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Contribution of SHP Stations to the development of an area and their social acceptance


  • Arabatzis, Garyfallos
  • Myronidis, Dimitris


The global community, but also the European Union particularly, has launched in recent years a series of actions and measures for the promotion of the renewable energy sources (RES) in the context of dealing with the climate change. Small hydropower (SHP) stations can play a vital role in the increasing energy demand, helping to reduce the mankind dependence to the fossil fuels. In addition, SHP stations have significant advantages as they contribute to the development of the local economy and to the reduction of the environmental pollution.

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  • Arabatzis, Garyfallos & Myronidis, Dimitris, 2011. "Contribution of SHP Stations to the development of an area and their social acceptance," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(8), pages 3909-3917.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:15:y:2011:i:8:p:3909-3917
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.026

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