29 May 2018

The rapid growth of renewable energy (RE) is disrupting and transforming the global energy system, especially the electricity industry. As a result, supporters of the politically powerful incumbent industries and others are critiquing the feasibility of large-scale electricity generating systems based predominantly on RE. Part of this opposition is manifest in the publication of incorrect myths about renewable  electricity (RElec) in scholarly journals, popular articles, media, websites, blogs and statements by politicians.

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01 Jan 2017

Abstract: One of the largest threats to future development is climate change. Apparently, the building sector has been the largest source of greenhouse gas production. One prospective solution to this is “green building” that aims to provide environmentally sustainable building in terms of design, construction and maintenance. However, green buildings symbolize the next stage of buildings, and the recent growth of new green building constructions is inadequate to overcome the negative impact of existing buildings.

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13 Sep 2016

One of the major obstacles to improving solar thermal cooling technologies is the high operating temperature requirements of most solar thermal cooling systems. This paper reviews recent advances that could reduce the required heat source temperatures for solar desiccant cooling to the range of 50°C–60°C. These approaches include (i) isothermal dehumidification (e.g. two-stage dehumidification or internal cooled dehumidification) and (ii) pre-cooling of the entry air with ambient heat sinks (e.g. indirect evaporative cooling or geothermal exchange).

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