Solar Energy Applications in the Tropics

Solar Energy Applications in the Tropics

SOLAR DECISION MAKING FOR THE TROPICS Jeffrey Cook, Professor of Architecture, Department of Planning, ... ABSTRACT Solar applications are viewed as being a particularly efficient and effective energy source for urban tropical locations ...

Author: B.B.P. Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400979369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 382

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Renewable energy sources such as solar energy were advocated even before the energy crisis in 1973. Subsequent development in solar energy has been remarkable. Indeed it has been one of the most studied and researched topics in recent years. Much of the technology in the utilization of solar energy has been associated with housing and industrial applications, and, to a smaller extent, with commercial use. The nature of the utilization has been related to the philosophy of independence or autonomy in that each housing or industrial unit is made self-sufficient by the installation of solar energy equipment. The general aim of the development of solar energy has been to substitute existing energy sources by solar energy especially among the developed countries in the temperate regions. In developing countries, the application of solar technology has been more acceptable in rural areas where conventional infrastructure is under developed. A different direction is necessary for the development of solar energy in urban areas. Buildings are inter-related, and have been dependent on the conventional infrastructure. The consumption of energy is many times more than that in the rural areas. A new approach to urban development must be generated, and studies should be made on the feasibility and viability of using solar energy for urban settlements.
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Solar Energy Applications in the Tropics

Solar Energy Applications in the Tropics

Proceedings of a Regional Seminar and Workshop on the Utilization of Solar Energy in Hot Humid Urban Development, held in Singapore, 30 October-1 November 1980

Author: B.B.P. Lim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9027715068

Category: Science

Page: 406

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Proceedings of a Regional Seminar and Workshop on the Utilization of Solar Energy in Hot Humid Urban Development, held in Singapore, 30 October-1 November 1980
Categories: Science

Energy and Environment in the Tropics

Energy and Environment in the Tropics

Renewable energy applications are indispensable parts of energy-saving retrofits for achieving NZE building targets. Owing to their high availability and energy poten- tial, solar, and wind sources are considered as suitable renewable ...

Author: Shaharin Anwar Sulaiman

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811966880

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 405

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The tropical zones are dominated by developing countries, which mainly face problematic environmental issues. Different than four-season countries, tropical countries have a continuous summer-like season and therefore they are rich in clean energy sources like solar and biomass. Hence, the mitigations of environment and energy issues in the tropics would require specific understanding and different approach to solutions. This book offers an assortment of studies on scenarios of environment as well as energy demand and power generation technologies in the tropics. Many of the countries within the tropics are highly populated, and this results in various problems related to the environment and energy. The demand for energy in these countries keeps increasing but concurrently there are also environmental issues that require serious attention. As the global concern on the environment is alarming today, the choice of power generation should be of the cleanest possible resource. This various reports on research activities carried out in the tropics on the aspect of environment and energy presented in this book are highly beneficial for those who like to see an improvement in the tropics with regard to environment and energy systems.
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Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts

... Sacramento Municipal Utilities District solar photovoltaic flat panel applications experiment ( 90.8 kW peak ) ... 5 : 9876 ( ALO — 71 ) Concentrating photovoltaics for the tropics ( 162 kW peak electrical and 1020 kW peak thermal ) ...

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ISBN: MINN:30000010506370

Category: Power resources

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Categories: Power resources

Handbook of Food Science Technology and Engineering 4 Volume Set

Handbook of Food Science  Technology  and Engineering   4 Volume Set

Solar energy for crop drying in developing countries. Proceedings of Workshop on Solar drying in Africa, Dakar, 1986, pp. 128–146. 6. J Mumba. Development of a photovoltaic powered forced circulation grain dryer for use in the tropics.

Author: Y. H. Hui

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466507876

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3632

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Advances in food science, technology, and engineering are occurring at such a rapid rate that obtaining current, detailed information is challenging at best. While almost everyone engaged in these disciplines has accumulated a vast variety of data over time, an organized, comprehensive resource containing this data would be invaluable to have. The
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Sustainable Energy Solutions for Remote Areas in the Tropics

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Remote Areas in the Tropics

Desert regions have the advantage of cool nights and the possible use of the low-energy option called evaporative ... In fact, the majority of areas that need cooling the most are located in the tropical belt where solar energy is an ...

