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Global change synergies and trade-offs between renewable energy and biodiversity

Andrea Santangeli, Tuuli Toivonen, Federico Montesino Pouzols, Mark Pogson, Astley Hastings, Pete Smith, Atte Moilanen
2015 GCB Bioenergy  
However, these differences become reduced when energy potential is restricted by external factors including local energy demand.  ...  Here, we compare recently identified core areas for the expansion of the global protected area network with the renewable energy potential available from land-based solar photovoltaic, wind energy and  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the Kone Foundation [A.S. and A.M.], the ERC-StG Grant 260393 (GEDA) [A.M, T.T. and F.M.P.], and the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence Programme 2012-2017 for support.  ... 
doi:10.1111/gcbb.12299 fatcat:eu6hnxo565dstmiv4phubq53ea

Evaluation of natural conditions for site selection of ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants in Serbia

Dejan Doljak, Gorica Stanojević
2017 Energy  
In recent decades, many countries tend to increase the use of renewable energy sources. Serbia has good natural conditions for the exploitation of solar energy.  ...  At the end, the subject of research was focused on the best ranked parcels, showing the potential electricity generation and the inter-annual variability in energy production based on module temperature  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia [project III47007].  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.03.140 fatcat:na643ctg5vgnvalcy4ga4rssb4

The Problem of Non-Typical Objects in the Multidimensional Comparative Analysis of the Level of Renewable Energy Development

Mateusz Piwowarski, Mariusz Borawski, Kesra Nermend
2021 Energies  
and anti-patterns (European countries).  ...  The level of this development (production of green energy) is determined by the use of a variety of methods, e.g., the methods of multicriteria and multivariate analysis.  ...  of selected European countries in 2001, 2009 and 2018 (VMCM) with respect to the 2009 artificial pattern. 2001 2009 2018 Country Measure Value Class Country Measure Value Class Country Measure Value Class  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14185803 fatcat:rwer6fctdzcatgjkhcvfl3kh24

An autopilot for energy models – automatic generation of renewable supply curves, hourly capacity factors and hourly synthetic electricity demand for arbitrary world regions [article]

Niclas Mattsson, Vilhelm Verendel, Fredrik Hedenus, Lina Reichenberg
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We use ECMWF ERA5 global reanalysis data along with other public geospatial datasets to generate detailed supply curves and hourly capacity factors for solar photovoltaic power, concentrated solar power  ...  The usefulness of our approach is demonstrated by several different case studies based on input data generated by our code.  ...  The potentials are disaggregated by region and resource class, and therefore generate regional cost-supply curves for the downstream energy model. 3) Techno-economic flexibility: The costs, turbine function  ... 
arXiv:2003.01233v1 fatcat:vx3zoe5mlrb4tomwf6sfk6s7hi

An autopilot for energy models – Automatic generation of renewable supply curves, hourly capacity factors and hourly synthetic electricity demand for arbitrary world regions

Niclas Mattsson, Vilhelm Verendel, Fredrik Hedenus, Lina Reichenberg
2021 Energy Strategy Reviews  
We use ECMWF ERA5 global reanalysis data along with other public geospatial datasets to generate detailed supply curves and hourly capacity factors for solar photovoltaic power, concentrated solar power  ...  The usefulness of our approach is demonstrated by several different case studies based on input data generated by our code.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from Swedish Energy Agency 2017-005060, ÅFforsk and the J. Gust. Richert foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.esr.2020.100606 fatcat:jy7jdhexmfddpjxlibz7nagqqq

Spatial Analysis of Renewable Energy in Papua New Guinea through Remote Sensing and GIS

Sailesh Samanta, Sammy S. Aiau
2015 International journal of geosciences  
Rating and weight sum overlay operation is applied to derive potential renewable energy zones in this equatorial country.  ...  The potential renewable energy distribution data can help to establish sustainable energy production in the country.  ...  Surface albedo Earth skin temperature (degree C) Clear sky insolation incident (kWh/m 2 /day) Wind speed (m/s) Class Rating Class Rating Class Rank weight Class Rank weight 0.04 -0.1 1  ... 
doi:10.4236/ijg.2015.68069 fatcat:7l4yrhd3u5ehdnnba5ug7xqmo4

Solar PV Power Potential is Greatest Over Croplands

Elnaz H. Adeh, Stephen P. Good, M. Calaf, Chad W. Higgins
2019 Scientific Reports  
Global energy demand would be offset by solar production if even less than 1% of cropland were converted to an agrivoltaic system.  ...  Where should future solar power installations be placed to achieve the highest energy production and best use the limited land resource?  ...  The aim of this study is to augment the scientific grounds for this discussion by ranking land cover classes according to their solar energy production potential.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47803-3 pmid:31391497 pmcid:PMC6685942 fatcat:pj47lrpgkrcgnjwykyudifuygq

