Micro-generation for 2050: emissions performances of micro-generation sources during operation

Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros, Cipcigan, Liana and Jenkins, Nicholas (2009) Micro-generation for 2050: emissions performances of micro-generation sources during operation. Pollack Periodica, 4 (2). pp. 89-99. ISSN 1788-1994

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Abstract

Micro-generation has the potential of reducing CO 2 emissions from the power sector. This study investigates the emissions performances of some cases of domestic microgeneration during operation. By comparison to the conventional generation options, savings of 10–45% were found, depending on the energy mix. Waste heat recovery by the micro-CHP was found to be the largest carbon saver in this study, along with the zero-carbon wind and photovoltaic micro-generation. Some carbon savings were also attained by avoiding energy losses throughout the transmission and distribution system.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4001 Applications of electric power
Depositing User: Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 15:26
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2017 04:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57512

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