The Flip Side of Renewable Energy-A Critical Review

  • Sampa Chakrabarti University of Calcutta
  • Debabrata Gayen University of Calcutta
  • Pratip Pal University of Calcutta
Keywords: renewable energy, disadvantages, hydrogen power, biogas, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy


The ever-increasing world energy demand cannot be satisfied with fossil fuels; because conventional energy sources are finite, and they are exhaustible. Alternatives are required to stop climate collapse and wars for natural resources. Solving the energy crisis is challenging for scientists and engineers.  Clean and inexhaustible renewable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, fuel cell,or hydro energy are the sources of alternativeenergy.However, there are a few issues associated with each of the renewable energy sources.  Jumping into such alternatives without being aware of their inherent problems may cause serious concerns in the future.  The present review compiles the problems associated with renewable energies and their possible solutions and directions of research.


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Author Biographies

Sampa Chakrabarti, University of Calcutta

Department of Chemical Engineering

Debabrata Gayen, University of Calcutta

Department of Chemical Engineering

Pratip Pal, University of Calcutta

Department of Chemical Engineering


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How to Cite
Chakrabarti, S.; Gayen, D.; Pal, P. The Flip Side of Renewable Energy-A Critical Review. prepare@u_foset 2022.
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