Raluca Dumitrescu's research while affiliated with Technische Universität Berlin and other places

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This chapter provides an introduction to the book, identifies different perspectives, and describes the different sections of the book in more detail. It places the research issues in the context of the “great socio-ecological transformation” and defines different elements of this process. The chapter also includes the main take-away messages from...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has long moved beyond a global health crisis and morphing into a social and economic crisis, which combined with climate change threats, can seriously jeopardize the advancements that have been made to date towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), globally and in particular in Bangladesh. Our collective actions toward...
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(word count: 232) This paper provides a review of economic, technical and health issues in the process of replacing fossil fuel-based generators with stand-alone solar electricity systems; in addition, we provide case study evidence from a particularly important country in this respect, where solar-based systems are becoming an alternative - Nigeri...
Technical Report
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~ 770 Millionen Menschen weltweit ohne Strom – vor allem in Subsahara-Afrika ~ Große Fortschritte wurden mit dezentralem Strom aus erneuerbaren Energien, insbesondere Solaranlagen, vor allem in ländlichen Regionen erzielt ~ Bangladesch und Kenia haben erfolgreich kostengünstige dezentrale Energiesysteme wie solare Inselanlagen und Inselnetze gescha...
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Electricity produced through solar home systems (SHS) represents attractive energy supply solutions for the unelectrified population in the Global South, particularly in its remote areas. Together with the respective range of appliances, SHSs represent an unattended and untapped infrastructure. We re-define the different categories of unelectrified...
Conference Paper
In the context of sustainable energy infrastructure development and the inherent entrepreneurial dynamism of competitive markets that drives technical innovations and productivity up, this paper investigates an innovative solution towards decentralization – Microenergy Exchange Currency (MEX). Renewable energy is a decentralized available resource...

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... Energy research has furthermore examined competing definitions of what constitutes energy 'access' in diverse contexts (Pachauri, 2011;Groh et al., 2016;Pelz et al., 2019), connections between energy access and wider energy transitions nationally and globally (Sokona et al., 2012), descriptive and causal analysis regarding solar energy and rural development (Pachauri et al., 2012;Rahman and Ahmad, 2013;Groh, 2014), and the persistent presence of high-carbon or 'dirty' sources of energy, such as coal, in the energy mix of emerging economies (Dorband, et al., 2020;Gellert and Ciccantell, 2020). Furthermore, researchers have carried out studies of low-carbon consumer renewables, such as SHS as a poverty reduction strategy in Sri Lanka (Laufer and Schafer, 2011) and Bangladesh (Mondal et al., 2010;Hasanuzzaman et al., 2015;Chowdhury et al., 2015;Groh et al., 2016;Dumitrescu et al., 2020;Dumitrescu et al., 2022;Groh et al., 2022), along with the socio-economic impacts of renewable energy services in villages, towns and localities in the Philippines and South Africa (Azimoh et al., 2015;Macabebe et al., 2016). Recently, Amin et al. (2022) have undertaken research outlining the development of Bangladesh's energy sector while transiting from a least developed country to a lower middleincome country within five decades since independence in 1971, including bringing access to electricity from 3% in 1971 to nearly 100% today. ...
... Energy research has furthermore examined competing definitions of what constitutes energy 'access' in diverse contexts (Pachauri, 2011;Groh et al., 2016;Pelz et al., 2019), connections between energy access and wider energy transitions nationally and globally (Sokona et al., 2012), descriptive and causal analysis regarding solar energy and rural development (Pachauri et al., 2012;Rahman and Ahmad, 2013;Groh, 2014), and the persistent presence of high-carbon or 'dirty' sources of energy, such as coal, in the energy mix of emerging economies (Dorband, et al., 2020;Gellert and Ciccantell, 2020). Furthermore, researchers have carried out studies of low-carbon consumer renewables, such as SHS as a poverty reduction strategy in Sri Lanka (Laufer and Schafer, 2011) and Bangladesh (Mondal et al., 2010;Hasanuzzaman et al., 2015;Chowdhury et al., 2015;Groh et al., 2016;Dumitrescu et al., 2020;Dumitrescu et al., 2022;Groh et al., 2022), along with the socio-economic impacts of renewable energy services in villages, towns and localities in the Philippines and South Africa (Azimoh et al., 2015;Macabebe et al., 2016). Recently, Amin et al. (2022) have undertaken research outlining the development of Bangladesh's energy sector while transiting from a least developed country to a lower middleincome country within five decades since independence in 1971, including bringing access to electricity from 3% in 1971 to nearly 100% today. ...
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