Criteria for sustainable operation of off-grid renewable energy services

Bharat Poudel, Kevin Parton

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In a developing country context off-grid renewable energy (RE) seems to offer great promise. Nevertheless, experience with off-grid systems developed to date suggests that their sustainability is questionable. As a component of a PhD thesis at Charles Sturt University, the research reported in this paper examines problems encountered with such systems and develops criteria that will ensure the sustainable operation of off-grid renewable energy services. It achieves this by analysing off-grid systems such as micro-hydro plants constructed in Nepal, and reviewing various aspects of their operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransition towards 100% renewable energy
Subtitle of host publicationSelected papers from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2017
EditorsAli Sayigh
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319698441
ISBN (Print)9783319698434
Publication statusPublished - 08 Jan 2018

Publication series

Name Innovative renewable energy
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)2522-8927
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8935


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