The National Energy Strategy For Saudi Arabia

Ziyad Aljarboua
2009 Zenodo  
In this paper, we present a technical and an economic assessment of several sources of renewable energy in Saudi Arabia; mainly solar, wind, hydro and biomass.  ...  Finally, we take a look at the Saudi petroleum industry and the existing sources of conventional energy and assess the potential of building a successful market for renewable energy under the constraints  ...  We then discuss the economic limitations of non-conventional sources of energy in countries like Saudi Arabia with large oil reserves and heavily subsidized energy markets. II. SOLAR ENERGY A.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1058603 fatcat:zlq7zaap3zff7eu34zvq77cmbq

Multi criteria analysis for groundwater management using solar energy in Moghra Oasis, Egypt

Ebtehal Sayed, Peter Riad, Salwa Elbeih, Mona Hagras, Ahmed A. Hassan
2019 Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences  
Solar energy based on Photovoltaic panels, is being frequently used as a source of energy for groundwater pumping.  ...  Renewable energy is the most promising source of energy and is one of the most important growing industries around the world.  ...  The main objective of this work is to produce a potentiality map for the solar energy in the area of Moghra oasis in the Western Desert of Egypt applying a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) supported by (GIS  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejrs.2019.04.001 fatcat:wvbpvg72tjemll3dua6krdj2hq

An integrated multiple layer perceptron-genetic algorithm decision support system for photovoltaic power plant site selection

Rajkumari Malemnganbi, Benjamin A. Shimray
2022 International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems (IJPEDS)  
There is a need for non-renewable energy sources in generation of power for almost every domestic and commercial purposes. This source of energy helps in the development of a country.  ...  Because of the increasing usage of the fossil fuels and depletion of these resources, our focus has been shifted towards the renewable sources of energy like solar, water and wind.  ...  Loss in solar energy occurs due to the reflection/absorption of solar energy by landmass, oceans, and clouds.  ... 
doi:10.11591/ijece.v12i2.pp1965-1972 fatcat:xauc5srldzfijbz5cr3amnikgq

Infrastructure of Sustainable Energy Development in Pakistan: A Review

Sidra Kanwa, Bilal Khan, Muhammad Qasim Rauf
2020 Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy  
The wind, solar, and biomass of the country are practically capable of ending a power sector collapse caused by demand-supply variances.  ...  Pakistan is an energy-resourceful country with vast and untapped renewable energy sources (RESs).  ...  The solar irradiation received by Bahawalpur region is sufficient to overcome the persistent energy deficit of the country.  ... 
doi:10.35833/mpce.2019.000252 fatcat:422xgurcijhn7oqbgu3ozkxv6e

Renewable energy investment risk: An investigation of changes over time and the underlying drivers

Florian Egli
2020 Energy Policy  
We show that risk premiums and investment risk have declined for solar photovoltaics and onshore wind technologies in all three countries.  ...  A B S T R A C T Building an energy system compatible with the Paris Agreement requires large-scale investment in renewable energy technologies (RET).  ...  Among low-carbon energy generation technologies, solar photovoltaics (PVs) and wind are set to become the (combined) largest source of electricity in a Paris-compatible energy system by 2030 (OECD/IEA  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111428 fatcat:offoy4opqfb5tmcnkfwogqxwme

Renewable Energy Problems: Exploring the Methods to Support the Decision-Making Process

Paula Donaduzzi Rigo, Graciele Rediske, Carmen Brum Rosa, Natália Gava Gastaldo, Leandro Michels, Alvaro Luiz Neuenfeldt Júnior, Julio Cezar Mairesse Siluk
2020 Sustainability  
energy efficiency actions by increasing research on renewable energy sources and strategic energy decisions.  ...  In the current scenario of increasing energy demand and encouraging sustainable development in countries, the energy sector's planning has become more complex, involving multiple factors, such as technical  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors thank INCTGD, CAPES, CNPq, and FAPERGS for the financial support received for the development of this work.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su122310195 fatcat:ktu7gtrrtbc4nn3cieik4zprbu

The Role of Agriculture and Rural Areas in the Development of Autonomous Energy Regions in Poland

Grzegorz Ślusarz, Barbara Gołębiewska, Marek Cierpiał-Wolan, Dariusz Twaróg, Jarosław Gołębiewski, Sebastian Wójcik
2021 Energies  
In many countries, energy security is treated as a priority for the coming decades, and at the same time energy production from the vast majority conventional energy sources does not meet environmental  ...  It was found that the highest RES potential versus energy consumption can be obtained in powiats where the share of arable land and forests exceeds 80%.  ...  Table 2 . 2 Ranking of voivodships according to TOPSIS with renewable energy production and production potential.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14134033 fatcat:mtlkt6fytbgexnvqvx3dbuxmq4

Differential Impacts of Wind Energy on Sustainable Power Generation in Ghana

Jones Lewis Arthur, Patrick Adu-Wiafe
2020 Journal of Power and Energy Engineering  
However, a focus on wind energy may not produce the required results of reducing the energy supply gap due to a preference for solar and natural gas oils.  ...  It also came out that wind energy has the potential to contribute to the overall energy fortunes of Ghana.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the expert contributions of respondents from the Ministry of Energy to the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jpee.2020.810007 fatcat:hfrzwq3oondebc2k7ggfvodihq
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