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Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems

Theory and Applications

  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN, volume 129)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Multi-Criteria Foundations and Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Assessment of Green Energy Alternatives Using Fuzzy ANP

      • Başar Öztayşi, Seda Uğurlu, Cengiz Kahraman
      Pages 55-77
    3. Decision Criteria for Optimal Location of Solar Plants: Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric

      • J. Miguel Sánchez-Lozano, M. Socorro García-Cascales, M. Teresa Lamata
      Pages 79-91
    4. Territorial Design for Matching Green Energy Supply and Energy Consumption: The Case of Turkey

      • Seda Uğurlu, Başar Öztayşi, Cengiz Kahraman
      Pages 107-128
    5. A Cumulative Belief Degree Approach for Prioritization of Energy Sources: Case of Turkey

      • Özgür Kabak, Didem Cinar, Gulcin Yucel Hoge
      Pages 129-151
    6. MCDA: Measuring Robustness as a Tool to Address Strategic Wind Farms Issues

      • Maria de L. Vazquez, Jean-Philippe Waaub, Adrian Ilinca
      Pages 153-182
    7. Assessment of Energy Efficiency Technologies: Case of Heat Pump Water Heaters

      • Tugrul U. Daim, Craig Kensel, Kenny Phan
      Pages 183-202
  3. Fuzzy Inference, Artificial Neural Net, Algorithm Genetics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 203-203
    2. A Fuzzy Paradigm for the Sustainability Evaluation of Energy Systems

      • Evangelos Grigoroudis, Vassilis S. Kouikoglou, Yannis A. Phillis
      Pages 205-224
    3. Artificial Neural Network Based Methodologies for the Estimation of Wind Speed

      • Despina Deligiorgi, Kostas Philippopoulos, Georgios Kouroupetroglou
      Pages 247-266
    4. The Use of Genetic Algorithms to Solve the Allocation Problems in the Life Cycle Inventory

      • Maurizio Cellura, Sonia Longo, Giuseppe Marsala, Marina Mistretta, Marcello Pucci
      Pages 267-284
  4. Simulation Models and Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 309-309
    2. Simulation and Renewable Energy Systems

      • H. Kutay Tinç, C. Erhan Bozdağ
      Pages 311-331

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Discrete Event Simulation and Swarm Particle Optimization
  • Energy Models and Simulations
  • Environmental Management
  • Multi-Criteria, Fuzzy-Sets and Algorithm Genetics
  • Neural Nets Mathematical Programming and Monte-Carlo Analysis
  • Sustainable Energy Approaches and Methods

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, Management and Society and Institutions, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy

    Fausto Cavallaro

About the editor

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).

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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4471-5143-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)