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Facilities of J. G. Mendel Antarctic station: Technical and technological solutions with a special respect to energy sources

Authors

PROŠEK Pavel BARTÁK Miloš LÁSKA Kamil SUCHÁNEK Alois HÁJEK Josef KAPLER Pavel

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Czech Polar Reports
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web on line clanek na web strance Czech Polar Reports
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/CPR2013-1-7
Field Civil engineering
Keywords Renewable energy; wind turbine; solar thermal panel; photovoltaic panel; waste; building construction
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Description In this paper, we focus on technical facilities and technologies used at the Johann Gregor Mendel station (James Ross Island, Antarctica) with a special respect to energy sources used for running the station. Construction of the station is evaluated from energy demand and energy loss points of view. Detailed description of main energy sources, i.e. wind turbines, solar thermal panels, and diesel generators is given. Water management and combustible solid waste management are described as well. Brief overview of future plans related to energy sources at the Johann Gregor Mendel station including an increase in the exploitation of solar energy from photovoltaic panels is given.
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