RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS

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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Mar 9, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 168 pages
This book presents a highly accessible introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of renewable energy sources—an area which is becoming increasingly important. It is intended to serve as a textbook for undergraduate electrical and mechanical engineering students and will also be useful for courses in environmental science. The book helps beginners to understand the basic energy conversion processes involved in various renewable energy based equipment such as solar photovoltaics, solar water heaters, wind turbines, and biomass plants. Under each technology, several possi-ble system configurations and their usages are considered. Step-by-step procedures are given to design and cost estimate several renewable energy based systems, designed for the given requirements. Numerous chapter-end problems are given to reinforce concepts, and for getting used to system design and system costing procedures. Besides students, this book will be immensely useful for individuals interested in learning and practising renewable energy technologies.
 

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Contents

1 BASICS OF ENERGY
1
2 SOLAR RADIATION
17
3 SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGIES
28
4 SOLAR THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES
55
5 WIND ENERGY
100
6 BIOMASS ENERGY
120
Monthly Averaged Daily Solar Radiation
135
Global Annual Solar Radiation Map of India
139
Wind Energy Distribution Map of India
140
Typical Power Ratings of Energy Appliances
141
Physical Constants and Conversion Factors
142
Subsidies and Manufacturers
143
Index
151
Back cover
154
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CHETAN SINGH SOLANKI, PhD, is Associate Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He is the recipient of Young Scientist Award from European Material Research Society (2003), Young Investigator Award from IIT Bombay (2009) and several other awards for paper presentations. He has authored many books published by PHI Learning, New Delhi. The Hindi version of his book Renewable Energy Technologies—A Practical Guide for Beginners got the first prize from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in 2011. His research areas include high efficiency c-Si cells, thin film c-Si cells, concentrator cells and modules and nano-materials for solar cells. Dr. Solanki is currently one of the principal investigators of the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), funded by the MNRE, Government of India.

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