Wind and Solar Based Energy Systems for Communities
A sustainable community energy system is an approach to supplying a local community - ranging from a few homes or farms to entire cities - with its energy requirements from renewable energy or high-efficiency co-generation energy sources. Such systems are frequently based on wind power, solar power, biomass, either singly or in combination. Community energy projects have been growing in numbers in several key regions.
This book provides an overview of existing and emerging community energy technologies. Topics covered include data-driven methods for prediction of small to medium wind turbines performance; optimisation of wind farms for communities; financing for community wind and photovoltaic project development; community-level solar thermal systems; solar water desalination for small communities; community solar photovoltaic projects; assessing wind loads for urban photovoltaic installations; design optimisation of multi-energy hubs for community energy projects; battery based storage for communities; power-to-gas and power-to-power for storage and ancillary services in urban areas; smart multi-energy microgrids; and conservation and demand management in community energy systems.
Wind and Solar Based Energy Systems for Communities is essential reading for researchers and engineers working to develop community energy systems and advance the transition to a clean energy future.
About the Editors
Rupp Carriveau is a Professor with the Turbulence & Energy Laboratory, University of Windsor, Canada. His research focuses on clean energy generation, storage, and smart optimisation of energy systems. He collaborates with utilities, power, agricultural, and automotive industries and serves on the boards of several related journals. He is a founder of the Offshore Energy and Storage Society and currently serves as Co-Chair of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society.
David S-K. Ting is a Professor in Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering and the founder of the Turbulence & Energy Laboratory at the University of Windsor, Canada. To date, he has co-supervised over sixty graduate students primarily in the Energy and Turbulence areas and co-authored more than one hundred and ten related journal papers.
Rupp Carriveau, David S-K. Ting