renewable energy potential Articles

  • Unique and highly innovative ASLEE project - Case Study

    Xanthella is the project leader of the unique and highly innovative ASLEE project. The ground breaking project is using rural renewable energy potential to locally manufacture high-value products. Within the project, Xanthella has further developed its PBR systems to an industrial scale which is the 1000 L Pandora ...


    By Xanthella

  • Renewable energies: between climate protection and nature conservation?

    The use of renewable energies is considered as a key strategy for achieving global CO2-reduction targets. In countries like Germany, where policy support programmes stimulated a dynamic growth of renewables, we had to observe also increasing public concern towards the impacts from RES technologies – in particular wind turbines – on ecosystems and the natural scenery, leading to the question ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Energetic and exergetic assessment of solar and wind potentials in Europe

    This paper deals with a physics–based assessment of renewable energy potential in Europe, particularly solar and wind energy sources, using two literature models. A sensibility analysis with the weather data is first done. Actual temperature, pressure, relative humidity, global radiation and wind speed data are employed to develop energy and exergy maps for Europe, based on iso–areas of land–use. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Harnessing marine renewable energy from Poole Harbour: a case study

    Global warming and its impact on our environment, society and economy is one of the fundamental concerns of our time. In response, the UK Government has implemented numerous targets including the 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on 1990 levels by 2050, and the increase of renewable energy to 15% by 2020. In order to contribute towards these targets, the government may seek to harness ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Renewable energy technologies and the European industry

    The European renewable energy industry has the potential to be a world leader. This has been achieved within the European region for specific technologies, through a set of policy activities at a national and regional level, driven primarily by employment, energy self-sufficiency and industrial competitiveness. Using the experience gained in recent years, European industry has the opportunity to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests

    Production of biogas from different organic materials is a most interesting source of renewable energy. The biomethane potential (BMP) of these materials has to be determined to get insight in design parameters for anaerobic digesters. Although several norms and guidelines for BMP tests exist, inter-laboratory tests regularly show high variability of BMPs for the same substrate. A workshop was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The UK lags behind EU counterparts to achieve 20% renewable energy target

    While some countries have almost hit their targets the UK still has a long way to achieve its 15% renewable energy target by 2020. The EU is more than halfway to reaching its 20% target of generating energy from renewables by 2020, according to new figures published today by Eurostat. The EU's 2009 directive on renewable energy set individual targets for all 27 member states, with a goal for the ...


    By Vital Energi

  • A combined graph theory and analytic hierarchy process approach for multicriteria evaluation of hydrogen energy systems

    Hydrogen is a renewable energy source and has the potential to mitigate the green house gas effect and to meet the increasing global electricity demand. In the present study, a multicriteria methodology is developed by combining graph theory and analytic hierarchy process methods for the evaluation and selection of hydrogen energy systems. The hydrogen energy system alternatives are assessed ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Social representations of intermittency and the shaping of public support for wind energy in the UK

    The practicality of UK renewable energy policy, given the potential impacts of intermittency, has been contested by expert institutions. At the same time, wind energy developments have engendered local controversy and civic campaign groups have emerged at local, regional and national levels. This research integrates these strands in exploring how intermittency is communicated to the public by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Specialty Gas Report - Maximizing the Potential of Gasification Facilities – Simple Solutions, Huge Benefits

    Here and now gasification plants have the functionality to make the hydrogen economy a real possibility. Greatly reducing the cost of hydrogen production by using renewable resources and advanced, reliable processing techniques enables a gasification plant to produce valuable hydrogen product from waste materials. While the technology is available to enable this functionality, however, most ...


    By Verde LLC

  • Implications of renewable energy for women in Sudan: challenges and opportunities

    In Sudan, electricity reaches only about 30% of the population, mainly in urban areas. Hence, a major problem for rural people is the inadequate supply of power for lighting, heating, cooking, cooling, water pumping, radio or TV communications and security services. Petroleum product supplies, including diesel, kerosene and liquid petroleum gas are irregular and often subject to sudden price ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quantitative analysis of technological development within renewable energy technologies

    The technological development of renewable energy technologies is affected by several factors such as policy initiatives, market developments, and learning within the industry. A simplified expression describing this development, i.e. cost reduction as result of accumulated experience, is increasingly being incorporated in models to assess long-term development of renewable energy technologies. ...


    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 ...

  • An analysis of Grenada's power sector and energy resources: a role for renewable energy technologies?

    Presently, Grenada's power sector is fully dependent on fossil fuel imports for meeting the country's electricity demand. Electric utilities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in general, face high cost of electricity generation due to diseconomies of scale in production, consumption and logistical aspects. Grenada's private power monopoly is no exception and the high cost of import ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A review of wind energy developments in India

    Climate change, dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and shortage of electricity have prompted the government to give an impetus to renewable energy sources. Wind energy, with an average growth rate of 30%, is the fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. India has a potential capacity of over 45,000 MW out of which 1869 MW has been extracted from this eco-friendly source. India ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Desertec: slow death or healthy evolution?

    After five years the Desertec Industrial Initiative will cease to exist in its current form. The question for the industry is whether this is a natural progression or a cause for concern. It has been a bumpy few weeks even by the turbulent standards of the Desertec Industrial Initiative’s short history. After a dwindling number of backers earlier this year decided to ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency in Bulgaria

    The interest in renewable energy sources (RESs) utilisation and energy efficiency improvement programmes in Bulgaria reflects the changes in the field of energy policy worldwide and in Europe. Now energy management becomes a great problem of inner policy of Bulgarian government. In the last few years there has been a growing attention to the RESs applications. Bulgaria has one of Southern ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar energy options for renewable energy economies

    The author gives a personal view of how solar energy is developing and should develop, and what we should be looking for in global systems which can be compared against a fossil and nuclear future. The author believes that biomass generation, solar thermal electricity and wind energy have the largest renewable generation potential over the next 15 years. It is important to value the environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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