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dc.contributor.authorAlam, Majbaulen
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharyya, Subhesen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-25T14:45:57Z
dc.date.available2016-04-25T14:45:57Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-06
dc.identifier.citationAlam, M. and Bhattacharyya, S.C. (2016) Decentralized Renewable Hybrid Mini-Grids for Sustainable Electrification of the Off-Grid Coastal Areas of Bangladesh, Energies, 9 (4), 268en
dc.identifier.issn1996-1073
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11991
dc.descriptionOpen Access Journalen
dc.description.abstractLack of access to energy is considered as a serious bottleneck for the socio-economic development of Bangladesh. Despite earning recognition for promoting solar home systems, most of the rural areas and remote islands of the country still remain non-electrified due to very high unit cost and low quality of electricity from solar home systems (SHS) coupled with only few hours of restricted usages in the evening. Considering the resource potential and demand characteristics at the local level, the present study investigates the hybrid renewable mini-grid approach as a possible solution for universal electricity access in the country. Using Hybrid Optimisation of Multiple Energy Resources (HOMER) simulation model, the study, covering the whole coastal region of Bangladesh, shows that it is possible to offer a much better quality electricity for 12 h to 18 h a day for as low as USD 0.29–USD 0.31/kWh. Hybrid models suggested in this study can be replicated along the coastal belt and remote islands to obtain maximum diffusion of this technology and hence universal electrification.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.subjecthybrid mini-gridsen
dc.subjectcoastal Bangladeshen
dc.subjecthybrid optimisation of multiple energy resources (HOMER)en
dc.subjectoff-grid electrificationen
dc.titleDecentralized Renewable Hybrid Mini-Grids for Sustainable Electrification of the Off-Grid Coastal Areas of Bangladeshen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en9040268
dc.researchgroupInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Developmenten
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidEP/G063826/2en
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2016-03-21en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)en


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