1. Introduction Energy, Climate Change, Smart Cities and Renewable Energy Integration Motivation for the Book Aim and Objectives of the Book Structure of the Book
2. Basics of Renewable Energy Systems Exergetics Introduction Energy and Exergy Modeling Exergetic Analysis and Evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems Concluding Remarks
3. Electricity Markets and Renewable Energy Sources - A Smart City Approach Introduction City District Energy Modeling and Electricity Markets Concluding Remarks
4. Economic and Environmental Assessment of the Transport Sector in Smart Cities Introduction The Concept of Smart City - Smart City Definition Smart Energy Systems - Smart Mobility Integrated Electric Vehicle Deployment in Smart Cities Economic Assessment of Alternative Vehicle Technologies - The Case Study of EVs Environmental Assessment of Alternative Vehicle Technologies Concluding Remarks
5. Transportation and Urban Environment - Exergetics Introduction Urban Environment and Transportation Systems Climate Change and Sustainable Transportation Systems Sustainable Transportation Systems An Exergetic Approach Exergetics of Transportation Systems Case Study: Exergetics of the Greek Transportation System Results Concluding Remarks
6. Exergy Analysis of Intelligent Energy Systems in the Built Environment Introduction Artificial Intelligence and The Urban Nexus Platform A Bi-directional Exergetic Efficiency Approach Concluding Remarks
7. Spatial Planning and Exergy - Design and Optimization Introduction Optimization via RES Deployment within Cities Exergy Analysis and Summing-up Concluding Remarks
Evanthia A. Nanaki works in the energy sector together with all stakeholders including universities and research centers. She holds a Mechanical Engineering PhD from the University of Western Macedonia and an MSc in Environment & Sustainable Development from the National Technical University of Athens. Her research interests include the design, planning and in depth analysis of transportation energy systems in order to reach sustainability. She has participated as an expert in the design of energy policies, promoting renewables and energy efficiency and specific energy management actions at a national and European level. George Xydis worked in the wind sector together with developers, utilities, constructors, and universities. He holds a PhD from National Technical University of Athens, and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a Wind Projects Development Coordinator at Iberdrola Renewables, at Vector Hellenic Windfarms, and as a Researcher at the Centre for Electric Power and Energy at Technical University of Denmark. George works currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University.