Executive summary

  • G. Schuster
Conference paper


Solar energy holds out a large potential for all countries. It appears to be among the most promising energy options for developing countries, especially in the rural areas. This is due to:
  • particularly favourable conditions in terms of solar energy input (direct radiation, biomass, wind, etc.);

  • decentralized needs not involving the infrastructures of conventional energy networks;

  • consistency with some existing technological capabilities: several solar energy techniques such as passive heating and cooling or biomass have been extensively used for ages. They require only improvements.


Biomass Sugar Combustion Transportation Assure 


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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Schuster
    • 1
  1. 1.Commission of the European CommunitiesUSA

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