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Electricity Production from Renewables Energies

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Foreword xi Introduction xiii Chapter 1. Decentralized Electricity Production from Renewable Energy 1 Benoit ROBYNS 1.1. Decentralized production 1 1.2. The issue of renewable energies 2 1.3. Renewable energy sources 9 1.4. Production of electricity from renewable energies 14 1.5. Bibliography 17 Chapter 2. Solar Photovoltaic Power 19 Arnaud DAVIGNY 2.1. Introduction 19 2.2. Characteristics of the primary resource 21 2.3. Photovoltaic conversion 25 2.4. Maximum electric power extraction 49 2.5. Power converters 53 2.6. Adjustment of the active and reactive power 64 2.7. Solar power stations 65 2.8. Exercises 67 2.9. Bibliography 72 Chapter 3. Wind Power 75 Bruno FRANCOIS and Benoit ROBYNS 3.1. Characteristic of the primary resource 75 3.2. Kinetic wind energy 82 3.3. Wind turbines 83 3.4. Power limitation by varying the power coefficient 95 3.5. Mechanical couplings between the turbine and the electric generator 99 3.6. Generalities on induction and mechanical electric conversion 101 3.7. Fixed speed wind turbines based on induction machines 103 3.8. Variable speed wind turbine 112 3.9. Wind turbine farms 135 3.10. Exercises 137 3.11. Bibliography 146 Chapter 4. Terrestrial and Marine Hydroelectricity: Waves and Tides 149 Benoit ROBYNS and Antoine HENNETON 4.1. Run-of-the-river hydraulics 149 4.2. Hydraulic power of the sea 172 4.3. Bibliography 227 Chapter 5. Thermal Power Generation 233 Jonathan SPROOTEN 5.1. Introduction 233 5.2. Geothermal power 233 5.3. Thermodynamic solar power generation 252 5.4. Cogeneration by biomass 264 5.5. Bibliography 268 Chapter 6. Integration of the Decentralized Production into the Electrical Network 271 Benoit ROBYNS 6.1. From a centralized network to a decentralized network 271 6.2. Connection voltage 279 6.3. Connection constraints 279 6.4. Limitations of the penetration level 287 6.5. Perspectives for better integration into the networks 290 6.6. Bibliography 300 List of Authors 305 Index 307

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