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Journal of Renewable Energy
Volume 2014, Article ID 907592, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/907592
Research Article

Satisfying the Energy Demand of a Rural Area by Considering the Investment on Renewable Energy Alternatives and Depreciation Costs

Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 11155-4563, Tehran, Iran

Received 13 December 2013; Revised 28 April 2014; Accepted 19 May 2014; Published 29 June 2014

Academic Editor: Pallav Purohit

Copyright © 2014 Masoud Rabbani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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