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  • Studies on competitiveness of space and terrestrial solar power plants using global energy model

    Global energy model GEM-10R has been used to analyse the possible conditions and scale of using space and terrestrial solar power plants in the long-term perspective (up to the end of the 21st century). Different external conditions, when these alternative energy technologies may be feasible, have been revealed and discussed.Keywords: global energy model, space-based power systems, lunar power ...


    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

  • Developing MATLAB software for PV and battery sizing for lighting projects in Gaza Strip, Palestine

    Recently, with the critical situation of the siege on the Gaza Strip, the need for an alternative energy source instead of traditional energy sources increases day by day, especially as Palestine is considered one of the sunny countries and receives good solar radiation over the year. In this paper, the MATLAB software is developed for sizing process of PV modules and batteries. The developed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar LED ground and paver lights and alternative solution

    The most innovative new lighting product in the architectural industry is the solar-powered LED ground lights. LED lights are a vast improvement over the traditional lights. It would take 48 trees and over 20 years to compensate for the pollution produced by 30 traditional lights. There is no pollution with solar powered lights- the energy source is the sun. Solar-powered LED lights are a more ...


    By SimBio USA, Inc.

  • The photovoltaic boat for eco-tourism development in Koh Rattanakosin

    Every year more than ten million foreign tourists visited Bangkok, Thailand and most of them visited the main historical attraction; Koh Rattanakosin. This research aimed to build a prototype of photovoltaic boat to serve tourists at Koh Rattanakosin, make low noise (70 dBA) and to support the eco-tourism policy. Four hundred twenty persons were surveyed using a questionnaire. Analysis indicated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Consumers' choices among alternative electricity programmes in Geneva – an empirical analysis

    Services Industriels de Geneve (SIG) is a monopoly which delivers natural gas, water and electricity in the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland). A few years ago, SIG offered to Geneva households the possibility to choose among six different types of electricity products. The new electricity products differ particularly because of the origin of their production (natural gas, hydraulic, solar, etc.) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Energy Monitoring System

    Overview Iammeter is commercial energy monitoring system developed by us, to which you can connect your own Modbus energy meter and then start to monitor the electricity usage for your household electricity system, or commercial electricity system, or industrial electricity system or solar system. ...

  • A primogenius study on characterisation of c-Si solar cell

    The use of solar photovoltaic (PV) as distributed energy resources is increasingly being pursued as a supplement and alternative to conventional grid electricity. It has become an important source of energy because of its high reliability, requirement of very little maintenance and capability of generating power with no noise and emissions. Silicon solar cell as renewable energy resource has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy technologies in Nepal

    Nepal, one of the least-developed countries, has a per capita energy consumption of about 336 kilograms of oil equivalent (kgoe), which is much below the world average of 1,474 kgoe. Around 85.27% of the total energy consumption comes from traditional energy resources and only 0.48% from renewable sources. About 40% of the total population has access to electricity. This 40% uses 33% from the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A commercial approach to solar power distribution in India

    In India, approximately 5,000 of 79,000 unelectrified villages, either unapproachable from the grid line or subject to uneconomic viability, are awaiting electricity through SPV power as the only suitable technological option. SPV power, which is expensive in capital cost, although affordable in tariff, is on successful trial through a novel scheme that is subsidy-free. Limited scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Alternative scenarios of the utilisation of renewable energy sources in small prefectures: a case study in Lasithi Prefecture, Greece

    The sector of Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) is growing very fast, with many innovations and applications becoming a reality. The continuous reduction of natural resources has forced all policymakers to turn to alternative energy sources. The total energy (oil and electricity consumption) consumed in the prefecture of Lasithi during the years 1997?2002 in correlation with the RES exploitation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forecasting US renewables in the national energy modelling system

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the US Department of Energy (DOE) forecasts US renewable energy supply and demand in the context of overall energy markets using the National Energy Modelling System (NEMS). Renewables compete with other supply and demand options within the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation, and electricity sectors of the US economy. NEMS forecasts ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can solar sources meet Australia's electricity and liquid fuel demand?

    It is commonly assumed that because of its relatively high solar energy incidence Australia will be able to meet its energy demand from solar sources. However, an examination of evidence on existing and probable future efficiencies and costs indicates that it will not be possible to derive sufficient electricity or liquid fuels to sustain the present high per capita rates of consumption from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable cooling solutions for application in Western Cape Province, South Africa

    The energy demand in building sectors for summer air–conditioning is growing exponentially due to global warming, increased living standards and occupant comfort demands throughout the last decades. Concerns over these environmental changes have begun shifting the emphasis from current cooling methods, to 'sustainable strategies' of achieving equally comfortable conditions in building interiors. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Plus Energy Storage - A guide to maximizing production and profit with a DC converter

    Traditional storage plus solar (PV) applications have involved the coupling of independent storage and PV inverters at an AC bus, or alternatively the use of multi-input hybrid inverters. Here we will examine how a new cost-effective approach of coupling energy storage to existing PV arrays with a DC-to-DC converter can help maximize production and profi ts for existing and new utility-scale ...


    By Dynapower Company, LLC.

  • Concentrating Solar Power

    Technology Overview   By collecting solar energy during daylight hours and storing it in hot molten salt, concentrating solar power technologies like power towers give utilities an alternative method for meeting peak loads. (Warren Gretz)  Concentrating solar power plants produce electric power by converting the sun’s energy into high-temperature heat using ...

  • Night operation of solar chimney power system using solar ponds for heat storage

    An alternative method of heat extraction from salt gradient solar ponds to solar collector is investigated with the aim of night operation for solar chimney power system. Some details of the combined power system integrated with solar ponds and solar chimney power system are also provided. Using a developed mathematical model, theoretical analyses are carried out to investigate the performance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exploitation of renewable energy sources in the Gulf region: fairy tale or challenging opportunity?

    During the last decades the need for development of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in the region of Middle East has been pointed by many researchers and policy makers. Considering the fact that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are well known for their large oil and gas reserves it is not surprising that the contribution of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in their economies has ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How fire can be tamed

    Combustion dies at the interface between breathable air and macroscopic pieces of certain involatile fuels. If fed only them, in a compressed oxygen chamber, it makes an almost sunlike flame that cannot run wild. If upon dilution to manageable coolness the ash drops to the chamber bottom, and from there can be removed without the diluent, true harnessbrokenness is possible. Excess oxygen can be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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