Is Renewable Energy Worth It?: The Economics of Renewable Energy
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Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Acemoglu, D. Aghion, L. Bursztyn, and D. The environment and directed technical change.
The characteristics of power produced from photovoltaic PV and Wind systems are based on the weather condition. Both the system are very unreliable in itself without sufficient capacity storage devices like batteries or back-up system like conventional engine generators. The reliability of the system significantly increases when two systems are hybridized with the provision of storage device. Even in such case, sufficient battery bank capacity is required to provide power to the load in extended cloudy days and non-windy days. Therefore the optimal sizing of system component represents the important part of hybrid power system. This paper summarizes recent trends of energy usage from renewable sources.
You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Gilbert M. The second edition of Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems provides a solid, quantitative, practical introduction to a wide range of renewable energy systems. For each topic, essential theoretical background is introduced, practical engineering considerations associated with designing systems and predicting their performance are provided, and methods for evaluating the economics of these systems are presented. While the book focuses on the fastest growing, most promising wind and solar technologies, new material on tidal and wave power, small-scale hydroelectric power, geothermal and biomass systems is introduced. Both supply-side and demand-side technologies are blended in the final chapter, which introduces the emerging smart grid.
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