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Renewable Energy Systems, 2nd Edition

Book Description

In this new edition of Renewable Energy Systems, globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor, Henrik Lund, sets forth a straightforward, comprehensive methodology for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. The book does this by presenting an energy system analysis methodology and offering a freely available accompanying software tool, EnergyPLAN, which automates and simplifies the calculations supporting such a detailed comparative analysis. The book provides the results of more than fifteen comprehensive energy system analysis studies, examines the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the present system, and presents concrete design examples derived from a dozen renewable energy systems around the globe. Renewable Energy Systems, Second Edition also undertakes the socio-political realities governing the implementation of renewable energy systems by introducing a theoretical framework approach aimed at understanding how major technological changes, such as renewable energy, can be implemented at both the national and international levels.




    • Provides an introduction to the technical design of renewable energy systems
    • Demonstrates how to analyze the feasibility and efficiency of large-scale systems to help implementers avoid costly trial and error
    • Addresses the socio-political challenge of implementing the shift to renewables
    • Free companion analysis software empowers energy professionals to crunch data for their own projects
    • Features a dozen extensive case studies from around the globe that provide real-world templates for new installations

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Contributors
  7. Abbreviations
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Book contents and structure
    3. 2 Definitions
    4. 3 Renewable versus sustainable
  9. Chapter 2: Theory: Choice Awareness Theses
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Choice and change
    3. 2 Choice perception and elimination
    4. 3 Raising choice awareness
  10. Chapter 3: Methodology: Choice Awareness Strategies
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Technical alternatives
    3. 2 Economic feasibility studies
    4. 3 Public regulation
    5. 4 Democratic infrastructure
    6. 5 Research methodology
  11. Chapter 4: Tool: The EnergyPLAN Energy System Analysis Model
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Overall considerations
    3. 2 The EnergyPLAN model
    4. 3 Reflections
  12. Chapter 5: Analysis: Large-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 The Danish reference energy system
    3. 2 Excess electricity diagrams
    4. 3 Optimal combinations of res
    5. 4 Flexible energy systems
    6. 5 Different energy systems
    7. 6 Grid stability
    8. 7 Local energy markets
    9. 8 Integration of transportation
    10. 9 Electric vehicles and V2G
    11. 10 Electricity storage options
    12. 11 Reflections
  13. Chapter 6: Analysis: Smart Energy Systems and Infrastructures
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Definitions
    3. 2 The role of district heating
    4. 3 Economic crisis and infrastructure investments
    5. 4 Zero energy buildings and smart grids
    6. 5 Future power plants and smart energy systems
    7. 6 Renewable energy transportation fuel pathways
    8. 7 Reflections
  14. Chapter 7: Analysis: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Systems
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 The los angeles community college district case
    3. 2 The first approach to coherent renewable energy systems
    4. 3 The Danish society of engineers’ energy plan
    5. 4 The ceesa coherent 100 percent renewable energy scenario
    6. 5 The potential of renewable energy systems in china
    7. 6 Reflections
  15. Chapter 8: Empirical Examples: Choice Awareness Cases
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Case I: nordkraft power station (1982–1983)
    3. 2 Case II: Aalborg heat planning (1984–1987)
    4. 3 Case III: The evaluation of biogas (1990–1992)
    5. 4 Case IV: Nordjyllandsværket (1991–1994)
    6. 5 Case V: The transmission line case (1992–1996)
    7. 6 Case VI: European environmental impact assessment procedures (1993–1997)
    8. 7 Case VII: The german lausitz case (1993–1994)
    9. 8 Case VIII: The green energy plan (1996)
    10. 9 Case IX: The Thai power station case (1999)
    11. 10 Case X: The economic council case (2002–2003)
    12. 11 Case XI: The north Carolina case (2006–2007)
    13. 12 Case XII: The IDA energy plan 2030 (2006–2007)
    14. 13 Summary
    15. 14 Conclusions
  16. Chapter 9: Conclusions and Recommendations
    1. Abstract
    2. 1 Conclusions
    3. 2 Recommendations
  17. Bibliography
  18. Index