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Gary Bratt Study of Renewable Energy Project Risk Factors Influencing the Insurance Industry
Niall Carroll The Thermal and Rainwater Runoff Performance of an Extensive Green Roof System
Roger Carter The Renovation and Re-commissioning of an AQ500 SODAR System for Use in the Assessment of Urban Wind Energy Applications
Andy Cheng Developing a Methodology to Identify Discrepancies in Comparisons Between Predicted and Actual Energy Use in Non Domestic Buildings: Lews Castle College Case Study
Andres Gabriel Christou Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power System Performance of Plug Power GenCore 5B48 Unit
Venkata Duddumpudi Transcritical CO2 Air Source Heat Pump for Average UK Domestic Housing with High Temperature Hydronic Heat Distribution System
Peter Gent Industrial Waste Heat Energy Recovery Systems – Technology Overview and Approaches for Selection of System
Spyridon Karnezis Identification and Evaluation of Critical Parameters Regarding Thermal Gains and Losses through Building Structures(Spreadsheet Model)
Andrew Kay Evaluating the Performance of Available Computational Codes for Determining the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Wind Turbine Airfoils
Ollie Kelleher Control Aspects of a Diesel Generator Used to Power a SODAR Device
Ross Laird Retrofit of Small Scale Hydro Schemes In Argyll and Bute
Jeremy Laycock Development of a Carbon Footprinting Tool for Domestic Households with Very High Levels of Fuel Poverty(Spreadsheet Model)
Jean Luc Lefaucheur Renewable Energy Strategy for Argyll & Bute Council
Paul Livingstone An Investigation into the Suitability of Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps to the UK Environment with a Swimming Pool Complex Heat Pump Installation
Matthew Martin Performance Optimization of Small Scale Photovoltaics
Ronald Muhumuza Modelling, Implementation and Simulation of a Single-Effect Absorption Chiller in MERIT
Prin Pukrittayakamee Community-scale Integrated Solid Waste Management System
Ewan Spence Characterization of the Operational Efficiency of a Domestic Heat Pump
Olalekan Taiwo Improving the Performance of Solar Stills using Sun Tracking
Menelaos Tamvakologos Hybrid Energy System in Power Plant
Ioannis Tsironis Identification and Evaluation of Critial Parameters Affecting Photovoltaic Performance in Buildings

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Sheikh Ali Electricity Trading Among Microgrids
David Charles Prediction of the Performance of a Contra-rotating Tidal Turbine
Jennifer Clark Analysis of Domestic Energy Conversion Systems
Vijay Dwivedi Thermal Modelling and Control of Domestic Hot Water Tank
John Egbuta Design of a Prototype Hybrid Electrical Serial Drive System for Motor Vehicular Applications
Neeraj Garg Multicriteria Assessment of Alternative Sludge Disposal Methods
Sibel Gultekin Retrofit Design of a Sustainable Eco-Office from an Existing Building
James Johnston An Investigation into the Energy Consumption of Future Office Buildings Around the World
Chayakorn Kunajitpimol Passive House Design in a Tropical Climate
Antonio Luque Performance of a Small Scale Turbine in an Urban Environment
Gordon Robertson Wind-Hydrogen Community on the Isle of Lewis
Rituparna Sinha Smart Control of Residential Buildings

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Ignacio Cortina Gasch Asturian High Voltage Power System Evaluation: Current and Future Situations
Erik Danayev Feasibility of Wind Energy Development in Kazakhstan: Technical-Economic Analysis of Wind Farm Construction in the Almaty Region
Miguel Gallego Gomez Marine Current Turbines: Array Effects
Radek Kaczorowski Automated Interpretation of Boiler Feed Pump Vibration Monitoring Data
Jayanth Krishnappa Active Networks: Demand Side Management and Voltage Control
Lucas Lira Hybrid Heating and Cooling System Optimisation with TRNSYS
Anastasios Markopoulos PCM Performance Optimisation in Buildings Using Active Cooling Systems
Alexandra Poravou Potential Renewable Strategy in Greece
Gina Posladek An Investigation into Using Free Cooling and Community Heating to Reduce Data Centre Energy Consumption
Craig Ross Air Source Heat Pump Installation Performance Review
Graham Ross A Set of Guidelines for a Preliminary Investigation into Using District Heating and Cooling together with Sustainable Buildings in Glasgow
Panagiotis Seferis Investigation of the Ventilated Wall

