Solar energy policy: Malaysia vs developed countries

Fayaz, H. and Rahim, N.A. and Saidur, Rahman and Solangi, K.H. and Niaz, H. and Hossain, M.S. (2011) Solar energy policy: Malaysia vs developed countries. In: 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.

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Countries all over the world is enquiring and taking efforts to implement the environment friendly renewable energy to mitigate the negative impacts of fossil fuels on the environment and their fast depletion. To reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and environmental degradation, many countries have focused and formulated solar energy related policies to increase its share into energy mix. In this paper a review of the solar energy policies, implemented in the developed countries and Malaysia, are discussed as well as the discussion of successful existing solar energy policies in the developed countries. According to the 2010 BP Statistical Energy Survey, the world cumulative installed solar energy capacity was 22928.9 MW in 2009, a change of 46.9 compared to 2008. After the review of literature, FiT, RPS and Incentives are found to be the most beneficial energy policies implemented by the developed countries. These policies create the paths to promote the development and implementation of renewable energy technologies. Also, the current policies related to solar energy in Malaysia are investigated and compared with developed countries.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 87112 Export Date: 6 December 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 6041512 doi: 10.1109/CET.2011.6041512 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Fayaz, H.; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia References: (2010),, DPS. Department of Political Science, Retrieved on March 2010, available at: March2010(2010) Energy Policy Defination, ,, EPD. Retrieved on June 2010, Available at:, March2010; Solangi, K.H., Islam, M.R., Saidur, R., Rahim, N.A., Fayaz, H., A review on global solar energy policy (2011) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15, pp. 2149-2163; Ekins, P., Step changes for decarbonising the energy system: Research needs for renewables, energy efficiency and nuclear power (2004) Energy Policy, 32 (17), pp. 1891-1904. , DOI 10.1016/j.enpol.2004.03.009, PII S0301421504000692; (2010) Study: Solar Power Could Provide 10 of U.S. Electricity by 2025, ,, USDE. Retrieved on May 2010, available at: cited; Gipe, P.S.L., Energy Equity: Diversifying the market with new incentives (2008) Inside Renewable Energy, , 2008 Podcast retrieved from; (2008) Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources - What Does It Cost Us?, , BMU. BMU, Berlin, Germany. 2008a; Dusonchet, L., Telaretti, E., Economic analysis of different supporting policies for the production of electrical energy by solar photovoltaics in western European Union countries (2010) Energy Policy, 38 (7), pp. 3297-3308; (2009) G.oThe Basics, , MRET. Australia, Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator Government of Australia, 2009e(Canberra,Australia); (2010) Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, , Plan SHAC; (2008) SolarBonusScheme, ,, QDME. Queensland Department of Minesand Energy, Accessed August 2010. 2010; (2009) Renewable Energy Projections:2009-2028, ,, CME. Carbon Market Economics (CME) Pty Ltd.,Australia, Available at; (2009) Clean Energy Initiative: Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism, , CEI. Canberra,Australia; Becken, S., Frampton, C., Simmons, D., Energy consumption patterns in the accommodation sector - The New Zealand case (2001) Ecological Economics, 39 (3), pp. 371-386. , DOI 10.1016/S0921-8009(01)00229-4, PII S0921800901002294; Oh, T.H., Pang, S.Y., Chua, S.C., Energy policy and alternative energy in Malaysia: Issues and challenges for sustainable growth (2010) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14 (4), pp. 1241-1252; Sulaiman, F., Renewable Energy and its Future in Malaysia: A Country Paper Proc. of Asia-Pacific Solar Experts Meeting, Islamabad, Pakistan. 1995; Koh, M.P., Hoi, W.K., Renewable energy in Malaysia: A Policy Analysis (2002) Energy for Sustainable Development, 6 (3), pp. 31-39; (2010) 10th MP, Tenth Malaysia Plan 2011-1015, , Published by 'The Economic Planning Unit Prime Minister's Department Putrajaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: developed countries, Malaysia, policy, solar energy, Energy capacity, Energy mix, Environment friendly, Negative impacts, Renewable energies, Renewable energy technologies, Statistical energy, Energy policy, Fossil fuels, Solar radiation.
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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