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Overview of Renewable Energy Sources in Latin America


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Overview of Renewable Energy Sources in Latin America

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dc.contributor.author Huacuz, Jorge M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-02T23:04:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-02T23:04:01Z
dc.date.issued 2003-11
dc.identifier.citation Huacuz, J. (2003, November). Overview of Renewable Energy Sources in Latin America. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/19500
dc.description This is a public domain white paper presented at the International Electrical Research Exchange,Central American Forum in San José, Costa Rica, November 2003. en_US
dc.description.abstract The present work deals with the situation of renewable energy in the Latin-American Region (LAR). Its main purpose is to give an overview of the conditions prevailing in the region, regarding those activities leading to the systematic process of adoption and use of renewable energy technology, as part of the energy supply mix in each individual country. This essay was elaborated on the basis of a limited literature survey, information provided to the author by colleagues from several countries in the region of study, plus the knowledge gained by the author from his work on some of these countries, concerning the development of renewable energy resources, mainly for rural electrification. One premise valid in general for the whole region of study is that information on the subject is by all means scarce, which basically reflects the early stages countries in the region are at in the process of adoption and use of this energy alternative. Hence, the reader is advised to take the statements and conclusions included in this report as indicative only. Further research on the subject is necessary to gain a better understanding of the actual situation with respect to renewable energy integration in the region. Although common circumstances and tendencies can be observed in some countries under study, few general conclusions, valid for the whole region, can be drawn. Reasons for this include the differences among individual nations in terms of country size and degree of economic development, as well as in the conventional energy resource base each country has. In this study an attempt is made to focus on the following elements considered crucial in the process of adoption and use of renewable energy technology: policy, institutional framework, technology stocks, financing schemes, the renewable energy resource base, and suitable local industrial infrastructure. It is the understanding of the author that when these elements are properly established and harmonically put in place, the process of technology adoption can be accelerated towards the successful and sustainable internalization of renewable energy in the economy of each individual country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Latin America en_US
dc.subject renewable en_US
dc.subject energy en_US
dc.subject resources en_US
dc.subject supply en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject framework en_US
dc.subject industry en_US
dc.subject infrastructure en_US
dc.subject wind en_US
dc.subject solar en_US
dc.subject hydroelectric en_US
dc.subject electricity en_US
dc.subject grid en_US
dc.subject rural en_US
dc.subject electrification en_US
dc.title Overview of Renewable Energy Sources in Latin America en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.docstoc.com/docs/40609847/Overview-of-Renewable-Energy-Sources-in-Latin-America en_US

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