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Ingrid Liliana Antelo Trigo The Impact of Energy Efficient Solutions and Renewable Electricity Generation in Three Rural Communities in Scotland
Dirichi Chukwu Implementing Renewable Energy Technologies in NHS Dumfries and Galloway
André Fargette Thermal-Hydraulic Modelling of the High Pressure Pre-heater (Nuclear Power Plant Neckarwestheim I)
Richard Forbes Code for Sustainable Homes: An Evaluation of Low Carbon Dwellings
Eric Francisco Energy Buffering for Large Wind Farms
Aeni Hashim Future Great Britain Generation System Reliability in the Presence of Intermittent Renewables
Mohamed Shwan Husami Energy Crisis in Kurdistan and the Impact of Renewable Energy
Pharoah Le Feuvre An Investigation into Ground Source Heat Pump Technology, its UK Market and Best Practice in System Design
Ahmad Fairuz Abd Jamil Market Power in the Great Britain Wholesale Electricity Market
Kara Mackay Energy Efficient Cooling Solutions for Data Centres
Kevin MacLennan Investigating the Potential of Tidal Energy Development in Dumfries and Galloway
André Martins de Martini Hydrogen Production from Biogas: A Model for the H2 SEED Project
Judith Martyns-Yellowe Alternative Use of Waste: A Feasibility Study of an Anaerobic Digestion Plant for Solway Veg Limited
Ioannis Rizos Next Generation Energy Simulation Tools: Coupling 3-D Sketching with Energy Simulation Tools

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Abdul Khaliq Thermal Comfort Modelling of an Open Space (Sport Stadium)
Adolphe Ndayiragije Modelling Study of Energy Use on a Construction Site
Alexander Thomson An Investigation into the Implications of Using Very Wet Biomass as a Fuel
Arnaud Eté Optimisation of the HARI Stand-alone Energy System with TRNSYS
Carina Goepfert An Evaluation of Energy Advice Centres in Scotland
Hee Yau Phoon Generation System Reliability Evaluations with Intermittent Renewables
Iakovos Tzanakis Combining Wind and Solar Energy to Meet Demands in the Built Environment (Glasgow - Heraklion Crete Analysis)
James Glynn Design of a Biomimetic Passive Control for Optimisation of Oscillating Hydrofoils in Tidal Energy Capture
Kirsten Hamilton Feasibility Study: Grain Dust Burner
Malcolm Macdonald A Product-Design Centred Approach to Micro-Wind
Miguel Camino Mendez Feasibility Study of a Biodiesel Production Plant from Oilseed
Shyam Sundar Siva Kumar A Feasibility Study on Use of Alternative Fuels for Construction Site Activities
Tom McCombes Performance Evaluation of Oscillating Hydrofoils When Used to Extract Energy from Tidal Currents

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Alejandro José Alcalá The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre - Energy from Waste project: A sustainable viewpoint
Andrew Walker Exploring the Limits of Demand Side Management
Angela McCann Energy Efficiency in Laboratory Buildings
Chigozie Remy Opara Impact of Carbon Trading on Utilities
David Mudie Expanding the Operational Envelope of Modern Wind Turbine Induction Generators
George Polymenopoulos Modelling Study of the Energy Performance of Greek Educational Buildings
Georgia Bezyrtzi Carbon Footprint of the University of Strathclyde
Kenneth Edem Agbeko Small Scale Wind Turbines: Alternative Power Supply Option for Construction Sites (Appendix 1, 2, 3, 4)
Panagiotis Karnouskos Investigation of the Expansion of the Natural Gas Network and Uses in Greece: the Impending Need for Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Scott Love Tidal Current Turbine Farms in Scotland
Wirot Rattanawiboonsom Improvement of Predictable Model of Methane Recovery within Landfill

