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Energy Harvesting: Solar, Wind, and Ocean Energy Conversion Systems

By: Alireza Khaligh and Omer C Onar

360 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Nov 2009 | #182694 | ISBN-13: 9781439815083
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About this book

Also called energy scavenging, energy harvesting captures, stores and uses energy sources by employing interfaces, storage devices, and other units. Unlike conventional electric power generation systems, renewable energy harvesting does not use fossil fuels and the generation units can be decentralized, thereby significantly reducing transmission and distribution losses. But advanced technical methods must be developed to increase the efficiency of devices in harvesting energy from environmentally friendly resources and converting them into electrical energy.

Recognizing this need, this book describes various energy harvesting technologies, different topologies, and many types of power electronic interfaces for stand-alone utilization or grid connection of energy harvesting applications. Along with providing all the necessary concepts and theoretical background, the authors develop simulation models throughout the text to build a practical understanding of system analysis and modeling.


Contents

Solar Energy Harvesting. Wind Energy Harvesting. Tidal Energy Harvesting. Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting. Ocean Thermal Energy Harvesting. Index.

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Biography

Alireza Khaligh is the director of the Energy Harvesting and Renewable Energies Laboratory (EHREL) at the Electric Power and Power Electronics Center (EPPEC) in the electrical and computer engineering department at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Omer C. Onar is a doctoral research assistant in the Energy Harvesting and Renewable Energies Laboratory (EHREL) at the Electric Power and Power Electronics Center (EPPEC) in the electrical and computer engineering department at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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