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.
|Title of host publication||Transition towards 100% renewable energy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected papers from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2017|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 08 Jan 2018|
|Name||Innovative renewable energy|
Poudel, B., & Parton, K. (2018). Criteria for sustainable operation of off-grid renewable energy services. In A. Sayigh (Ed.), Transition towards 100% renewable energy: Selected papers from the World Renewable Energy Congress WREC 2017 (pp. 335-342). ( Innovative renewable energy). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69844-1_30