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Predicting the power output of distributed renewable energy resources within a broad geographical region
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In recent years, estimating the power output of inherently intermittent and potentially distributed renewable energy sources has become a major scientific and societal concern. In this paper, we provide an algorithmic framework, along with an interactive web-based 

RENEWABLE ENERGY AND RENEWABLE
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ABSTRACT In recent years, increased attention has been directed towards carbon dioxide emissions and environmental impacts, as industrialized countries have had to find ways of reducing energy use in order to meet Kyoto targets. One way in which such a reduction in 

Carbon Price as Renewable Energy Support? Empirical Analysis on Danish Wind Power
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Page 1. Carbon Price as Renewable Energy Support? Empirical Analysis on Danish Wind Power Claire Gavard  a common carbon market ,national renewable energy support policies • Public debt and scarcity of public money • Impact of renewable energy support policies ? 

Adaptive Comfort in Mixed-Mode Buildings: Research Support Facility, National Renewable Energy Lab
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BJECTIVES This project builds on the recent development of new methods for studying Mixed-Mode (MM) buildings, as well as contexts with other means of Personal Comfort Systems (PCS), towards the goal of establishing an adaptive comfort standard with 

Market and Welfare Effects of Renewable Portfolio Standard in the Vertically Differentiated USEnergy Markets
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Energy storage via carbon-neutral fuels made from CO 2, water, and renewable energy
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ABSTRACT Fossil fuels are renewable only over geological time scales. The oxidation, via combustion, of considerable amounts of carbonaceous fuels since the dawn of the industrial revolution has led to a rapid accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere leading to an 

Is 100% Renewable Energy Possible for the UK by 2020?
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ABSTRACT As the threat of global warming increases, the UN has warned that we are dangerously approaching several tipping points where the damage is irreversible, and future generations will be greatly impacted. At this critical time, there is still hope to save 

6.0 Investigating the Mitigation Potential of On-farm Renewable Energy in California: A Case Study of Dixon Ridge Farms
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The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) has been a catalyst for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation and has generated awareness of climate change adaptation in California's agricultural sector. While agriculture accounts for only 6 percent of the state's total GHG 

US Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis
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Executive Summary The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) routinely estimates the technical potential of specific renewable electricity generation technologies. These are technologyspecific estimates of energy generation potential based on renewable resource 

Geographic Distribution of Renewable Energy Sector Industries: An Analysis Using Recent Developments in Industry Concentration Measurement
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ABSTRACT Recent developments in firm location analysis are applied to explore the concentration patterns of firms making up the green energy sectors in 2002 and 2006. A two- step procedure is applied in this analysis. First, Guimares, Figueiredo, and Woodward's 

Optimal Control Models of Renewable Energy Production under Fluctuating Supply
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ABSTRACT The probably biggest challenge for climate change mitigation is to find a secure low-carbon energy supply, which especially is difficult as the supply of renewable sources underlies strong volatility and storage possibilities are limited. We therefore consider the 

Renewable Energy Technologies for Carriage Repair Shops: A Case Study of Two Workshops
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Expert group for modernization of Indian Railways have highlighted the need for Rs. 1000 crores investment in renewable energy projects through Private Public Participation 

Forecasting Russian renewable, nuclear, and total energy consumption using improved nonlinear grey Bernoulli model
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ABSTRACT Forecasts of renewable, nuclear, and total primary energy consumption are essential for a green energy system and the understanding of climate change in a rapidly growing market such as Russia. In this paper, nonlinear grey Bernoulli with power j model 

An overview of the EU Member States support schemes for the promotion of renewable energy sources
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ABSTRACT In this work, an overview of the European Union (EU) Member States support schemes for the promotion of renewable energy sources (RES) is provided. In particular, the status of the electricity generation capacity as well as the RES mixture in the Member 

AEMO 100% renewable energy study: wave energy
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Executive summary In July 2012, CSIRO was contracted by Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to provide information on renewable energy supply and electricity generation opportunities for the East coast of Australia. CSIRO was asked by AEMO to 

Renewable Energy Integration: Technological and Market Design Challenges
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• Developed a stochastic optimization method for efficient reserves deployment in an environment with high renewables penetration• Developed a consistent method for assessing alternative demand response integration strategies (direct coupling vs. market)• 

What drives states to support renewable energy?
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Why do states support electricity generation from renewable energy sources? Lyon/Yin (2010), Chandler (2009), and Huang et al.(2007) have answered this question for the adoption of renewable portfolio standards (RPS) at the US state level. This article 

Renewable energy deployment–do the benefits out-weigh the costs?
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2 METHODS The questions of scale and of system boundaries have to be raised first. In the spatial dimension, the analysis can cover regions, the nation or also international partners. German RE policy can have effects on each of these levels. In our analysis we have 

Supporting renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean: lessons to learn from innovation theory
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Theoretical approaches to innovation have evolved considerably from the linear models proposed in the first half of the twentieth century. Contemporary theories of 'innovation systems' are highly pertinent to the energy sector, yet the policy debate surrounding 

MANAGING THE TRANSITION OF FOSSIL FUELS TO RENEWABLE ENERGY: APPLICATION OF OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION AT SABAH
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ABSTRACT Nowadays, the world is awakening by the fear of peak oil. Since the renewable energy is clean sources of energy that are sustainable and lower environment impact than fossil energy, the renewable energy has been attracting the world scientist, which is worth 

Implementation of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism in India
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with renewable capacity of about 21 GW which constitutes about 11% of total installed capacity. India has a huge renewable energy potential, which is estimated at 85,000 MW 

Renewable Energy Development
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The forecasts by time periods:? 2015–22, 7 million t ce (10% from 227 million t ce)? 2020– 36, 6 million t ce (15% from 244 million t ce)? 2025–54, 0 million t ce (20% from 270 million t ce)? 2030–98, 0 million t ce (32% from 302, 7 million t ce)

Geospatial Analysis of Renewable Energy Technical Potential on Tribal Lands
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This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or 

Feasibility Study for Replacement of Renewable Sources of Energy, in Selected Segments Fars Province
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ABSTRACT Iran has a vast supply of renewable energy resources, but, due to high reliance on the fossil sources of energy, less attention was paid to utilization of renewable energy till now. Fortunately today the importance of renewable energy alternatives are understood, 

Role of Demand Response Resources in Maintaining Grid Stability and Integrating Variable Renewable Energy under California's 33 Percent Renewable 
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In January 2012, California's Demand Response MeasurementEvaluation Committee (DRMEC) 49 asked Navigant Consulting, Inc.(Navigant), to prepare a white paper that would evaluate the possibility of using investor-owned utility (IOU) DR resources to facilitate the 

SUGARCANE-A RENEWABLE SOURCE OF ENERGY FOR MANMACHINE
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Officinarum. It was in existence in Papua New Guinea, for over 12,000 years which is considered to be its original habitat. It spread to South East Asia and India, in course of a few thousand years. India is the home of sugar, where the cultivation of sugarcane and the 

Renewable Energy  Climate Change Newsletter
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The following spreadsheets have been updated on the AgMRC Renewable Energy web basis• fuel vs. grain (annual)• fuel vs. grain (monthly) profitability• ethanol profitability• corn 

Design and Cost Analysis of Hybrid Renewable Energy for Water Desalination in Remote Areas
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ABSTRACT A large proportion of the world's population lives in remote areas that have no access to fresh water sources and not connected to the electrical grid at the same time. The aim of this paper is to investigate the possibility of replacing diesel power generation, 

Challenges for local community development in private sector-led renewable energy projects in South Africa: an evolving approach
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ABSTRACT The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme in South Africa is intended to support the uptake of renewable energy, help address the current energy supply crisis and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Notably, it also requires 

Green Databases Through Integration of Renewable Energy.
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ABSTRACT Recently, a lot of energy efficient techniques have been developed to reduce the usage of the carbon intensive energy (brown energy) of databases. There is a new opportunity to reduce the brown energy usage: renewable energy (green energy) has 

The Costs and Benefits of Renewable Energy in Scotland
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ABSTRACT This report is concerned with the application of cost-benefit analysis to issues of renewable energy development. We focus on experience in Scotland, a country which has experienced very rapid increases in new renewables capacity in recent years, and which 

Renewable Energy and Electricity Prices: Indirect Empirical Evidence from Hydro Reservoir Levels
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ABSTRACT Many countries have introduced policies to stimulate the production of electricity in a sustainable or renewable way. Theoretical and simulation studies provide evidence that the introduction of renewable energy promotion policies lead to lower electricity prices as 

Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme-Solar Hot Water Program Evaluation
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Executive Summary AECOM was engaged by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Federal Government's Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme–Solar Hot Water Rebate (REBS). REBS offered 

Strategic Management in Emerging Industries: Evidence from the Renewable Energy Industry
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Writing this dissertation was an exciting journey. It was challenging and accompanied by ups and downs, but most of all it was a rewarding adventure into the world of academia that I would not want to miss. I enjoyed (nearly) every moment of this project that means much 

Understanding transition–periphery dynamics: renewable energy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
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ABSTRACT Over the coming decades the Highlands and Islands of Scotland will be transformed as new technologies and infrastructures are installed to exploit wind, wave, and tide power. However, interactions between the region-understood as a sociospatial 

