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Brouwer, Patriek (author)
Our present-day society is utterly dependant on electricity. This dependence will only grow as electrification of sectors such as manufacturing, transportation and building heating takes off. Most of the electricity these days comes from conventional plants running on coal and natural gas. Despite that these are reliable and cheap, the...
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Gamez Losada, Fernando (author)
The propellantless nature of solar-sail propulsion allows researchers to design completely new sets of orbits unreachable or not-maintainable by means of conventional propulsion. The advantage of this somewhat new type of low-thrust propulsion system becomes more evident for long-duration missions where chemical or electrical rocket engines...
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Mc Gregor, Julia (author)
In the past decades, fossil fuels have become an increasing concern, due them being a non-renewable energy source and due to the environmental concerns related to the production and use of this fuel. This has led to increasingly more research in the value of bio-sourced lignocellulosic biomass such as Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) fibres from the palm...
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Etxebarria Azanza, Josu (author)
Recently, climate action has become a priority in the agendas of every government, and the Netherlands was no exception. Almost 6 months ago, the so-called Klimaatakkord was released. This climate agreement sets ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as ensuring that 70% of the electricity comes from renewable sources by 2030 ...
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Binani, Ashish (author)
Single junction solar cells have a theoretical efficiency limit of 33.1% due to spectral mismatch. To overcome this limitation, two or more single junction cells with different bandgaps can be coupled together to achieve higher energy conversion efficiency by optimum spectral utilization. In this work, thin film silicon-based alloys are used to...
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Manrique Ambriz, Emilio (author)
Thin film amorphous silicon based PV systems are a rather new and promising photovoltaic technology with plenty field for technological development and potential for unique applications such as integration within the built environment. Nevertheless, in order for the technology to be established, further technical development is required and...
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De Winter, Niels (author)
Reducing the cost and CO2 emission for the power generation for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant by using inverter based generation is the main challenge posed in this thesis. Both factors can be decreased by using inverter based generation instead of the conventional gas powered power plant for generating the power for a islanded...
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Acciarini, Giacomo Acciarini (author)
In the context of metaheuristic global optimization, we present the definition and development of two new ant colony optimizers (ACO): a single-objective mixed-integer one, called ACOmi, and a multi-objective hypervolume-based one, called MHACO. In particular, after having performed a verification and validation phase over a wide set of problems...
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Salet, Bo (author)
As the new space movement develops, so comes the request for cheaper space solar panels with a shorter delivery time. This master thesis investigates the possibilities of using a Semi-flexible terrestrial solar panel in a low Earth orbit space environment. A Semi-flexible solar panel is a sandwich of polymer films with the solar cells in between...
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Blankert, Olivier (author)
Liquid fuels are projected to account for 88% of total energy use in the transportation sector in 2040. Low cost of renewable energy poses a new opportunity for decarbonisation of the transport sector. As a liquid en- ergy carrier, methanol offers a promising solution for alternative fuels in aviation, shipping and long-distance trucking. Zero...
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Botman, Willemijn (author)
The development of renewable energy applications has become increasingly important in the past couple of years due to a growing global energy demand and increasing consciousness of global warming. A recent development in renewable energy is the application of offshore floating solar systems. A prototype design for this application, as developed...
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Panna, Praveen (author)
The current energy infrastructure, energy policy, and the business environment are designed to support the conventional power system. Hence, it is crucial to create a conducive business environment to accelerate the deployment and power generation through solar PV and wind power. This research has adapted the theory of the business environment...
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Klement, Marianne (author)
The Dutch PV Portal is a website on photovoltaic (PV) energy generation in the Netherlands, developed within the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices Group (PVMD) of the Delft University of Technology. A version 2.0 was launched in 2018. The core of this website is an online PV system performance calculation model which involves three main...
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Irazusta Gorostidi, Lukas (author)
Access to electricity is a key actuator in order to tackle poverty in areas of limited resources. While the population without access to electricity has a decreasing tendency, still almost 1 billion people continue to live without this basic amenity. This thesis has been carried out at the company DC Opportunities as part of the rural...
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Tzetzi, Ioanna (author)
Reaching a neutral use of energy in the building environment is challenging. That is because, as the population expands, so does the energy consumption. Considering that the building environment is accountable for 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of total CO2 emissions, the building sector has to conform with specific guidelines...
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Kanellos, Gerasimos (author)
In connection with attempts to increase the Solar Redox Flow Battery (SRFB) viability, an investigation was done into the charge carrier transport mechanisms entailed at the photoelectrode interlayer interfaces. On the basis of a preliminary study, the investigation focused on the development of a suitable conducting layer at the electrolyte...
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Vasileiadis-Sakatias, Thanasis (author)
TU Delft, being in the frontier of research and progress in Europe and worldwide, is always interestedin exploring the possibilities of renewable energy production. In that respect, the Facility ManagementDepartment (FMD) of the university approached the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD) group,whose research covers a wide area in the...
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Roerink, Steven (author)
Multi-junction solar cells with Si alloys have true potential for high conversion efficiency, because of the spectrum splitting capability. For optimal spectral utilization, a multi-junction silicon based device needs a silicon alloy with a bandgap between that of nc-Si (1.1 eV) and a-Si (1.8 eV). a-SiGe:H has a tunable bandgap between 1.4-1.6...
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Krishna, Keshav (author)
With the rise of population, the world energy demands are increasing. This implies a greater pressure on the horticulture industry to increase its production, thus requiring a high energy intensive setup. Thus, sustainable energy sources will play a crucial part in the transition towards sustainability and reducing the carbon emissions in the...
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Kawa, Eliora (author)
Although front and back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells exhibit promising external parameters, they are limited by the front highly absorptive doped layers. Due to their opto-electronic properties, research and development groups have demonstrated that transition metal oxides (TMO) are potential alternatives for doped layers in solar...
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