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Assessment of the status of solar PV in Yemen (arabe)

The Republic of Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the MENA region yet with a rich endowment of renewables. The country has been undergoing political and economic unrest that negatively affects its energy sector and particularly leads to drastic electricity cutoff across the whole country. This challenging situation has geared the Yemeni society towards resorting to reliance on solar photovoltaic (PV) as a survival solution to meet their basic electricity needs. PV technologies have growingly penetrated the market as the only way to get electricity in certain areas for both off-grid communities as well as groups affected by recurrent power shortages and as a new alternative to the expensive and often unreliable diesel-based small independent power producers. This has been fostered by the potential of solar PV technology to enhance the social and economic conditions in the country as well as the dramatic reduction in the prices of the technology of concern.


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    Mahmoud,Maged, Al Shaibani,Rami Abdulaziz, Almohamadi,Akram, Hashim,Khalid, Cabanero,Andrea, Saeed,Karamy

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    Yémen, République du

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    Assessment of the status of solar PV in Yemen

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