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Scenarios of Solar Energy Use on the “Roof of the World” : Potentials and Environmental Benefits

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Zandler, Harald ; Mislimshoeva, Bunafsha ; Samimi, Cyrus:
Scenarios of Solar Energy Use on the “Roof of the World” : Potentials and Environmental Benefits.
In: Mountain Research and Development. Vol. 36 (2016) Issue 3 . - pp. 256-266.
ISSN 1994-7151
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-15-00077.1

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Project financing: VolkswagenStiftung

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Peripheral mountain areas in developing countries are often characterized by energy poverty but also by high solar energy potential. The Eastern Pamirs of Tajikistan are a prime example of this situation, with their lack of energy infrastructure, remoteness, pressure on local natural resources, and high incident radiation amounts. An integrative assessment of the potential for photovoltaic power generation is lacking for this region, as well as for many other mountain environments. We assessed the natural potential, feasibility, and likely effects of increased photovoltaic electricity generation, using climate data, biomass data, a spatial radiation model, and fieldwork- and literature-based scenarios of energy requirements and financial conditions. Results indicated that using a photovoltaic power plant to generate enough energy for boiling water is feasible in the study area within reasonable cost limits. This could significantly alleviate energy poverty, increase carbon sequestration by up to 1500 t/y, and reduce the loss of dwarf shrub stands by up to 2000 ha/y. Our results illustrate that the integrative approach presented in this article can be applied straightforwardly when some climatic measurements and field observations are available and that photovoltaic energy is an important renewable-energy resource for the sustainable development of peripheral high-mountain communities.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Climatology > Professorship Climatology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Climatology
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Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 08:14
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 11:42
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/34791