Integrated appraisal of micro-generators: methods and applications

  title={Integrated appraisal of micro-generators: methods and applications},
  author={Stephen Allen and G. P. Hammond and Hassan Harajli and Craig I. Jones and Marcelle C. McManus and Adrian B. Winnett},
A range of integrated appraisal techniques have been utilised to study the comparative performance of various domestic micro-generators that have been proposed as possible decentralised energy resources for ‘low carbon’ buildings. Energy, environmental impact and cost–benefit analysis methods, employed on a ‘whole systems’ basis, are described. The application of this ‘toolkit’ is illustrated by way of the evaluation of three micro-generators: a micro-wind turbine; a (generic) solar… 

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  • S. Allen
  • Engineering, Environmental Science
  • 2009
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