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An economic assessment of renewable energy, options for rural electrification in Pacific Island Countries

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The aim of this study is to conduct an economic and financial evaluation of a number of
technologically-proven renewable energy projects, which have been implemented in Pacific Island
Countries, in order to assess the potential for renewable energy to play a larger role in rural
electrification strategies in the region. These include projects that utilise technologies such as
solar photovoltaic (PV) home systems, wind-hybrid systems, coconut biofuel-powered generators
and micro-hydroelectric systems. Using case studies from various Pacific Islands, the least-cost
means of supplying electricity to rural communities is assessed by comparing the life-cycle costs
of a particular renewable energy technology with the costs of supplying electricity with a diesel
generator over the estimated life of a project.

Authors: 
Allison Woodruff
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Number of Pages: 
92
Year Published: 
2006
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Regional
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