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Energy and Society (incl. Climate Change)
Energy Policy (Malta)
Wind
Solar Energy
Energy and Buildings
Overall Renewable Energy

 

Energy and Society (incl. Climate Change)

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Weissenbacher, Manfred. "To avert global climate crisis, will we need—in addition to the mix of alternative clean energy technologies that are currently available or in advanced development—a game-changing technological breakthrough?”, in: Enduring Questions, "Academic Solutions," ABC-CLIO September 2010.
        Note: Each Enduring Question is answered independently by four credentialed authorities to produce a set of informative, thesis-driven, and peer-reviewed essays taking distinctive points of view. This particular Enduring Question as been answered in parallel by Professors Vaclav Smil, Bruce Johansen, Manfred Weissenbacher, and Benjamin Sovacool.

Weissenbacher, Manfred. "Does Increased Energy Consumption Indeed Serve the Empowerment of Women in Developing Countries? - A Review of Recent Experience," Proceedings World Renewable Energy Congress-XI, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25-30 September 2010.

Weissenbacher, Manfred. "Energy Consumption and the Empowerment of Women—Lessons Learned throughout History," Proceedings World Renewable Energy Congress-XI, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25-30 September 2010.

Energy Policy (Malta)


Kotzebue, Julia R., Bressers, Hans Th.A.  and Yousif C. Spatial Misfits in a Multi-level Renewable Energy Policy Implementation Process on the Small Island State of Malta, published in the Energy Policy Journal, Elsevier Publishers 2010.


Yousif C. Energy, Transport and Waste Management: A Review of Maltese Policies to Combat Climate Change, Proceedings of the 10th International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) European Conference, 7-10 September 2009, Vienna, Austria.


Yousif C., Scerri E., Miles J. Integrating Renewable Energy Studies in Under- Graduate Curriculum: The IET/ISAT Experience, Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress – VI, 1st to 7th July, 2000, Brighton, United Kingdom, pp.  2454-2457.


Yousif C., Farrugia R.N., Fsadni M. Sowing the Seed for an Energy Conscious Society in Malta, Energy Globe 2000: The Award for Sustainable Energy, Austria, 9th to 12th March, 2000.
 

Wind

Haans W., Sant T.,  van Kuik G. and van Bussel G.J.W., “Measurement of Tip Vortex Paths in the Wake of a HAWT under Yawed Flow Conditions”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Special Issue on Wind Energy, Vol. 127, No. 4, Nov. 2005, pp. 437-596.

Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M. and van Bussel G.J.W., “Estimating the Angle of Attack from Blade Pressure Measurements on the NREL Phase VI Rotor using a Free-Wake Vortex Model: Axial Conditions”, Wind Energy, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2006, pp. 549-577.

Haans W., Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W, “Stall in Yawed Flow Conditions – a correlation of Blade Element Momentum Predictions to Experiments”, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 4, Nov. 2006, pp. 472-480.

Haans W., Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M. and van Bussel G.J.W, “HAWT Near Wake Aerodynamics, Part I: Axial Flow Conditions”, Wind Energy, Volume 11, Issue 3, Pages 245-264, Jan 2008.

Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W., “Estimating the Angle of Attack from Blade Pressure Measurements on the NREL Phase VI Rotor using a Free-Wake Vortex Model: Yawed Conditions”, Wind Energy,Vol 12 Issue, Pages 1-32, June 2008.

Farrugia, R.N., Deidun, A., Debono, G., Mallia E., and Sant T., ‘The Potential and Constraints of Wind Farm Development at Nearshore Sites in the Maltese Islands’, Wind Engineering, Vol 34, No. 1, 2010 pp 51-64.

Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W., “Using Near Wake Measurements to Improve BEM Engineering Models for Yawed Wind Turbines”, Proceedings from the European Wind Energy Conference, London 2004.

Sant T., Haans W., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W.,  “An Approach for the Verification and Validation of Rotor Aerodynamics Codes Based on Free-wake Vortex Methods”, Proceedings from the 31st European Rotorcraft Forum, Florence, Italy, 2005.

Haans W., Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W., “Velocity Measurements in the Near Wake of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine ”, Proceedings from the 31st  European Rotorcraft Forum, Florence, Italy, 2005.

Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W., “Estimating the Angle of Attack from Blade Pressure Measurements on the NREL Phase VI Rotor in Yaw using a Free-Wake Vortex Model”, Proceedings from the 25th Wind Energy Symposium and the 44th AIAA Aerospace Meeting, Reno, NV, USA, Jan. 2006.

Haans W., Sant T., van Kuik G.A.M., and van Bussel G.J.W., “Stall in Yawed Flow Conditions – a correlation of Blade Element Momentum Predictions to Experiments”, Proceedings from the 25th Wind Energy Symposium and the 44th AIAA Aerospace Meeting, Reno, NV, USA, Jan. 2006.

