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Small Scale Power Generation Handbook
Author : Umberto Desideri,Lorenzo Ferrari
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2021-02-16
ISBN 10 : 9780128216729
Pages : 500 pages

Small Scale Power Generation Handbook: Towards Distributed Energy Systems is a technological assessment of small-scale power in one reference, covering various technologies that can be applied to construct small power generation, each with their unique characteristics of operation, maintenance, control and integration within the grid. Addressing how conventional generation can be jointly and efficiently operated with renewable energy sources in small scale power sources, the specific peculiarities of small-scale power are considered in terms of performance, availability and reliability, all in relation to the current trend of incorporating small and distributed power plants using different energy sources and fuels. This book provides technological advances along with the critical issues and economic performance of small size power plants of all types in a single source, making it relevant for professionals involved in the design of small-scale power generation systems and those interested in current energy system design. Compares the advantages and weaknesses of small-scale power production with a focus on new challenges for grid integration Critically analyzes different technology issues surrounding operation, maintenance and control Includes small-scale power generation technology examples and global case studies

Small-scale Cogeneration Handbook
Author : Bernard F. Kolanowski
Publisher : The Fairmont Press, Inc.
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0881734225
Pages : 205 pages

This comprehensive reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. It has been revised to include an additional chapter and regulatory developments.

Micro-hydro Design Manual
Author : Adam Harvey,Andy Brown,Priyantha Hettiarachi,Allen Inversin
Publisher : Intermediate Technology
Release Date : 1993-01
ISBN 10 : 9781853391033
Pages : 374 pages

Micro-Hydro Design Manual has grown from Intermediate Technology's field experiences with micro-hydro installations and covers operation and maintenance, commissioning, electrical power, induction generators, electronic controllers, management, and energy surveys.There is an increasing need in many countries for power supplies to rural areas, partly to support industries, and partly to provide illumination at night. Government authorities are faced with the very high costs of extending electricity grids. Often micro-hydro provides an economic alternative to the grid. This is because independentmicro-hydro schemes save on the cost of grid transmission lines, and because grid extension schemes often have very expensive equipment and staff costs. In contrast, micro-hydro schemes can be designed and built by local staff andsmaller organizations following less strict regulations and using 'off-the-shelf' components or locally made machinery.

Survey of Equipment for Small-scale Motive Power and Electricity Generation from Wood and Agricultural Residues
Author : E. A. Williams
Publisher : Hyperion Books
Release Date : 1993
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 18 pages

Summarizes a world-wide survey to assess the availability of commercial steam engines, steam turbines and Stirling engines providing up to 150 kW electrical or mechanical power output and suitable for use in conjunction with a biomass-fuelled system.

Gas-Turbine Power Generation
Author : Paul Breeze
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2016-02-24
ISBN 10 : 0128040556
Pages : 104 pages

Gas-Turbine Power Generation is a concise, up-to-date, and readable guide providing an introduction to gas turbine power generation technology. It includes detailed descriptions of gas fired generation systems, demystifies the functions of gas fired technology, and explores the economic and environmental risk factors Engineers, managers, policymakers and those involved in planning and delivering energy resources will find this reference a valuable guide that will help them establish a reliable power supply as they also account for both social and economic objectives. Provides a concise, up-to-date, and readable guide on gas turbine power generation technology Focuses on the evolution of gas-fired power generation using gas turbines Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of the system with concise diagrams and accessible explanations

Wind Energy Basics
Author : Paul Gipe
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date : 2009-05-05
ISBN 10 : 1603582274
Pages : 192 pages

The availability of clean, renewable power is without question going to be the defining challenge and goal of the 21st century, and wind will lead the way. Internationally acclaimed wind energy expert Paul Gipe is as soberly critical of past energy mistakes as he is convincingly optimistic about the future. The overwhelming challenge of transforming our world from one of fossil carbon to one of clean power seems daunting at best—and paralyzingly impractical at worst. Wind Energy Basics offers a solution. Wind power can realistically not only replace the lion’s share of oil-, coal-, and naturalgas– fired electrical plants in the U.S., but also can add enough extra power capacity to allow for most of the cars in the nation to run on electricity. Gipe explains why such a startlingly straightforward solution is eminently doable and can be accomplished much sooner than previously thought—and will have the capacity to resuscitate small and regional economies. Wind Energy Basics offers a how-to for home-based wind applications, with advice on which wind turbines to choose and which to avoid. He guides wind-energy installers through considerations such as renewable investment strategies and gives cautionary tales of wind applications gone wrong. And for the activist, he suggests methods of prodding federal, state, and provincial governments to promote energy independence.

