Microgrid Design and Operation: Toward Smart Energy in Cities
With the growth of renewable energy sources, microgrids have become a key component in the distribution of power to localized areas while connected to the traditional grid or operating in a disconnected island mode. Based on the extensive real-world experience of the authors, this cutting-edge resource provides a basis for the design, installation, and day-by-day management of microgrids.
Professionals find coverage of the critical aspects they need to understand, from the initial planning and the selection of the most appropriate technologies and equipment, to optimal management and real-time control. Moreover, this forward-looking book places emphasis on new architectures of the energy systems of the future. Written in accessible language with practical examples, the book explains advanced topics such as optimization algorithms for energy management systems, control issues for both on-grid and island mode, and microgrid protection. Practitioners are also provided with a complete vision for the deployment of the microgrid in smart
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Your go-to book for uncovering the secrets of Minecraft! Since it was first released in 2009, Minecraft has exploded in popularity, with more than 35 million copies sold worldwide. “The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Minecraft(R) Strategies” collects expert advice and detailed instructions from some of the most skilled and creative Minecraft players around the world. Whether you’ve been playing for years or you just got the game and need to know where to begin, “The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Minecraft(R) Strategies” is the perfect right–hand man in your gaming journey. It includes instructions on how to: – Blow up houses- Defend yourself against zombies- Blast holes into the ground- Launch cows- Ride a pig- Build a mushroom house Learn how to build basic utilities like a stove or a toilet. Breed cows and pigs, then trap them and transform them into steak and bacon. Enjoy your very own castle or hidden shelter–the possibilities are as boundless as your imagination and as simple as 1-2-3 instructions. Learn sneaky glitches that’ll get you ahead in the game, even how to create a popular Minecraft server! Finally, one you’ve mastered the game you can even bring your Minecraft obsession to life, with fun projects like Minecraft themed cookies or party favor bags. Flex your fingers and peel back your eyelids–inside you’ll find days’ worth of fun and exploration. Published with Instructables.com, “The Ultimate Unofficial Guide to Minecraft(R) Strategies” is the perfect gift for both beginners and die-hard Minecraft addicts.
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Get started printing out 3D objects quickly and inexpensively! 3D printing is no longer just a figment of your imagination. This remarkable technology is coming to the masses with the growing availability of 3D printers. 3D printers create 3-dimensional layered models and they allow users to create prototypes that use multiple materials and colors. This friendly-but-straightforward guide examines each type of 3D printing technology available today and gives artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and hobbyists insight into the amazing things 3D printing has to offer. You’ll discover methods for the creation of 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs with the help of this timely For Dummies guide. Includes information on stereolithography, selective sintering, fused deposition, and granular binding techniques Covers the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of traditional products from magazines to material goods Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open-source designs, software, and hardware Addresses the limitations of current 3D printing technologies and provides strategies for improved success 3D Printing For Dummies is the must-have guide to make manufacturing your own dynamic designs a dream come true!
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Kalani Kirk Hausman has spent more than 20 years as an IT consultant, enterprise architect, auditor, and ISO. He currently conducts research on integrating 3D printed materials into educational curricula at Texas A&M University. Richard Horne (RichRap) has two decades of experience in the electronics industry as an engineer, marketer, and product designer. In his work with the RepRap project, he blogs and shares ideas to make 3D printing easier for everyone to understand.
In this book, procedures and processes are presented in a step-by-step manner using relevant screenshots. To encourage hands-on learning, the text is interspersed with Do-It-Yourself sections. Each chapter closes with additional practical exercises to enable students to familiarize themselves with various computer applications. This new edition includes new and updated topics, new useful appendices, an improved ordering of the topics as well as laboratory exercises provided on the Companion Website.
- Chapter 1. Computer Systems (Windows)
- Chapter 2. Word Processing (Word)
- Chapter 3. Spreadsheets ( Excel)
- Chapter 4. Project Planning (Microsoft Project)
- Chapter 5. Presentations (PowerPoint) and Basic of Multimedia
- Chapter 6. Internet
NoSQL database usage is growing at a stunning 50% per year, as organizations discover NoSQL’s potential to address even the most challenging Big Data and real-time database problems. Every NoSQL database is different, but one is the most popular by far: MongoDB. Now, in just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you can learn how to leverage MongoDB’s immense power. Each short, easy lesson builds on all that’s come before, teaching NoSQL concepts and MongoDB techniques from the ground up. Sams Teach Yourself NoSQL with MongoDB in 24 Hours covers all this, and much more: * Learning how NoSQL is different, when to use it, and when to use traditional RDBMSes instead* Designing and implementing MongoDB databases of diverse types and sizes* Storing and interacting with data via Java, PHP, Python, and Node.js/Mongoose* Choosing the right NoSQL distribution model for your application* Installing and configuring MongoDB* Designing MongoDB data models, including collections, indexes, and GridFS* Balancing consistency, performance, and durability* Leveraging the immense power of Map-Reduce* Administering, monitoring, securing, backing up, and repairing MongoDB databases* Mastering advanced techniques such as sharding and replication* Optimizing performance
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