Grech A., Sant T., and Farrugia M., “The Effects of Thermocouple Materials and Insulating Mica in An Erodable Surface Thermocoupler’, paper to be presented at the ASME Heat Transfer Conference, August 2008.

Micallef D., Kloosterman M., Ferriera C.S., Sant T., and van Bussel G., ‘Comparison and Validation of BEM and Free Wake Unsteady Panel Model with the MEXICO Rotor Experiment’.

Micallef D., Kloosterman M., Ferriera C.S., Sant T., and van Bussel G., ‘Validating BEM, Direct and Inverse Free Wake Models with the MEXICO Experiment’, 48th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting including he New Hoizon Forum and Aerospace Esposition, 4-7th Jan, Orlando, Florida.

Caruana C., Sant T., Agius A., and Spiteri Staines C., “Measurement and Analysis of The Performance of a Small-Scale Grid-Connected Wind Turbine Operated in the Maltese Islands,” Conference Renewable Energies on Malta and Beyond, organized by the Institute of Energy Technology, University of Malta, Sept., 2005.

Griscti D., Cilia J., Apap M., Sant T., and Mallia E., ‘The Drive of An Electric Boat’, 3rd European Electric Drive Transportation Conference EET-2008 - Geneva, March 11-13, 2008.

Farrugia R.N., Deidun A., Debono G., Mallia E., and Sant T., ‘The Potential and Constraints of Wind Farm Development at Nearshore Sites in the Maltese Islands’, Proceedings:  Offshore Wind and Other Marine Renewable Energies in Mediterranean and European Seas (OWEMES 2009), 21-23 May 2009, Brindisi, Italy, pp. 65–73.

 

Solar Energy

Testing of an Air Source Heat Pump Water Heater in Malta
S. Morentin Gutiérrez, C. Yousif and R.N. Farrugia

Pumped Solar Heating System with Vertical Flat-plate Collector
Ó. Martín, R.N. Farrugia and C. Yousif

Comparison of Solar Radiation in Marsaxlokk, Malta and Valladolid, Spain
Gorka Oña Quecedo, Charles Yousif and Julia Bilbao Santos
Accepted for publication at the World Renewable Energy Congress XI, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25-30 September 2010

Impact of Domestic Solar Water Heating on an Energy Audit of a Residence in Malta,
R. FARRUGIA, C. YOUSIF & M. VILLAMERIEL TEJEDOR*.
*E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad De Valladolid, Paseo del Cauce, s/n, 47005 Valladolid, Spain
Refer to: Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Heating, Cooling and Buildings, EUROSUN2008, 7-10 October 2008, Lisbon, Portugal, Ref. No. 244.

Performance Analysis of Water-in-Glass Evacuated-Tube Solar Heating Systems in Malta,
C. Yousif, C. Fernandez Vazquez*, V. Buhagiar,
*E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad De Valladolid, Paseo del Cauce, s/n, 47005 Valladolid, Spain
Refer to: Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Heating, Cooling and Buildings, EUROSUN2008, 7-10 October 2008, Lisbon, Portugal, Ref. No. 028.

Upright, Optimally-inclined and Tracking Grid-connected PV Systems Performance in Malta
C. Yousif, J.M. Franco Esteban*, D. Salvador Lopez* and L. Santana Zurita*
*E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad De Valladolid, Paseo del Cauce, s/n, 47005 Valladolid, Spain
Refer to: Proceedings of the 22nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, Milan, Italy, 3-7 September, 2007, pp. 3205-3208.

High Concentration PV System
Oscar Pereles, Andreas Bett, Eckhard Lupfert, Andreas Haberle, Jesus Fernandez, Gerhard Srobl, David Faiman, Robert Soler, Charles Yousif

Refer to: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Solar Concentrators for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen, 12-16 March 2007, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain, under print.

Contribution of Solar Applications Towards Achieving a Renewable Energy Target for Malta
Charles Yousif
Refer to: Proceedings of "Renewable Energies in Malta and Beyond" Seminar, 19th September 2005, Salina, Malta, published by the Institute for Energy Technology, University of Malta, pp. 17-21.

Investigation of Domestic Solar Water Heating Installations in Malta
S.P. Borg, *C. Yousif and *R.N. Farrugia
Refer to: Proceedings of "Renewable Energies in Malta and Beyond" Seminar, 19th September 2005, Salina, Malta, published by the Institute for Energy Technology, University of Malta, pp.30-38.

