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Issue 5 • May 1987

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  • Alternative energy

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):369 - 370
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  • Development of hot-dry-rock geothermal systems in the UK

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):371 - 380
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    Geothermal developments in the UK are constrained by the stable nature of the local geological regime. However, underground temperatures of over 200°C have been predicted at 5000 m under parts of South-West England and, potentially, elsewhere in the country. Exploitation of this heat source as a possible means of power generation requires the development of a process to sweep water through the ro... View full abstract»

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  • Ocean thermal energy conversion ¿ past progress and future prospects

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):381 - 391
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    An overview is provided of the current status of ocean thermal energy conversion, together with an historical perspective and the progress anticipated in the next ten years. The problems yet to be resolved are briefly described, and the importance of providing risk assessments is stressed so that funding agencies may be persuaded of the commercial prospects for this base-load generating system con... View full abstract»

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  • Tidal power

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):392 - 398
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    The principal tidal power sites around the world are summarised, showing that the UK is fortunate in having three major potential sites. The first use of tidal power for generating electricity was a small scheme near Bristol built 56 years ago. Since then, the 240 MW Rance barrage and the recent 20 MW pilot `Straflo¿¿ turbine installed at Annapolis Royal in the Bay of Fundy are the main schemes bu... View full abstract»

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  • Concept and operating experiences with Eurelios 1 MW helioelectric power plant of the European Communities

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):399 - 406
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    The paper describes the design and operational results of Eurelios, the 1 MW (electrical) solar power plant of the mirror-field/central-receiver type, a project sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities. Construction of the plant was completed by the end of 1980 and was connected to the grid of the Italian National Electricity Generating Board, ENEL, at Adrano, Sicily (Italy), in Apr... View full abstract»

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  • Practical experience of a 50 kWp photovoltaic system supplying power to a dairy farm on Fota Island, Cork, Ireland

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):407 - 412
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    The Fotavoltaic Project is a 50 kWp photovoltaic system used to supply electrical energy to a 250-head dairy farm on Fota Island in Cork Harbour, Ireland. It is one of the fifteen pilot projects, ranging from 30¿¿300 kWp, which have been built throughout Europe under the auspices of the Solar Energy Research and Development Programme of the EEC. The dairy farm was selected because its energy deman... View full abstract»

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  • Operating experience of the Fair Isle wind turbine

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):413 - 426
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    The paper describes the combined wind-turbine and diesel generation scheme installed on Fair Isle in June 1982. The reasons for the choice of the system in use and the preferred mode of operation are given. The main features of the wind turbine and its control system are described in some detail. Some of the problems encountered in service are described as well as the solutions adopted. Three year... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of the CEGB Howden-WTG wind turbine at Carmarthen Bay Power Station

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):427 - 430
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    A 24 m 3-bladed wind turbine was installed for the CEGB at Carmarthen Bay Power Station in 1982. The machine had a high-solidity slow-running rotor which was stall regulated at about 300 kW. Adjustable blade tips were provided for control purposes. Monitoring of the performance of the machine was undertaken using sensors on the wind turbine, in conjunction with anemometers on masts 50 m from the r... View full abstract»

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  • Operational experiences from WTS-3 wind turbine, Maglarp, Sweden

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):431 - 434
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    Operational experiences with a 3 MW wind turbine are described in the paper, covering two years of successful operation after commissioning. The total operation time covered by the paper is 7500 h, and total power production 11 500 MWh, including operation during precommissioning tests. Availability has been 63%. View full abstract»

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  • Power quality measurements on a 24 m windmill

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):435 - 440
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    The 24 m diameter horizontal-axis windmill installed by the CEGB at Carmarthen Bay has exhibited severe power-output fluctuations due to a poorly damped torsional resonance in the drive train. The paper describes measurements undertaken to investigate this behaviour. A simple model is developed which reproduces the important low-frequency features of the power-output autospectrum. View full abstract»

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  • WEG's operational experience with two medium-sized wind turbines

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):441 - 449
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    The Wind Energy Group has been responsible for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of two medium-sized wind-turbine generators. The first of these on Burgar Hill, Orkney, was commissioned in September 1983, and has since operated synchronously with the grid for more than 9700 h (as of January 1987). The machine has a 20 m diameter, 2-bladed horizontal-axis rotor and is rated at 2... View full abstract»

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  • Mod-2 wind-turbine field-operations experience

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):450 - 454
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    The Mod-2 wind-turbine project is a development and research test operations programme sponsored by the US Department of Energy (Office of Solar Electric Technologies), managed by the NASA Lewis Research Center. The development of the turbine was initiated in 1977 under a contract which NASA awarded to the Boeing Engineering Company (now Boeing Aerospace Co.). The three-machine, 7.5 MW Goodnoe Hil... View full abstract»

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  • Book review: Wind Power for the UK

    Publication Year: 1987
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  • Solar photovoltaic and wind power in Greece

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):457 - 463
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    The high energy cost for power supply to the Greek islands, as well as the favourable solar and wind conditions, led to the utilisation of these local energy sources for power generation. On the island of Kythnos, the first wind park of a capacity of 100 kW was installed as well as a 100 kWp solar photovoltaic plant with storage facility. Both plants are grid-connected for parallel operation with ... View full abstract»

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