Identifying Methodology for Assessing Sustainable Energy Technology for Rural Bangladesh

Ershad Ali


Abstract: The paper aims to identify methodology appropriate for assessing Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) for rural population in a way so that the technology fits with rural people’s need, aspiration, and economic and technical ability. Available literature suggests good number of methods but their main focus is either on specific energy technology or on environmental impact. This paper aims to fill that gap. Based on secondary data, the study found that appropriate method should address the socio economic and technical variables while assessing technologies for rural community. The study suggests that methodology should use more than one technique to collect data from primary source. Findings of the study might be useful for researchers, development practitioners and energy policy makers.
Key words: Sustainable Energy Technology; Methodology; Rural Bangladesh


Sustainable Energy Technology; Methodology; Rural Bangladesh

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