An Open-door Immature Policy for Rural Electrification: A Case Study of Afghanistan
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 6, Issue 3-1, May 2017, Pages: 8-13
Received: Jun. 9, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 16, 2016; Published: Nov. 22, 2016
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Mir Sayed Shah Danish, Energy Engineering Department, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
Najib Rahman Sabory, Energy Engineering Department, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan
Sayed Mir Shah Danish, Electrical Department, Technical Teachers Training Academy (TTTA), Kabul, Afghanistan
Gul Ahmad Ludin, Electrical and Electronics Department, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
Atsushi Yona, Electrical and Electronics Department, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
Tomonobu Senjyu, Electrical and Electronics Department, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
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Abstract
Electricity policy as a tool for enhancing the persistent of energy resources' appropriate exploitation and deployment are known essential. Conversely, an open-door immature energy policy can lead a nation to an irrecoverable consequences. In this paper, electrification policy-related gaps and their worst-case scenarios and reasons behind the dominant increasing trend for decentralized PV system application are addressed in form of a case study. Over the last 13 years, numbers of PV rooftop projects have been inaugurated around the country but due to immature energy policy for ensuring the PV project life-span; excluding few, all the PV systems in medium and large scales villages are failed due to poor maintenance and operation. In the present approach, techno-economic analysis of customary implementation of PV systems are developed. The methodology is first conducted to develop cost-effective centralized PV system. Then, a comparative analysis of techno-economical approach of both centralized and decentralized PV systems are discussed, which is associated with systems' advantages, disadvantages, practicability studies, and barriers.
Keywords
Electricity Policy, PV Systems, Rural Electrification, Techno-economic Analysis
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Mir Sayed Shah Danish, Najib Rahman Sabory, Sayed Mir Shah Danish, Gul Ahmad Ludin, Atsushi Yona, Tomonobu Senjyu, An Open-door Immature Policy for Rural Electrification: A Case Study of Afghanistan, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Special Issue: Sustainable Energy Design and Exploitation. Vol. 6, No. 3-1, 2017, pp. 8-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.s.2017060301.12
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