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Electrical Theory for Renewable Energy, 1st Edition

  • Gary Goodstal
  • ISBN-10: 113312755X
  • ISBN-13: 9781133127550
  • 352 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Essential for anyone interested in a career in renewable energy, ELECTRICAL THEORY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY presents a solid foundation of electrical theory and applications for both photovoltaic (PV) power and wind power in one engaging text. Designed to apply to electricians as well as individuals specializing in PV and wind turbines, each chapter provides a common technical language and knowledge base for all renewable energy practitioners so that all members of the team (i.e., practitioners, designers, installers, and engineers) are able to work together effectively in the field. With multiple examples and opportunities for practice, this text covers the basic electrical theory that is required for students to understand any renewable energy source that generates electricity.

Features

  • This unique and engaging text provides students with a solid foundation in electrical theory and applications for both photovoltaic (PV) power and wind power.

  • Many topics, such as meter design, transformers, induction motors and generators, and cell design, are presented within the context of broader topics in order to give students an idea of how topics are interconnected. This is designed to enhance student understanding of both theory and applications.

  • Each chapter includes "EXPLORE" problems, which give the student the opportunity to obtain additional information on ideas or topics relevant to the chapter.

  • Throughout the text, examples of how material applies to PV and wind turbines are provided to demonstrate real-world application of what students are learning.

About the Author

Gary Goodstal

Gary Goodstal is retired from IBM where he worked as an advisory engineer for many years. Throughout his career, he has taught various courses in the electrical field. He currently teaches in the adult electrical apprenticeship program and in the renewable energy program at Ulster BOCES in Port Ewen, NY. Gary has a BSEE degree from Indiana Institute of Technology and a MS Engineering Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

1. Atomic Theory.
2. Resistors, Capacitors and Inductors.
3. Electrical Measurement and Ohm's Law.
4. Series DC Circuit Calculations.
5. Parallel DC Circuit Calculations.
6. AC Power.
7. AC Circuit Calculations.
8. Batteries.
9. PV Cells and Arrays.
10. Wind Turbines and Electric Power Generation.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide your students with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your student's knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist your students in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

Direct Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111127468 | ISBN-13: 9781111127466)

For nearly half a century, this widely acclaimed text has presented the fundamental concepts of direct current electricity and magnetism in a straightforward, practical manner. This reader-friendly guide to DC electrical theory and applications is both thorough and focused, providing detailed coverage in a convenient, affordable volume. The new Eighth Edition retains the distinguishing features that are the cornerstone of this trusted text, including logically organized content that progresses step-by-step from basic principles to advanced concepts. Enhancements for the new edition include updated photographs and illustrations to help readers grasp essential concepts quickly and apply their knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.

Student Supplements

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide you with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist you in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

Direct Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111127468 | ISBN-13: 9781111127466)

For nearly half a century, this widely acclaimed text has presented the fundamental concepts of direct current electricity and magnetism in a straightforward, practical manner. This reader-friendly guide to DC electrical theory and applications is both thorough and focused, providing detailed coverage in a convenient, affordable volume. The new Eighth Edition retains the distinguishing features that are the cornerstone of this trusted text, including logically organized content that progresses step-by-step from basic principles to advanced concepts. Enhancements for the new edition include updated photographs and illustrations to help you grasp essential concepts quickly and apply your knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.