The potential of solar as alternative energy source for socio-economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia

Rashidah Zainal Alam, Chamhuri Siwar, Norasikin Ahmad Ludin

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Abstract

Malaysia’s energy sector is highly dependent on fossil fuels as a primary energy source. Economic growth and socio-economic wellbeing also rely on the utilization of energy in daily life routine. Nevertheless, the increasing cost for electricity and declining fossil fuels resources causes various negative impacts to the people and environment especially in rural areas. This prompted Malaysia to shift towards alternative energy sources such as solar energy to ensure social, economic and environmental benefits. The solar energy is one of the potential renewable energy sources in tropical countries particularly in Malaysia. The paper attempts to analyze the benefits and advantages related to energy efficiency of solar for sustainable energy use and socio economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia. The paper uses secondary sources of data such as policies, regulations and research reports from relevant ministries and agencies to attain the objectives. As a signatory country to the UN Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, Malaysia has taken initiatives for decreasing energy dependence on oil to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for sustainable development. The paper shows solar energy becomes one of the promising alternative energy sources to alleviate energy poverty in Malaysia for rural areas. Finally, solar energy has increased socio-economic wellbeing and develops green potential and toward achieving energy efficiency in energy sector of Malaysia by preserving environment as well as reducing carbon emission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Physics
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages337-343
Number of pages7
Volume155
ISBN (Print)9783319055206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event1st International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials, ENEFM 2013 - Antalya
Duration: 9 Oct 201312 Oct 2013

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Other1st International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials, ENEFM 2013
CityAntalya
Period9/10/1312/10/13

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rural areas
Malaysia
energy sources
economics
solar energy
fossil fuels
energy
sectors
renewable energy
greenhouses
climate change
electricity
preserving
resources
oils
costs
causes
carbon
shift

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Alam, R. Z., Siwar, C., & Ahmad Ludin, N. (2014). The potential of solar as alternative energy source for socio-economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia. In Springer Proceedings in Physics (Vol. 155, pp. 337-343). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05521-3_43

The potential of solar as alternative energy source for socio-economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia. / Alam, Rashidah Zainal; Siwar, Chamhuri; Ahmad Ludin, Norasikin.

Springer Proceedings in Physics. Vol. 155 Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 2014. p. 337-343.

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Alam, RZ, Siwar, C & Ahmad Ludin, N 2014, The potential of solar as alternative energy source for socio-economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia. in Springer Proceedings in Physics. vol. 155, Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, pp. 337-343, 1st International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials, ENEFM 2013, Antalya, 9/10/13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05521-3_43
Alam RZ, Siwar C, Ahmad Ludin N. The potential of solar as alternative energy source for socio-economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia. In Springer Proceedings in Physics. Vol. 155. Springer Science and Business Media, LLC. 2014. p. 337-343 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05521-3_43
Alam, Rashidah Zainal ; Siwar, Chamhuri ; Ahmad Ludin, Norasikin. / The potential of solar as alternative energy source for socio-economic wellbeing in rural areas, Malaysia. Springer Proceedings in Physics. Vol. 155 Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 2014. pp. 337-343
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