Energy for Rural and Island Communities - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080272900, 9781483190075

Energy for Rural and Island Communities

1st Edition

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

Editors: John Twidell
eBook ISBN: 9781483190075
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 264
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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


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