TITLE

Model Evaluation of CO2 Reduction Technologies in the Asia-Pacific Region

AUTHOR(S)
Nakata, Hideki; Kaya, Yoichi
PUB. DATE
August 1995
SOURCE
Electrical Engineering in Japan;8/1/1995, Vol. 115 Issue 5, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Global warming is one of the most serious issues in today's world. Various innovative technologies have been proposed for the reduction of CO2 emissions and the mitigation of global warming. They include (1) the WENET project, inaugurated in 1993 by the government of Japan, in which electricity produced by photovoltaic systems in vast areas such as the Sahara Desert, or by hydropower systems, is converted to hydrogen for transport to demand sites, and (2) Steinberg's Hydrocarb process, in which fossil fuels and biomass are coprocessed to produce carbon and methanol. While Japan is resource-poor, it is located relatively close to Southeast Asia and Australia, which are large regions with abundant solar energy. This paper describes an investigation of the prospects for the adoption of these innovative technologies by Japan and surrounding resource regions in the next 30 to 40 years. An optimizing energy model is developed for the purpose, and the simulation results provide several interesting suggestions regarding Japan's future strategy for combating global warming.
ACCESSION #
13714157

 

Related Articles

  • Alternative Energy. Maxon, Andrew // Teen Ink;Oct2002, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p22 

    The article discusses the advantages of solar energy as an alternative to non-renewable energy sources. Information on the amount of energy that the sun can release. It relates how solar energy can help in slowing the greenhouse effect and global warming. It explains how the cost of installing a...

  • Scientists Chart New Horizons. Lewis, Nathan S.; Crabtree, George // Solar Today;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p16 

    The article presents a chart which lists the researchers' future advances in the field of solar technologies including a high temperature solar thermal systems that could enable energy-conversion efficiencies in excess of 60 percent, an "artificial leaf" that produces solar fuel, and a...

  • Solar solutions.  // Natural Health;Feb2005, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p28 

    This article presents information related to solar power generating system manufactured by Blue Link Solar Network. It is a freestanding unit that connects to one's home grid and adds solar power whenever the sun shines.

  • Experimenting with Solar Energy. Roman, Harry T. // Tech Directions;Mar2004, Vol. 63 Issue 8, p18 

    The article provides information on several classroom activities and experiments that can be used by teachers in teaching solar energy. The subject of solar energy offers great opportunity to teach students many aspects of science and technology. It also gives students an experience of...

  • Solar power: A victim of its own success. Solnik, Claude // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);2/10/2006, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p7B 

    The article looks into the high demand of solar energy as an alternative for electric power. Experts says that the sudden shift in solar energy is due to rising electrical rates and other economic factors that affects energy utilities. About 636 solar units were installed by Long Island Power...

  • Arizona sets Solar Course. Spring, Nancy // Electric Light & Power;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p30 

    The article provides information on the Solar Electric Roadmap Study in Arizona. The purpose of the study is to promote the adoption of solar power and to develop a solid solar electric industry in the state. The study estimates that up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar electricity could be...

  • Estimation of technology progression and cost analysis for a floating solar chimney power plant: a special case - Isfahan city in Iran. Nejad, Reza Masoudi; Imanparast, Mohammad // IET Renewable Power Generation;2018, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p928 

    Regarding the growing need for cheap and unlimited energy sources, renewable energies have been considered. Solar energy is one of the main sources of energy. This article studies the performance of floating solar chimney technology for the manufacturing purpose in Isfahan city. In this purpose,...

  • New Jersey Warms Up to "Solar 4 All". Matos, Alfredo Z. // Transmission & Distribution World;Dec2010, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p26 

    The article focuses on the solar-installation program of Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) for renewable energy in New Jersey. The Solar 4 All program aims to increase the availability of carbon-free electric production in the state. The program offers imaginative answers to problems...

  • SOLAR-POWERED SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY TO SUPPLY 30 PERCENT OF ELECTRICAL NEEDS.  // In Business;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p4 

    The article reports that a new residential solar-powered community for the U.S. Army on Oahu, Hawaii will provide about thirty percent of its electrical needs through seven megawatts of photovoltaic paneling. This 1,702-acre community transformation will integrate renewable energy sources and...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics