Sustainability of remote communities: 100% renewable island of Hvar

Bačelić Medić, Zlatko and Ćosić, Boris and Duić, Neven (2013) Sustainability of remote communities: 100% renewable island of Hvar. = Sustainability of remote communities: 100% renewable island of Hvar. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 5 (4). ISSN 1941-7012. Vrsta rada: ["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined]. Kvartili JCR: Q3 (2013). Točan broj autora: 3.

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Island communities require in-detail mapping of resources available for exploitation for energy purposes, since infrastructure and connections to the mainland present, in most cases, a weak point of the island energy supply. As the present energy supply on Croatian islands relies mostly on fossil fuels and electricity from the mainland, it becomes obvious that exploitation of renewable energy sources is the only solution that leads towards self-sufficiency and sustainable development. In order to design a self-sufficient and sustainable island, three major technological changes are needed: integration of renewable energy sources alongside with energy savings and improvements in energy efficiency in the energy production. Analyses for several other Croatian islands have been performed using Renewislands/ADEG methodology in order to assess all possible outcomes. The scenarios in these cases have shown that islands can become self-sufficient through combining renewable technologies and energy storage systems. Energy storage systems will be crucial for achieving desired objectives in terms of energy independence from the mainland and in general import of fossil fuels. The analysis conducted for the island of Hvar will result in creation of several scenarios which will clearly point out the favorable solutions for improvement of both security of energy supply and covering the majority of energy demand with renewable energy sources and storage technologies. Also, when talking about implementation of renewable technologies on island of Hvar, an optimal mix of technologies must be applied in order to avoid excess costs and to achieve minimal impact on environment in terms of visual pollution.

Item Type: Article (["eprint_fieldopt_article_type_article" not defined])
Keywords (Croatian): Energy independence; Energy productions; Energy storage systems; Integration of renewable energies; Renewable energy source; Renewable technology; Storage technology; Technological change; Energy efficiency; Energy storage; Fossil fuels; Natural resources; Renewable energy resources; Technology; Sustainable development
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Indexed in Web of Science: Yes
Indexed in Current Contents: Yes
Quartiles: Q3 (2013)
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 08:49
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 10:08

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