Further Reading

Bathie, W. W. 1995. Fundamentals of Gas Turbines. 2nd Ed. Wiley, New York.

Borbely, A.-M. and Kreider, J. F. 2001. Distributed Generation, The Power Paradigm of the New Millennium. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

California Energy Commission 2000. The Role of Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation in Grid Planning. California Energy Commission, Sacromento, CA.

California Energy Commission 2001. California Market Report. California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA.

California Energy Commission. 2003. California Interconnection Guidebook: A Guide to Interconnecting Customer-Owned Electric Generation Equipment to the Electric Utility Distribution System using California's Electric Rule 21, California Energy Commission, Sacramento, CA.

Davis, M. W. 2002. Mini gas turbines and high speed generators a preferred choice for serving large commercial customers and microgrids. I. Generating system. In IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, 2002, Vol. 2, pp. 21-25.

Davis, M. W., Gifford, A. H., and Krupa, T. J. 1999. Microturbines-an economic and reliability evaluation for commercial, residential and remote load applications, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 14, (4), 1556-1562.

Del Monaco, J. L. 2001. The role of distributed generation in the critical electric power infrastructure. IEEE Power Engineering Society Winter Meeting, Vol. 1, p. 28.

El-Khattam, W. 2004. Distributed generation technologies, definitions and benefits, Electric Power Systems Research, 71 (2), 119-128.

EPRI 1993. Principles and Practice of Demand-Side Management. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA.

Gellings, C. W. 2002. Using demand-side management to select energy efficient technologies and programs, in Efficient Use and Conservation of Energy, edited by Clark W. Gellings, In Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, EOLSS Publishers, Oxford, UK (http://www.eolss.net).

Gellings, C. W. and Chamberlin, J. H. 1993. Demand-Side Management: Concepts and Methods. 2nd Ed. The Fairmont Press, Lilburn, GA.

Gutierrez-Vera, J. 2001. Mini cogeneration schemes in Mexico. IEEE Power Engineering Review, 21 (8), 6-7.

International Energy Agency 2002. Distributed Generation in Liberalised Electricity Markets. International Energy Agency, Paris.

Kolanowski, B. F. 2004. Guide to Microturbines. Marcel Dekker, New York.

Lents, J. and Allison., J. E. 2000. Can we have our cake and eat it, too? Creating distributed generation technology to improve air quality. Final Report. The Energy Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Li, S., Tomsovic, K., Hiyama, T. 2000. Load following function using distributed energy resources. In IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, 2000. Vol. 3, pp. 16-20.

Makhkamov, K. and Ingham, D. B. 2000. Theoretical investigations on the Stirling engine working process. Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit, 2000. (IECEC) 35th Intersociety, Vol. 1, pp. 24-28.

Makhkamov, K., Trukhov, V., Orunov, B., Korobkov, A., Lejebokov, A., Tursunbaev, I., Orda, E., et al. 2000. Development of solar and micro cogeneration power installations on the basis of Stirling engines. Energy Conversion Engineering Conference and Exhibit, 2000. (IECEC) 35th Intersociety, Vol. 2, pp. 24-28.

Masters, G. M. 2004. Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems. Wiley-IEEE Press, New York.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Technologies for Distributed Energy Resources, US Department of Energy, Federal Energy Management.

Pepermans, G. 2005. Distributed generation: definition, benefits and issues. Energy Policy, 33 (6), 787-798.

Puttgen, H. B., MacGregor, P. R., and Lambert, F. C. 2003. Distributed generation: semantic hype or the dawn of a new era? IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 1 (1), 22-29.

Quantum Consulting. 2004. National Energy Efficiency Best Practices Study, Vols. R1, R2, R4, R5, R7, R8, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR8. Quantum Consulting, Inc., Berkeley, CA.

Raggi, L., Katsuta, M., Isshiki, N., and Isshiki, S. 1997. Theoretical and experimental study on regenerative rotary displacer Stirling engine. Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 1997; IECEC-97. Proceedings of the 32nd Intersociety.

Resource Dynamics Corporation. 2001. Assessment of Distributed Generation Technology Applications, Maine Public Utilities Commission, Vienna, VA.

Sweet, W. 2001. Networking assets [distributed generation]. IEEE Spectrum, 38 (1), 84-86 (see also p.88).

World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) 2003. Guide to Decentralized Energy Technologies. WADE, Edinburgh, Scotland.

World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) 2005. World Survey of Decentralized Energy 2005. WADE, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Willis, H. L. and Scott, W. G. 2000. Distributed Power Generation, Planning and Evaluation. Marcel Dekker, New York.

Smeers, Y. and Yatchew, A. Distributed resources: toward a new paradigm of the electricity business. The Energy Journal, (special issue).

Zhu, Y. and Tomsovic, K. 2002. Development of models for analyzing the load-following performance of microturbines and fuel cells. Electric Power Systems Research.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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