This book provides a comprehensive overview of current renewable energy technologies and their basic principles. It also addresses the financial aspects of renewable energy projects and analyzes their profitability, covering the most relevant topics for engineers, economists, managers and scientists who are actively involved in renewable energy research and management. The authors are professionals and researchers who are active in the industry, and supplement the main content with revealing case studies and best-practice examples.
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Prof. Fausto Pedro García Márquez obtained his European Doctorate in 2004 at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM, Spain) with a maximum distinction. He has distinguee with the Runner Prize (2015) Advancement Prize (2013) and Silver Prize (2012) by the International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management, or the Advancement Prize in the Third International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management. He is working at UCLM as Senior Lecturer (with tenure, accredited as Full Professor), Spain, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham University, United Kingdom, Lecturer at the Postgraduate European Institute, and he was Senior Manager in Accenture (2013-2014). Fausto has managed a great number of projects: 5 Europeans as Principal Investigator (PI), 4 FP7 framework programme and 1 Euroliga+4), being researcher in 3 FP7; He is PI in 2 national projects, and he has participated in 2 as PI and 2 as researcher; 4 Regional Projects, 1 as PI and 3 as researcher; 3 University Projects, 1 as PI and 2 as researcher; and more than 100 with research institutes and industrial companies (98% as director). He has been evaluator in different programs, nationals and internationals... As a result of the research work, he has published more than 150 papers (65 % in ISI journals, 30% in JCR journals and 92% internationals), being main author of 68 publications. Some of these papers have been especially recognised, e.g. by “Renewable Energy” (as “Best Paper Award 2014”); “International Society of Management Science and Engineering Management” (as “excellent”), and by the “International Journal of Automation and Computing” and “IMechE Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit” (most downloaded), etc. He is author of 18 books (Elsevier, Springer, Pearson, Mc-GrawHill, Intech, IGI, Marcombo, AlfaOmega,...), and he is author of 5 patents. He is associate editor of the International Journals: Engineering Management Research, Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology, and International Journal of Engineering and Technologies, and he has participated as Committee Member in more than 25 International Conferences. He is Director of Ingenium Research Group. (www.uclm.es/profesorado/fausto)
Dr. Alexander Karyotakis after graduating in Mechanical Engineering and completing a PhD on the optimization of offshore wind farm O&M strategies and reliability of wind turbines at University College London (UCL), he has been working as a coordinator and business developer on renewable energy projects, while involved as a technical consultant in several international research and development programs in renewables including NIMO, Optimus and SolarFox, having published highly cited journal and conference papers in renewables. In 2010 he joined TERNA ENERGY (Member of GEK-TERNA Group), where he got involved and coordinated the development, engineering, construction and operation of large onshore wind projects in Europe and the USA, while supervised the first stage technical design and conceptual development of several offshore wind farms (conventional and floating) in southern Europe.
Dr. Mayorkinos Papaelias (Ph.D. in Metallurgy, Chartered Engineer - Greece) is Senior Lecturer in NDT and Condition Monitoring at the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham. Dr Papaelias is an expert in NDT and condition monitoring technology. He has been involved as technical coordinator or scientific consultant in several FP6 and FP7 collaborative research projects. He is the author or co-author of more than 70 journal and conference papers in NDT and condition monitoring. He is also a Member of the International Society for Condition Monitoring. Dr Papaelias regularly authors articles for industrial magazines.
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