Author: Oktoviano Gandhi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030419523

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

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This book covers multifaceted aspects of sustainable energy solutions for remote areas in the tropics, particularly focusing on Southeast Asia. With insights from both the academic world and real-life implementation, readers will gain an overview of the range of energy problems currently facing the remote tropics, and what potential solutions are available. The book provides a detailed overview of various energy needs in the Southeast Asian tropics, a region where a significant portion of the population still lives without access to electricity. It not only addresses technical solutions to the energy problems but also tackles the social and wider implications, offering readers a more holistic understanding of the potential held by renewable energy. The chapters are structured to present first an overview of the problem at hand, and then a description of the technologies that could potentially solve it. Applications of the technologies; business models that are now available or being developed; the impact of the technologies; and future, more sustainable solutions are all discussed. Given its in-depth analysis, the book will be of interest to energy professionals in the tropics, energy policymakers, and students studying sustainable energy.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Food Science Technology and Engineering

Handbook of Food Science  Technology  and Engineering

Solar energy for crop drying in developing countries. Proceedings of Workshop on Solar drying in Africa, Dakar, 1986, pp. 128–146. 6. J Mumba. Development of a photovoltaic powered forced circulation grain dryer for use in the tropics.

Author: Yiu H. Hui

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781574445527

Category: Food

Page: 698

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Categories: Food

Building Design Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates

Building Design  Construction and Performance in Tropical Climates

In tropical countries, the air conditioning system can easily consume up to half of the electricity use of the building ... Currently, appropriate applications of renewable energy in the construction and building industry in the tropics ...

Author: Mike Riley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315470511

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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The design, construction and use of buildings in tropical climates pose specific challenges to built environment professionals. This text seeks to capture some of the key issues of technology and practice in the areas of building design, refurbishment, construction and facilities management in tropical regions. Using a consistent chapter structure throughout, and incorporating the latest research findings, this book outlines: the functional requirements of buildings in tropical climates; the challenges associated with the sustainability of the built environment, building form and whole life performance in the context of a tropical setting; the impact of potentially hostile tropical conditions upon building pathology and the durability of components, structure and fabric; the tasks which face those responsible for appraising the design, condition, maintenance and conservation of built heritage in tropical regions; the facilities management issues faced in tropical climates; and the refurbishment, upgrade and renewal of the tropical built environment. The book is ideal as a course text for students of Architecture, Construction, Surveying and FM as well as providing a sound reference for practitioners working in these regions.
Categories: Architecture

Physics and Technology of Solar Energy

Physics and Technology of Solar Energy

Volume 1: Solar Thermal Applications H.P. Garg, M. Dayal, G. Furlan, A.A.M Sayigh. OPERATING EXPERIENCE WITH SOLAR PONDS IN TROPIcs C. L. Gupta Solar Energy Unit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry 605002 INDIA - 1.

Author: H.P. Garg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400939394

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 609

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The 'fuel crises' in 1972-73 generated world wide effort f6r the search for an Alternative Energy source to fossil fuels. Solar energy waS identified as one of the alternatives to fossil fuels. On one hand the developed countries are trying to maintain their standard of living while the developing countries are trying to solve their industrial, social and economical problems to increase their standard of living. After this period a lot of Research and Development in the field of solar energ'y was carried out both in developing and developed countries and solar energy i. utilized in domestic, agricultural and indvstrial sectors and also in the space. During the period of "Oil Crises" industrialized countries expended their activities in solar energy and substantial progress was made. In f. ew developing countries seperate funding in the field of solar energy R&D was also provided through national and international, organizations. Time has now come when one should . eriously look into the problems and screen, select, adapt, and manage emerging solar energy technology for its use in developing countries. Also the International Organizations will have to play a major role in this direction which may assist building up of a local Solar energy' R&D and manufacturing capabilities in developing countries which should be based ori a long term but on necessary basis.
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Photovoltaic Applications in Rural Areas of the Developing World

Photovoltaic Applications in Rural Areas of the Developing World

1 Photovoltaic Technology PV technology has developed rapidly over the past two decades — from a small- scale ... within or close to the tropics and have ample insolation ( the total daily amount of solar energy reaching the ground ) .

Author: Gerald Foley

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821334611

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 102

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World Bank Technical Paper No. 298. Summarizes the factors that constrain girls schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa and outlines practical ways of designing programs that will accelerate female participation in education in the region. Also available in French: (ISBN 0-8213-3507-3) Stock No. 13507.
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