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Optimization in Renewable Energy Systems by Ozan Erdinc

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems

Sérgio F. Santos1, Desta Z. Fitiwi1, Miadreza Shafie-khah2, Abebe W. Bizuayehu1 and João P.S. Catalão1,3,4,    1C-MAST, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal,    2DII, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy,    3INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal,    4INESC TEC and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Abstract

This chapter aims to provide an overview of renewable energy systems (RESs) and the underlying issues related to the RES theme such as climate change and its mitigation. The types of RESs are also briefly discussed focusing on their characteristics and technological aspects. This is followed by the most important ...

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