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Allan Dickson Modelling Double-Skin Facades
Andrew Miller A Feasibility Study into the Use of Marine Gas Engines for Cogeneration
Andrew Roscoe Demand Response and Embedded Storage to Facilitate Diverse and Renewable Power Generation Portfolios in the UK
Ayman Khalid Elsadig Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings
Catriona McAlister Implementation of Hydrogen Storage on the Wind-Powered Islanded Grid on the Isle of Muck
Craig Nicolson Development of a Ducted Wind Turbine
Francis Akwensivie In the Wake of a Marine Current Turbine
Georgios Takoudis Development of a Monte Carlo Model for Assessing Offshore Wind Farm Cable Reliability and the Worth of Redundancy: A Comparison of Various Collector Configurations
Gordon Day Development of Linear Analysis Tools to Aid Design of Large Scale Wind Turbines
Jean Currie Using Modelling Techniques to Determine the Protection and Control Requirements for Distributed Generation Networks(Appendix)
Kiriakos Antonakis Analysis of the Maximum Wind Energy Penetration in the Island of Crete
Konstantinos Angelopoulos Integration of Distributed Generation in Low Voltage Networks: Power Quality and Economics
Konstantinos Stavridis Feasibility Study in Sewage Treatment Plant Project: Utilisation of Biogas Produced in an Anaerobic Digester
Leanne McMillan The Impact of Public Private Partnership on Energy Efficiency within Scottish Schools
Mark Tamburrini A Feasibility Study for a Micro-Hydro Installation for the Strangford Lough Wildfowlers & Conservation Association
Matthew Geraghty Automatic Site Selection of Anaerobic Digestion Plants: A Sustainable Development Tool
Maureen Cloonan Energy from Waste on the Isle of Mull: A Feasibility Study of an Anaerobic Digestion Plant
Miguel Marques da Silva Solar Air Conditioning Potential for Offices in Lisbon
Nikolaos Nikolaou Deep Water Offshore Wind Technologies
Paul Foote Critique of the Climate Change Debate and the Impact of Energy Consumption on the Instrumental Temperature Record
Paul Tuohy Sustainable Housing
Robin Murray Economic Wave Energy Resource Assessment Methodology & European Assessment
Roy Mclean Electrical System Design for the Proposed One Gigawall Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm
Vassillis Zakopoulos Small Scale CHP in Industry

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Asterios Bouzoukas Renewable Hydrogen Energy System for Household Applications
Beatriz Martinez Piquer A Strategy for the Sustainable Development of the Built Environment for the Mediterranean Climate
Ioannis Papagiannakis Studying and Improving the Efficiency of Water Electrolysis Using a Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyser
Konstantinos Papagiannakis Generating Electricity from a 10MW MSW Combustion Plant in Athens, Greece: A Feasibility Study
Maria Somaraki A Feasibility Study of a Combined Wind-Hydro Power Station in Greece
Patrick Honnor UK Climate Change Programme and Small Businesses
Scott Dwyer Investigation of the Barriers to Building-Integrated Renewables and the Implications for Sustainable Development
Sivakumar Vepakomma Carron Valley - A Case Study for Community Wind Power
Vincent Farrell Analysis of the Utilisation of Renewable Energy for Remote Small-Scale desalination

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Aizaz Aamir Samuel Simulation Modelling of Dynamic Insulation as a Means for Energy Saving and Human Comfort
Angelos Mademlis Wind and Hydro Power System for the Tweed Valley Ecovillage
Bruce Elrick An Investigation of the Use of Building and Environmental Modelling in Practice
Cameron Smith Energy Efficient Operation of Submersible Borehole Water Pumps Using Electrical Variable Speed Drives
Colin Brown A Feasibility Study into a Proposed Micro-hydro Generating Station on the Inverailort Deer Forest Estate
Constantinos Faitatzoglou Investigation of Optimum Flow Rate for PV/T Modules Through a Simulation Using Economic Tools
Evangelos Mantzavinatos The Role of EMS in the Hellenic Power Grid
George Gartzounis Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Technology Integration in Eco-Villages - Tweed Valley Project, Scotland
Georgios Kokogiannakis Assessment of Integrated Simulation in Energy Performance Directive
Helen Stavroulia Socio-Economic Impacts of Biomass Deployment for the Prediction of Heat and Electricity (Spreadsheet model)
Ilias Tsagas Laboratory Evaluation of DC/AC Inverters for Standalone and Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
Mariana Ioannidi Woodchip Fuel Supply Chain: From Forest to Hopper
Murray Henderson Energy Reduction Methods in the Aeration Process at Perth Waste Water Treatment Plant
Noorhelinahani Abu Bakar Modelling of Downdraft Gasifier Using Computational Fluid Dynamics Software - Fluent
Nupur Sengupta Use of Wood as a Fuel in Combined Heat and Power
Robert Currie Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and the Optimisation of the LIMPET 500 on Islay
Sabri Sherif Electricity from Photovoltaics
Scott Goligher Analysis of the Optimisation Potential of an Industrial Boiler
Vanessa Reich de Oliveira The Use of Wind Energy for Electricity Generation in Brasil
Wright William Online Environment and Energy Information Services: Prototype e_Service for Residents and Utilities

