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New renewable energy supply system for implementing zero energy building and control method thereof

A new renewable energy supply system for implementing a zero energy building comprises: a concentrated solar power generation device that converts solar energy into electrical energy by amplifying light emitted from a light source using a lens or a reflector; a hot-water supply device that includes a solar heat collection device and a first geothermal heat pump device and supplies energy for hot-water supply, wherein the solar heat collection device has a heating medium that exchanges heat with the concentrated solar power generation device, and the first geothermal heat pump device supplies heat or cold-heat energy using a geothermal heat source or heat sink; and a cooling and heating energy supply device that includes a second geothermal heat pump device and supplies energy for cooling and heating, wherein the second heat pump device supplies heat or cold-heat energy using a geothermal heat source or heat sink.

Publication number: WO2016085154A1 | Search similar patents

Method for installing renewable energy power generation equipment

[Problem] To provide: an apparatus for simply and inexpensively installing renewable energy power generation equipment such as a solar cell panel, with no limit on the installation location; and a method for using the apparatus. [Solution] This method for installing renewable energy power generation equipment includes the following steps: (1) preparing a location for installing at least one container for accommodating a heavy weight to stably secure the renewable energy power generation equipment by laying the equipment flat or embedding the equipment, the container having a top surface that is open or that can be opened, and at least a part of the side surfaces thereof being formed from a net and/or punched metal; (2) installing the container in the installation location, or conveying the container to the installation location; (3) securing a renewable-energy-power-generation-equipment-securing means to the container in order to secure or removably secure the renewable energy power generation equipment to the outer surface of the container, so that the container is capable of supporting the weight of the renewable energy power generation equipment; (4) accommodating the weight inside the container; and (5) securing the renewable energy power generation equipment to the renewable-energy-power-generation-equipment-securing means.

Publication number: WO2016084916A1 | Search similar patents

Renewable energy unit having a simplified connector technology

The present invention relates to an electronic device including an energy module (19) connected to an inverter system (100), said energy module including a plurality of means (18) for generating electricity from renewable energy which are connected in series, said means (18) for generating electricity from renewable energy being combined into a group (22), characterized in that the inverter system includes a plurality of control circuits (40), each control circuit being connected to a group of means (18) for generating electricity from renewable energy such that each group (22) of means for generating electricity from renewable energy can be separately controlled.

Publication number: WO2013135777A2 | Search similar patents

Small scale renewable energy power generating apparatus

An apparatus uses mechanical means to allow low volume, intermittent air or water or other energy sources to provide electrical power through a power train connected to an electrical generator.

Publication number: US9048706B1 | Search similar patents

Apparatus and method for renewable energy system

A renewable energy system comprising a solar panel that is adapted to be mounted on a structure and convert solar energy into electrical energy, a windmill that is adapted to be mounted on the structure and convert wind energy into electrical energy, and a means for shutting down the renewable energy system that is adapted to automatically shut down the system in the event of an emergency. A method for a renewable energy system comprising providing a renewable energy system and converting renewable energy into electrical energy.

Publication number: US9347689B1 | Search similar patents

Device for drying fuel

The device (2) has a dryer (6) for receiving granular and wet fuel (4), and a heating device with a heat exchanger (18) for heating the fuel within the dryer. The heat exchanger is thermally connected with renewable energy sources such as solar heat energy source (8) and geothermal energy source (10). The heat exchanger is connected with the geothermal energy source for pre-heating and the solar heat energy source for reheating. The dryer is a fluidized-bed dryer for forming a fluidized-bed for the dried fuel.

Publication number: EP2196756A1 | Search similar patents

Process and device for energy production from renewable raw materials

A process is disclosed for converting vegetable-bound solar energy, for achieving a high degree of efficiency and for creating an ecologically and economically compatible system characterised by the association of product manufacturing and energy production lines. The by-products of the manufacturing steps represent energy carriers and are converted in a central energy production plant into thermal and electric energy that can in turn be used to carry out the manufacturing steps.

