Teijo Palander · Kalle Kärhä
An automatic forest-stand selection method was developed that integrates the procurement of profitable energy sources within a sustainable energy production system. We tested the method using a forest harvester simulator. We found that site-specific estimates of forest characteristics are important when predicting the potential of an energy-wood stand as a renewable energy source. Further, tree parameters can be combined with automatic stem measurements from a multiple-tree harvester to predict the energy-wood biomass in the stands. The selection process uses data from profitability studies. The selection process also uses environmental criteria to ensure that sufficient soil organic matter is left behind and to protect the soil against erosion. The integrated system of the harvester automatically adapts the system’s models and stand-selection rules to account for various site-specific stand parameters. Predicting the profitable and environmentally acceptable yield of stand biomass has great potential in sustainable forest resource management, but managers must decide whether the operational procurement guidelines provided by the stand-selection method is acceptable under their local real-world wood procurement conditions.

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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)
Photovoltaics (PV) in terms of installed capacity play a minor role in the portfolio of renewable energy sources (RES) in Poland. However current market tendencies indicate that residential PV installations are gaining on popularity and may in future...

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Experimenting with earth. Geothermics, non-knowledge and energy transitions as experiments in the wild
Revista Internacional de Sociología 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3989/ris.2017.75.4.17.05)
Non-renewable fossil fuels made possible what has been called the modern world. Given that non-renewable resources are increasingly becoming more and more difficult and costly to extract, the transition to renewable energy sources is a crucial task. ...

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The Government’s Policy in the Field of Hard Coal Mining Restructuration as an Element of Poland’s Energy Security
Polish Political Science Yearbook 2017 (https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2017215)
Coal is the primary energy source affecting Poland’s energy security. It is because deposits of this raw material are available in Poland. Unlike natural gas or oil reserves, which are limited in the country. The high cost of extracting Polish coal i...

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Energetic Communities: Planning support for sustainable energy transition in small- and medium-sized communities
A+BE: Architecture and the Built Environment 2016 (https://doi.org/10.7480/abe.2016.5)
The necessity for transition in the energy sector is beyond dispute and high on the political agendas. Climate change, the depletion of fossil fuels and the vulnerability of economies to resource speculation and unreliable political systems in the pr...

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Risk factors during construction of power plants using renewable energy sources
Vestnik MGSU 2016 (https://doi.org/10.22227/1997-0935.2016.12.79-90)
The authors consider main characteristics of modern development of renewable energy sources (RES). It is dedicated that there are some technical and economic barriers to the widespread use of renewable energy. For example, RES are inconstancy in time...

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The Role of Synthetic Fuels for a Carbon Neutral Economy
C 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/c3020011)
Fossil fuels depletion and increasing environmental impacts arising from their use call for seeking growing supplies from renewable and nuclear primary energy sources. However, it is necessary to simultaneously attend to both the electrical power nee...

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ECONOMY "SMART BUILDINGS" HOUSING
Journal of Process Management. New Technologies 2017 (https://doi.org/10.5937/jouproman5-12730)
In terms of ensuring national security and the security of energy supply and energy sources, such as liquid fuels and gas, as well as energy independence from energy imports and energy, the focus of our strategy to shift towards renewable energy...

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Mechanism of Fiscal and Taxation Policies in the Geothermal Industry in China
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9090709)
Geothermal energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy which is gaining importance as an alternative to hydrocarbons. Geothermal energy reserves in China are enormous and it has a huge potential for exploitation and utilization. However, the deve...

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Optimal Sizing of a Stand-Alone Hybrid Power System Based on Battery/Hydrogen with an Improved Ant Colony Optimization
Energies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/en9100785)
A distributed power system with renewable energy sources is very popular in recent years due to the rapid depletion of conventional sources of energy. Reasonable sizing for such power systems could improve the power supply reliability and reduce the ...

