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Distributed Control and Optimization Technologies in Smart Grid Systems

Fanghong Guo, Changyun Wen, Yong-Duan Song
December 05, 2017

The book aims to equalize the theoretical involvement with industrial practicality and build a bridge between academia and industry by reducing the mathematical difficulties. It provides an overview of distributed control and distributed optimization theory, followed by specific details on...

Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition

Stuart Borlase
December 01, 2017

The latest edition features a new chapter on implementation and operation of an integrated smart grid with updates to multiple chapters throughout the text. New sections on Internet of things, and how they relate to smart grids and smart cities, have also been added to the book. It describes the...

Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Physics

Robert E. Masterson
November 27, 2017

INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS is the most comprehensive, modern and readable textbook for this course/module. It explains reactors, fuel cycles, radioisotopes, radioactive materials, design, and operation. Chain reaction and fission reactor concepts are presented, plus advanced coverage...

Nanomaterials in Energy Devices

Jun Hieng Kiat
November 27, 2017

This book provides up-to-date information on the application of nano-sized materials in energy devices. A brief overview on the properties of nano-sized materials introduces the readers to the basics of the application of such materials in energy devices. Among the energy devices covered include...

International Solutions to Sustainable Energy, Policies and Applications

Stephen A. Roosa
November 21, 2017

Offering an in-depth examination into sustainable energy sources, applications, technologies and policies, this book provides real-world examples of ways to achieve important sustainability goals. Themes include program assessment, energy efficiency, renewables, clean energy and approaches to...

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Majid Jamil, M Rizwan, D P Kothari
November 20, 2017

This book covers the various aspects of solar photovoltaic systems including measurement of solar irradiance, solar photovoltaic modules, arrays with MATLAB implementation, recent MPPT techniques, latest literature of converter design (with MATLAB Simulink models), energy storage for PV...

Computational Modeling of Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers

Vivek V. Ranade, Devkumar F. Gupta
November 17, 2017

Harness State-of-the-Art Computational Modeling Tools Computational Modeling of Pulverized Coal Fired Boilers successfully establishes the use of computational modeling as an effective means to simulate and enhance boiler performance. This text factors in how computational flow models can provide...

Sustainable Energy Technologies

Eduardo Rincón-Mejía, Alejandro de las Heras
November 16, 2017

This book examines the key aspects that will define future sustainable energy systems: energy supply, energy storage, security and limited environmental impacts. It clearly explains the need for an integrated engineering approach to sustainable energies, based on mathematical, biogeophysical, and...

Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle

Baldev Raj, P. Chellapandi, P.R. Vasudeva Rao
November 15, 2017

Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle delivers a detailed discussion of an important technology that is being harnessed for commercial energy production in many parts of the world. Presenting the state of the art of sodium-cooled fast reactors with closed fuel cycles, this book: Offers...

Renewable Energy, Second Edition: A First Course

Robert Ehrlich, Harold A. Geller
November 08, 2017

This revised edition is fully updated and continues to provide the best in-depth introduction to renewable energy science. It focuses mainly on renewable energy, but also addresses nonrenewable energy (fossil fuels and nuclear technology). The coverage extends from the basic physics to conservation...

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition

D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith
November 01, 2017

For the Movers, Shakers, and Policy Makers in Energy Engineering and Related Industries The latest version of a bestselling reference, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition covers the foremost trends and technologies in energy engineering today. This new edition contains...

Lowering Your Facility’s Electric Rates

Lindsay Audin
October 30, 2017

Many energy practitioners are either uninformed or misinformed regarding how electricity is actually priced. Many are also unaware of how to properly calculate potential dollar savings from energy efficiency upgrades. Designed for commercial/industrial/institutional (C&I) power customers,...