The Possible Share of Soft/Decentralized Renewables in Meeting the Future Energy Demands of Developing Regions

Khan AM (1981). The Possible Share of Soft/Decentralized Renewables in Meeting the Future Energy Demands of Developing Regions. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-81-018

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Abstract

An assessment is made of the maximum size of the share of soft/decentralized technologies based on renewable energy sources that could meet the energy demands of the developing world regions, 20 to 50 years from now, if a policy strongly in favor of such renewables were pursued in the coming years. Promising technologies with favorable cost economics and possibilities of large-scale application in urban and rural environments have been identified. The possible role of each such technology in meeting the future energy requirements of the developing regions has been analyzed in the light of the detailed energy demand projections made for different world regions by the Energy Systems Program Group of IIASA. It is concluded that the soft/decentralized technologies based on renewables may be invoked to meet as much as 15% of the commercial final energy demand of the developing regions by 2030.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:49
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 02:41
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1550

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