|Community-based energy services||
Community based energy services, as the term suggests, provide heating, cooling and renewable energy to more than one building. It is an alternative to the use of individual energy related systems...
|Concentrating Solar Power||
Concentrating solar power (CSP) systems concentrate the energy from the sun for electricity production. This is done by heating a fluid which is then used to raise steam for a conventional...
|Energy Storage: Compressed Air (CAES)||
Energy storage provides a variety of socio-economic benefits and environmental protection benefits. Energy storage can be performed in a variety of ways. Examples are: pumped hydro storage,...
|Energy Storage: Pumped Storage||
Next to the other energy storage technologies, such as phase change materials, batteries and CAES, pumped hydro is another option for energy storage. Pumped hydro storage uses two water reservoirs...
|Energy Storage: Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES)||
Many storage technologies have been considered in the context of utility-scale energy storage systems. These include:
|Energy tower downdraft||
Energy towers are vertical, hollow towers constructed in dry desert regions with heights of 400 metres or more. Water from nearby sources (such as a sea) is pumped to the top of the tower and...
|Fuel cells for mobile applications||
Fuel cells are used to produce electricity. They are considered a promising technology to replace conventional combustion engines in vehicles. Fuel cells may also replace batteries in portable...
|Fuel cells for stationary applications||
Fuel cells make it possible to efficiently convert the energy stored in several kinds of gases, among which hydrogen and methane, into electricity. Although the concept, according to which fuel...
|Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste for Large-Scale Electricity/Heat||
Thermal gasification of municipal solid waste (MSW) is a chemical process that generates a gaseous, fuel-rich product. This product can then be combusted in a boiler, producing steam for power...
|Geothermal Electricity Production||
Inside the Earth's crust there are several reservoirs with hot water which can be used for heating buildings and/or production of electricity. The process causes relatively little CO2...