Have to Re-examine Renewable Energy

Chen Yong
Guangzhou Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Yuan Haoran
Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110572416

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:18, s. 2416-2422

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In this paper; it was emphasized that the conversion process of renewable energy resource was nonrenewable; and energy resources were re-classified as self-consumption-based energy resource which mainly consumed itself and carrier-consumption-based energy resource which mainly consumed carriers. This classification avails to improve energy conversion efficiency and utilization efficiency based on their respective disciplines and mechanisms.

Conventional energy system is established on the basis of self-consumption-based energy resource. And its theoretical; academic and technical contents have been unable to meet the needs of carrier-consumption-based energy resource for technological innovation. Therefore; in the era of vigorously promoting renewable energy resource; the energy theory and technology system corresponding with carrier-consumption-based energy resource must be established and new ways to use energy must be explored corresponding with carrierconsumption-based energy resource conversion mechanism.

We emphasized that it was necessary to set up the new theoretical and technical system of energy to adapt to renewable energy development; which was the key to solve energy problems.

Although the new theory deviates from the conventional view; it’s crucial for establishment of new energy science and technology innovation system; and would play a significant role on sustainable development of human society and low carbon technology innovation.


Renewable energy; Self-consumption-based; Carrier-consumption-based


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