The Covid-19 pandemic and its health-related and economic impacts present us with an entirely new global challenge. It has also illustrated how intense levels of international research and development will aid in halting its spread. The challenge of climate change must also be addressed globally, and collaborative international research will be decisive in this area. The work carried out by SINTEF Energy Research and our partners during 2019 clearly demonstrates that we have made a major contribution in the collective effort to address this challenge.
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Springer Nature 2019 ISBN 978-3-030-03311-8. s. 76-83. Graabak, Ingeborg; Jaehnert, Stefan; Korpås, Magnus; Mo, Birger.
This article compares results from two stochastic electricity market models (EMPS and SOVN). The comparison addresses a future European scenario in which the energy mix exhibits a high proportion (61%) of renewable energy generation from intermittent sources such as wind and solar. The article addresses a number of installed capacity scenarios in Norwegian hydropower plants, and the differences between the models are described together with a presentation of the absolute numerical results for each model.
Ailo Aasen, Morten Hammer, Åsmund Ervik, Erich A. Müller, Øivind Wilhelmsen.
A fundamental study that addresses quantum effects in the description of the thermodynamic properties of a selection of different gases. The study is relevant and future-oriented with a view to the liquefaction of hydrogen.
2019 ISBN 978-2-36215-035-7.
Jokiel, Michael; Banasiak, Krzysztof; Kauko, Hanne; Sevault, Alexis.
Phase change materials (PCMs) can be used to store thermal energy in refrigeration units in supermarkets. PCMs offer major potential for energy savings and more evenly regulated refrigeration temperatures. The design and operational strategies of a PCM-enhanced refrigeration system were assessed using a Modelica model. This research work is continuing at SINTEF Energy Research using a PCM refrigeration system set up in a laboratory, constructed in the light of the modelling results.
IEEE transactions on dielectrics and electrical insulation 2019 ;Volum 26.(4) s. 1139-1145.
Lesaint, Cedric Michel; Hølto, Jorunn; Sæternes, Hans Helmer; Ese, Marit-Helen Glomm.
This article addresses a compatibility study of insulation materials used in high-voltage subsea connectors. Many combinations of solid and liquid insulation materials were aged under realistic conditions of pressure, temperature and moisture content for a period of three years. During the ageing process, samples of the materials were tested at regular intervals in order to measure changes in their mechanical and thermal properties. In this study, the researchers observed only very minimal effects in response to hydrostatic pressure. However, moisture saturation of a particular insulation fluid (a synthetic ester), in combination with high temperatures, resulted in the considerable degradation of certain solid insulation materials that were in contact with the fluid. This is an important finding because materials selection is crucial to the functionality and lifetime of this type of high-voltage component.
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