Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering is the Complete Green Building Design Resource.
The only complete design resource for sustainable energy systems geared toward engineers.
- Tips and techniques for maximum energy efficiency.
- Integration diagrams, feasibility studies, cost and environmental impact analysis.
- Rebate plan applications and instructions.
This highly visual resource goes beyond theory and provides solid, hands-on mechanical and electrical engineering information on the design and installation of sustainable energy systems. You will find everything you need - including real-world case studies - to develop the most energy efficient systems possible for a wide variety of projects.
Create more efficient energy systems for any building project.
Designed to help you create the most energy-efficient systems possible, this indispensable resource comes packed with real-world case studies and a wealth of informative illustrations.
Offering nuts-and-bolts direction on a wide variety of project types - including residential, roof- and ground-mount systems, solar power farms, and large commercial solar power installations - Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering delivers the insight you need to produce wiring plans, calculations, and systems integration. Plus, it also features:
- Charts, tables, and diagrams that clearly illustrate each concept.
- Coverage of NEC Section 690: the basis of all solar power systems design.
- A useful selection of California Energy Commission rebate plan applications.
- Systems component selection and integration.
- Technical and financial feasibility studies.
- Power demand and voltage drop calculations.
- Short circuit analysis.
- Service grid connectivity coordination.
- And more!
Best of all, Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering will help you dramatically minimize the time you spend at the drawing board during your next green building project. The result? A streamlined process that will yield reduced costs, greater results and a better environment for everyone.
From the Foreword
Pursuing green is the most important endeavor in the world today. This book is an excellent resource for understanding the state of green technology today. Each technology is set into its historical context with engaging prose and lucid scientific and engineering rigor. It is an encyclopedic source for a wide range of green technologies. Numerous technology case studies throughout the book emulate the process of designing the green systems.
This is a professional's book. Architects, engineers, environmentalists, developers, governmental agencies, and others will be enabled in their pursuit of green design. It serves the purposes of architects by showcasing the broad range of options and the conceptual underpinnings available to them when they begin designing their own green projects. It serves the purposes of engineers by providing the scientific bases for each system. It serves the purposes of the entire building team by discussing the economics, strategies, typical scenarios, and documentation required to implement green projects.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Introduction. My Reason for Writing this Book. Acknowledgements. Disclaimer Note. Chapter 1: Solar Power Technology. Chapter 2: Solar Power Generation Design. Chapter 3: Solar Power Generation Project Implementation. Chapter 4: Energy Conservation. Chapter 5: LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Chapter 6: California Energy Commission Rebate Incentive Plans. Chapter 7: Economics of Solar Power Systems. Chapter 8: Passive Solar Heating Technologies. Chapter 9: Fuel Cell Technologies. Chapter 10: Wind Energy Technologies. Chapter 11: Ocean Energy Technologies. Chapter 12: Geothermal Energy. Chapter 13: Biofuels and Biogas Technologies. Chapter 14: Hydroelectric Power. Chapter 15: Nuclear Power. Chapter 16: Pollution Abatement. Appendix A: Unit Conversion and Design Reference Tables. Appendix B: Photovoltaic System Support Hardware and Structures. Appendix C: California Energy Commission Rebate Forms and Certified Equipment. Appendix D: Historical Timeline of Solar Energy. Appendix E: List of Sustainable Energy Equipment Suppliers and Consultants. Appendix F: Glossary. Index.
About the Author
Dr Peter Gevorkian, PhD
is President of Vector Delta Design Group, Inc., an electrical engineering and solar power design consulting organization, specializing in industrial, commercial and residential projects. In the past several years, the company extended its expertise in the filed of renewable energy sources such as solar power, fuel cells and micro-turbine cogeneration. Since 1971, Dr. Gevorkian has been an active member of the Canadian and California Board of Professional Engineers. He has taught computer science, automation control, and has authored several technical papers.