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Renewable Energy in Kazakhstan: Potential and Challenges

  • Vakur Sumer
  • Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay
  • Lidiya Parkhomchik
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Abstract

Kazakhstan enjoys a relatively high potential in renewable energy sources of wind and solar, thanks to its favorable geographic conditions, vast surface area with high sun radiation, as well as windy conditions of the country. Following the independence of the country in 1991, Kazakhstan began diversifying its energy supply sources with an aim of harvesting its significant renewable energy potential. Several legislations have been adopted in terms of regulations of the renewable energy market and getting aligned with similar international practices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vakur Sumer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay
    • 1
  • Lidiya Parkhomchik
    • 1
  1. 1.Eurasian Research InstituteAkhmet Yassawi UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan
  2. 2.Department of International RelationsSelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey

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