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Abstract

In this report the considerations that led up to the design of a generator - load interface are presented. The generator plant has been built in the EC supported "Terschelling project" on an island bearing the same name, in the northern part of The Netherlands. The generated power will be sufficient to supply the load demand of a school with 200 resident students. During summer periods, when the school is closed, power will be delivered to the grid to ease the burden on local power facilities caused by the many visiting tourists. The described system layout shows a great flexibility in the adaption to local power facilities; a grid and a fuel generator can easily be integrated into the design. Even when the windmill should be omitted in future projects, no major changes in the design are to be expected. The complementary energy supply of wind and solar insolation are fully exploited in this project to reduce the need for large storage facilities. Today, many areas in the world are deprived of energy because of the lack of a proper infrastructure, which inhibits economic transportation of fossil fuels. Application of renewable energy sources, in combination with mature electrical conversion equipment can contribute to the development of these areas.

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Authors: BURGEL R, HOLECSOL SYSTEMS B.B., UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS);GERRITSE F, HOLECSOL SYSTEMS B.B., UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS);WELSCHEN J HOLECSOL SYSTEMS B.B., UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS), HOLECSOL SYSTEMS B.B., UTRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10113 EN (1985) MF, 33 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124032500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en