Analysis of Photovoltaic Projects in a Mediterranean Island
F.A. Ribeiro* and C. Iskander Yousif

* Loughborough University, UK

Refer to: Proceedings of the 19th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, Paris, France, 7-11 June 2004, pp. 2842-2845.

Recent Developments of Applying Solar Photovoltaic Technologies in Malta
C. Iskander Yousif

Refer to: Proceedings of the "Enemalta 25th Anniversary Conference on Energy and the Environment", Mediterranean Conference Centre, 18th-19th October, 2002, Valletta, Malta

Comparison Study Between the Performance of Tracking and Stationary Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Malta

C. Iskander Yousif

Refer to: Proceedings of the "PV in Europe from PV Technology to Energy Solutions" Conference & Exhibition, Rome, Italy, 7th-11th October 2002, pp. 1065-1068.

A Five-Year Report on a Solar Photovoltaic Grid-Tied system Operating under a Typical Mediterranean Climate
C. Iskander Yousif & E. Scerri

Refer to: Proceedings of the 17th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, Munich, Germany, 22nd-26th October 2001, pp.  720-723.

Interfacing a Solar Photovoltaic System with the National Electricity Grid in Malta
C. Iskander & E. Scerri
Refer to: Proceedings of the Fifth World Renewable Energy Congress, Florence, Italy, 20th to 25th September, 1998. Renewable Energy, Vol. 1, pp. 577-580, Pergamon Press.

First-hand Experience of Solar Photovoltaic Grid- Connection in Malta
C. Iskander & E. Scerri
Refer to: Proceedings of the 14th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, 30th June - 4th July, 1997, pp. 1524-1527.

Performance and Cost Evaluation of a Stand-alone Photovoltaic System in Malta
C. Iskander & E. Scerri
Refer to: Proceedings of the 4th World Renewable Energy Congress, Denver, Colorado,15th-21st June, 1996.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Applications in Malta
C. Iskander & E. Scerri
Refer to: "An Energy Policy for the Year 2000", 3rd Biennial Conference, Malta Council for Science & Technology, Valletta, Malta, 4th-5th June, 1996

Performance of a 1.2 kWp Stand-alone Photovoltaic System in Malta
C. Iskander & E. Scerri
Refer to: Proceedings of the 13th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, Nice, France, 23rd-27th, October 1995, pp. 1019-1022.

Hands-on Experience of the Setting-up of a Stand-alone Photovoltaic Demonstration Project in Malta
E. Scerri & C. Iskander
Refer to: Renewable Energy, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 359-363,1994 


Energy and Buildings

Energy Performance of Residential Buildings in Malta
Charles Yousif, Celia Perez Garcia and Francisco Javier Rey Martínez
Accepted for Publication at the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010), 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) and 1st Cool Roofs Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 29 Sep –1 Oct, 2010.

Feasibility Study of the First Energy-Efficient Housing Project in Malta
Ann-Marie Camilleri, Charles Yousif and Vincent Buhagiar
Refer to: Proceedings of the 11th IAEE European Conference, August 25-28, 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania
http://www.iaee2010.org/sites/default/ufiles/charles.yousif_0.pdf

Energy Study in a Maltese Household
R. Farrugia, C. Yousif & M. Villameriel Tejedor*
*E.T.S. Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad De Valladolid, Paseo del Cauce, s/n, 47005 Valladolid, Spain
Refer to: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress X, Glasgow, Scotland, 19-25 July 2008, pp. 757-762.

Energy Efficient Housing: A First Case Study for Malta
Buhagiar Vincent and Yousif, Charles.
Refer to: Proceedings of the International Conference SB04MED  Sustainable Construction: Action for Sustainability in the Mediterannean, 9-11 June 2005, Athens, Greece, published on a CD.
 

Overall Renewable Energy

Barriers and Incentives for the Widespread Application of Renewable Energy in Malta
R.N. Farrugia, M. Fsadni, E.A. Mallia and C. Yousif.
Refer to: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress – IX, 19th-25th August 2006, Florence, Italy.

The Renewable Energy Potential of Malta
R.N. Farrugia, M. Fsadni, E.A. Mallia and C. Yousif.
Refer to: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress – IX, 19th-25th August 2006, Florence, Italy, under print.

A Hybrid Wind/Solar Photovoltaic System for Malta: A Case Study for Supplying Power to a Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant
Robert N. Farrugia & Charles E. Iskander Yousif.
Refer to: Proceedings of the Renewable Energy Systems for Islands, Tourism and Desalination Conference, 26-28 May, 2003, Crete, Greece, pp.269-276.

Energy Technology Options for a Better Environment
R.N. Farrugia, M. Fsadni and C. Iskander Yousif.
Refer to: Proceedings of the "Chamber of Engineers Conference on the Environment May 2003.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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