Mechanical Engineering

Meteorology and Energy Security
Simulations, Projections, and Management

Editor: Paul S. Samuel, PhD

Meteorology and Energy Security

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: March 2016
Hardback Price: $149.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771883863
E-Book ISBN: 9781771883870
Pages: 340 pp with index
Binding Type: hardback

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Meteorological data is essential for both day-to-day energy management and for planning for the world's future energy security. The editor of this compendium, a mechanical engineer with international experience, has collected articles that will encourage more productive dialogue between the energy and meteorology communities. Included are chapters on how to generate a typical meteorological year, followed by articles that discuss the impact of meteorology on
  • wind energy production
  • solar energy production
  • hydropower operations
The book concludes with chapters on seasonal energy management. With international contributors who are leaders in the field, this compendium will be useful to engineers, developers, and project managers in the energy sectors, as well as postgraduate students of sustainable energy and environmental studies.

Part I: Typical Meteorological Year Generation
1. A Modified Method to Generate Typical Meteorological Years from the Long-Term Weather Database
Haixiang Zang, Qingshan Xu, Pengwei Du, and Katsuhiro Ichiyanagi
2. A Typical Meteorological Year Generation Based on NASA Satellite Imagery (GEOS-I) for Sokoto, Nigeria
Olayinka S. Ohunakin, Muyiwa S. Adaramola, Olanrewaju M. Oyewola, Richard L. Fagbenle, and Fidelis I. Abam
3. Assessing Wind Farm Reliability Using Weather Dependent Failure Rates
G. Wilson and D. McMillan
4. WRF Model Methodology for Offshore Wind Energy Applications
Evangelia-Maria Giannakopoulou, and Regis Nhili

Part II: Social, Economic, and Environmental Issues
5. A Subgrid Parameterization for Wind Turbines in Weather Prediction Models with an Application to Wind Resource Limits
B. H. Fiedler and A. S. Adams
6. Are Local Wind Power Resources Well Estimated?
Erik Lundtang Petersen, Ib Troen, Hans E. Jørgensen, and Jakob Mann

Part III: Solar Energy and the Weather
7. Impact of Terrain and Cloud Cover on the Distribution of Incoming Direct Solar Radiation over Pakistan
Shahzad Sultan, Renguang Wu, and Iftikhar Ahmed
8. Trends in Downward Solar Radiation at the Surface over North America from Climate Model Projections and Implications for Solar Energy
Gerardo Andres Saenz and Huei-Ping Huang

Part IV: Hydropower and the Weather
9. The Impact of Droughts and Climate Change on Electricity Generation in Ghana
Emmanuel Obeng Bekoe and Fredrick Yaw Logah
10. Tailoring Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Hydropower Operations
P. Block

Part V: Seasonal Energy Management
11. The Identification of Peak Period Impacts When a TMY Weather File Is Used in Building Energy Use Simulation
Jay Zarnikau and Shuangshuang Zhu
12. A New Energy Management Technique for PV/Wind/Grid Renewable Energy System
Onur Ozdal Mengi and Ismail Hakki Altas
13. Implications of Diurnal and Seasonal Variations in Renewable Energy Generation for Large Scale Energy Storage
F. M. Mulder

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Paul S. Samuel, PhD
Professional Engineer, Sunrit Engineering Consulting Services, Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Paul S. Samuel earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, in 2007. He was a post-doctoral fellow/research associate at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Manitoba, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, during 2007–2008. His research interests cover computational and numerical turbulent flows around bluff bodies, turbulent flow over smooth and rough surfaces, and also renewable energy, with special focus on wind energy potential in several developing countries. He has over 35 technical publications and has held lecturing positions at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Dr. Paul is currently a professional engineer in Manitoba with Sunrit Engineering Consulting Services, Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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