Chapter 2

Energy Sources

Omer C. Onar    Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group, National Transportation Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA

Alireza Khaligh    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, USA


In today’s industrialized world, energy became vital to all human activities including manufacturing, data processing, heating, cooling, lighting, transportation, food processing, etc., yet it is invisible for most of us. Today’s energy generation technologies are undergoing a paradigm shift; the solution to our current dilemma requires more renewable contribution as well as the more efficient utilization of conventional energy ...

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