alternative energy generation Articles

  • Cointegration and the demand for energy in Fiji

    This paper applies alternative time series techniques such as general to specific (GETS) and Johansen maximum likelihood (JML) to estimate the long-run income and price elasticities of demand for energy for Fiji. We also test for the causal relationship between energy consumption, GDP and energy prices using the Granger causality tests. Our results imply that there is a uni-directional causality ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power electronics for distributed and co-generation

    Distributed and Co-Generation has great growth potential, as the world is becoming more energy dependent and energy demanding. Distributed and Co-Generation creates alternative solutions to serve the growing energy market. In this paper, a comprehensive review of the different sources of distributed power is discussed including the main sources of the dispersed generation such as solar energy, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hydrogen as transport fuel in Iceland. The political, technological and commercial story of ECTOS

    Through the political, the technological and the commercial story of the early phases of the ECTOS project and its background, the implementation of hydrogen as transport fuel in Iceland is analysed. The presence of large amounts of geothermal energy is the resource basis for the governmental plans for converting Iceland into a hydrogen economy. Strong political commitment has established the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear energy development in Romania

    At present, in Europe, there is a major concern for the existing energy mix. Nuclear energy can play an important role in the energy future of the Europe. It represents a clean alternative for electricity generation and has a significant stability of the production costs. Closing certain aged, inefficient and highly polluting thermal power plants and the increase of generation capacities with new ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fuel cells - the environmentally friendly energy converter and power generator

    Heat engines based on fossil fuel combustion produce harmful pollutant emissions. Environmental concerns and sustainable development call for new technology for energy conversion and power generation, which is more efficient, environmentally friendly and compatible with alternative fuels and renewable energy sources and carriers. Fuel cells meet all these requirements and are being rapidly ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • USA Renewable Energy Annual 1998 With Data For 1997

    This report was prepared by the Energy Information Administration, the independent statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The information contained herein should be attributed to the Energy Information Administration and should not be construed as advocating or reflecting any policy of the Department of Energy or any other organization. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Environmental impacts of integrating wind energy systems and supplemental energy generation and storage systems

    Wind energy systems offer a promising alternative energy source due to the environmental, economic, and social benefits and, as a result, have garnered support for development and implementation. One of the major drawbacks of wind energy, however, is its variability due to the stochastic nature of wind, thus, supplemental energy generation or storage technologies are required. In this study, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Business viability of biomass co-firing and gasification for electricity generation

    Greenhouse gas reduction occurs as a result of substitution of woody biomass for coal. Coal is the worst amongst all the fossil fuels in terms of greenhouse gas emission per unit of electricity generated. Recent concerns related to the environmental impact of greenhouse gases from using fossil based feedstock, like coal, for the generation of power, specifically electricity have driven the need ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Public opinion about nuclear energy in Mexico: a study

    Currently, Mexico has adopted an energy policy to diversify the electricity sources, and nuclear energy is among the alternatives to achieve this goal. Public opinion plays a very important role in the policy to adopt the deployment of new nuclear reactors; therefore, it is necessary to define communication strategies to promote nuclear energy. The current study was performed to find what is the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Entrepreneurship and rural development: role of street-level bureaucracy in India

    In this study, we apply the concept of street-level bureaucracy from public management to analyse the issues relating to the implementation of a mini Hydel project in India, and draw important lessons for entrepreneurs as well as policy planners for the promotion of rural development through entrepreneurship in emerging markets in general. India's energy policy promotes 'green energy' as a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk and uncertainty assessment in the development of strategy for forming the potential of dispatchable generation in the national power system of Ukraine

    An inefficient generation and distribution infrastructure is a serious problem for the national power system of Ukraine. This situation makes it necessary to propose a radical new approach for developing a strategy to meet the demand for dispatchable power generation. Proposed options include: traditional centralised generation, decentralised and alternative energy sources, and use of so-called ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A novel feed-forward and feed-back control of a VSI for variable speed wind-driven PM alternators

    This paper brings out an improved control strategy for an inverter employed to integrate a 3-kW wind-driven permanent-magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) to the utility network. The proposed controller features a feed-back control for enhanced current tracking performance and a feed-forward control for power tracking with varying wind-speeds. The harmonic content of the current fed to the grid is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Market Development for Renewable Energy

    Transmission and distribution loss estimates for India are as high as 30-50%, and many communities need improved quality and more reliable power. Increasing the share of distributed generation in the total electricity mix will have a significant impact on both clean energy supply, as well as emissions reductions. In addition, locating power generation closer to the consumer reduces technical ...

  • Rural electrification through renewable energy in Nepal

    Nepal is rich in hydropower. However, due to various constraints the rural sector of Nepal is still deprived of a national electrical grid. Renewable energy resources are the most viable and accessible sources to electrify these rural sectors. Micro-hydro and solar photovoltaics (PV) are widely used renewable energies for rural electrification. Presently, this source provides electricity to only ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Focus Bioenergy No 10 2004: Good examples for a sustainable energy system

    Over the past 25 years, bioenergy has become a large and obvious component of the Swedish energy system. There are applications of all scales, as gas or in solid or fluid forms used with modern and commercial technology. Biofuels are renewable fuels suitable to use within the energy market’s three fields – industry, residential and transport. Used with steering instruments that take the ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Research and development in ocean energy technologies

    The volatile fuel prices for electricity generation, elevated concerns about global warming and energy security has prompted countries to look for alternative energy sources. One of the alternative energy sources is ocean energy. Currently, there is few ocean energy technologies that are commercially available to harness electrical energy from ocean despite the fact that ocean covers more than ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Novel environmental friendly process for reducing the sulphur level in fuel: pervaporation

    Pervaporation (PV) is an alternative membrane-based process for removal of sulphuric components with low energy consumption. In PV, selective removal bases on the concentration difference between two sides of membrane. In sulphur removal process hydrophobic membranes are generally used due to the flexible chain structure. If the solution parameters and polarities of membranes are close to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integration of pump storage hydro with wind energy

    Renewable energy has significant advantages as it does not contribute to Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Wind energy is a renewable energy alternative that is being installed worldwide. However, wind energy is unpredictable and thus, unavailable as compared to conventional generation. The availability of wind energy compared to conventional power plants is a cause of contention. Currently, the rate of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Iterative methods for solving space-time one dimensional multigroup diffusion equations

    The numerical methods of Successive Overrelaxation (SOR), Successive-Line Overrelaxation (SLOR) and Alternating Direction Implicit (ADI) are used in this research to solve space-time one-dimensional diffusion equations. The results of this research have been compared with the ANL-Benchmark Problem BSS-6-A2. In general, the results are in agreement with the Argonne National Laboratory Benchmark ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable energy solution for cogeneration plant in a modern rice mill using paddy husk

    As various technological and operational constraints exist in electricity distribution, many rural areas in India are deprived of power from the national electrical grid. In this situation sustainable energy solutions are the most viable and accessible sources for power production. Among the available sustainable resources, paddy husk is popular and has become a better and cheaper alternative for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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