Impact of COVID-19 on the Renewable Energy Sector and Mitigation Strategies

Valentina Olabi, Tabbi Wilberforce, Khaled Elsaid, Enas Taha Sayed, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem

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This review explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the renewable energy (RE) sector, especially in countries with the highest RE capacities, e.g., the USA, China, India, and the EU. It highlights stimulus packages put in place by governments worldwide and their sustainability to cushion the RE sector. Commissioning of RE projects has stalled due to lack of funding allocation and interruptions in the supply of equipment and components due to lockdown measures. Despite the need to fund COVID-19 vaccination programs and other related health services, the world must not neglect other sectors of the economy, creating more problems, such as worsening the climate change situation in the long run. This review aims to present the information needed to sustain future energy during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-571
Number of pages14
JournalChemical Engineering and Technology
Issue number4
Early online date4 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Energy resources
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Renewable energy


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