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An energy strategy for a residential scheme in London
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis will investigate the option to implement onsite renewable and efficient energy systems in an urban area in the UK. This is in order to lower the carbon dioxide emissions for a residential scheme that is being developed at the Lots Road site in London. The energy strategy target for the Lots Road site is to achieve a 50% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to utilizing fossil fuelled energy. Energy system studies and a Lots Road site investigation were made in order to gain understanding of the energy generation process and where they could be placed onsite. Then an evaluation of the energy systems carbon dioxide emissions and energy outputs were carried out with the purpose of finding suitable systems for the Lots Road site. From the energy system evaluation biomass, combined heat and power, solar water heating and photovoltaic were selected as being suitable energy systems to be used at the Lots Road site. The thesis shows that there are several options that could be implemented into the energy strategy to achieve the 50% reduction target. The final option is to use biomass fuel for thermal energy generation. It will be burnt in biomass boilers in two energy centres on the Lots Road site. The biomass boilers will be utilized to deliver the major part of the sites thermal demand. It will be used together with on site roof based solar water heating panels. The panels will help to deliver thermal energy for the site. Roof based photovoltaic (PV) panels will also be put in place to deliver electricity and will together with green roofs be used as sustainable design features. The final option will achieve a carbon dioxide reduction of 54.5%. The use of biomass boilers, solar water heating and photovoltaic panels at the Lots Road site are the most suitable energy strategy options. This is because the selected renewable energies reduce the sites carbon dioxide emissions and are available on sites across the UK.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, Renewable Energies, Biomass, CHP, Biomass-CHP, Ground Source, Heating, Photovoltaic, Solar Water Heating, Wind Power
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-43789ISRN: LTU-EX--08/132--SELocal ID: 19f81973-5b38-40ca-90c3-9d4b22eabaeaOAI: diva2:1017030
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Mechanical Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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