Global solar energy use and social viability in Malaysia

Hossain, M.S. and Rahim, N.A. and Solangi, K.H. and Saidur, Rahman and Fayaz, H. and Madlool, N.A. (2011) Global solar energy use and social viability in Malaysia. In: 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Along with the enhancement of technology and alarming of global warming, various types of technologies are advanced worldwide nowadays to harness the energy from the sun such as solar thermal energy, ocean thermal energy conversion, solar ponds, solar tower and photovoltaic systems to utilize the energy in the majority of domestic applications and industrial sector to a certain extent. Subsequently, gradual increase usage of solar energy requires creating awareness among public to protect the environment in term of green campaign which is one of the hot topics among the Malaysians where there are many organizations organizing green campaign such as Environmental Protection Society Malaysia (EPSM), Malaysia Environment NGOs (MENGO) and Treat Every Environment Special Sdn. Bhd. (TRESS). Therefore, this study examines solar energy production and consumption worldwide by looking at various existing solar technologies to have the understanding of each technology. This article also intends to catch up specifically the social viability of solar energy production and use, with the availability of the resources for the full scale development.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 87112 Export Date: 6 December 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 6041461 doi: 10.1109/CET.2011.6041461 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Hossain, M.S.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Mahlia, T.M.I., Chan, P.L., Life cycle cost analysis of fuel cell based cogeneration system for residential application in Malaysia (2011) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (1), pp. 416-426; Ab Kadir, M.Z.A., Rafeeu, Y., Adam, N.M., Prospective scenarios for the full solar energy development in Malaysia (2010) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (9), pp. 3023-3031; Bradford, T., (2006) Solar Revolution: The Economic Transformation of the Global Energy Industry, , Massachusetts: The MIT Press; Hoffmann, W., PV solar electricity industry: Market growth and perspective (2006) Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 90 (18-19), pp. 3285-3311. , DOI 10.1016/j.solmat.2005.09.022, PII S0927024806002509; Nathan, S.L., Basic research needs for solar energy utilization. Report of the basic energy sciences workshop on solar energy utilization (2005) California Institute of Technology, 18 (21), p. 276; Wittmann, M., Breitkreuz, H., Schroedter-Homscheidt, M., Eck, M., Case studies on the use of solar irradiance forecast for optimized operation strategies of solar thermal power plants (2008) IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 1 (1), pp. 18-22; Fiorenza, G., Sharma, V.K., Braccio, G., Techno-economic evaluation of a solar powered water desalination plant (2003) Energy Conversion and Management, 44 (14), pp. 2217-2240; Kalogirou, S., The potential of solar industrial process heat applications (2003) Applied Energy, 76 (4), pp. 337-361. , DOI 10.1016/S0306-2619(02)00176-9; Saidur, R., Islam, M.R., Rahim, N.A., Solangi, K.H., A review on global wind energy policy (2010) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (7), pp. 1744-1762; Zhang, Z., Asian energy and environmental policy: Promoting growth while preserving the environment (2008) Energy Policy, 36 (10), pp. 3905-3924; Islam, M.R., Saidur, R., Rahim, N.A., Solangi, K.H., (2010) Usage of Solar Energy and Its Status in Malaysia, 5 (1), pp. 6-10. ,, (ISSN 1823-6379). Online at
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy, Malaysia, social viability, solar, Energy productions, Full scale development, Industrial sector, Malaysians, Photovoltaic systems, Solar technology, Solar thermal energy, Environmental protection, Global warming, Ocean thermal energy conversion, Photovoltaic effects, Solar power generation, Solar radiation, Technology, Solar energy.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 02:03
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 06:03

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