Technologies for Alternative Energy

Jolley, Ainsley (2006) Technologies for Alternative Energy. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


This paper concentrates on technologies used in alternative sources of energy, which comprise 34.7% of total electricity generated. Paper 8 discusses emissions-saving technologies in relation to the use of fossil fuels in electricity generated. Alternative energy comprises renewable sources of energy (hydro; biomass; wind; geothermal; solar, which includes photovoltaics and solar thermal [concentrating solar power]; and ocean sources, comprising tidal, wave, marine currents, ocean thermal energy and tapping the salt gradient), nuclear power, and waste. The use of renewable sources of energy can be optimised if advanced energy storage systems are developed and employed, so energy storage is another topic covered in this paper.

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Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 290000 Engineering and Technology
Historical > FOR Classification > 0907 Environmental Engineering
Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords technologies; alternative sources; energy; renewable
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