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Title: The utilisation, dissemination and commercialisation of renewable energy systems in Pacific Rim countries
Author: Green, Joanta Hermion
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1991
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The main objective of this study is to survey the market prospects of non-conventional power-generating and transforming equipment in the Pacific Rim, a region where most of the newly industrialised and oil producing countries are found. The Asia and Pacific region is pioneering the application of, and trade in, non-conventional energy equipment. Partly because they have been at the forefront of developing both the technology and the markets for the products under review, and partly because of their potential as producers, users, traders, the following countries have been selected for study: Indonesia, the Philipines, Thailand, and Malaysia. The technologies covered are: solar photovoltaic systems, small hydropower, wind energy, solar thermal, and biomass (fuelwood/charcoal, biogas, digesters, and biomass gasifiers). In implementing an analysis of this nature, a multi-disciplinary approach must be undertaken. Therefore, this thesis not only examines the technical aspects but the social, political, economic, and environmental consequences of the utilisation and dissemination of renewable energy systems. In order to discover the role that renewable energy systems play in each country, the overall energy context must be understood. Too often energy systems analysis and planning is done in an insular fashion, with conventional energy usage and planning accomplished separately from non-conventional energy systems. In many of the countries studied non-conventional/renewable energy has been handled by an alternative agency, generally one in charge of rural development, and as such, renewable energy systems in the Pacific Rim have not fared as well as they could have.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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