Energy for Rural and Island Communities III

Energy for Rural and Island Communities III

Proceedings of the Third International Conference Held at Inverness, Scotland, September 1983

1st Edition - January 1, 1984

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  • Editors: John Twidell, Fiona Riddoch, Bill Grainger
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161235

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Energy for Rural and Island Communities III contains the proceedings of the Third International Conference held at Inverness, Scotland, in September 1983. The book is organized into 10 parts, separating the same number of topics in the field of energy for rural and island communities, particularly, energy and development; wind energy; photovoltaic systems; and solar energy. The text also covers wave energy, hydro power, biofuels, and geothermal energy. Energy in transport sector and the Energy Act Workshop are also described.

Table of Contents

  • Topic A Energy and Development

    A1 Energy for the poor world

    A2 Experience in New Zealand with small scale energy systems applicable to rural and island communities

    A3 Viable energy developments for highland and maritime regions

    A4 Renewable energy in Danish villages and rural areas

    A5 Biogas production and utilization in Italian agriculture: technical, economic and environmental results

    A6 Designing approach and energy analysis of a wind-driven cooling unit

    A7 Integrated energy supply concept for Fernando de Noronha

    A8 Implementation of a solar pump in a remote village in India: economical and socio-cultural consequences, three years of working experience

    A9 Appropriate biotechnology for rural communities in the developing countries

    A10 Production of animal and vegetable proteins: an integrated approach

    All Large development projects: the Egyptian Italian renewable energy settlement - a working example

    Topic B Wind Energy

    B1 The work of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board in the field of wind turbine generators

    B2 The HWP-300, a medium size wind turbine for isolated communities

    B3 C.E.G.B. 200kW aerogenerator installation at Carmarthen Bay

    B4 A review of small and medium sized wind turbine activities

    B5 Wind-powered electricity generation on Lundy Island

    B6 The installation and operation of a wind turbine on the island of Tristan da Cunha

    B7 Wind power generation on Fair Isle

    B8 A co-operative approach to the design, supply and installation of natural energy systems

    B9 The social and economic implications of wind power development in Orkney, Scotland

    BI0 A wind-powered water desalination plant for a small island community at the German coast of the North Sea - design and working experience

    B11 Experience of 12 volt wind energy at Scoraig

    B12 Autonomous and grid-connected use of wind energy for structure heating

    B13 The stability of combined wind turbine-diesel generator systems

    B14 Experience of the manufacture and testing of small aerogenerators, and a stand-by combustion engine

    Topic C Photovoltaic Systems

    C1 Performance of a small photovoltaic power supply with Ni-Cd storage

    C2 A photovoltaic refrigerator for storage of vaccines and icemaking

    C3 Communal solar photovoltaic systems for rural areas

    C4 Experiences with a deep well solar powered irrigation system for desert development

    Topic D Solar Energy and Buildings

    D1 Energy-conscious housing in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland with a significant passive solar contribution

    D2 Solar motors for developing countries

    D3 Thermal performance of a large room in an energy efficient Hebridean house with emphasis on assessing relationship of high and low thermal capacity linings to heating strategy and internal comfort conditions

    D4 Comparison of the performance of a large solar-assisted crop drier with a non-solar drier

    Topic E Wave Energy

    E1 Wells turbines for navigation buoys

    E2 Tailoring the SEA-Clam wave energy device to meet community needs

    E3 Proposals for Britain's first wave energy power station

    Topic F Hydro Power

    F1 Financial history of a micro-hydro manufacturing project

    F2 The development of small hydroelectric power plant

    F3 A community micro-hydro plant in Colombia

    Topic G Biofuels

    G1 Testing the effectiveness and efficiency of domestic wood burning appliances

    G2 Methane production from lignocellulosic residues in a farm scale system - two years' operating experience

    G3 Biofuel developments in Central Africa: technology transfer from Ireland

    G4 The development of a pyrolysis unit for the conversion of wood and coconut wastes

    G5 Considerations in design and operation of a biogas plant

    G6 Experience in marketing, installing and operating the Lin-ka automatic straw fired boiler systems

    G7 Possible energy sources to increase the standard of living, focusing especially on biomass and charcoal

    G8 Peat as an energy source in Scotland

    Topic H Geothermal and OTEC

    H1 Experience with small-scale geothermal energy systems

    H2 Tropical island applications for ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC)

    Topic I Transport

    I1 Energy conservation in transport for rural and island communities

    I2 Wind turbines for marine propulsion

    Topic J Energy Act Workshop

    J1 Notes by N. R. Lawrence

    J2 The Energy Act and its implications for small-scale private generation

    List of Participants

    Author-Paper Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 482
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1984
  • Published: January 1, 1984
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161235

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John Twidell

Fiona Riddoch

Bill Grainger

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