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РАЗРАБОТКА АЛГОРИТМА УПРАВЛЕНИЯ СИСТЕМОЙ ОТОПЛЕНИЯ И ГОРЯЧЕГО ВОДОСНАБЖЕНИЯ С ИСПОЛЬЗОВАНИЕМ ВОЗОБНОВЛЯЕМЫХ ИСТОЧНИКОВ ЭНЕРГИИ
Avtomatizaciâ Tehnologičeskih i Biznes-Processov 2017 (https://doi.org/10.15673/atbp.v10i4.818)
The study analyzed the heating system and hot water supply with  using renewable energy sources. To design an automatic control system for heating and hot water supply, which includes a solar collector, a heat pump and a centralized heating source, t...

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A Comparative Study on Energy Derived from Biomass
The Journal of Engineering Research 2017 (https://doi.org/10.24200/tjer.vol14iss1pp85-93)
The paper promotes sustainable community through empowering the production and utilization of biomass renewable energy. The aim of this paper is to urge societies to adopt sustainable energy practices and resources; the objective is to appraise the p...

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Drying and dryer from the aspect of renewable energy and sustainable development
Tehnika 2017 (https://doi.org/10.5937/tehnika1701061T)
Sustainable development, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental protection are the most pressing questions at the beginning of a new, 21st, century. The most important role of renewable energy in reducing greenhouse gases, increasing e...

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Development of an operation strategy for hydrogen production using solar PV energy based on fluid dynamic aspects
Open Engineering 2017 (https://doi.org/10.1515/eng-2017-0020)
Alkaline water electrolysis powered by renewable energy sources is one of the most promising strategies for environmentally friendly hydrogen production. However, wind and solar energy sources are highly dependent on weather conditions. As a result, ...

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The right to the sun in the urban design
Vitruvio: International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.4995/vitruvio-ijats.2017.7459)
All the initiatives aimed at removing obstacles to the widespread use of renewable energy sources have costs for the Community. May they be economic, such as grants, reductions on taxation, discounts on concession or town planning charges, as prizes ...

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The Social Perspective on the Renewable Energy Autonomy of Geographically Isolated Communities: Evidence from a Mediterranean Island
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9030327)
The use of renewable energy sources can provide a path toward sustainable development and regional energy independence. In particular, renewable-based energy autonomy constitutes a viable option in remote areas. This work presents a survey on the use...

Green Energy for a Green City—A Multi-Perspective Model Approach
Sustainability 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su8080702)
The basis for implementing demands for a green city is the use of, among other things, innovative “clean” technologies. However, it is mostly and directly connected to the increased use of electric energy. Green transport is an appropriate example of...

Energy Policies and Sustainable Management of Energy Sources
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122321)
Sustainability of current energy policies and their mid-term outlooks are investigated. First, an overview is given about the trend of global energy demand and energy production. The share of energy sources and the geographic distribution of demand a...

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Prospective of Societal and Environmental Benefits of Piezoelectric Technology in Road Energy Harvesting
Sustainability 2018 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020383)
Road energy harvesting is an ingenious horizon for clean and renewable energy production. The concept is very compatible with current traffic trends and the ongoing depletion of natural resources. Yet, the idea of harvesting roadway energy is still i...

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REAL OPTIONS ANALYSIS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT SCENARIOS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development 2017 (https://doi.org/10.21622/RESD.2017.03.3.284)
Abstract - With the continuously rising energy demand and much dependence on imported fossil fuels, the Philippines is developing more sustainable sources of energy. Renewable energy seems to be a better alternative solution to meet the country’s ene...

A 100% Renewable Energy Scenario for the Java-Bali Grid
International Journal of Renewable Energy Development 2018 (https://doi.org/10.14710/ijred.7.1.13-22)
Currently, many countries try to satisfy their energy needs with an increasing usage of renewable resources. The general motivations, with varying weighting in the different countries, are ecological reasons, concerns about energy security, and econo...

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Investigating Theoretical PV Energy Generation Patterns with Their Relation to the Power Load Curve in Poland
International Journal of Photoenergy 2016 (https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/3789840)
Polish energy sector is (almost from its origin) dominated by fossil fuel feed power. This situation results from an abundance of relatively cheap coal (hard and lignite). Brown coal due to its nature is the cheapest energy source in Poland. However,...

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