Electricity production from renewable energies / Benoit Robyns [and four others].

Robyns, Benoît [Browse]
1st edition
  • London, England ; Hoboken, New Jersey : ISTE : Wiley, 2012.
  • ©2012
1 online resource (328 p.)


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Energy and environmental issues have caused a marked increase in electricity production from renewable energy sources since the beginning of the 21st Century. The concept of sustainable development and concern for future generations challenge us every day to produce new technologies for energy production, and new patterns of use for these energies. Their rapid emergence can make the understanding and therefore the perception of these new technologies difficult. This book aims to contribute to a better understanding of the new electricity generation technologies by addressing a diverse audie
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  • Cover; Electricity Production from Renewable Energies; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1. Decentralized Electricity Production fromRenewable Energy; 1.1. Decentralized production; 1.2. The issue of renewable energies; 1.2.1. Observations; 1.2.2. The sustainable development context; 1.2.3. Commitments and perspectives; 1.3. Renewable energy sources; 1.3.1. Wind energy; 1.3.2. Solar energy; 1.3.3. Hydraulics; 1.3.4. Geothermal energy; 1.3.5. Biomass; 1.3.6. Contribution of the various renewable energies
  • 1.4. Production of electricity from renewable energies1.4.1. Electricity supply chains; 1.4.2. Efficiency factor; 1.5. Bibliography; Chapter 2. Solar Photovoltaic Power; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Characteristics of the primary resource; 2.3. Photovoltaic conversion; 2.3.1. Introduction; 2.3.2. Photovoltaic effect; 2.3.3. Photovoltaic cells; 2.3.4. Cell association; 2.4. Maximum electric power extraction; 2.5. Power converters; 2.5.1. Introduction; 2.5.2. Structure of the photovoltaic conversion chains; 2.5.3. Choppers; 2.5.4. Inverters; 2.6. Adjustment of the active and reactive power
  • 2.7. Solar power stations2.7.1. Introduction; 2.7.2. Autonomous power stations; 2.7.3. Power stations connected to the network; 2.8. Exercises; 2.8.1. Characteristic of a photovoltaic panel; 2.8.2. Sizing an autonomous photovoltaic installation; 2.9. Bibliography; Chapter 3. Wind Power; 3.1. Characteristic of the primary resource; 3.1.1. Variability; 3.1.2. The Weibull distribution; 3.1.3. The effect of relief; 3.1.4. Loading rate; 3.1.5. Compass card; 3.2. Kinetic wind energy; 3.3. Wind turbines; 3.3.1. Horizontal axis wind turbines; 3.3.2. Vertical axis wind turbines
  • 3.3.3. Comparison of the various turbine types3.4. Power limitation by varying the power coefficient; 3.4.1. The "pitch" or variable pitch angle system; 3.4.2. The "stall" or aerodynamic stall system; 3.5. Mechanical couplings between the turbine and the electric generator; 3.5.1. Connection between mechanical speed, synchronous speed and electricalnetwork frequency; 3.5.2. "Direct drive" wind turbines (without a multiplier); 3.5.3. Use of a speed multiplier; 3.6. Generalities on induction and mechanical electric conversion; 3.7. "Fixed speed" wind turbines based on induction machines
  • 3.7.1. Physical principle3.7.2. Constitution of induction machines; 3.7.3. Modeling; 3.7.4. Conversion system; 3.7.5. Operation characteristics; 3.8. Variable speed wind turbine; 3.8.1. Issues; 3.8.2. Classification of the structures according to machine technologies; 3.8.3. Principle of element sizing; 3.8.4. Adjustment of active and reactive powers; 3.8.5. Aerogenerators based on a doubly fed induction machine; 3.8.6. Aerogenerators based on a synchronous machine; 3.9. Wind turbine farms; 3.10. Exercises; 3.10.1. Fixed speed wind turbines
  • 3.10.2. Characterization of a turbine and estimate of the generated power
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