renewable energy development Articles

  • Renewable energy development and utilisation in China: opportunities and challenges

    China is the largest developing country and the second largest energy-consuming and CO2-emitting country in the world. China has already regarded renewable energy development and utilisation as a critical element of their sustainable energy strategy. In this context, China's renewable energy development and utilisation will have important implications for the world energy market development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Notus Clean Energy LLC – Cape Cod, MA - Case Study

    The owners of a Falmouth, MA industrial park parcel saw the potential in 2004 for a utility-scale wind turbine sited in a large, well-elevated location. A large turbine could supply electricity for the complex and create surplus power that could be delivered back to a regional utility. Despite receiving more than 100 letters of support from residents and businesses, the proposal required five ...

  • Walmart turning to thin-film solar for new installations

    Walmart (Bentonville, AR) announced that it plans to expand its renewable energy development initiatives through the adoption of thin-film solar technology at a number of its solar power development sites. The company is in the process of adding solar generating systems at 20 to 30 facilities in California and Arizona, and many of these sites will feature thin-film technology, the ...

  • Renewable energy potential of developing countries: the drivers towards a green economy (a case study from Uzbekistan)

    Many countries have realised the importance of a transition to a green economy and have formulated precise scenarios, although the main emphasis relies on the application of renewable energy technologies. Considering the contemporary economic prosperity of developing countries, there is a great demand to enhance the infrastructure of investment for renewable energy as developed nations have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • INFORSE-Europe opinion on renewable energy support in the EU

    The EU countries have agreed to work for the target that 20% of Europe’s total energy use shouldcome from renewable energy by 2020. If implemented, this will stimulate evolution of the wholeenergy sector towards more sustainable solutions.It is essential for the success of this that the support mechanisms for renewable energy areeffective and that they lead to development of renewable energy in ...

  • The promotion and development of renewable energy technologies: current status and pattern of use in Nepal

    This paper presents the current status and pattern of use of Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) in Nepal. The importance of the renewable energy development paradigm is considered in the overall context of national development by supplying the energy requirements of rural areas by the use of available biomass resources whilst also protecting the environment. The RETs popular in the rural energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Creating an Enabling Framework for Renewable Energy for Re-Deployment in the Partnership

    This project will help to improve the quality of both the resource information and the tools for assessing the technical and economic potential for renewable energy development, which will greatly enhance opportunities for broad deployment of renewable energy and distributed generation technologies in Partner countries. It will also develop improved tools for applying resource information ...

  • 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

  • Socio-economic aspects of an off-grid SPV power supply system in an island village in India

    The electrification of five villages in Sagardeep island in south Bengal by the West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) with lighting and power by Solar Photo-voltaic (SPV) devices, in line with the concept originating more than three decades ago and culminating in launching countrywide rural electrification, is clearly a successful venture. But there are distinct implifications. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Philips Lightolier – Fall River, MA - Case Study

    Founded in 1904, Philips Lightolier has long been an innovator in the electric lighting industry with its headquarters located in Fall River, MA. Philips Lightolier is a leader in the development of energy-efficient lighting and controls, from high performance fixtures, to smart controls, and the integration of electronics. New fixtures introduced by several different company brands achieve more ...

  • Wellesley College – Wellesley, MA - Case Study

    In 2008, college officials set four goals as sustainability priorities on this 500-acre campus, including initiatives to improve landscape, conserve water, reduce waste and energy use. A related project would create a "Green Center" near west campus athletic facilities, serving as a model for students and providing an ongoing educational resource. Classic red brick buildings and new facilities ...

  • Rethinking the green recovery through renewable energy expansion

    The world today is facing the worst economic and environmental crises in generations. Hence, we need policies that can stimulate recovery and at the same time reach the sustainability. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP et al., 2008; UNEP, 2009a, 2009b, 2011) and many economists (e.g., Barbier, 2009a, 2009b, 2010; Edenhofer and Stern, 2009; Robins et al., 2009) advocate the need for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Calverton, NY - Case Study

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sought to build renewable energy at public facilities to reduce operating expenses and be more self-reliant. Boreal evaluated locations, recommended appropriate technologies to address energy demand, costs and aesthetic concerns. For Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island, the visitor center and public-area lighting is delivered by a 92-kW photovoltaic ...

  • Museum of Science – Boston - Case Study

    Each year, millions of visitors come to the Museum of Science – in Boston, only Fenway Park draws more people. This nationally-renowned center dates to the mid-1800s as a resource to teach and demonstrate how technology and science affects daily living. The museum enjoys a high-profile location along the Charles River, between Boston and Cambridge. Facilities include an IMAX theater and a 2 ...

  • The all-electric house: past and future

    It is possible today, to construct a house of comparable cost to a conventional one that will gain all of its energy from renewable energy sources. However, there are very few examples of such houses. This paper argues that the slow take up of these ideas has a parallel with the development and spread of electricity in the UK at the start of the 20th century. It also suggests actions that should ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An incumbent vs. a new entrant: a Porter's five forces tale of a powerful electricity provider vs. a green energy retailer

    This article has two themes: the energy (electricity) industry and strategy from a Porter's five forces framework. The concept of the various types of energy provided by electricity companies in Australia is becoming a hot topic, due to the sustainability movement. While EnergyAustralia, an incumbent, has dominated the industry for a long time, new entrants like JackGreen, focusing primarily on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grounding Green Power: bottom-up perspectives on smart renewable energy policy in developing countries

    Developing Countries in the Renewable Energy Transformation In order to meet the intensifying climate challenge, the global energy system must undergo a fundamental transformation, with a rapid increase of renewable energy worldwide. Developing countries are at the forefront of this challenge, since they are expected to add around 80 percent of all new electric generation capacity ...

  • Meridian - Case Study

    Increasing productivity and building credibility with transparent energy and greenhouse gas management Meridian’s business strategy involves the integrated development, generation and retail of electricity, offshore development of renewable energy and innovation in energy services. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a fundamental part of their renewable energy ...


    By Sphera

  • The role of renewable and non-renewable sources for meeting future UK energy needs

    Provision of sufficient, affordable and secure energy is very crucial for modern economies. Countries across the world are facing energy challenges one way or the other. This article discusses the present energy scenario of the UK and the emerging challenges it is facing. Various options available to address these challenges have also been analysed in terms of energy security and diversity in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CSP faces new California siting limits in DRECP

    The publication of the Preferred Alternative draft of the much-awaited Desert Renewable Energy and Conservation Plan (DRECP) brings both hope and consternation to supporters of clean energy in California. DRECP would close approximately 20 million acres of a 22 million acre area of California desert lands to large-scale renewable energy development, while still allowing renewable development on ...


    By New Energy Update

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