Micro Energy Systems: Review of Technology, Issues of Scale and Integration

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Mike Knowles, Ian Burdon, Bob Beith
John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 254 pages
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This interesting book aims to contrast the existing and developing generating systems typically in the range 1kW to 2MW for use in hospitals, supermarkets, leisure centres, government and commercial building and domestic housing generally and for direct connection to the grid.

COMPLETE CONTENTS

  • Renewable energy in the UK – an issue of scale
  • Wind turbines – a reviewof smaller units
  • Run of river hydro for the UK and overseas
  • Small hydro for remote areas – an international view
  • Micro CHP – energy services and smart metering
  • Micro combined heat and power
  • Stirling engine based microenergy systems
  • Running microturbines on biogas
  • Community biomass gasification CHP
  • Really small micro-scale generation (PV)
  • The ‘RICT’ engine in micro energy and CHP systems
  • Pressurized hybrid fuel cell system
  • Reinventing electricity distribution

Micro Energy Systems will be useful to project developers, power generators, local government and building services engineers in the industrial and commercial sector in the UK and throughout the world.

 

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Contents

An Issue of Scale
9
Wind Turbines a Review of Smaller Units G Jenkins
29
Runofriver Hydro for the UK and Overseas O Paish
39
Small Hydro for Remote Areas an International View
55
MicroCHP Energy Services and Smart Metering
69
Micro Combined Heat and Power J Harrison 11
77
Stirling Enginebased Micro Energy Systems
101
Running Microturbines on Biogas
147
Community Biomass Gasification CHP B Williams
157
Really Small Microscale Generation PV R Hacker
167
The RICT Engine in Micro Energy and
183
Pressurized Hybrid Fuel Cell Systems L Magistry
201
Reinventing Electricity Distribution IP Burdon
227
Index
243
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