Energy for Rural and Island Communities III - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080305806, 9781483161235

Energy for Rural and Island Communities III

1st Edition

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

Editors: John Twidell Fiona Riddoch Bill Grainger
eBook ISBN: 9781483161235
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1984
Page Count: 482
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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


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