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Research & Development in Material Science

Challenges of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in Developing Countries and the Way Forward

  • Open or CloseOmorogiuwa Eseosa*

    Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author:Omorogiuwa Eseosa, Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Nigeria

Submission: August 26, 2020;Published: September 14, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2020.14.000828

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume14 Issue1


The high initial acquisition cost when compared to utilizing the conventional sources from power utility companies has resulted to a serious setback in the use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) as an alternative to power generation in developing countries. Cost of acquiring renewable energy system increases as the power system capacities increases whether mini, micro and macro. It should be worthy of note that acquiring and installing RES for power generation is beyond the reach of an average individual in terms of his/her income. One –fourth of the world population resulting to well over 1.6 billion people live without access to electricity

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