renewable energy generation Articles

  • Green ergonomics and green economics: the effect of feed–in tariff schemes on user behaviours and attitudes towards energy consumption

    On 1 April 2010 the UK government introduced 'feed–in tariff' (FIT) legislation to provide incentives for small–scale renewable energy generation, particularly by residential home–owners. This paper investigates the existing knowledge base to consider if living in a property with on–site renewable energy generation may affect user attitudes and behaviours. This knowledge is interpreted from an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How feed-in-tariffs kick-started renewable energy generation

    Since the feed-in-tariffs came into force on 1st April renewable energy generation has become within the reach of far more people than ever ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Development by synergising renewable energy with social services

    This paper explains the idea of a synergism between cutting–edge renewable energy technologies and social services. This is designed to create 'free' services for the public. These 'free' services could occur if 'intensive' renewable energy generation technologies permitted the physical structures housing social services to sell megawatts of electricity. This would act as the income necessary to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grid Connected Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Partnerships

    The objective of this project is to facilitate the deployment of renewable energy and distributed generation technology in India by identifying barriers to deploying renewable energy and distributed generation, and creating strategies for overcoming these barriers. This project will include a peer assessment, site visits in various APP Partner countries, and workshops. A handbook outlining best ...

  • Performance of microbial fuel cells on removal of metronidazole

    The microbial fuel cells (MFCs) are the focus of extensive investigation as one of the promising technologies for renewable energy generation and wastewater treatment. Two-chambered MFCs were designed to investigate the removal of metronidazole and to quantify the effect of antibiotic on the efficacy of energy generation. Using 1,000 mg glucose L−1 containing different concentrations of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The bottom line on renewable energy certificates

    Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide businesses a means to support renewable energy generation and meet clean energy goals. This fact sheet answers some basic questions about RECs and REC purchasing. What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certificates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet ...

  • UK enjoys record year for renewable energy generation

    Provisional government statistics reveal that renewable energy accounted for a record-breaking 29.4% of electricity demand in the UK last year, up from 25% in 2016. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy data also shows that ...

  • 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 ...

  • Renewable energy and the green economy: Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009

    Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the 'Act') received Royal Assent on May 14, 2009. The Act's aim is to foster the growth of renewable energy projects, promote a green economy and energy conservation and to encourage the efficient use of energy. Its scope equals its intended impact on Ontario's energy sector: both are substantial. To realize its objects, the Act creates the ...


    By McMillan LLP

  • Optimal sizing of a hybrid energy system for a semi-arid climate using an evolutionary algorithm

    The use of a genetic algorithm (GA) for optimal sizing of an off-grid hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) is reported. As a pre-feasibility analysis and to determine the appropriate HRES type to be studied, wind energy potential and solar irradiation are first examined for the considered region (Tehran, Iran). These are inputs of the algorithm, and are assessed throughout a year utilising ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy certificates

    What are RECs? Renewable Energy Certifi cates (RECs), also known as “green tags,” “green certifi cates,” and “renewable energy credits,” are tradable instruments which can be used to meet voluntary renewable energy targets as well as to meet compliance requirements for renewable energy policies. A REC is a certifi cate that indicates the generation of one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity from ...

  • Many hamsters: how the EU can enable private firms to provide renewable energy

    This paper investigates the energy investment needs of the European Union (EU), including renewable energy. Europe currently has little or no economic growth, and interest rates are expected to rise. Given the state of many EU countries' economies, this is a good time to encourage investment because - according to Keynesian economics - extra spending can stimulate economic activity. The current ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable electricity costs in Italy: an estimation of the cost of operating in an uncertain world

    The promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is a priority of the agenda of governments in most European countries. The target of renewable energy for Italy, calculated as a share of renewable generation to gross final energy consumption, is set at 17% for 2020 (from 5.2% in 2005). With particular reference to renewable electricity (RES-e) in Italy, its development is often burdened by costs ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable Energy Systems - Case Study

    Overview Generating renewable electricity is an important way to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and many countries are installing wind and solar power plants to help meet targets for cutting CO2. One drawback of these energy sources is their ...


    By Fuel Cell Today

  • Design of optimal power cogeneration for North-east Sri Lanka based on stand-alone renewable energy systems

    This article presents an optimal model to satisfy electricity needs of North-east Sri Lanka (NE-SL). With the absence of indigenous fossil fuel and large-scale hydrologic resources, NE-SL depends on the import of fossil fuel for electricity generation, causing economic and environmental hardships. This article explores a sustainable power generation using a mix of renewable energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Redwood City School District Case Study

    The Redwood City School District’s goals were to reduce operating costs and implement sustainable operating practices. The District developed an energy development strategy with Sage Renewables energy consultants and obtained Proposition 39 funding through the state of California to help fund the project. The usual benefits for renewable energy generation were identified, as well as a need ...


    By REC Solar

  • Clayhill – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm

    Project Outline: Clayhill solar farm, located in Milton Keynes, was officially opened on 26 September 2017 by Claire Perry MP, the UK Minister for Climate Change & Industry. It took 12 weeks to complete and combines the latest in solar and energy storage technology, with 10MW of solar PV co-located with 5 energy storage units totalling 6MW. Anesco’s team ...


    By Anesco Ltd

  • Renewable energy sources for generation of electrical power in developing and emerging nations

    Renewable energy is a viable option for electrical power in developing and emerging nations. In most of these nations, there is a huge demand for energy that far exceeds what the countries are currently able to generate. While some nations are exploring renewable and alternative energy to reduce the impact their energy consumption has on the environment, others are still seeking avenues to boost ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BioEnergy Outlook: Interesting Times

    There is no historical evidence that the expression “may you live in interesting times” is actually a Chinese curse, but, apocryphal or not, it seems appropriate in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election. Regardless of one’s political affiliations, there is no denying that the next few years are going to be interesting. For renewable energy in general that might not always ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Primary energy demand of renewable energy carriers

    This paper is the first part of a two paper series commissioned by the European Copper Institute. It addresses the different primary energy definitions, accounting methods, and their applications with a focus on electricity and heat generation from renewable energy. In addition to renewable energy sources, primary energy factors for electricity from waste, nuclear, and ...


    By thinkstep - A Sphera Company

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