Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sustainable Energy

Technological Issues, Applications and Case Studies

Edited by Ahmed F. Zobaa

Brunel University London


The sustainable energy sources are potentially employed to substitute petrol fuels in transport engines such as buses and small vehicles. Hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas engines are forthcoming energy carriers for the internal combustion engine, with higher thermal efficiency and less pollutant emissions. The different availability of renewables has allowed various countries to adopt the most appropriate type of renewable energy technology according to their energy source adequacy/abundance. In Taiwan, ocean energy is considered as an abundant source of renewables due to its geographical location as an island. The Taiwanese government has approved the investment to construct an MW-scale demonstration electricity plant. In this book, the Taiwanese ocean energy experience is comprehensively presented. The technical and legal analyses of ocean energy implementation are provided. The challenges that they had to overcome to optimize the utilization of the most available ocean energy potential are discussed. The sustainable transition in South Africa would be a good example for implementing rooftop solar, especially in low-income communities. Apart from the environmental benefits, sustainable energy technologies can boost the socioeconomic level of developing countries. Other advantages may be the continuous supply of energy and creation of new job opportunities. Moreover, sustainable renewable energy sources such as the wind could be employed for generating electricity to operate water purification systems in remote areas. This, in turn, would overcome the health problems associated with drinking water scarcity issues. This book is an attempt to cover the sustainable energy issues from a technical perspective. Furthermore, the sustainable energy applications and existing case studies are helpful illustrations for the broad understanding of the importance of sustainable energy.

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Sustainable EnergyTechnological Issues, Applications and Case StudiesEdited by Ahmed F. Zobaa

Published: December 21st 2016

DOI: 10.5772/62655

ISBN: 978-953-51-2840-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2839-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6689-4

Copyright year: 2016

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11020 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Study of Quasi‐Dimensional Combustion Model of Hydrogen‐ Enriched Compressed Natural Gas (HCNG) Engines

By Fanhua Ma and Roopesh Kumar Mehra


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2. Harvesting Green Energy from Blue Ocean in Taiwan: Patent Mapping and Regulation Analyzing

By Jui-Chu Lin and Wei-Ming Chen


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3. The Use of the Technological Innovation Systems Framework to Identify the Critical Factors for a Successful Sustainability Transition to Rooftop Solar in Low-Income Communities within South Africa

By David R. Walwyn


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4. Flexible Operation of Electric Power Transmission Grids

By Priyanko Guha Thakurta


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5. −5/3 Kolmogorov Turbulent Behaviour and Intermittent Sustainable Energies

By Rudy Calif, François G. Schmitt and O. Durán Medina


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6. Multilayered Solar Energy Converters with Flexible Sequence of p and n Semiconductor Films

By Yuri V. Vorobiev, Iker R. Chávez Urbiola, Rafael Ramírez Bon, Liliana Licea Jiménez, Sergio A. Pérez García, Pavel Vorobiev and Paul Horley


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7. A New Ensemble Probabilistic Method for Short-Term Photovoltaic Power Forecasting

By Antonio Bracale, Guido Carpinelli and Pasquale De Falco


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8. Optimizing Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems: A Review

By Mahmoud Ghofrani and Negar Niromand Hosseini


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9. Clean Water from Clean Energy: Decentralised Drinking Water Production Using Wind Energy Powered Electrodialysis

By Payam Malek, Helfrid M.A. Schulte‐Herbrüggen and Juan M. Ortiz


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