Roles and potentials of renewable energy in less-developed economies: The case of Nepal

Nepal, Rabindra (2012) Roles and potentials of renewable energy in less-developed economies: The case of Nepal. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16 4: 2200-2206. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.01.047

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Author Nepal, Rabindra
Title Roles and potentials of renewable energy in less-developed economies: The case of Nepal
Journal name Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-0321
Publication date 2012-05-01
Year available 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.rser.2012.01.047
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 4
Start page 2200
End page 2206
Total pages 7
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Abstract Increasing the share of renewable energy in the national energy mix remains one of the major energy policy goals across many economies. This paper assesses the roles and potentials of renewable energy sources in less-developed economies while citing Nepal as an example. Renewable energy has a significant role to play in the electrification of rural areas in developing economies and contribute towards sustainable development. Realizing full potentials of renewable, however, requires addressing both the associated demand-side and supply-side constraints. Innovative subsidies and tax incentives, adequate entrepreneurial support, strengthening institutional arrangement and promoting local community-based organizations such as the cooperatives are the necessary factors in promoting the green technologies in countries like Nepal. International factors such as large scale investment and adequate technology transfer are equally crucial to create a rapid spread and increase affordability of decentralized renewable energy technologies in less-developed economies.
Keyword Renewable
Research and development
Rural Electrification
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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