Author: Volker Quaschning
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Erneuerbare Energien müssen bis Mitte des Jahrhunderts unsere gesamte Energieversorgung sicherstellen, wenn wir aus der Kernenergie aussteigen und den Klimawandel erfolgreich stoppen wollen. Die 9., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage dieses erfolgreichen Lehrbuches behandelt die volle Bandbreite der regenerativen Energiesysteme und geht dabei auch auf aktuelle Entwicklungen wie photovoltaische Eigenverbrauchssysteme, die Power-to-Gas-Technologie sowie nötige Technologiepfade für eine erfolgreiche vollständige Energiewende ein. Zahlreiche Berechnungsbeispiele und Grafiken veranschaulichen die verschiedenen Technologien und Berechnungsverfahren. Diese Auflage ist durchgehend farbig gestaltet. Dieses Standardlehrbuch ist geeignet für Studierende an Hochschulen, Technischen Hochschulen und Universitäten sowie für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure in Forschung und Industrie. Die DVD zum Buch enthält eine umfangreiche Sammlung von Demo-Programmen und Vollversionen zur Simulation regenerativer Energiesysteme. Die Abbildungen des Buches im elektronischen Format, zusätzliche Fotos sowie eine benutzerfreundliche Navigationshilfe machen die DVD zu einer wertvollen Ergänzung.
Author: Volker Quaschning
By mid-century, renewable energy must cover all of our energy supply if we are to phase out nuclear and successfully stop climate change. Now updated and expanded, the 2nd edition of this textbook covers the full range of renewable energy systems and now also includes such current trends as solar power storage, power-to-gas technologies, and the technology paths needed for a successful and complete energy transition. The topics are treated in a holistic manner, bringing together maths, engineering, climate studies and economics, and enabling readers to gain a broad understanding of renewable energy technologies and their potential.Numerous examples are provided for calculations, and graphics help visualize the various technologies and mathematical methodologies. Understanding Renewable Energy Systems is an ideal companion for students of renewable energy at universities or technical colleges on courses such as renewable energy, electrical engineering, engineering technology, physics, process engineering, building engineering, environment, applied mechanics and mechanical engineering, as well as scientists and engineers in research and industry.
Author: Volker Quaschning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This dazzling introductory textbook encompasses the full range of today's important renewable energy technologies. Solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal energy receive balanced treatment with one exciting and informative chapter devoted to each. As well as a complete overview of these state-of-the-art technologies, the chapters provide: clear analysis on their development potentials; an evaluation of the economic aspects involved; concrete guidance for practical implementation; how to reduce your own energy waste. If we do not act now to stop climate change, the consequences will be catastrophic. The current world situation is demonstrated here with the aid of full-colour figures and photographs, data diagrams and simple calculations and results. A multiplicity of impressive examples from countries across the globe show international ‘alternative’ energy in action. With its easy-to-read approach, this is an essential textbook for students on renewable energy courses, also environment and sustainability courses. Planners, operators, financers and consultants will find this an excellent manual for planning and realizing climate protection. Furthermore, this book makes great background reading for energy workers, designers, politicians and journalists, and anyone who is interested in the topic of climate change. Looking for further study? Visit the complimentary website; it hosts many useful related internet sites: www.wiley.com/go/quaschning_renewable
Author: Jan Beier
This authored monograph provides in-depth analysis and methods for aligning electricity demand of manufacturing systems to VRE supply. The book broaches both long-term system changes and real-time manufacturing execution and control, and the author presents a concept with different options for improved energy flexibility including battery, compressed air and embodied energy storage. The reader will also find a detailed application procedure as well as an implementation into a simulation prototype software. The book concludes with two case studies. The target audience primarily comprises research experts in the field of green manufacturing systems.
Author: Valentin Crastan
This report takes a neutral and independent point of view in attempting to show concrete ways to achieve the goal of reducing CO2 emissions and limiting global warming to the 2-degree target. It presents an overall picture spanning all key countries. In the report, the temporal evolution of the main parameters is given from 1970 to 2011 for all regions of the world and all G-20 countries, starting from the basic data, gross domestic consumption. The parameters are then extrapolated to 2030, taking into account current trends, local factors and the requirements of the 2-degree climate target. An important basis is the structure of the current energy consumption and energy flows of all regions of the world and all G-20 countries, which is analyzed in the appendix in detail and reproduced as clearly as possible. The reports from climate science make it clear that with a greater level of warming, adaptation is the more expensive option. Compliance with the 2-degree climate target is a challenge, but not impossible. The book is intended not only for the scientific community but also for decision makers in government and industry.
