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The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. (2011)
Thesis
FOWLER, A.M. 2011. The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Energy needs in the UK are currently met primarily through the use of finite resources, such as oil, coal and gas. The use of these fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. There is a need for a more localised and sustainable energy... Read More about The contribution of small-scale wind and photovoltaic renewable energy sources to the Scottish energy mix..

Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems. (2008)
Thesis
MELVILLE, G.T. 2008. Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis examines the contribution of computational modelling to the development of the tidal current energy industry, against the background of increasing commercial, government, academic and public interest. It does this through the practical ap... Read More about Hydrodynamic and economic modelling of tidal current energy conversion systems..

The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation. (2007)
Thesis
DACRE, S.L. 2007. The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The thesis discusses the environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy. Using an iterative approach and drawing upon a number of different methodologies the thesis attempts to evaluate the development potential of tidal... Read More about The environmental impacts and developmental constraints of tidal current energy generation..

The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. (2007)
Thesis
OWEN, A. 2007. The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The costs of installing tidal energy technology are high, requiring expensive vessels to drill sockets in the sea bed or to handle gravity based structures of substantial mass, and this impacts on the commercial viability of any proposed marine renew... Read More about The application of low aspect ratio hydrofoils to the secure positioning of static equipment in tidal streams..