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One Small Municipality and Future of Renewable Energy Strategy
 
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Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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University of Priština-Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Ive Lole Ribara 29, 38220 Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
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University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Studenstskitrg 3/III, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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University of Priština-Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Ive Lole Ribara 29, 38220 Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
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Aleksandar Valjarević   

Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Viet Nam
Submission date: 2020-03-10
Final revision date: 2020-05-12
Acceptance date: 2020-05-14
Online publication date: 2020-08-23
Publication date: 2020-10-05
 
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2021;30(1):1–9
 
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The subject of this paper is to present an investigation of renewable energy potential in one small municipality in south Serbia. Serbia has a relatively small area but a large number of renewable energy resources. This energy is divided into solar, wind, geothermal and waste wood. One municipality on the south east has very large potential for the renewable energy utilization. The municipality of Kuršumlija has an area of 952 km2 but with poor dense of the population. In this municipality we have one of the most powerful resources of the renewable energy, estimated on 118.5 MWt. With the help of different methods such as GIS (Geographical Information System), numerical and geo-statistical analyses, were analyzed total capacity of the renewable energy. Other relevant documents are the municipality strategy documents, satellite recordings, cadaster data, analogue plans and maps. The estimated capacity of geothermal energy with included 23 springs may reach 25.5 MWt. The waste wood estimated capacity is may reach 1123.5 TJ/year or 35.6 MWt. The solar potential may reach 1810.8 Tj/year or 57.4 MWt. The main goal of this research is to present renewable energy potential of the municipality and compare it with dirty kinds of energy. Other goals are to present benefits and advantages of the utilization of renewable energy sources. This research is also important to present to the broader readership and it can be the start initiative for deeper investigation of renewable energy resources.
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