Renewable Energy Production and Distribution: Recent Developments covers critical research and industry developments on renewable energy, including technological, production, conversion, storage and management. This updated volume provides recent developments in solar energy systems (thermal and photovoltaic), wind energy, hydropower, geothermal energy, bioenergy production and hydrogen production, with the addition of fuel cell technology for this new release. Technology advancements include resources assessment and deployment, materials performance improvement, system optimization and sizing, instrumentation and control, modeling and simulation, and regulations and policies. Each chapter examines advances in specific renewable energy systems, providing theoretical and applied aspects of system optimization, control and management.
Global case studies demonstrate practical applications and economical and environmental aspects through lifecycle analysis. The book will be of interest to engineering graduates, researchers, professors and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector and advanced engineering courses dealing with renewable energy, sources, thermal and electrical energy production and sustainability.