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See detail11,8-100% Rural Renewable Energy and Power Supply and its Influence on the Luxembourgish Power System
Norta, David Peter Benjamin UL; Winkler, Christoph; Allelein, Hans-Josef et al

in Energy Procedia (2015), 73

Currently, the majority of countries tries to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels by the introduction of renewable resources in their energy systems. In the following the relatively small ... [more ▼]

Currently, the majority of countries tries to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels by the introduction of renewable resources in their energy systems. In the following the relatively small Luxembourgish electricity system is analysed (0.55 Mio Inhabitants). Current power-system-models mainly focus on larger systems, due to the unavailability of specific consumption-data. Prices and effects on the Luxembourgish power system of different supply scenarios for rural-private households are analysed. A linear optimisation for the minimum-cost of the power-supply of a village with the following renewable energy resources: wind- (max.100 kW), solar-PV- and hydrokinetic-power is made. The electricity-demand scales with the number of inhabitants and agricultural-consumers. The wind-power-potential differs with the location of the village. The solar-radiation is assumed to be the equal over the country, due to the small size of approximately 80 by 50 km. The hydrokinetic turbines complete the supply where a village is located close to a river. The minimum cost of the specific village power-supply is the result of the optimization. The installation- and maintenance-cost of each renewable technology are considered. The whole number of a rural Luxembourgish model villages private households is considered and their electricity contribution to the system is estimated for different renewable energy supply scenarios, namely from 20% to 100% renewable-energy-scenarios. For each scenario the power exchanged from the village to the grid is calculated in 15-min-steps for 9-years, the amount differs widely with the number of applied generation technologies. Due to the high share of imported electricity of about 80% in the recent years, every consideration of national power generation does not harm the supply security. Luxembourg is a good model country to analyse the high share of distributed, renewable generators, due to its structure of rural and civic regions and their effects on a central European region with a high electricity-consumption. [less ▲]

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See detailA Concept to Increase the Bulk Warm Water Production of Ordinary Direct and Indirect Solar-Thermal Systems in Rural India
Norta, David Peter Benjamin UL; Winkler, Christoph; Ingenieure ohne Grenzen, Deutschland et al

in Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal (2015), 13

This paper focusses on the application of modified solar-thermal water-preheating systems used during the cooking process in large institutions in rural India. The goal is to reduce the fuel consumption ... [more ▼]

This paper focusses on the application of modified solar-thermal water-preheating systems used during the cooking process in large institutions in rural India. The goal is to reduce the fuel consumption. As a second step a concept is presented to promote the solution among wider group of people by providing a webpage to calculate the cost benefit analysis for potential users online. The presented solar thermal system was installed in cooperation with regional partners and “Engineers Without Borders India” in 2012 in Adoni in central Andhra Pradesh after a project site exploration in 2011. The system is still in operation and delivers hot water. [less ▲]

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Norta, David Peter Benjamin UL; Winkler, Christoph; Sachau, Jürgen UL et al

Poster (2015, March 10)

Introduction; Currently, the majority of countries tries to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels by the introduction of renewable resources in their energy systems. In the following the relatively ... [more ▼]

Introduction; Currently, the majority of countries tries to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels by the introduction of renewable resources in their energy systems. In the following the relatively small Luxembourgish electricity system is analysed (0.55 Mio Inhabitants). Current power-system-models mainly focus on larger systems, due to the unavailability of specific consumption-data. Prices and effects on the Luxembourgish power system of different supply scenarios for rural-private households are analysed. Methodology; A linear optimisation for the minimum-cost of the power-supply of all villages with the following renewable energy resources: wind- (max.100kW), solar-PV- and hydrokinetic-power is made. The electricity-demand scales with the number of inhabitants and agricultural-consumers. The wind-power-potential differs with the location of the village. The solar-radiation is assumed to be the equal over the country, due to the small size of approximately 80 by 50 km. The hydrokinetic turbines complete the supply where a village is located close to a river. Results; The minimum cost of the specific village power-supply is the result of the optimization. The installation- and maintenance-cost of each renewable technology are considered. The whole number of rural Luxembourgish private households is considered and their power contribution to the system is estimated for different renewable energy supply scenarios, namely from 11,8% to 100% renewable-energy-scenarios. For each scenario the power exchanged from the village to the grid is calculated in 15-min-steps for 9-years, the amount differs widely with the amount of applied technologies. Discussion; Due to the high share of imported electricity of about 80% in the recent years, every consideration of national power generation does not harm the supply security. Conclusion; Luxembourg is a good model country to analyse the high share of distributed, renewable generators, due to its structure of rural and civic regions and their effects on a central European region with a high electricity consumption. [less ▲]

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