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Aggelos Niarhos Internet-based Energy Management Services: Prototype Design of User's Interface
Andrew Peacock The Role of Energy Provision in the Alleviation of Fuel Poverty
Antonis Psarompas Solar Wall Energy Performance Assessment
Carlos Monge Improvement of SHS Projects in Developing Countries
Dimitrios Panapakidis Solar Water Heating Systems Study: Reliability, Quantitative Survey and Life Cycle Cost Method
Efstratios Chaniotakis Modelling and Analysis of Water Cooled Photovoltaics
Ian Macmillan Biomass Evaluation: Including a Case Study on Woodchip Utilisation at Ardverikie Estate, Kinlochlaggan
Ioannis Papapanagiotou Assessing Alternative Ways to Provide Daylight in a Storehouse Using Radiance (Appendix)
Lekkas Nikolaos Fuel Cells: An Emerging Technology for Transport Appl;ication
Mark Hobbins Provision of a Solar Water Heating System for a Large Dwelling
Mark Pettigrew Thermal Analysis of an Industrial Brine Chilling System for the Review of Control and Operating Philosophies, with a Survey of Some Heat Transfer Correlations for Refrigerant Evaporation (Appendix)
Neeraj Mittal Investigation of Performance Characteristics of a Novel VAWT
Thuso Matshameko Preliminary Investigation of Energy Conservation Potential in the Copper-Nickel Mining Industry in Botswana
Wing To Kong An Internet-based Early Warning System

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Aizier, N Integration of photovoltaic panels in solar chimney
Aznar, N B Energy storage in wind energy systems
Baudoncourt, C Feasibility of a 100% renewable energy community at Clachan, Mull of Kintyre
Caeiro, J A Enhancing the economic feasibility of small scale CHP schemes in non-residential buildings through energy storage
Haywood, T Computational and experimental study of flow through storage containers
Kirby, K Considerations for the connection of wind turbines to the Irish electricity network
Robertson, D Technology system analysis and comparison: for energy from waste, MSW and waste paper as fuels
Serrano Aullo, B S Design of a small PV plant (5kWp) for the “Tres Chimeneas” building in Barcelona
Simmons, J Micro cogeneration systems integration in environmentally effective buildings
Tanglakmongkol, M Motivation and information systems in energy management schemes

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Ali, B Management of waste from an oil installation
Bastarrika, M Biomass energy potential assessment in a rural area – South Ayrshire
Batzakis, S Energy savings by CHCP in the hotel sector
Bhardwaj, V S A feasibility study for using waste paper as a solid fuel
Craven, B J Issues in the design of an energy-efficient dwelling
Demetriadis, G PV-Powered impressed current anti-corrosion system for boats
Dubouchet, P Comparison of a phosphoric acid fuel cell and a solid oxide fuel cell
Gillies, R H Sustainability … Are we being educated?
Gupta, S Renewable energy solution in a rural context
Kalantzis, C Implementation of a wind turbine in a sport centre
Karamichalis, I Robustness of modelling an experimental photovoltaic façade
Kolliatsas, C Matching renewable energy sources with small desalination plants
Maitos, A D Cooling with underground air ducts
Tsiogkas, S Electrical power generation using organic Rankine cycle in combination with solar energy
Zurutuza, I Evaluation of energy supply options for sustainable housing - Zolina study, Navarre

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Aris, M S Ducted wind turbines for the urban environment
Balaco, J M S Thermal design and optimisation methods using the concept of ‘exergy’
De Sousa, R G J An applied strategy for energy efficient refurbishments in sports centres
MacKinnon, N The prevention of groundwater pollution at Auchinlea landfill site
Nabil, A Photovoltaics for cathodic corrosion protection
Sánchez Ramírez M Electrification of a saline based dwelling by means of a stand-alone rural energy system
urnquest, S A Domestic CHP: The little engine that could

