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Photovoltaics for Rural Electrification in Developing Countries

A Roadmap

Urmee, Tania, Harries, David, Holtorf, Hans-Gerhard

2016, 450 p. 100 illus., 50 illus. in color.

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  • Geared toward program planners and implementers, private sectors, policy makers and funding agencies
  • Provides a pathway for implementing SHS projects in remote and rural communities that will lead to these programs meeting with greater success in terms of participation rates, participant satisfaction and funding effectiveness
  • Presents criteria to evaluate the likelihood of a program’s success
The evidence suggests that many solar programs are being designed and implemented in isolation and without reliance on published guidelines or the experience gained by others. The conclusion is obvious: the likelihood of a program being successful would be greatly improved if program implementers were made more aware of best practice guidelines and of the lessons and experience learned by others in implementing previous programs. Furthermore, the best practice guidelines not only need to be readily available but need to describe the stages, issues and the stakeholders’ roles in designing and implementing a SHS program.  This book showcases a detailed roadmap that has been developed for the implementation of rural electrification projects in developing countries using solar PV. Features of this book will be case studies derived from personal participatory observation of the authors on Solar Home Systems, their impact, their advantages and disadvantages and their operation.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Implementing Solar Energy Projects - Microfinance in Renewable Energy - Photovoltaics - Rural Electrification - Solar Home System - Solar PV projects

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Energy Technology - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Systems, Storage and Harvesting

Table of contents 

Introduction-Rural electrification, Energy Poverty and Quality of Life.- Solar Home System’s Components, Applications and User Interface.-  Overview of Financing Mechanism used in Different Programs.- Success and Sustainability Criteria and Issues for SHS’s Programs.- SHS Project Evaluation – Based on Success Criteria.- Program Development Issues and Output.- Conceptual Framework for Successful Implementation of SHS Program.- The Road Map – Choosing the Right Path.

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