Alternative Energy Technologies: The Unconventional Dependable
AETs are imperative to mitigate the twin crisis of environmental degradation and simultaneous fossil fuel depletion, there are wide concerns about GHG emissions which have paved ways for the development and deployment of energy technologies that do not use fossil fuels. These technologies would provide tangible benefits in terms of fossil-fuel costs, which are likely to increase as restrictions on GHG emissions are imposed. However, a number of challenges need to be overcome prior to market positioning, and the commercialization of alternative energy technologies which require a staged approach given price and technical risk. An unconventional new alternative technology is one possibility, where one could undertake cost-reducing production enhancement measures as an intermediate step prior to deployment.