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Author Tansi, Bobbo Nfor
Title An Assessment of Cameroons Wind and Solar Energy Potential : A Guide for a Sustainable Economic Development
Imprint Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag, 2012
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Note An Assessment of CameroonsWind and Solar Energy Potential. A Guide for a Sustainable Economic Development -- Dedication -- Acknowledgement -- Abstract -- Acronyms/Abbreviations -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Table of Contents -- Chapter 1 : Introduction -- 1.1 The Republic of Cameroon -- 1.2 The Climate of Cameroon and Surface Meteorology -- 1.3 The Energy Situation in Cameroon -- 1.4 Renewable Energy -- 1.5 Overview of Cameroon's Renewable Energy Resources -- 1.5.1 Hydropower -- 1.5.2 Biomass -- 1.5.3 Wind -- 1.5.4 Solar -- Chapter 2 : Aims and Objectives -- 2.1 Rationale of the Study -- 2.2 Aims and Objectives of the Research -- 2.3 Thesis Outline -- Chapter 3 : Methodology -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Literature Review -- 3.3 RETScreen 4 International -- 3.3.1 RETScreen Objectives -- 3.3.2 Software and Data -- 3.3.3 RETScreen 4 Features -- 3.3.4 RETScreen's Five Step Analysis -- Chapter 4 : Technical Analysis -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.1.1 Far North Region - Maroua -- 4.1.2 North Region - Garoua -- 4.1.3 Adamawa Region - Ngaoundéré -- 4.1.4 North West Region - Bamenda -- 4.1.5 West Region - Bafia -- 4.1.6 Centre Region - Yaoundé -- 4.1.7 Littoral Region - Douala -- 4.1.8 Eastern Region - Bertoua -- 4.1.9 South Region - Ebolowa -- 4.1.10 South West Region - Fontem -- 4.2 Central-grid Connected 2,000kW Wind Energy -- 4.3 Isolated-grid Connected 2,000W Solar Energy -- Chapter 5 : Economic and Sustainability Analysis -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Renewable Energy and Economic Development -- 5.3 Cost Analysis -- 5.4 Financial Analysis -- 5.4.1 Wind -- 5.4.2 Solar -- Chapter 6 : Environmental Analysis -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cameroon -- 6.3 Offsetting Greenhouse Gases by Wind -- 6.4 Offsetting Greenhouse Gases by Solar -- Chapter 7 : Political and Regulatory Framework -- Chapter 8 : Conclusion
Chapter 9 : Recommendations -- References -- Appendix -- About the Author
Cameroon has vast renewable energy resource potentials, with a hydropower potential of about 55, 200MW, second only to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. So far, its energy needs are met by 4.8% hydropower (which accounts for less than 5% of its total hydropower potential), 0% wind and 0% solar. Cameroons' energy sector still goes through insufficient electrical energy production, especially during the heart of the dry season, which runs from December through March. Coincidentally, the wind and solar power potentials for Cameroon are at their peak during these months and could conveniently supplement for the shortfalls in generation during these periods. In this research, technical analyses were carried out to determine the wind and solar energy resource potentials for Cameroon using the RETScreen software tool provided by CANMET Canada. These analysis revealed that the northern regions of Cameroon had higher wind and solar resource potentials than any other location in Cameroon. A 2MW installed wind energy capacity would be capable of generating well over 1.5GWh electrical energy per year, while a 2KW installed solar energy capacity will be capable of generating well over 3MWh electrical energy per year. In the final sections, financial analysis were carried out to determine the economic viability of such projects and the possibility for self-financing. Emission analyses were also done based on the ability for such projects to offset greenhouse gas emissions and ensure sustainability in the energy sector. The analysis for Maroua revealed that 78.6tCO2/yr for wind and 0.1tCO2/yr for solar could be reduced by those installations. Finally, the legislations and legal frameworks governing the energy sector in Cameroon were dissected to determine possible weaknesses and constraints limiting the use, promotion and development of the full
potential of Cameroon's renewable energy resources.   Biographische Informationen Bobbo Nfor Tansi, was born in 1982 in Nkambe - Cameroon. After high school, he studied Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Buea Cameroon and later moved to Cottbus Germany where he did his M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management. During his M.Sc. Program, he became interested in the Energy field especially renewable energy. Concerned over the weak economy and poor state of the art of energy, he has long been engaged in researches to promote the use and development of renewable energy for a sustainable future especially in Cameroon and Africa. An aspiring PhD student, he currently resides in Berlin Germany
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Tansi, Bobbo Nfor An Assessment of Cameroons Wind and Solar Energy Potential: A Guide for a Sustainable Economic Development Hamburg : Diplomica Verlag,c2012 9783842870284
Subject Wind power -- Cameroon.;Solar energy -- Cameroon.;Sustainable development -- Cameroon
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