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Solar chimney power generation project--The case for Botswana


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  • Ketlogetswe, Clever
  • Fiszdon, Jerzy K.
  • Seabe, Omphemetse O.
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    Import of a huge proportion of electrical energy from the Southern African Power Pool, and the geographical location and population distribution of Botswana stimulated the need to consider renewable energy as an alternative to imported power. The paper describes a systematic experimental study on a mini-solar chimney system. Particular attention is given to measurements of air velocity, temperature and solar radiation. The results for the selected 5 and 6 clear days of October and November, respectively, are presented. These results enable the relationship between average insolation, temperature difference and velocity for selected clear days to be discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 7 (September)
    Pages: 2005-2012

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:12:y:2008:i:7:p:2005-2012

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    Keywords: Renewable energy Solar chimney;


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    1. Zhou, Xinping & Wang, Fang & Fan, Jian & Ochieng, Reccab M., 2010. "Performance of solar chimney power plant in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(8), pages 2249-2255, October.
    2. Hasan, M.H. & Mahlia, T.M.I. & Nur, Hadi, 2012. "A review on energy scenario and sustainable energy in Indonesia," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 2316-2328.
    3. Maia, C.B. & Castro Silva, J.O. & Cabezas-Gómez, L. & Hanriot, S.M. & Ferreira, A.G., 2013. "Energy and exergy analysis of the airflow inside a solar chimney," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 350-361.


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