All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Environmental & Social Studies  Natural Resource Use & Depletion  Energy

Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems Technology, Energy Storage and Applications

By: John K Kaldellis(Editor)
554 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Stand-Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems ISBN: 9781845695279 Hardback Jul 2010 Usually dispatched within 1 week
    £180.00
    #224943
Selected version: £180.00
About this book Contents Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Wind power is fast becoming one of the leading renewable energy sources worldwide, not only from large scale wind farms but also from the increasing penetration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems. These systems are primarily of benefit in small-scale applications, especially where there is no connection to a central electricity network, and where there are limited conventional fuel resources but available renewable energy resources. By applying appropriate planning, systems selection and sizing, including the integration of energy storage devices to mitigate variable energy generation patterns, theses systems can supply secure reliable and economic power to remote locations and distributed micro-grids.

Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems is a synthesis of the most recent knowledge and experience on wind-based hybrid renewable energy systems, comprehensively covering the scientific, technical and socio-economic issues involved in the application of these systems. Part one presents an overview of the fundamental science and engineering of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy storage technology, including design and performance optimisation methods and feasibility assessment for these systems. Part two initially reviews the design, development, operation and optimisation of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems – including wind-diesel, wind -photovoltaic (PV), wind-hydrogen, and wind-hydropower energy systems – before moving on to examine applicable energy storage technology, including electro-chemical, flywheel (kinetic) and compressed air energy storage technologies. Finally, Part three assesses the integration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy technology into remote micro-grids and buildings, and their application for desalination systems.

With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems is a standard reference for all renewable energy professionals, consultants, researchers and academics from post-graduate level up.

Contents

Part 1 Fundamental science and engineering
- Overview of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems
- Overview of energy storage technologies
- Design and performance optimisation
- Feasibility assessment

Part 2 Development of energy systems and energy storage technology
- Stand-alone wind
- Hybrid wind-diesel
- Hybrid wind -photovoltaic
- Hybrid wind-hydrogen
- Hybrid wind-hydropower
- Electro-chemical energy storage
- Flywheel energy storage
- Compressed air energy storage

Part 3 Applications
- Integration into remote micro-grids
- Integration into buildings
- Desalination

Customer Reviews

Biography

Professor John K. Kaldellis is Head of the Soft Energy Applications & Environmental Protection Laboratory (SEALAB) at the Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Greece. Prof. Kaldellis has long and extensive academic experience in the development and application of renewable energy sources with an emphasis in wind-based renewable energy systems and many research interests in the field of hybrid wind energy systems.

By: John K Kaldellis(Editor)
554 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Current promotions
Backlist BargainsThe Mammal SocietyOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife