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IEE Proceedings A - Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews

Issue 5 • June 1980

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  • Future energy concepts

    Publication Year: 1980
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  • Energy analysis of wave and tidal power

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):274 - 278
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    Energy requirements for building wave and tidal-power systems have been estimated. For wave-power systems, the relationship between energy requirements and extraction efficiency is examined. It is found that a point of maximum net output is reached, beyond which further increases in extraction efficiency result in decreased net energy. Energy analysis thus identifies a limit on the energy which co... View full abstract»

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  • Economic assessment of the renewable energy sources

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):279 - 288
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    The paper considers possible approaches to the economic assessment of the renewable energy sources in electricity supply. The major ways in which renewables may contribute to the UK electricity supply system are stated and quantified, and the major differences and similarities between renewables and conventional electricity generating plant types are discussed. An introduction to a method of econo... View full abstract»

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  • Economic and operational implications of a complex of wind-driven generators on a power system

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):289 - 295
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    An assessment is presented of the technical and economic implications of integrating a sizeable complex of aerogenerators into a power system. An important economic and operational factor is the variable and uncertain nature of the wind. However, it is shown that the effects of the more rapid fluctuations are largely mitigated by the incoherency of different machine outputs; a diversity factor is ... View full abstract»

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  • System-reliability studies for wave-energy generation

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):296 - 300
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    A study is being undertaken in the United Kingdom of means of developing the potential of the large wave-energy resource around the coast, in particular, that to the west facing the Atlantic. Derivation of the mean annual energy to be expected involved knowledge, not only of the wave climates, conversion efficiency characteristics of the proposed devices and of the power transmission system, but a... View full abstract»

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  • Wave energy

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):301 - 307
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    Wave-energy studies to date have aimed at producing outline system designs and realistic estimates of their performance and costs. The original devices, which included simple inshore systems, bulky floating `oscillating-water-column/air turbine¿¿ systems and technically complex devices like the duck, have resulted in net generating cost estimates of 10¿¿30p/kWhe, the main differences being in prod... View full abstract»

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  • Recent progress on ducks

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):308 - 319
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    Until the end of 1978, the team at Edinburgh put most of its effort into small-scale laboratory tests with increasing levels of hydrodynamic realism. Some test results show that the requirement for rigidity of the duck backbone is much lower than was predicted, and that in waves with lengths of twenty diameters and more, there are considerable benefits to be derived from controlled backbone moveme... View full abstract»

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  • Heat-pump applications to single-family dwellings-an analysis by computer model

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):320 - 325
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    When introducing new kinds of advanced heating systems and energy conservation measures in buildings it is important to have an appropriate model to compute the impact both on the energy demand of the house and on the electric energy system. A heating system and its interaction with the heated house and the indoor and outdoor climate is extremely complex. This is especially so when the heating ene... View full abstract»

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  • Fossil-fuel heat pumps for domestic, commercial and industrial space heating

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):326 - 329
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    The advantages of using a fossil-fuel heat pump (f.f.h.p.) compared with an electric heat pump are explained, and performance discussed. Full application of f.f.h.p.s to space heating could reduce the UK primary energy demand by up to 20%. Various types of f.f.h.p. are described and their performance is estimated. The OUERG/Lucas Aerospace gas-fired heat pump is described in detail, and preliminar... View full abstract»

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  • Advantage of incorporating geothermal energy into power-station cycles

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):330 - 335
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    The generation of electricity from low-temperature geothermal sources has been hampered by the low conversion efficiencies of Rankine cycle operating below 150¿¿C. In the paper, the author shows how the electrical output derived from a geothermal borehole may be substantially improved on that expected from these cycles by incorporating the geothermal heat into a conventional steam-cycle power stat... View full abstract»

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  • Implications for the UK of solar-power satellites(s.p.s) as an energy source

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):336 - 343
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    Rapid depletion of fossil-fuel resources is leading to increased interest in alternative energy sources. The sun's radiation in space is a continuously available, virtually nondepletable and environmentally benign source of energy which could be made available on earth by the s.p.s. concept. This paper describes the concept currently under evaluation in the USA, and also in Europe (particularly in... View full abstract»

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