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The Power Guide: An International Catalogue of Small-Scale Energy Equipment

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: W Hulscher and P Fraenkel

240 pages, Photos, illus

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1994 | #25853 | ISBN: 1853391921
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Provides information on hundreds of products from manufacturers throughout the world, and gives guidelines for the selection of the most appropriate renewable energy source.


Introduction section: Technical Introduction - The relationship between energy and power, Technical criteria for selecting equipment, Comment on the development and relative success of the different technologies, (when, where, how many) since the last edition of "The Power Guide", Merits of conventionally fuelled internal combustion engines and alternative energy equipment, Where they can be used, What information users should ask suppliers for (eg installation and commissioning, maintenance); Socio-economic introduction - Planning of decentralized energy supply, Acceptability criteria for energy technologies, Institutional aspects of small-scale energy development, Dissemination of energy technologies, Linkages and international co-operation. Equipment Section: Biomass pre-treatment - equipment densification equipment (briquettes, pelletisers), size reduction (shredders, hammer mills, chip driers), carbonisers; Biomass combustion systems (<250 kW); Gasifiers; Micro-hydro equipment ((300 kW); Photovoltaic panels and systems; Steam prime movers (<250 kW) - turbines, engines, others; Water pumping windmills; Wind electric generators (<100 kW); Small internal combustion engines; Solar thermal equipment.

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