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Title: Sustainable energy: Is it nuclear or solar for African Countries? Case study on Ghana
Authors: Agyekum, E. B.
Velkin, V. I.
Hossain, I.
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Citation: Agyekum E. B. Sustainable energy: Is it nuclear or solar for African Countries? Case study on Ghana / E. B. Agyekum, V. I. Velkin, I. Hossain. — DOI 10.1016/j.seta.2020.100630 // Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. — 2020. — Iss. 37. — 100630.
Abstract: Increasing cost of generating energy through conventional sources coupled with environmental pollution concerns has led to the need to find more sustainable, clean and cheaper sources of energy generation. This paper evaluates two forms of energy: nuclear and solar energy for developing countries with a case study on Ghana. The research found out that Ghana like other several other developing countries have the opportunity to reduce their cost of electricity significantly should any of the under studied technologies be deployed. Obtained LCOE for the 20 MW modelled Solar power plant (SPP) in Navrongo ranges between 5.74 and 9.41 ¢/kWh for real discount and annual interest rates ranging between 1 and 25%. LCOEs of 125.53–125.55 $/MWh for discount rates between 3% and 15%, respectively were obtained for the 1200 MW nuclear power plant (NPP) expected to be constructed in Ghana. The research concluded with a suggestion that since the NPP project is capital intensive, development of SPP should be given the needed attention in the short to medium term to help build a resilient economy upon which NPP can be considered in the long term. Some financing models were also suggested for the construction of such capital-intensive projects. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: ENERGY
GHANA
LCOE
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
SOLAR POWER PLANT
TECHNO-ECONOMIC POTENTIAL
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
NUCLEAR ENERGY
NUCLEAR FUELS
NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS
SOLAR POWER PLANTS
COST OF ELECTRICITY
ENERGY
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTIONS
GHANA
LCOE
SOURCES OF ENERGY
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
TECHNO-ECONOMICS
SOLAR ENERGY
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
DEVELOPING WORLD
NUCLEAR POWER
NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
SOLAR POWER
GHANA
NAVRONGO
UPPER EAST REGION
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/92699
Access: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
SCOPUS ID: 85077943104
WOS ID: 000514838400056
PURE ID: 11889983
ISSN: 22131388
DOI: 10.1016/j.seta.2020.100630
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