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Intelligent low-cost micro-hydro power emulator for domestic applications

Alarefi, Salma AS and Walker, Stuart D (2015) Intelligent low-cost micro-hydro power emulator for domestic applications. In: 2015 3rd International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC), 2015-12-10 - 2015-12-13.

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Abstract

Microgeneration of hydropower for domestic applications is emerging as a promising technology. However, the amount of energy that can be harvested is still modest. The lack of experimental evaluation systems which emulate the power characteristics of such generators for professional development and research has challenged the growth of micro-hydropower generation. This paper describes a laboratory micro-hydropower emulator for research purposes. The core novelty of the system lies in the use of a 2×2 serial/parallel combination of micro-hydro generators. The system features hydro generation with electronically-controllable water flow rates and allows emulation of different household usages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Microgenration; hydropower; professional development; research; power emulator
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 13:43
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:36
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16516

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