Sustainable Energy System Engineering

The Complete Green Building Design Resource

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October 10, 2006


Hardback, 568 pages


0071473599 / 9780071473590


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The only complete design resource for sustainable energy systems geared towards engineers

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.

Table of contents

ForewordIntroductionMy Reason for Writing This BookAcknowledgmentsDisclaimer NoteChapter 1: Solar Power TechnologyChapter 2: Solar Power Generation DesignChapter 3: Solar Power Generation Project ImplementationChapter 4: Energy ConservationChapter 5: LEED(tm) -- Leadership in Energy and Environmental DesignChapter 6: California Energy Commission Rebate Incentive PlansChapter 7: Economics of Solar Power SystemsChapter 8: Passive Solar Heating TechnologiesChapter 9: Fuel Cell TechnologiesChapter 10: Wind Energy TechnologiesChapter 11: Ocean Energy TechnologiesChapter 12: Geothermal EnergyChapter 13: Biofuels and Biogas TechnologiesChapter 14: Hydroelectric PowerChapter 15: Nuclear PowerChapter 16: Pollution AbatementAPPENDIX A: UNIT CONVERSION AND DESIGN REFERENCE TABLESAPPENDIX B: PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM SUPPORT HARDWARE AND STRUCTUREAPPENDIX C: CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION REBATE FORMS AND CERTIFIED EQUIPMENTAPPENDIX D: HISTORICAL TIMELINE OF SOLAR ENERGYAPPENDIX E: LIST OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS AND CONSULTANTSAPPENDIX F: GLOSSARYINDEX

Author comments

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.

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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.

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