Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Current State and Prospects

Edited by
September 2022
360 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5231-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5232-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Renewable and Sustainable Energy: Current State and Prospects that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences

The renewable energy sector is one of the fastest growing branches of the economy in the world, including in Poland. Extensive investigation in research centers results in the increased efficiency of obtaining energy from renewable sources, as well as a decrease in the prices of renewable energy installations. The development of renewable energy motivates further research and the development of new technologies.

Investments in renewable energy may also benefit the local community by increasing the  attractiveness of the region to tourists, creating opportunities for professional activation (especially in areas with high unemployment), increasing the competitiveness of the local economy and its energy efficiency and obtaining raw materials from local producers, mainly farmers, which are an additional source of income for them.

Another possible economic advantage is charging lease fees, for instance, for land under wind turbines or fees for ground easement, in order to ensure access to the construction of power lines, e.g., connecting turbines to the grid; lowering heat prices for residents of a given town; building investment plots in or near heat plants and biogas plants, with the provision of heat and electricity at competitive prices directly from these plants; investors covering the costs of modernizing local roads; and creating new transmission, power lines and supply points.

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waste management; energy recovery; model of energy recovery; biogas; fermentation; combustion; mini-grids; energy access; energy sustainability; SDG 7; energy affordability; green growth; sustainable development; environmental production; relationships; TOPSIS; multicriteria taxonomy; renewable energy sources; household; primary solid biofuels; solar thermal system; ambient pumps; CSR strategy; financial performance; energy sector; gross electricity production; renewable sources; energy transformation; concentration analysis; cluster analysis; k-means; European Union; renewable energy sources (RES); energy transformation; the new EU member states; cluster analysis; Ward’s method; alternative energy sources; photovoltaic systems; wind systems; hydropower systems; biogas; biomass systems; ESCO; EPC; energy efficiency; private sector; public sector; renewable energy sources (RES); power generation; taxonomic measure of development (TMR); panel model; renewable energy; energy transition; decarbonization strategy; energy potential; PEST analysis; Pomerania Voivodeship; renewable energy; sustainable development; Green Deal objectives; sustainable development goals; GIS method; European Union; Greater Poland Voivodeship; electricity consumption; simulation modeling; production management; manufacturing company; renewable energy; energy transition; wind energy; energy prices; efficient global optimization (EGO); Weibull distribution; n/a