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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. Bd. 36 (2016) Heft 3 . - S. 256-266.
ISSN 1994-7151
DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-15-00077.1

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Abstract

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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Keywords: Eastern Pamirs; Tajikistan; solar energy potential; photovoltaics; high-mountain regions; radiation model; alternative energy resources; reduction of vegetation degradation; carbon emission savings
Themengebiete aus DDC: 300 Sozialwissenschaften > 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik > 550 Geowissenschaften, Geologie
Institutionen der Universität: Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften > Professur Klimatologie > Professur Klimatologie - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi
Profilfelder > Advanced Fields > Ökologie und Umweltwissenschaften
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Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften
Fakultäten > Fakultät für Biologie, Chemie und Geowissenschaften > Fachgruppe Geowissenschaften > Professur Klimatologie
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Profilfelder > Advanced Fields
Sprache: Englisch
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Eingestellt am: 26 Sep 2016 08:14
Letzte Änderung: 19 Apr 2018 10:32
URI: https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/3601

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