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Shang D.R.,Global Industry | Sun G.,State University of New York at Stony Brook
Energy Policy | Year: 2016

Customers, utilities, and society can gain many benefits from distributed energy resources (DERs), including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Using battery on PHEV to arbitrage electricity price is one of the potential benefits to PHEV owners. There is, however, disagreement on the magnitude of such profit. This study uses a stochastic optimization model to estimate the potential profit from electricity price arbitrage of two types of PHEVs (PHEV-10, and PHEV-40) under three scenarios with variant electricity tariff and PHEV owners over a five-year period.The simulation results indicate that under current market structure, even with significant improvement in battery technologies (e.g., higher efficiency, lower cost), the PHEV owners can't achieve a positive arbitrage profit. This finding implies that expected arbitrage profit solely is not a viable option to engage PHEVs larger adoption. Subsidy and combining PHEV arbitraging with alternative PHEV services are required. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.

Liu C.-L.,National Chiao Tung University | Hsaio W.-H.,National Chiao Tung University | Lee C.-H.,National Chiao Tung University | Lu G.-C.,Global Industry | Jou E.,Institute for Information Industry
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews | Year: 2012

In this paper, we design and develop a movie-rating and review-summarization system in a mobile environment. The movie-rating information is based on the sentiment-classification result. The condensed descriptions of movie reviews are generated from the feature-based summarization. We propose a novel approach based on latent semantic analysis (LSA) to identify product features. Furthermore, we find a way to reduce the size of summary based on the product features obtained from LSA. We consider both sentiment-classification accuracy and system response time to design the system. The rating and review-summarization system can be extended to other product-review domains easily. © 2012 IEEE.

Hochstrasser A.,Global Industry
Renewable Energy Focus | Year: 2015

For MENA countries to achieve their renewable power generation ambitions they will need to draw on international expertise, devise supportive renewable energy policies and enhance current grid infrastructure if they are to be achieved, writes Annalisa Hochstrasser - Part I of the Renewables in the Middle East series. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

Global Industry | Date: 2016-06-02

Toilet paper; Toilet seat cover paper; Toilet tissue; Bathroom tissue; Facial tissue; Toilet tissue.

Global Industry | Date: 2015-12-30

Electric navigational instruments; Navigational instruments for vehicles; Satellite-aided navigation systems; cabinets for loudspeakers; Audio-receivers and video-receivers; megaphones; Phonograph records featuring music; DVD players; personal stereos; Alarm monitoring systems; Computer game software; Computer operating software; radios; Distance measuring apparatus; Measuring apparatus, namely, angle finders; Electric light dimmers; Burglar alarms; Electric accumulators for vehicles; Cameras.

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