Advances in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems


Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: SCI024000

The changing energy scenario has now become the focus of researchers, scientists, economists, industries and governments with the objectives of fulfilling current needs through advanced renewable technologies and looking towards the future with sustainable systems. This book comprises fourteen chapters to discuss some noteworthy advances in renewable energy with some sustainable issues. Wind and solar energy are the major renewable energy sources and contribute significantly to renewable energy installations across the globe. A significantly increasing trend of offshore wind turbine installations, wind turbine design and wind farm simulation techniques and vertical axis wind turbines are the subjects used for the first four chapters included in this book. Solar thermal applications are significantly increasing along with PV applications.

The middle four chapters are focused on solar thermal energy and photovoltaics. The next two chapters relate to case studies of hybrid wind-PV systems. Chapter Eleven presents an analysis and optimization of barriers to hydropower development in Nepal. In the last two chapters, the global scenario of transportation, its development, policies, and particularly the status in Indian and performance enhancement of e-rickshaws in India based on battery-ultracapacitor hybrid energy sources is presented. In the last chapter, the application of an axiomatic design approach for constructability in design is presented in an interesting manner.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Coupled Dynamic Analysis of a Semisubmersible Type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine under Wave and Wind Loads
(K. Saha, P. Acharya, S. Dey, S. Roy and A. K. Banik, Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, Durgapur, India)

Chapter 2. Stability Design Concepts of an FOWT: A Comprehensive Review
(S. Dey, K. Saha, P. Acharya, S. Roy and A. K. Banik, Civil Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, Durgapur, India)

Chapter 3. Wind Turbine Design and Simulation: Tools and Techniques
(Mahasidha R. Birajdar, Sandip A. Kale and Priyanka R. Dhurpate, Mechanical Engineering Department, TCOER, Pune, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Field Testing of the Full-Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Model
(Abhijeet Malge and Prashant Pawar, Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT Academy of Engineering, Alandi, Pune, Maharashtra, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Solar Thermal Energy-Fundamentals of Collection, Storage and Applications
(A. Ganguly and R. K. De, Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Howrah, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Solar Energy and Food Preservation in Nigeria
(Collins N. Nwaokocha, Oguntola J. Alamu, Solomon O. Giwa, Abayomi T. Layeni, Sidikat I. Kuye and Sunday O. Oyedepo, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 7. The Development of A Novel Dual Purpose Solar Chimney for Buildings
(Abayomi T. Layeni, Mufutau A. Waheed, Babatunde A. Adewumi, Bukola O. Bolaji, Collins N. Nwaokocha, Solomon O Giwa and Olamilekan O. Olamide, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 8. Advances in Light Management Techniques for Photovoltaics
(Poonam Shokee and Avinashi Kapoor, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

Chapter 9. A Techno-Economic Assessment of Electric Power Generation from a Solar PV – Wind Power Hybrid System for Sustainable Energy Development in Nigeria
(S.O. Oyedepo, T. Uwoghiren, S.C Stephen, J. A. Oyebanji and O. A. Abidakun, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 10. Technical Study of a Wind-PV Hybrid System Power Generation System Connected to the Electrical Network
(Mida Dris and Ben Attous Djilani, Department of Electrical Engineering, University Mohamed Khider, Biskra, Algeria, and others)

Chapter 11. Analysis and Optimization of Barriers to Hydropower Development in Nepal
(Ajay Kumar Thakur and Dheeraj Kumar Khatod, Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, and others)

Chapter 12. Towards Sustainable Transportation: A Global Scenario and India as Developing Country
(Pritam Keshavdas Gujarathi, Varsha A. Shah and Makarand M. Lokhande, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, and others)

Chapter 13. Performance Enhancement of E-Rickshaws in India Based on Battery-Ultracapacitor Hybrid Energy Source
(V. V. Shimin, V. A. Shah, B. R. Nidheesh and M. M. Lokhande, Department of Electrical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, India, and others)

Chapter 14. Application of Axiomatic Design Approach for Constructability in Design
(S. P. Sreenivas Padala, J. Uma Maheswari and Shobit Dixit, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, and others)

About the Editor


Keywords: Renewable energy, sustainable development, wind energy, solar energy, electrical vehicle, Sustainable Transportation, Battery-Ultracapacitor Hybrid Energy, Photovoltaic, Light Management Techniques, Solar Chimney, Food Preservation, Floating Offshore Wind Turbine, Wind Turbine Design, Solar Thermal Energy, Hydropower

Audience: Researchers and academicians in the field of renewable energy and sustainable development.

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