Synopses & Reviews
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 book. 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 book covers the basic electrical theory that is required for you to understand any renewable energy source that generates electricity.
About the Author
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.