Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 5, 2020
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||24 January 2020|
Overcoming local constraints when developing renewable energy systems for the electrification of remote areas in Africa
University of Yaounde I, Polytechnic, Yaounde, Cameroon
2 University of Dschang, Dschang, Cameroon
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Accepted: 26 September 2019
Sub Saharan Africa has a great renewable energy potential. Rural areas are suffering from poor energy access. Some systems designed to address this issue are still faced with some difficulties. Appropriate approaches and energy plant development will help remote areas to address the issue of electricity access. The current development of some micro hydro and micro solar energy plants is of poor quality and maintenance, sometimes resulting in failures. There are also some common mistakes made when promoting (designing) an energy system in an African environment. Identifying issues from local constraints and lessons learned will contribute to determining the appropriate sizing, technology and tools to correctly develop micro hydro and micro solar energy plants.
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