Sustainable electric energy supply by decentralized alternative energy technologies

Zahedi, Ahmad (2010) Sustainable electric energy supply by decentralized alternative energy technologies. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science. pp. 1-10. From: 4th International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, 30 November - 3 December 2010, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Energy is a fundamental component of human lie with strong link to the living standard. It is important to understand that this important human life component is used in a sustainable energy from production, consumption, and environmental point of view is research fields of many researchers around the world. The real question is how energy can be used in a sustainable way and how decentralized alternative sources can contribute to sustainability of energy.

Currently, fossil fuel, world-wide, and nuclear energy, in some countries are the main source of energy in both developed and developing nations. Using these sources, which extract fuels from finite earth resources, is associated with some environmental and social problems. We may have to make some major changes if we wish to address the challenges of sustainable energy. Many pressures are focused on electrical energy, in terms of its supply technologies and efficiencies. These concerns have often been expressed in demands for less use, greater end-use efficiencies, and more reliance on alternative sources such as solar photovoltaic (PV) energy, wind power and other sustainable power supplies.

The objective of this paper is to discuss some of the issues related to current energy structure from sustainability point of view and highlight the opportunities provided by decentralized renewable energy-based distributed generation technologies, for meeting the challenges of a sustainable power supply. A further objective is to present a sustainable energy model as well as the results of a computer simulation program developed for this purpose.

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Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 03:03
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy @ 100%
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