Renewable Energy for the Paranal Observatory
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40 The Messenger 148–June 2012 impact on the operational model of Paranal. Connection to the Chilean grid would also not improve the carbon footprint much, once coal dominates the energy mix in Chile. This demonstrates that a real reduction of the CO2 emission can 

Community-Scale Renewable Energy
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1 Cf. Northwest Community Energy, Community Participation in Large-Scale Projects, http:// nwcommunityenergy. org/resources/community-participation-in-large-scale-projects (in the utility-scale context, noting that large renewable projects are considerably less expensive 

ENERGY PRODUCTION SUMMARY FOR tenKsolar RAIS WAVE SYSTEM INSTALLED AT NREL (NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB) IN GOLDEN,
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Conventional flat plate photovoltaic systems depend on uniform illumination within each panel and from panel-to-panel to balance the cell currents. Any shortfall of photo-generated current in a particular cell has a disproportionate impact on the system production. In 

Market Brief: Status of the Voluntary Renewable Energy Certificate Market (2011 Data)
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in which consumers and institutions purchase renewable energy to match their electricity needs on a voluntary basis. Although a full estimate of the size of the voluntary market is 

An Integrated Geovisual Analytics Framework for Analysis of Energy Consumption Data andRenewable Energy Potentials
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ABSTRACT We present an integrated geovisual analytics framework for utility consumers to interactively analyze and benchmark their energy consumption. The framework uses energy and property data already available with the utility companies and county governments 

Correlation Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources for Future Power Preparation in Jeju
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ABSTRACT In order to prepare for the energy crisis, the exploitation of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and water is now in progress. In addition, researchers have developed various kinds of products that use electricity instead of oil. Electric vehicles are  Executive Summary An energy supply is considered renewable if the rate of consumption of that energy form is lower than its rate of natural regeneration. This report provides an overview of the many different sources of renewable energy and the amount of useful 

THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY! RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR–! CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this research is to create an evidence base to inform community renewable energy (CRE) policy and action by community renewable energy groups and support organisations. Four research questions were posed:

A Soft-Switching DC/DC Converter With High Voltage Gain for Renewable Energy Application
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ABSTRACT A soft-switching dc/dc converter with high voltage gain is proposed in this paper. It provides a continuous input current and high voltage gain. Moreover, soft-switching characteristic of the proposed converter reduces switching loss of active power switches 

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Summary On 17 October 2012, the European Commission presented a proposal 1 for adapting EU legislation related to biofuels (the Renewable Energy Directive (RED 2) and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD 3), to also take into account the excess greenhouse gas 

A Report on Application of Power Electronics on Renewable Energy System
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The cost of renewable energy is reducing day by day and its demand is gradually increasing. Most of the power electronics application is in solar and wind energy. Most of the system used in such application produces DC current. For this inverters are required to 

Fuel Cell and Renewable Hydrogen Energy to Meet Household Energy Demand
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ABSTRACT Energy is an inescapable part of today's society and economy. Accomplishment of every work depends on the sufficient and incessant supply of energy. But the conventional fossil energy sources like oil are ultimately limited. Moreover, the increasing demand and 

Collaboration on Renewable Energy Standards, Testing, and Certification under the US China Renewable Energy Partnership
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ABSTRACT During November 2009, the US-China Renewable Energy Partnership agreement was authorized in Beijing by Presidents Obama and Hu from the US and China. One of the principal tasks under this new program is the collaboration of the United States 

The dynamics of renewable energy transition in developing countries: The case of South Africa and India
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ABSTRACT The innovation dynamics in the transition to renewable energy industries in India and South Africa is explored, by examining the development of the two main renewable energy technologies and comparing the transitional approaches. The functions of a 

Can Renewable Energy Sustain Consumer Societies? A Negative Case
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The current discussion of climate change and energy problems is generally based on the assumption that technical solutions are possible and that the task is essentially to determine the most effective ways. This view relies heavily on the expectation that renewable energy 

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The development of an electrostatic wind energy converter (EWICON)
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Abstract-A method of directly converting wind energy into electrical energy is proposed, called an Electrostatic Wind Energy Converter (EWICON). The method is based on transporting electrically charged particles against the direction of an electric field by the

Energy scavenging for mobile and wireless electronics
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Laboratories and MicroStrain, for exam- ple, have recently developed such strain- based energy harvesters for eels that flap in turbulent flow like a flag in the wind.14 Dynamic Unlike magnetic and piezoelectric gen- erators, such electrostatic generators need to be jump-started




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