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The real life scenario for diffusion of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in Pakistan - Lessons learned through the pilot field study under physical community


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  • Shah, Asif A.
  • Rashidi, Roshan S.
  • Bhutto, Arabella
  • Shah, Ambreen
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    In Pakistan less or almost no work has been reported, which investigated the response of local people in a physical community regarding the diffusion and acceptance of renewable energy technologies (RETs). In order to identify the ground realities, this research has undertaken this task by conducting a pilot field study, which not only provides the response of physical community for RET but also identified the main hurdles in RET diffusion in Pakistan. This paper is an extension of our earlier research work in which the root causes responsible for dilemmas in Pakistan's policies were identified for the cause of sustainable development through renewable energy.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 5 (June)
    Pages: 2210-2213

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:15:y:2011:i:5:p:2210-2213

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    Keywords: Renewable energy technologies (RETs) Community Solar dehydrator Sustainable development Pakistan;


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    1. Cai, Y.P. & Huang, G.H. & Tan, Q. & Yang, Z.F., 2009. "Planning of community-scale renewable energy management systems in a mixed stochastic and fuzzy environment," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 34(7), pages 1833-1847.
    2. Ashraf Chaudhry, M. & Raza, R. & Hayat, S.A., 2009. "Renewable energy technologies in Pakistan: Prospects and challenges," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 13(6-7), pages 1657-1662, August.
    3. Sheikh, Munawar A., 2010. "Energy and renewable energy scenario of Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 354-363, January.
    4. Shah, Asif A. & Qureshi, S.M. & Bhutto, Arabella & Shah, Ambreen, 2011. "Sustainable development through renewable energy--The fundamental policy dilemmas of Pakistan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 861-865, January.
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