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Poster Exhibition 2008 Proceedings
 
Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Energy-Saving Devices

Ahmed Al-Azizi

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Abdulla Al Awadhi

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Yousef Bani Hammad

The Petroleum Institute, UAE

Abstract
Energy is classified into two types; nonrenewable and renewable. There is a global interest to benefit and switch to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy, and also to create and develop energy saving methods which can limit the consumption of nonrenewable energy. This transition has happened as a reaction to many important issues such as global warming and the rapid increase of oil prices reaching $145 a barrel. Energy saving is a method that can be used to decrease energy consumption. The reduction of energy usage should not affect power efficiency and the outcome services. Energy saving is important because it leads to the increase of environmental value, human comfort, and financial capital. Consumers would want to reduce the energy consumption to reduce the costs.

On the other hand, industrial and commercial users want to increase energy efficiency to maximize their profit. Energy saving will decrease the demand for energy and it is considered a better solution for energy shortages, which will decrease energy production and consumption of nonrenewable energy resources. We have to be a part of the solution instead of the problem. Energy saving may mainly concentrate on the energy saving devices. In this paper, we will study some home electrical devices which are big contributors to residential and industrial energy consumption. Furthermore, the paper will explain replacing standard electrical devices with energy saving devices that do the same task with less energy. Some techniques will be discussed that can help minimizing electrical power consumption. Eventually details of how to use affordable alternative energy sources to reduce energy consumption from the national grid will be explained.




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