Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods

Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods

Shin’ya Obara (Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 430
ISBN13: 9781466657960|ISBN10: 1466657960|EISBN13: 9781466657977|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5796-0

Description

The management of global warming is a relevant issue throughout the world and has experts of various fields considering various methods to control Earth’s atmospheric temperature. While microgrid technology is emerging as the next generation energy supply system, renewable energy is often unstable and requires the support of conventional energy equipment.

Optimum Design of Renewable Energy Systems: Microgrid and Nature Grid Methods investigates the development of highly efficient energy storage equipment and of operation optimization technology of compound energy systems. This book is an essential reference source for technical consultants, urban environment engineers, and energy researchers interested in the development of efficient energy systems and operation optimization technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Compound System
  • Energy Network
  • Energy Systems
  • Fuel Cell
  • Microgrid
  • Operation Planning
  • Renewable energy
  • System Optimization

Reviews and Testimonials

Obara describes technology that plays a large role in developing small-scale power-generation systems, a microgrid, a smart grid, and a nature grid, which are introduced into individual houses, apartment buildings, or local area power supplies. Among his topics are the dynamic characteristics of a fuel cell system and microgrid, the installation plan of a fuel cell cogeneration system, a fuel cell microgrid with wind power generation, an independent microgrid composed of distributed engine distributor, design support using a neural network algorithm, a microgrid with numerical weather information, and a bioethanol solar reforming system for distributed fuel cell.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shin’ya Obara is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kitami Institute of University, Hokaido, Japan. He received B.S. in mechanical engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in 1987, M.S. in mechanical system from Nagaoka University of Technology, in 1989 and a Ph.D. in mechanical science from Hokkaido University in 2000, while he was working in companies and academic organizations. He worked as a researcher in Department of Mechanical Science of Hokkaido University from 2000-2001. Dr. Shin’ya Obara joined Tomakomai National College of Technology in 2001 after an eight-year period in industry (as engineer and assistant manager for researches, in two different companies, namely Takasago Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd. and Aisin AW Co., Ltd. in Japan). He was associate professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tomakomai National College between 2001-2007. Moreover, he was professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering of Tomakomai National College in 2008 and Professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kitami Institute of Technology between 2008 to data. His research has been involved with power and heat energy and operation optimization analyses of energy compound systems and energy efficiency, microgrid technology, energy network system with renewable energy sources.

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