Publication number: WO9632460A1 | Search similar patents

Display substrate and display device

The present invention relates to the technical field of displays. Disclosed are a display substrate (4) and a display device having the display substrate, the display substrate (4) comprising a photoelectric conversion element (3) converting optical energy into electrical energy, and the photoelectric conversion element (3) can be a solar cell. The display substrate and the display device can decrease consumption of external power to save non-renewable resources.

Publication number: WO2015100884A1 | Search similar patents

Renewable energy trust system and method

A renewable energy trust system and methods of using same are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a renewable energy trust is funded and the trust funds or a portion thereof are used to develop renewable energy.

Publication number: US2009125436A1 | Search similar patents

Interface for renewable energy system

An improved interface for renewable energy systems is disclosed for interconnecting a plurality of power sources such as photovoltaic solar panels, windmills, standby generators and the like. The improved interface for renewable energy systems includes a multi-channel micro-inverter having novel heat dissipation, novel mountings, electronic redundancy and remote communication systems. The improved interface for renewable energy systems is capable of automatic switching between a grid-tied operation, an off grid operation or an emergency power operation. The interface provides for monitoring and for detecting performance and/or faults in power sources such as photovoltaic solar panels.

Publication number: US2014266289A1 | Search similar patents

Rec credit distribution system and method

A method for promoting recycling from a fund established with revenue generated from the sale of environmental and/or power generation attributes by an entity producing renewable energy. The method comprises providing a point system by which a recycling consumer is credited for recycled materials collected. Further, the method provides for a reward system for redemption of points accumulated by the recycling consumer, the reward system including redeemable fund certificates drawn against the fund. The method further includes collecting recyclable materials from the recycling consumer and crediting an account in the name of the recycling consumer based on the quantity and/or quality of the recyclable material collected. Then the method provides for awarding fund certificates to the recycling consumer upon the accumulation of a sufficient point level.

Publication number: US2008086411A1 | Search similar patents

Fossil-fuel power generating equipment, renewable energy power generating plant, and control method for same

Fossil-fuel power generating equipment is provided with a gas turbine power generating apparatus (100) that converts energy from the heat of reaction of fuel into electrical power, a wind power generation predicting unit (400) that calculates predicted power generation output for a wind power generating apparatus (10) at a future set time, a target calculating unit (511) that calculates a targeted power generation output for the gas turbine power generating apparatus (100) at the set time on the basis of the predicted power generation output, an instruction calculating unit (512) that calculates an instruction amount (150) for the gas turbine power generating apparatus so that the power generation output from the gas turbine power generation apparatus (100) becomes the targeted power generation output, and an instruction output unit (515) that outputs the instruction amount (150) to the gas turbine power generating apparatus (100) earlier than the set time by the response delay of the gas turbine power generating apparatus (100). Accordingly, it is possible to effectively suppress changes in the total power generation output from a renewable energy power generating apparatus and a fossil-fuel power generating apparatus.

Publication number: WO2014002274A1 | Search similar patents

Renewable energy operated hydrogen reforming system

An application applying mixed use of conventional hydrocarbon fuel with renewable energy sources for hydrogen production presents an optimal balance between economics and environmental benefits for any long-range implementations. A hydrogen production system incorporates the use of electricity from renewable sources in hydrogen reforming plants for various functions to achieve better environmental performance. The hydrogen production system includes the compression of hydrogen for high-pressure storage and an electrical heating supply for an endothermic reforming process of producing hydrogen from an input fuel. The compressed hydrogen, produced using renewable energy sources, also provides a means of stored mechanical energy, Another hydrogen production system utilizes a conventional chemical reforming process to provide leveled hydrogen generation together with electrolysis from the fluctuating renewable energy sources, which also provides low cost hydrogen generation, good environmental performance and commercial dependability.

Publication number: EP1606216A2 | Search similar patents

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