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Sustainable Energy Solutions for Remote Areas in the Tropics

  • Oktoviano Gandhi
  • Dipti Srinivasan

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Oktoviano Gandhi, Dipti Srinivasan
    Pages 1-8
  3. The Energy Problems and Solutions in the Remote Tropics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Christoph Luerssen, Chandra Sekhar, David Cheong, Thomas Reindl
      Pages 31-62
    3. Raluca Dumitrescu, Sebastian Groh, Daniel Philipp, Christian von Hirschhausen
      Pages 63-80
    4. Alvin B. Culaba, Isidro Antonio V. Marfori III
      Pages 109-145
  4. Tools Enabling the Solutions and Future Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Paul Bertheau, Martha M. Hoffmann, Andrea Eras-Almeida, Philipp Blechinger
      Pages 149-178
    3. Swee-Sum Lam, Xiang Ru Amy Tan
      Pages 213-238
    4. Walter Commerell
      Pages 239-269
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book


This book covers multifaceted aspects of sustainable energy solutions for remote areas in the tropics, particularly focusing on Southeast Asia. With insights from both the academic world and real-life implementation, readers will gain an overview of the range of energy problems currently facing the remote tropics, and what potential solutions are available.

The book provides a detailed overview of various energy needs in the Southeast Asian tropics, a region where a significant portion of the population still lives without access to electricity. It not only addresses technical solutions to the energy problems but also tackles the social and wider implications, offering readers a more holistic understanding of the potential held by renewable energy.

The chapters are structured to present first an overview of the problem at hand, and then a description of the technologies that could potentially solve it. Applications of the technologies; business models that are now available or being developed; the impact of the technologies; and future, more sustainable solutions are all discussed.

Given its in-depth analysis, the book will be of interest to energy professionals in the tropics, energy policymakers, and students studying sustainable energy.


Renewable Energy Technology Sustainable Energy and Development Energy Access Energy Poverty Off-grid Energy Systems Community Development Solar energy and photovoltaics Solar pumping

Editors and affiliations

  • Oktoviano Gandhi
    • 1
  • Dipti Srinivasan
    • 2
  1. 1.Solar Energy Research Institute of SingaporeNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the editors

Oktoviano Gandhi has worked extensively in the field of solar energy, both at the research and application level. In particular, he has worked ‘on the ground’ with non-governmental organizations and government officials to electrify rural areas across Southeast Asia using renewable energy technologies.

Professor Dipti Srinivasan has a long and distinguished career in the fields of renewable energy and power systems. In addition to her appointment as full and adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, respectively, she also has substantial industry experience in the fields of microgrid operation and control, and in promoting renewable energy adoption in Southeast Asia. Given her experience, Professor Srinivasan has both an excellent grasp of ‘the big picture’ and concrete expertise concerning the development of renewable energy in the region and the problems that it entails.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Energy Solutions for Remote Areas in the Tropics
  • Editors Oktoviano Gandhi
    Dipti Srinivasan
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-41951-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-41954-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-41952-3
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 130 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Sustainable Development
    Energy Policy, Economics and Management
    Energy Systems
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