Green Energy and Technology

Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems

Theory and Applications

Editors: Cavallaro, Fausto (Ed.)

  • Collects original contributions from various researchers to provide a review of the main assessment tools/methods/approaches connected to sustainable energy
  • Covers both methods and applications of multi-criteria, fuzzy-sets, algorithm genetics and neural nets (artificial intelligence) and simulations using  Monte Carlo analysis, linear programming (LP) and others approaches for energy systems
  • Guides the reader to the main tools used for the assessment and simulation procedure task in the energy sector
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In recent years, the concept of energy has been revised and a new model based on the principle of sustainability has become more and more pervasive. The appraisal of energy technologies and projects is complex and uncertain as the related decision making has to encompass environmental, technical, economic and social factors and information sources. The scientific procedure of assessment has a vital role as it can supply the right tools to evaluate the actual situation and make realistic forecasts of the effects and outcomes of any actions undertaken. Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems offers reviews of the main assessment and simulation methods used for effective energy assessment.

 

Divided across three sections, Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems develops the reader’s ability to select suitable tools to support decision making and implementation of sustainable energy projects. The first is dedicated to the analysis of theoretical foundations and applications of multi-criteria decision making. This is followed by chapters concentrating on the theory and practice of fuzzy inference, neural nets and algorithms genetics. Finally, simulation methods such as Monte Carlo analysis, mathematical programming and others are detailed.

 

This comprehensive illustration of these tools and their application makes Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems a key guide for researchers, scientists, managers, politicians and industry professionals  developing the field of sustainable energy systems. It may also prompt further advancements in soft computing and simulation issues for students and researchers.

About the authors

Fausto Cavallaro holds an M.Sc in Environmental Management and a PhD in Technology and Economics of Processes for Safeguarding the Environment. He is associate professor of “Energy and Environmental Resources” and “Environmental Management Systems” at the University of Molise (Italy). His main fields of research are the following: renewable energy sources; technology assessment; modelling decision support system and fuzzy multicriteria analysis for renewable and conventional energy systems; life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental management systems (EMS).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Sustainability Assessment of Solar Technologies Based on Linguistic Information

    Cavallaro, Fausto (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • Photovoltaic Plants Selection on an Insular Grid Using Multicriteria Outranking Tools: Application in Corsica Island (France)

    Oberti, Pascal (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Assessment of Green Energy Alternatives Using Fuzzy ANP

    Öztayşi, Başar (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Decision Criteria for Optimal Location of Solar Plants: Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric

    Sánchez-Lozano, J. Miguel (et al.)

    Pages 79-91

  • A Multi-Attribute Model for Wind Farm Location Combining Cloud and Utility Theories

    San Cristóbal, José Ramón

    Pages 93-105

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems
Book Subtitle
Theory and Applications
Editors
  • Fausto Cavallaro
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Series Volume
129
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-5143-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-5143-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5142-5
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 427
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