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Harnessing off-grid renewable energy

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Author: Guy Gadola, Panos K. Chrysanthis

Abstract: This paper explores how to economically harness renewable energy resources that are off-grid or otherwise isolated from customers. Its hypothesis is that under certain conditions, isolated renewable energy resources can be economically harnessed by using unmanned hydrogen-filled airships. Because hydrogen is an energy carrier and a lifting gas, unmanned hydrogen-filled airships can be used to carry hydrogen and cargo simultaneously. Unmanned airships do not have air crews to be put at risk although hydrogen airship safety has been reportedly increased. Furthermore, unmanned airships reduce cost in personnel. Finally, this paper proposes an operational model of hydrogen airships for efficient delivery of hydrogen within a known multiplier of optimum.

Keywords: Air Transportation, Energy Harvesting, Energy Resources, Hydrogen Storage, Intelligent Vehicles, Optimal Scheduling

Published In: 2013 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications

Pages: 927 - 931

Place Published: Madrid, Spain

Year Published: 2013

DOI: 10.1109/ICRERA.2013.6749884

Project: Energy Subject Area: Energy Efficiency

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Sponsor: NSF IIS-1050302, NSF IIS-1050301

Citation:Text Latex BibTex XML Guy Gadola, and Panos K. Chrysanthis. Harnessing off-grid renewable energy. 2013 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications. 927 - 931. 2013. Madrid, Spain. DOI: 10.1109/ICRERA.2013.6749884.