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Time was when solar energy was facilely dismissed as impractical, inefficient, and pricey. In recent years, however, innovations in technology, regulation, and financing have resulted in remarkable efficiency improvements and price reductions, thereby reversing the skepticism about this...
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Although access to electricity has improved in the Philippines, the country still faces an energy insecurity problem. The country is highly dependent on coal power and large-scale transmission lines to meet its growing demand for electricity; while aiming to supply electricity to the cities,...
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The cost of providing electricity to the unconnected 1.1 billion people in developing countries is significant. High hopes are pinned on market-based dissemination of offgrid technologies to complement the expensive extension of public grid infrastructure. In this paper, we elicit the revealed...
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In this work, we propose to reduce the initial building construction cost by using local low-embodied energy materials and use savings to offset the cost of renewable energy installations. A typical house in the desert climate of inland Lebanon is modeled using commercial software for a...
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In Turkey, potential of renewable energy for both heating and cooling systems remains mostly untapped. Turkey’s energy demand is met to a great extent by imported energy sources which constitutes a substantial economic burden for Turkey. The main types of supporting financial mechanisms are...
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Aim: Renewable energy (RE) systems can be effective tools for rural communities for meeting goals for development and climate change mitigation and adaptation. RE systems provide small amounts of electricity fostering community development through improved energy access, livelihood...
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The purpose of this paper was to study the productivity where renewable energy resources and non-renewable resources for generating electricity in power plants connected to the national grid of Nicaragua were used. This article analyzed the total factor productivity of Bioeconomy for the...
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La reducción de la pobreza, que afecta a más de un tercio de la población en América Latina y el Caribe, es un objetivo prioritario de las políticas públicas. A partir de un breve diagnóstico de la pobreza, este artículo discute los elementos de una estrategia integral para reducirla,...
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Costa Rica is a small Central American nation that has gained an international reputation as a leader in environmental conservation. This has formed the base for its highly successful small-scale ecotourism industry. However, there are threats from high rates of deforestation and expanding...
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