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Author El Bassam, Nasir.

Title Distributed renewable energies for off-grid communities : strategies and technologies toward achieving sustainability in energy generation and supply / Nasir El Bassam, Preben Maegaard, Marcia Lawton Schlichting
Published Oxford, UK ; Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 2013
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Contents Front Cover; Distributed Renewable Energies For Off-Grid Communities: Strategies and Technologies toward Achieving Sustainability in Energy Generation and Supply; Copyright; Contents; Preface; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter One- Scope of the Book; 1.1. DISTRIBUTED ENERGY GENERATION; 1.2. DISTRIBUTED ENERGY SUPPLY; 1.3.COMMUNITY POWER; 1.4. OFF-GRID SYSTEMS; REFERENCES; Chapter Two- Restructuring Future Energy Generation and Supply; 2.1. BASIC CHALLENGES; 2.2. CURRENT ENERGY SUPPLIES; 2.3. PEAK OIL; 2.4. AVAILABILITY OF ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES; REFERENCES
4.4. CASE STUDY II: ARID AND SEMI-ARID REGIONSREFERENCE; Chapter Five- Determination of Community Energy and Food Requirements; 5.1. MODELING APPROACHES; 5.2. DATA ACQUISITION; 5.3. DETERMINATION OF ENERGY AND FOOD REQUIREMENTS; 5.4. ENERGY POTENTIAL ANALYSIS; 5.5. DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING FOR ENERGY UTILIZATION; 5.6. WIND ENERGY; 5.7. BIOMASS; REFERENCES; Chapter Six- Energy Basics, Resources, Global Contribution and Applications; 6.1. BASICS OF ENERGY; 6.2. GLOBAL CONTRIBUTION; 6.3. RESOURCES AND APPLICATIONS; REFERENCES; Chapter Seven- Solar Energy; 7.1. PHOTOVOLTAIC
7.2. CONCENTRATING SOLAR THERMAL POWER (CSP)7.3. SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS; 7.4. SOLAR COOKERS AND SOLAR OVENS; REFERENCES; Chapter Eight- Wind Energy; 8.1. GLOBAL MARKET; 8.2. TYPES OF WIND TURBINES; 8.3. SMALL WIND TURBINES; 8.4. GOOGLE SUPERHIGHWAY, USA; REFERENCES; Chapter Nine- Biomass and Bioenergy; 9.1. CHARACTERISTICS AND POTENTIALS; 9.2. SOLID BIOFUELS; 9.3. CHARCOAL; 9.4. BRIQUETTES; 9.5. PELLETS; 9.6. BIOGAS; 9.7. ETHANOL; 9.8. BIO-OILS; 9.9. CONVERSION SYSTEMS TO HEAT, POWER AND ELECTRICITY; 9.10.COMBINED HEAT AND POWER (CHP); 9.11. STEAM TECHNOLOGY; 9.12. GASIFICATION; 9.13. PYROLYSIS; 9.14. METHANOL
9.15. SYNTHETIC OIL9.16. FUEL CELLS; 9.17. THE STIRLING ENGINE; 9.18. ALGAE; 9.19. HYDROGEN; REFERENCES; FURTHER READING; Chapter Ten- Hydropower; 10.1. HYDROELECTRICITY; 10.2. MICROHYDROPOWER SYSTEMS; 10.3. TURBINE TYPES; 10.4. POTENTIAL FOR RURAL DEVELOPMENT; REFERENCES; Chapter Eleven- Marine Energy; 11.1. OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION; 11.2. TECHNOLOGIES; 11.3. OCEAN TIDAL POWER; 11.4. OCEAN WAVE POWER; 11.5. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES; REFERENCES; Chapter Twelve- Geothermal Energy; 12.1. ORIGIN OF GEOTHERMAL HEAT; 12.2. GEOTHERMAL ELECTRICITY; 12.3. TYPES OF GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS
Chapter Three- Road Map of Distributed Renewable Energy Communities3.1. ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; 3.2.COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT; 3.3. FACING THE CHALLENGES; 3.4. THE CONCEPT OF FAO, UN INTEGRATED ENERGY COMMUNITIES (IEC); 3.5. GLOBAL APPROACH; 3.6. BASIC AND EXTENDED NEEDS; 3.7. TYPICAL ELECTRICITY DEMANDS; 3.8. SINGLE AND MULTIPLE-PHASE ISLAND GRID; 3.9. REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION; REFERENCES; FURTHER READING; Chapter Four- Planning of Integrated Renewable Communities; 4.1. SCENARIO 1; 4.2. SCENARIO 2; 4.3. CASE STUDY I: IMPLEMENTATION OF IEF UNDER CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
Summary Energy is directly related to the most critical economic and social issues which affect sustainable development such as mobility, food production, environmental quality, regional and global security issues. Two-thirds of the new demand will come from developing nations, with China accounting for 30%. Without adequate attention to the critical importance of energy to all these aspects, the global, social, economic and environmental goals of sustainability cannot be achieved. Indeed the magnitude of change needed is immense, fundamental and directly related to the energy produced and consumed na
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed Jan. 7, 2014)
Subject Distributed generation of electric power.
Electric power distribution.
Energy development.
Renewable energy sources.
Small power production facilities.
Form Electronic book
Author Maegaard, Preben.
Schlichting, Marcia Lawton.
ISBN 0123971780
0123977738
9780123971784
9780123977731