**Alternative Energy Technologies An Introduction with Computer Simulations by Gavin Buxton.**

Solar cells, wind power, and biofuels are some of the competing alternative energy sources hoping to gain a foothold in our future energy mix, and the economic advantages of these technologies are continually increasing as costs are reduced and eciencies increased.

Alternative Energy Technologies: An Introduction with Computer Simulations explores the science and engineering، through some simple computer models which can be used to capture their behavior behind a number of emerging alternative energy technologies, including polymer solar cells, algae biofuels, and artificial leaves.

In particular, simple models implemented within spreadsheet environments are discussed which makes the simulations straightforward and accessible to students with no prior programming experience.

Contents:

**1 Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources**

1.1 Global Warming

1.2 Pollution

1.3 Solar Cells

1.4 Wind Power

1.5 Biofuels

1.6 Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells

**2 Introduction to Computer Modeling**

2.1 Brief History of Computer Simulations

2.2 Motivation and Applications of Computer Models

2.3 Using Spreadsheets for Simulations

2.4 Typing Equations into Spreadsheets

2.5 Functions Available in Spreadsheets

2.6 Random Numbers

2.7 Plotting Data

2.8 Macros and Scripts

2.9 Interpolation and Extrapolation

2.10 Numerical Integration and Differentiation

2.11 Solving Linear Systems

2.12 Non-linear Equations

2.13 Monte Carlo Simulations.

2.14 Exercises

**3 Global Warming and Pollution**

3.1 Global Warming: Global Energy Balance Model

3.2 Global Warming: Zonal Energy Balance Model

3.3 Global Warming: Radiative Model of a Cloud

3.4 Pollution: Gradient Transport Theory

3.5 Pollution: Gaussian Plume Model

3.6 Pollution: Gaussian Plume Model with Settling of Pollutants

3.7 Pollution: Gaussian Plume Model with Deposition of Pollutants

3.8 Exercises

**4 Solar Cells**

4.1 Equivalent Circuit of Solar Cells

4.2 Drift-Diffusion Model of Photovoltaics

4.3 Drift-Diffusion Model: Polymer Solar Cells

4.4 Drift-Diffusion Model: Nonuniform Exciton Dissociation

4.5 Monte Carlo Model of Photovoltaics

4.6 Finite-Difference Time-Domain of Solar Cells Optics

4.7 Exercises

5 Wind Power

5.1 Betz Limit

5.2 Blade Element Momentum Model

5.3 Wake Models

5.4 Elastic Deformation of a Wind Turbine Blade

5.5 Exercises

6 Biofuels

6.1 Droop Model

6.2 Photosynthetic Factory of Algae Growth

6.3 Cellular Automata Model of Wood Combustion

6.4 Exercises

7 Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells

7.1 Photovoltaic and Electrochemical Equivalent Circuit Model

7.2 Simple Electrochemical Model of Fuel Cells

7.3 Continuum Mathematical Model of Fuel Cells

7.4 Fluid Dynamics and the Lattice Boltzmann Model

7.5 Exercises.

**Alternative Energy Technologies: An Introduction with Computer Simulations (Nano and Energy) 1st Edition.**

Book Details :

⏩Book Title: Alternative Energy Technologies

⏩Book Subtitle: An Introduction with Computer Simulations

⏩Edition: 1st

⏩Author: Gavin Buxton

⏩Publisher: CRC Press

⏩Puplication Date: December 16, 2014

⏩Language: English

⏩Pages: 302

⏩Size: 8.82 MB

⏩Format: PDF

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