Proposed features/power method

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Proposal status: Obsoleted (inactive)
Proposed by: TomChance
Tagging: power_method=*
Applies to: node,way,area
Definition: Method of generating power

Rendered as: Power generators could be further customised
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2010-08-17


This proposal has been obsoleted by Proposed features/generator rationalisation.

A power=generator may produce electricity, heat or cooling by many different methods.

Suggested usage:

power_method thermal Using heat
power_method photovoltaic Using photovoltaic cells
power_method combustion Burning the fuel
power_method gasification Gasifying the fuel, then burning it
power_method anaerobic_digestion Breaking the fuel down with microorganisms in the absence of oxygen
power_method pyrolysis Decomposing the fuel at a high temperature in the absence of oxygen


This deprecates the following values for power_source=*:

Old value New tagging
power_source=photovoltaic power_source=solar

power_output=electricity power_method=photovoltaic

power_source=solar-thermal Either

power_source=solar power_output=heat power_method=thermal Or power_source=solar power_output=electricity power_method=thermal


Please use the discussion page for discussion.