AVERAGE SOLAR RADIATION (INSOLATION) ACROSS THE WORLD SEC has extensively researched the energy infrastructure along the border area between Victoria and NSW, as well as other areas of the country with very high solar insolation.
Highest windspeeds only half of the needed to power wind turbines Areas with annual average wind speeds around 6.5 m/s and greater at 80-m height are generally considered to have suitable wind resource for wind development. (US Department of Energy)
The goal of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is to design and construct public art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation. Each sculpture will continuously distribute clean energy into the electrical grid with each land art sculpture having the potential to provide power to thousands of homes.In January of 2010 LAGI put out an international call to artists, architects, scientists, and engineers to come up with both aesthetic and pragmatic solutions to the energy crisis of the 21st century. The 2010 LAGI design competition was held for three sites in the United Arab Emirates. We received hundreds of submissions from over 40 countries. These designs can be seen on our blog and we will soon have a comprehensive portfolio on this site.The winning design will be announced at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi January 17, 2011. Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City
Transcript of "Singapore Energy Mapping"
Wind Geothermal Hydroelectric Biomass Solar
Insufficient mean wind
speed of 2m/s or
Need an average of
6m/s or 21.6km/hr
wind speed to harness
Only possible in Tekong
and Sembawang hot
springs at 70C
Fairly flat. Need a large
amount of water and
between stored water
and turbine plant
wildlife and population
Mostly for industrial
uses like the
food waste and waste
Abundant tropical solar
Efficiency of renewable energy in Singapore
Limit of 21.6
Pacific Ocean, Australia and the Sahara Desert in Nigeria
receive the most sun.
NASA map based upon data collected by US and European satellites.
After growing 19% in 2006 and 62% in 2007, world solar
photovoltaic (PV) market installations exploded by 110%
to a staggering 5.95 GW.
Europe accounted for 82% of world demand in 2008.
Spain’s 285% growth pushed Germany into second place
in the market ranking, while the US advanced to [a very
distant] number three. Rapid growth in Korea allowed it to
become the fourth largest market, closely followed by Italy
China and Taiwan continued to increase their share of
global solar cell production, rising to 44% in 2008 from
35% in 2007.
Lowest sun intensity High sun intensity
Average Solar Radiation Across the World
Harness potential of renewable energy
Zero Energy Sculptural landscape
Educate and raise awareness of alternative resource
Adopt lifestyle changes to differing energy landscapes
Foreseeing architecture as an intelligent energy farm
Solar Project in Saharan Desert
If just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a concentrating solar plant, it would
produce enough power to provide all of Europe with clean renewable energy.
20 blue chip German companies are gathering together next month to discuss plans and
investments to create such a massive project, which are being promoted by
the Desertec Foundation.
“to erect 100 GW of concentrating solar power plants
throughout Northern Africa.”
Solar Project in Saharan Desert
The red squares in the above map represent
the land area necessary to meet the energy
demand of the world, the EU and MENA in
The project being proposed by Desertec would
not all be situated in one location, but
scattered throughout politically stable
countries. Taken as a whole, the project
qualifies as the world’s largest solar installation
– 80 times larger than the PG&E and
BrightSource project planned for the Mojave
The power generated would be transported
over high-voltage DC lines across the
Mediterranean Sea to Europe, where it would
supply 15% of the energy demand. The project
is still 10-15 years from going online
The Desert Knowledge Precinct, in Central Australia, is home
to the $3 million Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre;
the first site in Australia to publicly showcase such a broad
range of large scale solar installations.
The Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre is a technical,
training and public facility focussed on demonstrating solar
Desert Knowledge Australia has:
Over 15 large-scale solar installations
An interpretive visitor centre
An interpretive walk
A world-first interactive website providing live data feeds
from the Solar Centre and information on the operational
performance of the different solar technologies.
Zero Energy Developments
BedZED ZED (Singapore)
The US Department of Energy's National Renewable
Energy Lab and Research Support Facilities
On-Site Energy (Power Generation)
Solar Plant Park
Solar Centre in Australia
Gardens by the Bay
one of the easiest supply-side technologies to
implement are Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
While the cost of PVs is still relatively high,
available tax credits, financial incentives, and
attractive loan terms can help with the initial
The need for building to
reduce energy consumption and
produce its own energy demands
To develop Regional Solar Power Plant Office
-Provide energy for surrounding developments
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