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
dc.contributor.author Rong, Aiying
dc.contributor.author Lahdelma, Risto fi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-21T09:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-21T09:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Rong, Aiying & Lahdelma, Risto. 2016. Role of polygeneration in sustainable energy system development : Challenges and opportunities from optimization viewpoints. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 53. 37. 1364-0321 (printed). DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.060. en
dc.identifier.issn 1364-0321 (printed)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28062
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. en
dc.format.extent 37
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 53
dc.rights © 2016 Elsevier. This is the post print version of the following article: Rong, Aiying & Lahdelma, Risto. 2016. Role of polygeneration in sustainable energy system development : Challenges and opportunities from optimization viewpoints. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 53. 37. 1364-0321 (printed). DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.060, which has been published in final form at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032115009235. en
dc.subject.other Energy en
dc.subject.other Environmental science en
dc.title Role of polygeneration in sustainable energy system development : Challenges and opportunities from optimization viewpoints en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.rights.holder Elsevier
dc.contributor.school Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Energiatekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Energy Technology en
dc.subject.keyword Polygeneration en
dc.subject.keyword energy efficiency en
dc.subject.keyword distributed energy system en
dc.subject.keyword sustainable energy system. en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201509214457
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.rser.2015.08.060
dc.contributor.lab Energy efficiency and systems en
dc.type.version Post print en


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