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Solar Energy for Rural Communities: The Case of Namibia

By: G Yaron, TF Irving and S Jansson

144 pages, B/w photos, tabs, figs, graphs, maps

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1994 | #42329 | ISBN: 1853392421
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Investigates the potential for solar energy technologies to meet the energy needs of rural communities who lack access to the national electricity grid.


Namibia - an overview; electricity, development and solar power; what kind of solar energy system?; solar electricity for rural households; water pumping for rural communities; PV power for rural clinics, schools and small businesses; woodfuel scarcity and the solar option; making solar energy work for rural communities in Namibia. Appendices: modelling the costs of rural electrification; results of equations estimated for income groups; case studies of solar power in Namibia; an overview of solar cooking technology.

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