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Cold climate energy production


Smith, Z and Negnevitsky, M and Wang, X and Michael, K, Cold climate energy production, Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013, 29 September - 3 October 2013, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-6. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725369


Utilization of wind and solar energy at permanent and temporary polar research stations is reviewed in light of the ongoing search for a diesel fuel replacement. Renewable energy sources are available that can help to reduce the need to transport and handle bulk fossil fuels in remote and extreme cold climate regions. Fundamental concepts that underpin these technologies are described, and some of the strategies devised to meet the physical and logistical challenges of cold climate operations are outlined. Factors that limit the penetration of intermittent renewable energy sources are discussed, and the evolution of wind-thermal devices is examined in the context of producing year-round heat and power.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:cold climate regions, solar energy, wind energy, wind thermal energy
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy storage, distribution and supply not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Smith, Z (Ms Zoe Smith)
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
UTAS Author:Michael, K (Dr Kelvin Michael)
ID Code:86717
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-10-16
Last Modified:2014-08-06
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