Renewable Energy Applications in Rural Areas

Dr. Mohammed Albadi, Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)

Prof. Abbas Fardoun, United Arab Emirates University, (UAE)

 ICREGA’16 aims at gathering scientists and engineers from academia and industry to discuss the generation and applications in the broad field of renewable energy applications.

In rural remote areas and islands, energy generated from fossil fuels can be difficult and expensive. Producing renewable energy locally can offer a viable alternative to many applications. Rural communities can utilize the locally available renewable energy resources for a wide range of applications to improve the standard of living in these communities.

This special session is dedicated to renewable energy applications in rural areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

►  Electricity Generation in isolated networks using renewable energy resources.

►  Renewable energy generation for remote oil fields.

► Water pumping and storage applications.

► Water desalination and treatment using renewable energy for rural communities.

►  Crops drying and food processing using renewable resources.

►  Powering Greenhouses using renewable energy.

►  Biodigesters applications.

Keywords: Renewable Energy, electricity generation, water pumping, water desalination, greenhouses, biodigesters.

For submission: send directly to the special session chairmen ( and ( in addition to the online submission available:

Download the SS01 call of paper.