Mapping The Potential For Decentralized Energy Generation Based On Renewable Energy Sources In The Republic Of Croatia

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Journal Article: Mapping The Potential For Decentralized Energy Generation Based On Renewable Energy Sources In The Republic Of Croatia

Abstract
There are regions in the Republic of Croatia (underdeveloped, devastated by war, depopulated, as well as islands and mountainous areas) which are still disconnected from the electricity network or where the current network capacity is insufficient. In addition, these regions have good renewable energy potential. Since the decentralized energy generation (DEG) covers a broad range of technologies, including many renewable energy technologies (RET) that provide small-scale power at sites close to the users, this concept could be of interest for these locations. This paper identifies the areas in Croatia where such systems could be applied. Consideration is given to geographical locations as well as possible applications. Wind, hydro, solar photovoltaic, geothermal, and biomass conversion systems were analyzed from a technological and economic point of view. Since the renewable energy sources (RES) data for Croatia are rather scarce, the intention was to give a survey of the present situation and an estimate of future potential for DEG based on RES. The energy potential (given as capacity and energy capability) and production costs were calculated on a regional basis and per type of RET. Finally, the RES cost-supply curves for 2006 and 2010 are given.

Authors 
Daniel R. Schneider, Neven Duic and Zeljko Bogdan








Published Journal 
Energy, 2007





DOI 
10.1016/j.energy.2006.12.003


 

Citation

Daniel R. Schneider,Neven Duic,Zeljko Bogdan. 2007. Mapping The Potential For Decentralized Energy Generation Based On Renewable Energy Sources In The Republic Of Croatia. Energy. (!) .