Weather to Energy: A Complex Voyage synthesizes several vertically integrated disciplines, allowing new researchers to become involved in renewable energy studies. The book covers the basics needed to jump into the field, including sections on electrical load data and weather model data. The research on optimizing weather-driven renewable energies requires working knowledge of certain disciplines, such as economics, mathematics, atmospheric physics, statistics, fluid dynamics, power modeling and engineering. This book's aim is to inspire new research in renewable energy for interested scientists who may not have the required skills.
- Collates research and difficult concepts in a friendly, but technical, manner to serve as a handy reference guide
- Includes chapters on weather analysis, including prediction, assimilation and modeling
1. Conceptual Outline 2. Introduction to Electric Power Systems 3. Electrical Load Data Requirements 4. Land-Use Analysis 5. Numerical Weather Prediction and Assimilation 6. Power Modeling 7. Mathematical Optimization 8. Economics of Technologies 9. External Benefits and Risks of Technologies 10. Novel Ideas and Economic Perspectives 11. Designing an "Efficient" Electric Power System
Dr. Clack is a research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for research in Environmental Sciences and works alongside National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists on weather-driven renewable energy related investigations. He is a mathematician and physicist with 7 years of experience devoted to renewable energies in various forms. His unique perspective on optimization for renewable energy siting could change how the future energy crisis can be avoided. Dr. Clack is an expert in power modelling, mathematical optimization, fluid dynamics, statistics, and atmospheric science.