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Renewable energy and water development

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Title:Renewable energy and water development
Authors:Yoshihara, Takeshi
Keywords:renewable energy
geothermal energy
Hawaii Island
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electrical power
geothermal power plants
Big Island
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LC Subject Headings:Water-supply--Hawaii
Water resources development--Hawaii
Water resources development--Planning--Hawaii
Power resources--Hawaii
Geothermal resources--Economic aspects--Hawaii
Date Issued:11 May 1986
Citation:Yoshihara T. 1986. Renewable energy and water development.
Abstract:"The economic feasibility of geothermal and other renewable energy developments can be greatly enhanced by the use of the excess power for other than conventional utility distribution. Proposed herein is the use of this energy for the development of fresh water supplies.
The basic concept presented here is to use the excess power whenever it becomes available to collect and pump fresh water to a reservoir at a sufficient elevation so that the water can be delivered to where it is needed through gravity flow. By installing a hydroelectric generating plant to harness the energy in the flowing water, electricity can be generated at times when it is needed and its value is highest. This idea can be considered as an extension of the concept of a pump-storage system used widely throughout the country."
Pages/Duration:3 pages
Appears in Collections: The Geothermal Collection

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