Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 3, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 680 pages
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This is a comprehensive textbook for the new trend of distributed power generation systems and renewable energy sources in electric power systems. It covers the complete range of topics from fundamental concepts to major technologies as well as advanced topics for power consumers.

An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department -- to obtain the manual, send an email to ialine@wiley.com

 

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Contents

1 Basic Electric and Magnetic Circuits
1
2 Fundamentals of Electric Power
51
3 The Electric Power Industry
107
4 Distributed Generation
169
5 Economics of Distributed Resources
231
6 Wind Power Systems
307
7 The Solar Resource
385
8 Photovoltaic Materials and Electrical Characteristics
445
9 Photovoltaic Systems
505
APPENDICES
605
Index
647
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GILBERT M. MASTERS received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University and has taught courses there for the past twenty-five years on energy and the environment, with an emphasis on efficiency and renewables. He is currently Professor (Emeritus) of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and the author of several books on environmental engineering.

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