Xiaomin Xu · Dongxiao Niu · Jinpeng Qiu · Meiqiong Wu · Peng Wang · Wangyue Qian · Xiang Jin
Sustainability 2016;8:143

Environmental effects of industries and plants | Environmental sciences | Renewable energy sources

In the background of exhaustion of the traditional fossil energy sources, developing renewable energy has become a strategic choice for China to achieve energy sustainable utilization and energy security. The coordination between renewable energy generation and the traditional power grid is a problem that needs to be solved in the development of the power grid. The three sectors of power generation, transmission, distribution, and scheduling are considered comprehensively in this paper and an evaluation index system for the development of renewable energy and traditional power grid is designed. The traditional method of Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) is improved using the idea of matter element extension, and mathematical model of comprehensive evaluation is constructed. Combined with the development index data of a regional power grid and renewable energy sources in Ningxia province, this paper applied the evaluation model to empirical research. The results show that the model meets the real situation of development of the regional power grid and renewable energy generation and has certain reference and promotion significance.

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Multicriteria Decisions in Urban Energy System Planning: A Review
Frontiers in Energy Research 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2017.00010)
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How might residential PV change the energy demand curve in Poland
E3S Web of Conferences 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20161000059)
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Energy demand and thermal comfort of HVAC systems with thermally activated building systems as a function of user profile
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20172200130)
Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) are a way to use building structure as a thermal energy storage. As a result, renewable energy sources may be used more efficiently. The paper presents numerical analysis of a HVAC system with TABS energy d...

Small photovoltaic setup for the air conditioning system
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20171901020)
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A simulation and simple optimization of a wind-solar-hydro micro power source with a battery bank as an energy storage device
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20171401017)
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Stroitel’stvo: Nauka i Obrazovanie 2016 (https://doi.org/10.22227/2305-5502.2016.3.1)
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Review of Sustainable Energy -- Without the Hot Air by David MacKay (2009)
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Assessing Global Ocean Wind Energy Resources Using Multiple Satellite Data
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South Africa's geothermal energy hotspots inferred from subsurface temperature and geology
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Energy Production from Biogas: Competitiveness and Support Instruments in Latvia
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EPJ Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714302144)
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The Role of Synthetic Fuels for a Carbon Neutral Economy
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Reliable Biomass Supply Chain Design under Feedstock Seasonality and Probabilistic Facility Disruptions
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Integration of Electric Springs and Multi-Port Transformers—A New Solution for AC Microgrids with Renewable Energy Sources
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The Role of Hydropower in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A Review
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The Social Perspective on the Renewable Energy Autonomy of Geographically Isolated Communities: Evidence from a Mediterranean Island
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A Fuzzy-Based Building Energy Management System for Energy Efficiency
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Techno-economic analysis of stand-alone photovoltaic/wind/battery/hydrogen systems for very small-scale applications
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Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.21622/RESD.2017.03.3.284)
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The Economics of Renewable Energy Sources into Electricity Generation in Tanzania
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Towards Stochastic Optimization-Based Electric Vehicle Penetration in a Novel Archipelago Microgrid
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