Energy for Rural and Island Communities

Energy for Rural and Island Communities

Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Inverness, Scotland, 22-24 September 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editor: John Twidell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190075

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Energy for Rural and Island Communities covers the proceedings of the conference held in Inverness, Scotland on September 22-24, 1980, which aims to gather several professionals concerned with energy supplies for island and rural communities in the 1980s. The papers in this collection are divided into six themes. The first three major topics the papers tackle are the strategy and action in providing energy resource to rural and island communities; the community energy use and generation; and the renewable energy supplies. Other papers discuss several energy sources such as wind, water, and solar. The last part is devoted to presenting papers on development and planning in relation to energy consumption of island and rural communities. This compendium will be invaluable to government and private sectors, educational institutions, and others interested in studying the energy resource, consumption, and generation for island and rural populations.

Table of Contents

  • Topic A Strategy and Action

    A1 Energy for Rural and Island Communities - An Introduction

    A2 Energy for Remote Communities - The Strategy

    A3 Sea Wave Energy for Rural and Island Communities

    A4 Utilization of Waste Heat in a Malt Distillery

    A5 Co-generation of Heat and Power - A Market Opportunity

    Topic B Community Energy

    B1 Energy Use on the Island of North Ronaldsay, Orkney

    B2 Co-operative Electricity Supply - Colonsay

    B3 The Fair Isle Community Electricity Scheme

    B4 Thirty Years Experience of Private Hydro-electric Generation

    B5 Diesel Generation on Scottish Islands by the North of Scotland Hydro-electric Board

    B6 Review of Developments in the Electric Vehicle Field

    Topic C Biomass and Ecosystems

    C1 The Ark Building Project on Prince Edward Island - Canada

    C2 Renewable Energy Supplies and Environmental Issues

    C3 Wood Energy for Local Use

    C4 Fuels from Non-woody Plants

    C5 Wood as a Source of Energy for Rural and Island Communities

    Topic D Wind Energy

    D1 Wind Energy Research Experience of the Reading University Energy Group

    D2 Windpower for Agriculture

    D3 The Development of a Straight-bladed Vertical-axis Wind Turbine

    D4 Aspects of a Wind Energy Conversion System

    D5 Commercial Wind Turbine Generators and their Possible Integration into Weak Networks

    D6 Large and Small Electric Wind Turbines for Isolated Applications

    Topic E Hydro, Solar, and Buildings

    El Appropriate Control Systems for Water Turbines

    E2 Solar Cells in Scotland

    E3 Solar Heat for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

    E4 Solar Water Heater on Iona

    E5 Traditional Houses and Energy use in Barra and South Uist

    E6 A Low Energy House, North Ronaldsay, Orkney

    E7 Low Energy Project - First School at Tidcombe Lane, Tiverton, for Devon County Council

    Topic F Development and Planning

    Fl The Position of a Company Engaged in Small Scale Energy Development

    F2 Alternative Energy and Regional Development

    F3 Government Policy and Alternative Technologies in Rural Areas. Participation Group Discussion

    F4 Practical Application of Wind Power to Rural and Island Communities. Participation Group Discussion

    List of Participants

    Author - Paper Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190075

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