Title: Renewable energy in Armenia

Authors: Tamara Babayan; Areg Gharabegian; Artak Hambarian; Morten Sondergaard; Kenell Touryan

Addresses: Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund (R2E2), Proshyan 1st lane, Unit 32, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia ' Parsons, 100 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA, 91124, USA ' Engineering Department, American University of Armenia, 40 Marshal Baghramyan Avenue, Yerevan, 0019, Republic of Armenia ' Danish Energy Management A/S, Vestre Kongevej 4-6, 8260 Viby J., Denmark ' School of Engineering, American University of Armenia, 40 Marshal Baghramyan Avenue, Yerevan, 0019, Republic of Armenia; NREL, P.O. Box 713, Indian Hills, CO 80454, USA

Abstract: Armenia does not have any fossil fuel or coal reserves; therefore, it is entirely dependent on the imported fuel for transportation, electricity generation, and heat production. Armenian Government has plans to develop renewable energy resources. Renewable energy may not be the major source of energy development in Armenia but it should be an important component of it. A renewable energy road map for Armenia was prepared to evaluate feasible and reasonable renewable energy resources and plan a course of action for utilising them. This paper is a summary of the findings and conclusions of the studies and the roadmap.

Keywords: renewable energy; Armenia; Sevan-Hrazdan cascades.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2014.065377

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2014 Vol.5 No.4, pp.350 - 362

Accepted: 05 Nov 2013
Published online: 23 Oct 2014 *

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