Energy Analysis and Exergy Utilization in the Residential Sector of Cameroon

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In this paper, we present an analysis of energy and exergy utilization in the residential sector of Cameroon by considering the sectoral energy and exergy flows for the years of 2001-2010. Exergy analysis of Cameroon residential sector utilisation indicates a less efficient picture than that obtained by the energy analysis. Cooking stands out as the most inefficient end use in the Cameroon’s residential sector. In 2010, the energy and exergy efficiency are determined and were respectively 58.74% and 22.63%. Energy and exergy flows diagrams for the overall efficiencies of Cameroon residential sector are illustrated and a comparison with the residential sector of other countries is also done. To carry out this study, a survey of 250 households was conducted and the sharing of the end uses of energy was done and data were gathered.

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Armel, T. , Vidal, A. and René, T. (2015) Energy Analysis and Exergy Utilization in the Residential Sector of Cameroon. Energy and Power Engineering, 7, 93-104. doi: 10.4236/epe.2015.73009.

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