A Review on Energy Situation “Solar Energy Policies and Targets” in SAARC Countries
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 45-51
Received: Jul. 29, 2017; Accepted: Aug. 17, 2017; Published: Oct. 16, 2017
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Mehadi Hassan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Saleha Akter, Department of Civil Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
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Abstract
Present energy situation of the world is unsustainable due to unequal geographical distribution of natural wealth as well as environmental, geopolitical and economical concerns. Ever increasing drift of energy consumption due to growth of population and transportation has motivated researchers to carry out research on solar energy as an alternative source of primary energy supply. The International Energy Agency estimates that solar energy could make up as much as a quarter of the world’s total electricity production by 2050. With an estimated 900 million people in Asia still lacking access to electricity, most beyond the reach of grid development and centralized generation, localized solar plants are a viable solution. This paper presents a complete overview on the solar energy situation of SAARC countries including present status and future policies and targets. A detailed research on solar energy status and prospects of SAARC countries was done during the period September-December, 2016.
Keywords
Energy Demand, Energy Consumption, SAARC Countries, Solar Energy, Future Targets
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Mehadi Hassan, Fatema-Tuz-Zohra, Saleha Akter, A Review on Energy Situation “Solar Energy Policies and Targets” in SAARC Countries, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 6, No. 4, 2017, pp. 45-51. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20170604.11
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