Role of polygeneration in sustainable energy system development challenges and opportunities from optimization viewpoints

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Rong, Aiying Lahdelma, Risto 2017-05-31T06:01:58Z 2017-05-31T06:01:58Z 2016-01
dc.identifier.citation Rong , A & Lahdelma , R 2016 , ' Role of polygeneration in sustainable energy system development challenges and opportunities from optimization viewpoints ' RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS , vol 53 , pp. 363-372 . DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.060 en
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dc.identifier.issn 1879-0690
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dc.description.abstract A sustainable energy system can be treated as a development of the distributed generation concept. It meets energy demands locally from renewable energy or/and high-efficiency polygeneration production technologies, and is characterized by energy and cost efficiency, reliability, and environmental-friendliness. Distributed energy systems typically use renewable energy resources to supply all energy demands, such as heat, cooling, and electric power in an integrated way. However, it seems that too much emphasis is placed on power and associated renewable energy-based power technologies for dealing with sustainability issues in public discussion and the research community. Often, equally important thermal energy (heat and cooling) and polygeneration are ignored. Polygeneration is an energy-efficient technology for generating simultaneously heat and power as well as other energy products in a single integrated process. Energy efficiency contributes significantly to CO2 emission reduction. This paper discusses the role of polygeneration in a distributed energy system and the contributions of polygeneration to the development of sustainable energy systems. The paper also stresses that efficient decision support tools for sustainable polygeneration systems are important to achieve sustainability. First, the joint characteristic of a polygeneration plant that defines the dependency between different energy products is reviewed. Then, typical methods for dealing with polygeneration systems are reviewed. The review attempts to highlight the complexity of polygeneration systems and potential of polygeneration systems to adjust output of different energy products. Next, the challenges of sustainable polygeneration energy systems are discussed. Then some practices for operating polygeneration plants are discussed. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en
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dc.format.extent 363-372
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 53 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 218 Environmental engineering en
dc.title Role of polygeneration in sustainable energy system development challenges and opportunities from optimization viewpoints en
dc.type Literature review fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.department Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis en
dc.subject.keyword Polygeneration
dc.subject.keyword Energy efficiency
dc.subject.keyword Distributed energy system
dc.subject.keyword Sustainable energy system
dc.subject.keyword POWER PRODUCTION
dc.subject.keyword COMBINED HEAT
dc.subject.keyword SMALL-SCALE
dc.subject.keyword DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
dc.subject.keyword TECHNOLOGIES
dc.subject.keyword ALGORITHM
dc.subject.keyword MODEL
dc.subject.keyword TRIGENERATION
dc.subject.keyword 218 Environmental engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705315117
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.060 info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2017-09-19

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