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Electric Power Distribution Engineering, 3rd Edition by Turan Gonen

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Chapter 13

Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy

Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.

Henry Brooks Adams

It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

John F. Kennedy. 1965 (Remark when asked how he become a hero.)

13.1 Introduction

Renewable energy is of many types, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal (earth heat), and biomass (waste material). All renewable energy with the exception of tidal and geothermal power, and even the energy of fossil fuels, ultimately comes from the sun. About 1%–2% of energy coming from the sun is converted into wind energy. Today, the most prevalent renewable energy resources are wind and solar that will be reviewed briefly in this chapter.

13.2 Renewable Energy

Renewable energy ...

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