Non-fossil fuel for Scott Base: A win-win situation
Antarctica New Zealand and the Electic Power Engineering Centre at the University of Canterbury are currently investigating future renewable energy alternatives for Scott Base. The aims are to investigate the current energy requirements, and then conduct a feasibility study on the suitability of alternative energy systems, including wind and solar energy. The overall goal is to reduce the quantity and dependency of fossil fuels and their associated impact on the environment. This paper presents an initial outline of the various energy issues and provides a basis for identifying possible directions for future work.