Daniel Gómez-Lorente · Ovidio Rabaza · Fernando Aznar-Dols · María José Mercado-Vargas
This research developed a system that can make factories more independent from the grid. The system enhances efficiency since factory operation is powered by the renewable energy generated during the production process. Winemaking is a key sector that can profit from such a system because wineries can recycle much of the waste from the raw materials employed in wine production. Moreover, the solar energy collected at winemaking facilities can also be used to reduce electricity consumption and thus increase energy efficiency. This study investigated the feasibility of using renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, in wineries in Spain, given the quantity of renewable energy produced in the country. For this purpose, cost-effectiveness, power generation, CO2 emissions and the renewable energy fraction were taken into account. The assumption was that the photovoltaic system was grid-connected. Research results showed a reduction in electrical power costs ranging from 4% to 36%. This reduction was accompanied by an increase in the use of renewable energy of up to 57%. The results obtained are based on self-consumption or net metering policy as well as the production capacity of the winery.

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Small photovoltaic setup for the air conditioning system
E3S Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/20171901020)
The increasing interest in air conditioning systems for residential applications in Poland will certainly increase the demand for electricity during the summer period. Due to this fact a growing interest in solutions that help to lower the electricit...

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Solar Energy Potentials and Benefits in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: A Review of Substantial Issues
Energies 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en11020372)
It is a well-known fact that the fossil fuel industry has dominated the economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries during the last few decades. However, recent developments show that most of the GCC countries plan to increase the share o...

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Water Storage Instead of Energy Storage for Desalination Powered by Renewable Energy—King Island Case Study
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9100839)
In this paper, we scrutinized the energy storage options used in mitigation of the intermittent nature of renewable energy resources for desalination process. In off-grid islands and remote areas, renewable energy is often combined with appropriate e...

Performance Analysis of a Grid-connected High Concentrating Photovoltaic System under Practical Operation Conditions
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9020117)
High concentrating photovoltaic (HCPV) is a promising technique for the practical commercial utilization of solar energy. However, the performance of a HCPV system is significantly influenced by environmental parameters such as solar direct normal ir...

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Numerical analysis of solar updraft power plant integrated with external heat source
MATEC Web of Conferences 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201713101004)
Many countries started to adopt clean energy sources, where solar energy is the first priority. Solar chimney power plant was selected in this study as a system which converts solar thermal energy to electrical power. In this research, hybrid solar c...

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Optimal Placement and Sizing of PV-STATCOM in Power Systems Using Empirical Data and Adaptive Particle Swarm Optimization
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030727)
Solar energy is a source of free, clean energy which avoids the destructive effects on the environment that have long been caused by power generation. Solar energy technology rivals fossil fuels, and its development has increased recently. Photovolta...

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