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May 2011

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 of renewables can be installed onsite, producing energy directly for the building or community rather than having to transport it from power stations elsewhere. Wind generators In suitable locations, integrated wind energy can be an effective source of renewable power generation. Wind speed is greater at height, so this particularly suits tall buildings. Solar power Either photovoltaic panels......

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May 06, 2011

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 to...

May 06, 2011

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 conventional...

May 06, 2011

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 a...

May 06, 2011

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 from...

May 06, 2011

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 ranging...

May 06, 2011

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 produced...

May 05, 2011

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) No...

May 05, 2011

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 the...

May 05, 2011

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 seem...

May 05, 2011

The European wind resource

The European wind resource There is enough wind energy resources to power all of Europe, whose current consumption is 2,900 TWh. Related Post Approved the law for the natural gas sector that p... Productive Activities...

May 05, 2011

European Wind Energy Association-Official scenarios

The electricity production from wind energy and its contribution to meeting European electricity consumption is: 83 TWh in 2005 (2.8% of European electricity demand), to 188 TWh in 2010 (5.5%), to 523 TWh in 2020...

May 05, 2011

International Energy Agency – Official scenarios

International Energy Agency Reference or baseline scenarios are not presented as business-as-usual or fixed outcomes, but typically are used for comparison, and present the theoretical case where no action is taken, which is not considered...

May 05, 2011

European Commission – Official scenarios

European Commission Baseline scenarios provide a reference comparison for a range of alternative scenarios and energy policy options. The reference scenario from IEA and the Commission on wind power are described here. In earlier reports...

May 05, 2011

Official scenarios

For long-term energy scenarios, there are two established authorities. The European Commission has been publishing its long-term energy scenarios since the 1990s. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published its World Energy Outlook which has...

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