Solar energy for high grade thermal applications in the tropical region

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    Abstract

    A substantial part of the energy utilised in the tropics is produced by combustion of fossil fuel and woodfuel. These combustion processes produce greenhouse gases, which have severe effects on the environment. Solar energy resource seems attractive in the tropics because of the extremely high insolation in the region. However, many current devices used in the region, e.g. solar water heaters, are based on low grade solar energy utilisation. The principal energy requirements in the region are for cooking, lighting, potable water, electrical appliances and cooling. Thus solar application is not currently meeting the energy needs of the majority of the people. Consequently, this paper reviews opportunities for high grade solar energy applications, with particular reference to power production. Training, research and development implications are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSolar Engineering
    EditorsD.E. Claridge, J.E. Pacheco
    PublisherASME
    Pages405-410
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventProceedings of the 1997 International Solar Energy Conference - Washington, DC, USA
    Duration: Apr 27 1997Apr 30 1997

    Other

    OtherProceedings of the 1997 International Solar Energy Conference
    CityWashington, DC, USA
    Period4/27/974/30/97

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    solar energy
    tropical region
    tropical regions
    Solar energy
    Tropics
    grade
    combustion
    potable water
    Solar water heaters
    energy
    energy requirements
    insolation
    Incident solar radiation
    fossil fuels
    fuelwood
    greenhouses
    Cooking
    Energy resources
    energy resource
    research and development

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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    Oladiran, M. T. (1997). Solar energy for high grade thermal applications in the tropical region. In D. E. Claridge, & J. E. Pacheco (Eds.), Solar Engineering (pp. 405-410). ASME.
    Oladiran, M. T. / Solar energy for high grade thermal applications in the tropical region. Solar Engineering. editor / D.E. Claridge ; J.E. Pacheco. ASME, 1997. pp. 405-410
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    Oladiran MT. Solar energy for high grade thermal applications in the tropical region. In Claridge DE, Pacheco JE, editors, Solar Engineering. ASME. 1997. p. 405-410