Author: Houbing Song, Ravi Srinivasan, Tamim Sookoor, Sabina Jeschke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Cyber physical systems in smart cities : mastering technological, economic and social challenges / Martina Fromhold-Eisebith -- Big data analytics processes and platforms facilitating smart cities / Pethuru Raj, Sathish A.P Kumar -- Multi-scale computing for a sustainable built environment / Massimiliano Manfren -- Autonomous radios and open spectrum in smart cities / Corey D. Cooke, Adam L. Anderson -- Mobile crowdsensing for smart cities / Chandreyee Chowdhury, Sarbani Roy -- Wide-area monitoring and control of smart energy CPS / Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri -- Smart technologies and vehicle-to-x (V2X) infrastructures for smart mobility cities / Bernard Fong, Lixin Situ, A. C. M. Fong -- Smart ecology of cities : integrating development impacts on ecosystem services / Marc Morrison, Ravi Srinivasan, Cynnamon Dobbs -- Data driven modeling, control and tools for smart cities / Madhur Behl, Rahul Mangharam -- Bringing named data networks into smart cities / Syed Hassan Ahmed, Safdar Hussain Bouk, Dongkyun Kim, Mahasweta Sarkar -- Human context sensing in smart cities / Juhi Ranjan, Kamin Whitehouse -- Smart cities and the symbiotic relationship between citizen engagement and smart governance / Tori Onker -- Smart economic development / Madhavi Venkatesan -- Managing the cyber security life-cycle of smart cities / Mridul Sankar Barik, Anirban Sengupta, Chandan Mazumdar -- Mobility as a service / Christopher Expósito-Izquierdo, Airam Expósito-Márquez, Julio Brito-Santana -- Clustering and fuzzy reasoning as data mining methods for the development of retrofit strategies for building stocks / Philipp Geyer, Arno Schlüter -- A framework to achieve large scale energy savings for building stocks through targeted occupancy interventions / Aslihan Karatas, Allisandra Stoiko, Carol Menassa -- Smart cities sustainability assessment : balancing social, economic, and environmental performance / Ali Komeily, Ravi Srinivasan -- Resilient electric grid for smart cities / Jiankang Wang -- Smart energy and grid : novel approaches for the efficient generation, storage and usage of energy in the smart home and the smart grid link-up / Julian Prass, Johannes Weber, Sebastian Staub, Johannes Bürner, Ralf Böhm, Thomas Braun, Moritz Hein, Markus Michl, Michael Beck, Jörg Franke -- Building cyber-physical systems : a smart building use case / Jupiter Bakakeu, Franziska Schäfer, Jochen Bauer, Markus Michl, Jörg Franke -- Climate resilience and the design of smart buildings / Saranya Gunasingh, Nora Wang, Doug Alh, Scott Schuetter -- Smart audio sensing based HVAC monitoring / Nirjon Shahriar, Ravi Srinivasan, Tamim Sookoor -- Smart lighting / Jie Lian -- Large-scale air quality monitoring in smart and sustainable cities / Xiaofan Jiang -- The smart city production system / Patrick Hennelly, Roy Meriton, Gary Graham, Jag Srai -- Smart health monitoring using smart systems / Carl Chalmers -- Significance of automated driving in japan / Sadayuki Tsugawa -- Environment-assisted vehicular data in smart city / Wei Chang, Huanyang Zheng, Jie Wu, Chiu C. Tan, and Haibin Ling
Author: Karsten Berns, Klaus Dressler, Patrick Fleischmann, Daniel Görges, Ralf Kalmar, Bernd Sauer, Nicole Stephan, Roman Teutsch, Martin Thul
Die Beiträge der Commercial Vehicle Technology 2018 sind eine Sammlung von Publikationen für das 5. CVT Symposium der TU Kaiserslautern. Wie in den Jahren zuvor, 2010, 2012, 2014 und 2016 wurden zahlreiche Beiträge zu aktuellen Entwicklungen im Nutzfahrzeugbereich zu einer interessanten und informativen Sammlung zusammengestellt. Die Beiträge sind für Maschinenbauer, Elektrotechniker und Informatiker aus Industrie und Wissenschaft von Interesse und zeigen den aktuellen Stand der Technik auf diesem Gebiet. Die Inhalte der Publikationen umfassen die Themen unterstütztes und automatisiertes Fahren und Arbeiten, Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz, innovative Entwicklung und Fertigung, Sicherheit, Zuverlässigkeit und Langlebigkeit sowie Systemsimulation. Die Konferenz findet vom 13. bis 15. März 2018 an der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern statt und erwartet den Besuch vieler renommierter Wissenschaftler und Vertreter der Industrie. The proceedings of Commercial Vehicle Technology 2018 are a collection of publications for the 5th CVT Symposium at the University of Kaiserslautern. As in the previous years 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 numerous submissions focusing on current developments in the field of commercial vehicles have been composed into an interesting and informative collection. The contributions are of interest for mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and computer scientists working in industry and academia and show the current state-of-the-art in this field. The contents of the publications span the topics assisted and automated driving and working, energy and resource efficiency, innovative development and manufacturing, safety, reliability and durability as well as system simulation. The conference is held on March 13 to 15, 2018 at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and is expecting the attendance of many renowned scientists and representatives of industry.
Author: John Andrews, Nick Jelley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The only book to successfully integrate social, economic and environmental considerations with an accessible, quantitative approach to energy science.Energy Science introduces the latest energy technologies, explaining the physical principles underlying technology and discussing their environmental, economic, and social impacts. Covering fossil fuels, renewable, and nuclear energy, the text enables students to evaluate the key sources of energyavailable, and introduces potential solutions to the energy problems facing us today.A core text in the field, Energy Science is full of topical case studies and examples using current data to highlight the practical application of relevant theory.Discussion questions throughout the text encourage the development of deep critical thinking skills, ensuring that students are properlyequipped to approach the energy challenges that lie ahead.Energy Science is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which features:For Students:* Auto-marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter* Curated links to online sources of further informationFor Lecturers:* Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures* A solutions manual for end-of-chapter questions* A complete set of customizable PowerPoint slides to use as the basis for lectures, or as hand-outs in class
Author: Elke Bruns, Dörte Ohlhorst, Bernd Wenzel, Johann Köppel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This cross-sectional, interdisciplinary study traces the “history of innovation” of renewable energies in Germany. It features five renewable energy sectors of electricity generation: biomass, photovoltaic, wind energy, geothermal energy and hydropower. The study tracks the development of the respective technologies as well as their contribution to electricity generation. It focuses on driving forces and constraints for renewable energies in the period between 1990 and today.
Author: Gerhard Dell, Christiane Egger
These conference proceedings contain contributions to one of Europe’s largest annual conferences on energy efficiency and renewable energy. From two main fields - biomass and energy efficiency in buildings - contributions offer an insight into the research work and the scientific findings and developments of young researchers from all over the world. The papers were selected by a high-level scientific committee for oral presentation. They also communicate results, trends and opinions that will concern and influence the world’s energy experts and policy makers over the next decades. The conference was held from 26-27 February 2014.
Author: Harry Wirth, Karl-Anders Weiß, Cornelia Wiesmeier
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Photovoltaic Modules: Technology and Reliability provides unique insights into concepts, material design strategies, manufacturing techniques, quality and service life analysis of wafer-based photovoltaic modules. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors focus on two main topics. Part I – Crystalline Silicone Module Technology offers photovoltaics fundamentals: solar cell properties, module design, materials and production, basic module characterization, module power as well as efficiency and module performance. Part II, on the other hand, illustrates the state-of-the-art of module reliability by characterization of modules and degradation effects, examination of PV-Module loads, accelerated aging tests as well as reliability testing of materials and modules. A separate chapter is dedicated to PV module and component certification.
Author: Dina Abbott, Gordon Wilson
This book explores the idea that daily lived experiences of climate change are a crucial missing link in our knowledge that contrasts with scientific understandings of this global problem. It argues that both kinds of knowledge are limiting: the sciences by their disciplines and lived experiences by the boundaries of everyday lives. Therefore each group needs to engage the other in order to enrich and expand understanding of climate change and what to do about it. Complemented by a rich collection of examples and case studies, this book proposes a novel way of generating and analysing knowledge about climate change and how it may be used. The reader is introduced to new insights where the book: • Provides a framework that explains the variety of simultaneous, co-existing and often contradictory perspectives on climate change. • Reclaims everyday experiential knowledge as crucial for meeting global challenges such as climate change. • Overcomes the science-citizen dichotomy and leads to new ways of examining public engagement with science. Scientists are also human beings with lived experiences that filter their scientific findings into knowledge and actions. • Develops a ‘public action theory of knowledge’ as a tool for exploring how decisions on climate policy and intervention are reached and enacted. While scientists (physical and social) seek to explain climate change and its impacts, millions of people throughout the world experience it personally in their daily lives. The experience might be bad, as during extreme weather, engender hostility when governments attempt mitigation, and sometimes it is benign. This book seeks to understand the complex, often contradictory knowledge dynamics that inform the climate change debate, and is written clearly for a broad audience including lecturers, students, practitioners and activists, indeed anyone who wishes to gain further insight into this far-reaching issue.
Author: Silvia Hostettler, Eileen Hazboun, Jean-Claude Bolay
The book presents case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America addressing global development issues in the fields of health, energy, ICT and urbanism in an interdisciplinary way. The book illustrates key issues at the interface of technology, human, social, and economic development. Bringing together the best papers of the 2014 EPFL-UNESCO Conference on Technologies for Development, this book explores innovative technologies in the global South. It will be a valuable reference for researchers from engineering, natural sciences, information management, quantitative social sciences, and business faculties, as well as for development practitioners and policy makers. It shows the development potential of technologies, and discusses successful processes to develop and deploy them, as well how to evaluate their impact. The introduction to the book begins with a reflection on key issues regarding technologies for development. The following four sections focus on; (i) Innovative Technologies for Development, (ii) Open Source-Open Access-Open Innovation, (iii) Medical Technologies for the Global South, and (iv) Impact Assessment of Technologies for Development. Individual chapters explore issues such as a need for solid standards for newly developed technologies, how to successfully up-scale technology to a larger region, and how to involve private industry in the development of a technology.