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This book presents basic and advanced concepts for energy harvesting and energy efficiency, as well as related technologies, methods, and their applications. The book provides up-to-date knowledge and discusses the state-of-the-art equipment and methods used for energy harvesting and energy efficiency, combining theory and practical applications.

Containing over 200 illustrations and problems and solutions, the book begins with overview chapters on the status quo in this field. Subsequent chapters introduce readers to advanced concepts and methods. In turn, the final part of the book is dedicated to technical strategies, efficient methods and applications in the field of energy efficiency, which also makes it of interest to technicians in industry.

The book tackles problems commonly encountered using basic methods of energy harvesting and energy efficiency, and proposes advanced methods to resolve these issues. All the methods proposed have been validated through simulation and experimental results. These “hot topics” will continue to be of interest to scientists and engineers in future decades and will provide challenges to researchers around the globe as issues of climate change and changing energy policies become more pressing.

Here, readers will find all the basic and advanced concepts they need. As such, it offers a valuable, comprehensive guide for all students and practicing engineers who wishing to learn about and work in these fields.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

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Chapter 1. Energy Saving and Efficient Energy Use By Power Electronic Systems

Frede Blaabjerg, Huai Wang, Pooya Davari, Xiaohui Qu, Firuz Zare

Energy Harvesting

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Chapter 2. Hybrid Energy Harvesters (HEHs)—A Review

Nazenin Gure, Abdulkerim Kar, Erturul Tacgin, Alper Sisman, Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei

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Chapter 3. Micro-scale Energy Harvesting for Batteryless Information Technologies

Ali Muhtaroğlu

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Chapter 4. Efficient Energy Harvesting Systems for Vibration and Wireless Sensor Applications

Mustafa Doğan, Sıtkı Çağdaş İnam, Ö. Orkun Sürel

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Chapter 5. Nonlinear Problems in Piezoelectric Harvesters Under Magnetic Field

Erol Kurt, Yunus Uzun

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Chapter 6. Energy Harvesting from the Photovoltaic Hybrid Power Source Based on Extremum Seeking Control Schemes

Nicu Bizon, Marian Raducu, Luminita-Mirela Constantinescu, Mihai Oproescu

Energy Efficiency of the Photovoltaic Systems

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Chapter 7. Improving Tracking Efficiency of Two-Axis Sun Tracking Systems

Fevzi Kentli, Musa Yilmaz

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Chapter 8. Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Algorithms for Photovoltaic Systems

Ersan Kabalci

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Chapter 9. Photovoltaic System: Case Studies

Ali Durusu, Ismail Nakir, Mugdesem Tanrioven

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Chapter 10. Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithms for Partial Shaded PV Systems

Ibrahim Sefa, Necmi Altin, Saban Ozdemir

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Chapter 11. Solar Energy Harvesting in Electro Mobility

Aytaç Gören

Energy Efficiency of the Hybrid Power System

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Chapter 12. Energy Harvesting from the Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Source Based on Extremum Seeking Control Schemes

Nicu Bizon

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Chapter 13. Energy Efficiency of PEM Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Source

Nicu Bizon, Mircea Raceanu

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Chapter 14. Integration and Management Technique of Renewable Energy Resources in Microgrid

Hossein Shayeghi, Elnaz Shahryari

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Chapter 15. Optimal Planning of a Micro-combined Cooling, Heating and Power System Using Air-Source Heat Pumps for Residential Buildings

Farkhondeh Jabari, Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Mohammad Rasouli

Technical Strategies, Efficient Methods and Applications

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Chapter 16. Communication Methods for Smart Buildings and Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

Yasin Kabalci

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Chapter 17. Power Architectures and Power Conditioning Unit for Very Small Satellites

Sergiu Oprea, Constantin Radoi, Adriana Florescu, Andrei-Stefan Savu, Adrian-Ioan Lita

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Chapter 18. Power Conversion and Energy Management for Mission-Critical Systems

Andrei-Stefan Savu, Adrian-Ioan Lita, Constantin Radoi, Adriana Florescu, Sergiu Oprea, Ioan Lita

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Chapter 19. Determining the Optimal Battery Model for a Specific Application

Bogdan-Adrian Enache

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Chapter 20. Electrical Energy Consumption Forecasting to Improve Energy Efficiency of Water Distribution Systems

Gheorghe Grigoras

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Chapter 21. Flow Control Devices for Wind Turbines

Iñigo Aramendia, Unai Fernandez-Gamiz, Jose Antonio Ramos-Hernanz, Javier Sancho, Jose Manuel Lopez-Guede, Ekaitz Zulueta

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