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Born, F J A methodology for engine testing under simulated urban driving conditions
Drost, D Conduction heat transfer within tube bundles and its influence on the temperature distribution
Gillespie, D An economic analysis of independent power projects
Karatolios, A Overall evaluation of the information technology role in energy management
Kieran, P The use of feedback mechanisms to address cultural attitudes to energy use
Likeng, S Biogas design and assessment for rural Cameroon
McGill, J A study of the work of the Strathclyde Energy Efficiency Advice Centre in the SME Sector
Morbitzer, C Assessment of different passive cooling techniques
Munro, M Procedures for mapping fuel consumption data to gaseous emissions
O’Brien, D J QA methodologies for simulation of the built environment
Sauvage, G The electricity supply industry in the European Union
Suriya, K Numerical methods for predicting transient response of heat exchangers
Sweeney, E Fuel cells: Technology status and prospects for application
Whalley, M J Design and operation of refrigeration plant by system simulation
Wildan, M Temperature-driven diffusion in insulation material

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Cortial, P The world wide web as a tool for education on energy and the environment
Cox, R A communication methodology for the decommissioning of offshore installations
Donnan, K The potential for the development of a biodiesel industry in Britain
Khan, B M A methodology for the comparison of generation technologies
Lefort,H A modelling study in natural ventilation
Lothe, T Renewable resource assessment: a study
Lukanya, M M Waste minimisation
Lumsden, S Reducing energy consumption and cost in buildings
MacKenzie, S A The feasibility of introducing an incineration plant into Glasgow
McCormack, M Investigation of ‘Gasohol’ and magnetic fuel conditioners on I.C. engine performance
Motta, M G F Numerical model of an encapsulated blind system
Pavlidis, V Stand-alone mechanical vapour compression desalination unit powered by a wind turbine
Reynal, V Heat recovery from the engine cooling circuit of a diesel generator
Smith, G Tidal flow energy conversion: Power augmentation using vortices generated by a delta wing
Tesfaye, G System approaches to wood fuel conservation planning - Applications to the Ethiopian energy system
Wallace, M K Gas turbine control
Zalzala, H Moisture permeability and sorption isotherms through hard wood building material

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Beal, G The energy conscious refurbishment of timber-frame buildings
Khandre, D Genetic algorithms for the optimal scheduling of generation systems incorporating renewables
Magee, S Energy resource assessment from waste in Scotland. "What a waste"
Markou, H Dynamic description and modelling of a wind-diesel system for the purpose of control design
Orrock, A Towards optimisation of PVT systems for integration into building facades
Periera, S T The retrofitting problem: A methodology for selecting cost effective energy conservation measures
Price, D E Programme assessment of energy conscious building design
Reilly, E Environmental assessment
Ross, P A feasibility study of the use of photovoltaic panels within the metal finishing industry
Said, N A Economic and environmental evaluation of a passive CHP system
Satharasinghe, C D Grid reinforcements in Sri Lanka
Scott, N The Vietnamese MTD-300 family hydro power unit as appropriate technology
Shamsuzzoha, A Moisture transmission characteristics of porous building materials and interstitial condensation
Shiells, I A Reducing the impact of power supply quality defects at a large modern paper mill
Strachan, C D The impact of facade integrated photovoltaics on non domestic buildings
Tumne, K D Energy conservation potential of compresed air in industry
Zulfanitra, S Short term load forecasting based on application of artificial neural network in Jawa-Bali

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Barker, M Energy management in the hotels industry
Brown, D S Investigation into performance & emissions of a diesel engine operating on various blends of biodiesel
Buchan, P An investigation into the refrigerants of tomorrow
Davidson, A Modelling uncertainty in electricity contracts under spot pricing
Evans, M S Plant modelling and simulation for small renewable energy systems
Hardy, G A A guide to site appraisal, analysis and installation
Harrington, L Data exchange between thermal and lighting simulation models
Kelly, C Effects of thermal bridging
Mandas, D Air flow modelling of atria
McConnell, D C Feasibility of tidal stream energy as a resource for remote communities
McGonigle, A Arable coppice as a renewable energy source
McGougan, M J Wind power planning in central region
McShane, T Air infiltration - the calibration of nodal networks
Meikle, B Dairy waste: burden or asset?
Mumaw, G Resource assessment and utilisation of landfill gas at Greenoakhill
Nigus, E Energy policy and greenhouse effects in the UK
Oldach, R Embedded electricity generation
Parker, D A The technical and economical feasibility of connecting wind energy to the 25kV rail network
Prince, D Energy and the sustainable city - an educational game

