Sustainable Energy Solutions for Remote Areas in the Tropics
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Sustainable Energy Solutions for Remote Areas in the Tropics

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This book covers multifaceted aspects of sustainable energy solutions for remote areas in the tropics, particularly focusing on Southeast Asia. With insights from both the academic world and real-life implementation, readers will gain an overview of the range of energy problems currently facing the remote tropics, and what potential solutions are available.



The book provides a detailed overview of various energy needs in the Southeast Asian tropics, a region where a significant portion of the population still lives without access to electricity. It not only addresses technical solutions to the energy problems but also tackles the social and wider implications, offering readers a more holistic understanding of the potential held by renewable energy.



The chapters are structured to present first an overview of the problem at hand, and then a description of the technologies that could potentially solve it. Applications of the technologies; business models that are now available or being developed; the impact of the technologies; and future, more sustainable solutions are all discussed.



Given its in-depth analysis, the book will be of interest to energy professionals in the tropics, energy policymakers, and students studying sustainable energy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 273 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 17.53mm | 623g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2020
  • 130 Illustrations, color; 18 Illustrations, black and white; XXVII, 273 p. 148 illus., 130 illus. in color.
  • 3030419517
  • 9783030419516
  • 2,560,183

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This book covers multifaceted aspects of sustainable energy solutions for remote areas in the tropics, particularly focusing on Southeast Asia. With insights from both the academic world and real-life implementation, readers will gain an overview of the range of energy problems currently facing the remote tropics, and what potential solutions are available.



The book provides a detailed overview of various energy needs in the Southeast Asian tropics, a region where a significant portion of the population still lives without access to electricity. It not only addresses technical solutions to the energy problems but also tackles the social and wider implications, offering readers a more holistic understanding of the potential held by renewable energy.



The chapters are structured to present first an overview of the problem at hand, and then a description of the technologies that could potentially solve it. Applications of the technologies; business models that are now available or being developed; the impact of the technologies; and future, more sustainable solutions are all discussed.



Given its in-depth analysis, the book will be of interest to energy professionals in the tropics, energy policymakers, and students studying sustainable energy.
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Table of contents

Introduction.- Sustainable Cooking.- Sustainable Water Supply.- Waste to Energy.- Solar Home Systems.- Microgrids.- Solar Powered Cooling.- Energy Supply for Remote Industries.- Sustainable Transportation.- Case Studies of Communities Using Resources Unique to their Regions.- The Grid of the Future: the Intersection of Off-Grid and On-Grid.- Conclusion.
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About Oktoviano Gandhi

Oktoviano Gandhi has worked extensively in the field of solar energy, both at the research and application level. In particular, he has worked 'on the ground' with non-governmental organizations and government officials to electrify rural areas across Southeast Asia using renewable energy technologies.



Professor Dipti Srinivasan has a long and distinguished career in the fields of renewable energy and power systems. In addition to her appointment as full and adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, respectively, she also has substantial industry experience in the fields of microgrid operation and control, and in promoting renewable energy adoption in Southeast Asia. Given her experience, Professor Srinivasan has both an excellent grasp of 'the big picture' and concrete expertise concerning the development of renewable energy in the region and the problems that it entails.
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