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ERIC Number: EJ788516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Renewable Energy for Rural Sustainability in Developing Countries
Alazraque-Cherni, Judith
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v28 n2 p105-114 2008
This article establishes the benefits of applying renewable energy and analyzes the main difficulties that have stood in the way of more widely successful renewable energy for rural areas in the developing world and discusses why outcomes from these technologies fall short. Although there is substantial recognition of technological, economic, institutional, and other supply-side barriers that have generally interfered with success, the household and other stakeholders have been left outside the scope of evaluation. This article first discusses the usefulness of renewable energy for encouraging sustainability in rural, poor areas, analyzes barriers that have often interfered with the promotion and delivery of expected outputs of installed modern energy technology in remote communities, and finally presents findings from a survey on the actual performance state of the renewable energy technology and degree of satisfaction with it. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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