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Anderson, C Innovative aerodynamic devices for the control and overspeed protection of horizontal axis wind turbines
Clarke, C The application of planned preventive maintenance to combined heat and power installations
Cronin, D L Monitoring and assessment of air pollution from fuel consumption in commercial buildings
Devitt, M An investigation into niche diesel engine markets for biofuels
Douglas, N G A study of electric vehicle technology for the urban environment
Ferguson, C Small scale steam co-generation
Gilbert, J The existing hydro-electric system and further renewable energy potential at the Ormsary estate
Johnston, D K Transparent insulation material an advanced building envelope component
Kelly, N J Dynamic simulation of building plant
King, M Large scale wind and hydro conjunctive generation
MacDonald, I A Enabling parallel energy and daylighting design
McGradie, L The effects of cold weather payments on house temperatures in Glasgow
MacLeod, M J An investigation of the potential of Computer Aided Learning tools in higher education
MacMillan, D J Economic optimisation of small scale combined heat and power systems
Melnick, O Scrap tyres as fuels, an economic evaluation and feasibility study of a 5MW tyre energy reclamation plant
Morley, D The reclamation and redevelopment of heavily industrialised sites, focusing on the Lanarkshire steel works
Munro, S Information technology systems for regional energy management in Scotland
Norris, A J Bio-diesel, the UK experience, a social economic and environmental assessment of bio-diesel end use in the UK
Veitch, A W Populating cyberspace simulated occupants for simulated buildings
Webber, P H An investigation of the technical and productive aspects of installing grid-connected wind turbines
Wilson, C R An autonomous wind energy conversion system

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Adam, R K The role of energy taxes.
Bamborough, K M Information and information systems for the management of energy in buildings
Cook, I The performance evaluation of a ducted vertical axis wind turbine
Feeney, K H Design options for a low cost, low energy greenhouse for northern latitude climatic conditions
Hands, P E Environmental power systems planning
Hume, A Waste management quality systems and feasibility study of material and energy recovery for Strathclyde University
Millan, W D Evaluation of decision-support systems for energy management
Padden, P J The proposed EEC carbon / energy tax and its implications for the process industries
Scott, A Occupant analysis of the University of Strathclyde's solar residences
Zagarelos, A Energy efficient cooling and building performance

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15 Interesting Renewable Energy Dissertation Ideas For University Students

he need to effectively and efficiently manage our diminishing fossil fuel reserves, and massive changes in the climate are two of the largest challenges our planet is currently facing. To ensure that we have a secured future for us now, and the following generations, there is a widely accepted belief that the time to act is now. We can no longer wait to substantially cut the amount of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, or reduce our consumption of energy. To ensure that this tackling of global warming is a priority, world leaders signed the Kyoto Protocol. By signing this international treaty, countries committed to reduce their emissions of six greenhouse gasses, including carbon dioxide, down to the levels they were at in 1990.

With the rapid increase of the world's population, the possibility of running out of resources is becoming a real worry. Finding new ideas for renewable energy sources keep researchers and scientists diligently working towards a new process that will ensure our energy needs across the globe are met for many years to come. If you are writing your dissertation on renewable energy, here are 15 interesting topics that you may want to consider:

  • Utilizing alternative secondary fluids for indirect refrigeration systems: Investigating and developing the thermophysical properties.

  • The science of porous surfaces: Enhancing and increasing heat transfer.

  • Start-up speeds for concentrated solar power: A comprehensive study into the limitations which have been imposed.

  • Supersonic exit velocities: Experimenting with measured loss in an annual sector cascade.

  • The 50kW heating capacity brine-water propane pump for heat: An experimental evaluation.

  • A thermal energy storage model: Implementation, validation, and verification of sustainability.

  • Integrating a quiet cooling system which is energy efficient and compact into an innovative and novel household product.

  • Optimum operational strategy and design optimization in a polygeneration energy system.

  • Buildings equipped with snow melting or indoor pools: Dimensioning the heat pump systems.

  • Off grid power generation: Building and maintaining a small scale control system.

  • Development processes for self-sustainable housing utilizing a renewable energy source.

  • Optimization and parametric study of a packed rock bed used for the storage of thermal energy and the final cost analysis for various concepts of concentrated solar power storage.

  • Photovoltaic applications: The modeling, development, and validation of an optical concentrating system.

  • Hyperbolic and crossed compound parabolic concentrators: An optical characterization.

  • Heat transfer modeling: Exact morphology and direct pore level macroscopic optical properties of snow based on tomography.

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