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    ABSTRACT: Hydrogen is a valuable energy resource and it is widespread in nature. As a matter of fact, researches on hydrogen production are currently experiencing an increasing interest from scientists around the world since this resource is clean and renewable. Several methods of producing hydrogen have been developed in industrialized countries such as the United States of America and Germany. This paper is interested in the process by which hydrogen sulfide of geothermal areas is exploited for hydrogen production. In fact, research advances in this field have concluded that hydrogen sulfide of geothermal resources can contribute significantly and economically in the process of hydrogen generation. The present paper was principally conducted from a literature study and a synthesis of works achieved in recent years in order to highlight the various aspects of hydrogen production from hydrogen sulfide and particularly to study the possibility of the exploitation of Algeria’s thermal resources in this field.
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 03/2011; Volume 36, , March , 2011(Issue 6):Pages 4103–4109.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper recommends an optimal sizing model, to optimize the capacity sizes of different components of photovoltaic water pump-ing system (PWPS) using water tank storage. The recommended model takes into account the submodels of the pumping system and uses two optimization criteria, the loss of power supply probability (LPSP) concept for the reliability and the life cycle cost (LCC) for the economic evaluation. With this presented model, the sizing optimization of photovoltaic pumping system can be achieved technically and economically according to the system reliability requirements. The methodology adopted proposes various procedures based on the water consump-tion profiles, total head, tank capacity and photovoltaic array peak power. A case study is conducted to analyze one photovoltaic pump-ing project, which is designed to supply drinking water in remote and scattered small villages situated in Ghardaia, Algeria (32°29 0 N, 3°40 0 E, 450 m).
    Solar Energy - SOLAR ENERG. 01/2011; 85(2).
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    ABSTRACT: Wind resources present a promising option to be integrated with the conventional energy sources to match the increased demand of electricity. This paper aims to investigate the possibility to set up a wind farm of 10 MW in Adrar, a region located in the south of the country. Using the wasp software, the wind resources of the zone of interest was performed, it indicates that wind speed reach 8.44 m/s at a height of 80 meters. Then, two sites Kaberten(75 north of Adrar) and Zaouia (80 Km south of Adrar) were selected. The wind farm study show that Aouia present the better performance, it can be expected to achieve from this site a production of 40 GW and a full load hours about 4044h.
    Energy Procedia 01/2011; 6:137-143.


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