The use of the water element in the energetics of micro-urban development in Slovak Republic and Taiwan R.O.C

Štefan Tkáč, Zuzana Vranayová
2014 Pollack Periodica  
Currently Taiwan and Slovakia import over 90 % of energy consumables annually. Population is concentrated in the major cities which are facing energy deficiency issues. The unregulated development of micro-urban areas is underestimated in both cases so are the energy issues bound with them. Centralized energy sources require long distance wires to support remote areas. Hydro energy is so far the most common, stable and efficient renewable resource in use. Water turbine's efficiency has gone up
more » ... ciency has gone up to 96 %. Proposed new multi-purpose small hydro type is one of the preliminary small scale systems that could be precisely tailored to micro-urban demands. It could stand by for direct use if needed and also use various types of working mediums (e.g. compressed gas, steam, water).
doi:10.1556/pollack.9.2014.1.11 fatcat:e3oiugtmxbfyrbkfrldaxc5tuy