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18
May 2011

Albania is located in south-western part ofBalkans peninsula, Southeast Europe.The country is linked with the rest of theworld via land, sea and air routes. Characterized by a distinct mountainous landscape,the average altitude of Albania is 700 meters above the sea. Based on the structure, composition andshape of the landscape, four physical-geographic zones are distinguished: Alps, Central MountainousRegion, Southern Mountainous Region and WesternLowland. The highest peaks are those in the Alpsand the Eastern Mountains (Korabi 2751 m) andthe lowest peaks are located in the western coastarea.The landscape is intersected by the valleys ofVjosa, Devoll, Osum, Shkumbin,......

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Onsite renewables

Onsite renewables Renewable heat and power provision for buildings, developments, estates and communities Use of onsite renewable power generation can lead to significantly lower electricity bills and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. A wide variety...


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Heat networks

Heat networks A heat network distributes heat to several users, just as an electricity grid distributes power. The heat energy produced and recycled by Combined Heat & Power plants during electricity generation can be sold and distributed...


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Combined Heat & Power

Combined Heat & Power Forms of power generation using combustion can generally be made more efficient if the surplus heat is captured and used too. This is called Combined Heat and Power (CHP). In...


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Solar heating

Solar heating Active solar heating systems convert solar radiation into heat which can be used directly. In the Albania uses are primarily domestic water heating and other low temperature heating applications. In hotter climates...


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Heat pumps

Heat pumps These are devices that can extract and amplify heat obtained from a source of thermal energy. There are several types of heat pump. All use the same basic principle of extracting heat...


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Woodfuel for heat

Woodfuel for heat What is Woodfuel? Woodfuel for heat is woody fuel that is burned to generate energy for space heating or hot water. Woodfuel includes logs, woodchip or pellets to be used in applications...


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Geothermal heat

Geothermal heat Heat from the hot core of the earth can be extracted and used in various ways (including ground source heat pumps described separately) Hot dry rocks One form of geothermal energy is...


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