Module 5: Assessing the Impacts of Renewable Energy: Wind and Solar Power

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Learning Goals

  • To establish an understanding of the key potential social and environmental impacts of the rapid development of wind and solar power
  • To identify the scope and limitations of the quantification and valuation of renewable energy impacts
  • To identify the state of international good practice in the assessment of impacts

Module Outline

  1. Overview of recent developments globally in wind and solar power technologies and economics

  2. Assessment of the potential of wind and solar for Vietnam

  3. Review of the potential impacts of different wind and solar technologies
    1. Land based solar farms
    2. Rooftop and on-site solar energy
    3. Floating solar power
    4. Onshore wind power
    5. Offshore wind power (to be discussed in detail in a separate module)

  4. Methods and impact parameters for assessing the impacts of renewable energy on land resources
    1. Overall methodology (covered in an earlier workshop)
    2. Agricultural land
    3. Forest land

Supporting Material

Presentation: PPt ENG Notes ENG PPt VN Notes VN

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