Homebrew Wind Power
Author : Dan Bartmann,Dan Fink
Publisher : Buckville Publications LLC
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9780981920108
Pages : 320 pages

Harnessing the wind can be a tricky business, but in this ground-breaking book the authors provide step-by-step, illustrated instructions for building a wind generator in a home workshop and then installing it in an off-grid home electrical system. Even if you don't plan on building your own turbine, this book is packed with valuable information for anyone considering wind energy. It covers the basic physics of how the energy in moving air is turned into electricity, and most importantly, it will give you a realistic idea of what wind energy can do for you--and what it can't.

Coal-Fired Power Generation Handbook
Author : James G. Speight
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2021-02-17
ISBN 10 : 1119510139
Pages : 784 pages

Coal accounts for approximately one quarter of world energy consumption and of the coal produced worldwide approximately 65% is shipped to electricity producers and 33% to industrial consumers, with most of the remainder going to consumers in the residential and commercial sectors. The total share of total world energy consumption by coal is expected to increase to almost 30% in 2035. This book describes the challenges and steps by which electricity is produced form coal and deals with the challenges for removing the environmental objections to the use of coal in future power plants. New technologies are described that could virtually eliminate the sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury pollutants that are released when coal is burned for electricity generation. In addition, technologies for the capture greenhouse gases emitted from coal-fired power plants are described and the means of preventing such emissions from contributing to global warming concerns. Written by one of the world’s leading energy experts, this volume is a must-have for any engineer, scientist, or student working in this field, providing a valuable reference and guide in a quickly changing field.

Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors
Author : Mario D Carelli,Daniel T Ingersoll
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2014-09-22
ISBN 10 : 0857098535
Pages : 536 pages

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are an advanced, safe type of nuclear reactor technology that are suitable for small and medium sized applications including both power and heat generation. In particular, their use as individual units or in combination to scale-up capacity offer benefits in terms of siting, installation, operation, lifecycle and economics in comparison to the development of larger nuclear plant for centralised electricity power grids. Interest has increased in the research and development of SMRs for both developing countries as well as such additional cogeneration options as industrial/chemical process heat, desalination and district heating, and hydrogen production. This book reviews key issues in their development as well as international R&D in the field. Gives an overview of small modular reactor technology Reviews the design characteristics of integral pressurized water reactors and focuses on reactor core and fuel technologies, key reactor system components, instrumentation and control, human-system interfaces and safety Considers the economics, financing, licensing, construction methods and hybrid energy systems of small modular reactors Describes SMR development activities worldwide, and concludes with a discussion of how SMR deployment can contribute to the growth of developing countries

Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes
Author : Luis Rodríguez,Teodoro Sanchez
Publisher : Practical Action Pub
Release Date : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9781853396465
Pages : 359 pages

Small hydro power installations have the potential to provide a renewable supply of energy to people in remote, hilly communities, far from the national grid. This book is based on the authors' considerable experience of installing hydroelectric schemes that produce up to 500 kW for powering small communities. It describes not only the electro-mechanical equipment and how it is installed, but also the correct siting of the installation and how to design and build the channels leading up to the turbine so as to optimize performance. These civil works can be carried out by local manpower, using materials that are usually available locally. Chapters cover the main components of small hydroelectric plants from the intake and the headrace channel, via the conveyance channel, to the forebay tank, penstock, turbine, and generator. Designing and Building Mini and Micro Hydropower Schemes is essential reading for engineers, NGO managers and consultants planning and implementing micro hydro schemes. `This book's strength is that it is based on years of experience out in the field of designing micro hydro systems that work.' Dr Arthur Williams, School of Electrical Electronic Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK `For remote communities lucky enough to live near hill streams or rivers, micro-hydro power is the most cost effective way of generating electricity. And it is clean energy. But it takes years of experience and skill to design the weirs, canals and spillways that are needed. Experienced practitioners take you through the whole design process, with drawings and calculations, so that anyone with good practical building skills can learn enough from the many years of knowledge crammed into this instruction book to build a solid scheme, without over-spending.' Ray Holland, Manager, EU Energy Initiative, Partnership Dialogue Facility

Electricity from Renewable Resources
Author : National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,America's Energy Future Panel on Electricity from Renewable Resources
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release Date : 2010-04-05
ISBN 10 : 030913708X
Pages : 386 pages

A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies.

Small-scale Cogeneration Handbook
Author : Bernard F. Kolanowski
Publisher : The Fairmont Press, Inc.
Release Date : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0881734225
Pages : 205 pages

This comprehensive reference provides a wealth of information to assist you in evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of cogeneration for your facility. It has been revised to include an additional chapter and regulatory developments.