page color insert included.; 125 Illustrations, black and white
Apple Academic Press Inc.
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