Higher Education

Electrical Theory for Renewable Energy, 1st Edition

  • Gary Goodstal
  • ISBN-10: 113312755X  |  ISBN-13: 9781133127550
  • 352 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.50
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About

Overview

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 text. 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 text covers the basic electrical theory that is required for students to understand any renewable energy source that generates electricity.

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Features and Benefits

  • This unique and engaging text provides students with a solid foundation in electrical theory and applications for both photovoltaic (PV) power and wind power.
  • Many topics, such as meter design, transformers, induction motors and generators, and cell design, are presented within the context of broader topics in order to give students an idea of how topics are interconnected. This is designed to enhance student understanding of both theory and applications.
  • Each chapter includes "EXPLORE" problems, which give the student the opportunity to obtain additional information on ideas or topics relevant to the chapter.
  • Throughout the text, examples of how material applies to PV and wind turbines are provided to demonstrate real-world application of what students are learning.

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.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to train aspiring electricians, this text blends concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares students for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the tex.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide your students with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your student's knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist your students in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

List Price = $242.95  | CengageBrain Price = $242.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $182.25

Direct Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111127468 | ISBN-13: 9781111127466)

For nearly half a century, this widely acclaimed text has presented the fundamental concepts of direct current electricity and magnetism in a straightforward, practical manner. This reader-friendly guide to DC electrical theory and applications is both thorough and focused, providing detailed coverage in a convenient, affordable volume. The new Eighth Edition retains the distinguishing features that are the cornerstone of this trusted text, including logically organized content that progresses step-by-step from basic principles to advanced concepts. Enhancements for the new edition include updated photographs and illustrations to help readers grasp essential concepts quickly and apply their knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.

List Price = $252.95  | CengageBrain Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.75

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your electrical safety coverage ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY is an introductory text written for the novice student in an easy to understand manner. Electrical hazards that are associated with working around electricity and the precautions that must be taken for safety are covered to give the reader a general introduction to potential hazards. Filled with photographs and line art and, this text covers construction safety topics through the eyes of an electrical worker to make them aware of potential hazards that may be encountered on the job such as electric shock and arcing incidents. The text also covers in detail personal safety, tools and equipment safety, hazardous working environments and safety organizations standards for organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E, making this text the perfect choice for beginner electricians. The instructor's resource CD which contains the PDF of the instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a test bank make it the ideal choice for instructors.

List Price = $93.95  | CengageBrain Price = $93.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

Student Supplements

Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity  (ISBN-10: 1111539154 | ISBN-13: 9781111539153)

Mastering the theory and application of electrical concepts is necessary for a successful career in the electrical installation or industrial maintenance fields, and this new fifth edition of DELMAR'S STANDARD TEXTBOOK OF ELECTRICITY delivers! Designed to teach by blending concepts relating to electrical theory and principles with practical 'how to' information that prepares you for situations commonly encountered on the job. Topics span all the major aspects of the electrical field including atomic structure and basic electricity, direct and alternating current, basic circuit theory, three-phase circuits, single phase, transformers, generators, and motors. This revision retains all the hallmarks of our market-leading prior editions and includes enhancements such as updates to the 2011 NEC®, a CourseMate homework lab option, and a new chapter on industry orientation as well as tips on energy efficiency throughout the text.

List Price = $214.95  | CengageBrain Price = $214.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $161.25

Alternating Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111125279 | ISBN-13: 9781111125271)

ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E, an industrial standard for over thirty years, has been updated to provide you with the most current information available on the essentials of alternating current. The topics in this book are arranged to build your knowledge, progressing from basic principles such as the differences between peak, rms, and average values to more complex coverage of circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance. This edition of ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS, 8E includes additional information on diodes and rectifiers and contains improved graphics that will assist you in understanding state-of-the-art concepts.

List Price = $242.95  | CengageBrain Price = $242.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $182.25

Direct Current Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1111127468 | ISBN-13: 9781111127466)

For nearly half a century, this widely acclaimed text has presented the fundamental concepts of direct current electricity and magnetism in a straightforward, practical manner. This reader-friendly guide to DC electrical theory and applications is both thorough and focused, providing detailed coverage in a convenient, affordable volume. The new Eighth Edition retains the distinguishing features that are the cornerstone of this trusted text, including logically organized content that progresses step-by-step from basic principles to advanced concepts. Enhancements for the new edition include updated photographs and illustrations to help you grasp essential concepts quickly and apply your knowledge with confidence, as well as special icons highlighting "green" tips on energy efficiency.

List Price = $252.95  | CengageBrain Price = $252.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $189.75

Electrical Safety  (ISBN-10: 1435481852 | ISBN-13: 9781435481855)

Can your understanding of electrical safety ever be too thorough? ELECTRICAL SAFETY utilizes photographs, line art, and easy to follow language to stress the importance of safety when working around electricity. The text is written through the eyes of an electrical worker to give accurate scenarios of potential hazards such as electric shock and arcing incidents. Details on personal safety, hazardous working conditions and safety organizations such as OSHA and NFPA 70E make this book the perfect choice for beginner electricians.

List Price = $93.95  | CengageBrain Price = $93.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary Goodstal

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.