Advances in Energy Research. Volume 21

Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000




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This book highlights recent advances in energy research. The chapters included in this volume include research on nuclear power reactors, specifically small modular reactors (SMRs) for electricity generation; stakeholder participation in local energy-planning and the possible ways of integrating stakeholder participation in current energy planning practices; a comprehensive review of energy sources, and the development of sustainable technologies to explore these energy sources; the modeling and analysis of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fired CCHP system, compared to the conventional method of generating useful energy, which is assumed to be a centralized electricity-only power plant; electrospray deposition method for fabricating organic photovoltaic cells; the application of energy-saving, passive strategies in occupied school building spaces; an evaluation of energy consumption in buildings with complex topology equipped with a HVAC system; and an evaluation of solar thermal technologies and applications.

(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter One
Cleaner and Greener Energy Technologies: Sustainable Development and Environment
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Energy Research Institute (ERI), Forest Road West, Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter Two
Application of the Passive Strategies in Buildings Energy Savings
(Eusébio Z. E. Conceição and Ma Manuela J. R. Lúcio, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal)

Chapter Three
Numerical Simulation of Energy Consumption in a School Building with Complex Topology Equipped with HVAC System
(Eusébio Z. E. Conceição, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Algarve, Campus of Gambelas, Faro, Portugal)

Chapter Four
The Current Status and Perspectives for the Use of Small Modular Reactors for Electricity Generation
(Jorge Morales Pedraza, Independent Consultant on International Affairs, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter Five
A Practical Approach to Stakeholder Participation in Local Energy Management
(Jenny Ivner and Karin Westerberg, Linköping University, Department for Management and Engineering, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, and others)

Chapter Six
Effective Utilization of Liquefied Natural Gas for Distributed Generation
(Alexandros Arsalis and Andreas Alexandrou, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Chapter Seven
Electrospray Deposition Method for Fabricating Organic Photovoltaic Cells
(Takeshi Fukuda, Department of Functional Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan)

Chapter Eight
Evaluation of Solar Thermal Technologies and Applications in India
(U. Sahoo, R. Kumar, P. C. Pant, S. K. Singh and P. Saxena, National Institute of Solar Energy, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, India, and others)


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