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06
May 2011

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 conventional power generation the large amount of heat produced as a by-product is lost. Combined Heat and Power technology puts this heat to use, recycling it for use in community heating or for industrial purposes. This makes CHP a much more fuel efficient method of power generation, increasing overall efficiency of fuel use to more than 75% compared......

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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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Downloads EWEA

  No Fuel Briefing (2.1 MB) Industry leaders and key politicians launch “NO FUEL” strategy  (27/02/06) (62 KB) Press Release – Tackling Europe’s energy crisis: wind energy, the “NO FUEL solution” (23/02/06) (113 KB)...


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How many turbines are required?

At the end of 2005, an estimated 47,000 wind turbines were installed in Europe, generating 83 TWh of electricity, equal to about 2.8% of European electricity demand. The average size of turbines delivered to...


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The myth of intermittency

It is widely perceived that because the wind resource is intermittent, the wind technology is not ‘reliable’ enough to be a major power source. Watching a single wind turbine stop and start, it might...


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