alternative energy technology Articles

  • Exploring the adoption of alternative energy technologies: a literature review

    This paper attempts to grasp the direction in current and previous published articles in alternative energy adoption literature with a concentration on methods, perspectives, approaches and technologies that have been subject to research. Findings imply that alternative energy technology adoption literature has diversified into various research perspectives which are named in our study as: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Optimal environmental benefits of utilising alternative energy technologies in Jordan

    With rapid population growth and increase in industrial activities, more energy is consumed, resulting in environmental pollution and economic difficulties. Therefore, the need for utilising renewable energy resources has emerged. Although Jordan does not have adequate fuel supplies (90% of its crude oil is imported), it is gifted with alternative resources. Because of the political and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • US Dominance in Alternative Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies

    20 years ago there were very few people who would have thought that international competitiveness to be number one would involve much of anything outside military, aerospace or, computer technologies. The last thing anyone probably expected would be a race to be the top producer of the most efficient and environmentally safe technologies on earth. Yet that is precisely what is taking place right ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Case study - Solar thermal In Louisiana

    Solar Thermal/ORC Application in the USA Site Location: Crowley, LA, United States Thermal Power Available: Up to 650 kWt Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 15-50 kWe Hot Water Input Range: 65-120°C Water Cooling Tower: Up to 600 kWt ElectraTherm partnered with its gulf coast distributor, Gulf Coast Green Energy, to commission a Green Machine for a project sponsored by ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Thermodynamic and exergy efficiencies of magnetocaloric energy conversion utilising industrial waste heat

    An investigation under which conditions industrial waste heat utilised with magnetic energy conversion machines can be a possible alternative to conventional energy conversion technologies is presented. The application of a numerical model leads to the thermodynamic efficiency, the exergy efficiency, and approximate values of the total mass and the total volume of a magnetic energy conversion ...


    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

  • Evaluating advanced automotive energy technologies: a multivariate mobility contribution metric

    Mobility technology is beginning to shift from gasoline-fuelled, internal combustion engines to a variety of alternate fuels and powertrains, including hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. The benefits and/or limitations of many of these technologies are not well characterised by a simple fuel economy metric: mobility is a complex system requiring a multivariate systems measure, especially ...


    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

  • Is nuclear energy an alternative: a case of technology assessment in Oregon

    This paper presents a technology assessment of the technology alternatives to meet Oregon's energy needs while meeting its goals for the environment and consumers. The analysis focused on comparing nuclear power with other sources of energy. Methodologies including Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis, hierarchical decision models and expert interviews were used. This ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technological change, energy consumption, and the costs of environmental policy in energy–economy–environment modelling

    An increasing number of empirical models analyse the economic and environmental impacts of policies that aim at reducing global climate change. Assumptions about technology are found to play a crucial role. Applied energy-economy-environment models propose different approaches to deal with technological change. Bottom-up models take into account many alternative technologies for future energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The battle of batteries: a history of innovation in alternative energy cars

    The paper gives a global view on the historical development of electrical cars. It is a history described in five major waves; the first one starting about 1835 and the last one ending about 2000. With two cases, important aspects of the two last waves are described in detail. The cases are the French VEL car and the Norwegian Think car. They have had their more specific setbacks. Problems in ...


    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

  • Water vapour permeation measurement for PV Solar Cell packaging

    With fears of carbon dioxide causing global warming and diminishing supplies of fossil fuels, a looming energy crisis is affecting all countries.  As a consequence, a great deal of world-wide effort is going into the development of alternative energy technologies.  At present, wind, hydro and geothermal are becoming well established with more niche roles for tidal and solar. The latter ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Water Powered Cars!

    Are you planning to buy a car that will not pollute the atmosphere as much as those old gas guzzling ones your friends own? Well, why do not you look for greener cars? Hybrid cars are the in thing! Yes, it is true, the future has arrived. No more pollution checks, no more petrol pump visits, no more hassles – just plug in your spark plugs. Come let's take a journey into the awesome world of ...


    By Bulkmatech (Pty) Ltd

  • Experimental study on the performance of multi cylinder diesel engine fuelled by hydrogen/diesel blend

    Nowadays, the depletion of conventional fuel and greenhouse issues are the major crisis facing the life of human beings. Hydrogen is expected as one of the most promising renewable energy source to substitute the conventional fuel and meet the stringent emission norms. In this experimental investigation, the performance analysis was carried out on an indirect injection (IDI) diesel engine using ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Costs and Benefits of Energy Efficient Lighting and Technology

    In developed nations, lighting accounts for a large portion of the entire amount of electrical power consumed. In the United States, lighting is responsible for approximately 20% of total electricity consumption. In Canada, up to 50% of the electricity used in residential areas is consumed by lighting. In the US and Canada, lighting accounts for about 35% of the electricity used in commercial ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Ukraine`s Green Tariff: Great news in 2008, but what happens in 2009?

    2009 will be an interesting year for clean and renewable energy investment. On one hand, the global financial downturn plays somber backdrop as funding sources dry up and cash grows hard to find. On the other hand, certain international markets are attacking the credit crunch with heavy new incentive packages that aim to boost investment interest in alternative energy to its highest level ever. ...

  • Rhode Island: little state, big energy efficiency opportunity

    Rhode Island is often the butt of jokes about its size, a lot of them having to do with an inability among residents to screw in electric light bulbs. But when it comes to energy policy, the state has often loomed large, even if few people notice. For example, it was Rhode Island that led the way with electric industry restructuring in the 1990s. California and Massachusetts usually get the ...

  • The energy cost of water independence: the case of Singapore

    Finding alternative resources to secure or increase water availability is a key issue in most urban areas. This makes the research of alternative and local water resources of increasing importance. In the context of political tension with its main water provider (Malaysia), Singapore has been implementing a comprehensive water policy for some decades, which relies on water demand management and ...


    By IWA Publishing

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