Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology: An Introduction provides a foundational understanding of electricity and the methods and devices specific to electricity from renewable sources.

The book begins with a brief explanation of the necessary mathematics and then:

  • Addresses the basics of electricity and relationships, motors and generators, transformers, and networks and distribution
  • Tackles the key concepts associated with electronics, diodes and transistors, switching devices, and power converters
  • Covers digital electronics from number systems and logic circuits to encoders and decoders
  • Explores advanced subjects such as reactive power and the operation of a transistor

A lab manual and PowerPoint presentation are available with qualifying course adoption.

Featuring extensive review questions and practice problems at the end of each chapter, Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology: An Introduction instills an essential knowledge of electricity and electronics required for work with renewable energy.

chapter 1|10 pages

Energy and Electricity

chapter 3|14 pages

Atomic Structure of Materials

chapter 4|30 pages

DC and AC Electricity

chapter 5|24 pages

Voltage, Current, and Power

chapter 6|35 pages

DC Circuits Relationships

chapter 7|34 pages

DC Motors and Generators

chapter 8|71 pages

AC Circuits Relationships

chapter 9|42 pages

Three-Phase Systems

chapter 10|37 pages


chapter 11|46 pages

AC Motors and Generators

chapter 12|67 pages

Electric Power Transmission and Distribution

chapter 14|14 pages


chapter 15|15 pages

Regulating Diodes and Applications

chapter 16|24 pages

Diode Rectifiers and Filters

chapter 17|25 pages


chapter 18|27 pages

Transistor Circuits

chapter 19|18 pages

Switchable Diodes and Gated Transistors

chapter 20|34 pages

Power Converters

chapter 22|30 pages

Digital Electronics

chapter 23|35 pages

Logic Circuits and Applications

chapter 24|24 pages

Encoders and Decoders