Clean technologies and innovation in energy

Tosin Somorin, Ayodeji Sowale, Mobolaji Shemfe, Adefolakemi Serifat Ayodele, Athanasios Kolios

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Abstract

Developing countries are faced with multiple energy challenges—the dilemma of increasing energy services to billions of people who currently live without electricity, and the need to operate low-carbon, intensive energy systems for environmental sustainability. Clean energy technologies can reduce fossil fuel dependency, provide jobs, and play a central role in improving access to energy; however, there are questions on availability, accessibility, reliability, affordability, and appropriateness of these technologies in developing countries. This chapter provides an overview of the clean energy sources and technologies in Africa. It concludes with case studies of clean energy projects (potential, ongoing, tried and tested) across the different African countries and highlights the challenges, barriers, and approaches to the development, transfer, and diffusion of new and innovative energy technologies.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationPolicy, Management and Sustainability
EditorsSola Adesola, Feargal Brennan
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages149-197
Number of pages49
ISBN (Print)9783319913001, 9783319913018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2018

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Environmental technology
Innovation
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Sustainable development
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Carbon
Clean technology
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Keywords

  • clean energy
  • clean technologies
  • innovation
  • sustainability
  • Africa

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Somorin, T., Sowale, A., Shemfe, M., Ayodele, A. S., & Kolios, A. (2018). Clean technologies and innovation in energy. In S. Adesola, & F. Brennan (Eds.), Energy in Africa: Policy, Management and Sustainability (pp. 149-197). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91301-8_7
Somorin, Tosin ; Sowale, Ayodeji ; Shemfe, Mobolaji ; Ayodele, Adefolakemi Serifat ; Kolios, Athanasios. / Clean technologies and innovation in energy. Energy in Africa: Policy, Management and Sustainability. editor / Sola Adesola ; Feargal Brennan. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 149-197
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Clean technologies and innovation in energy. / Somorin, Tosin; Sowale, Ayodeji; Shemfe, Mobolaji; Ayodele, Adefolakemi Serifat; Kolios, Athanasios.

Energy in Africa: Policy, Management and Sustainability. ed. / Sola Adesola; Feargal Brennan. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 149-197.

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Somorin T, Sowale A, Shemfe M, Ayodele AS, Kolios A. Clean technologies and innovation in energy. In Adesola S, Brennan F, editors, Energy in Africa: Policy, Management and Sustainability. Cham: Springer. 2018. p. 149-197 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91301-8_7