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Solar Photovoltaic Products: A guide for development workers

By: A Derrick, C Francis and V Bokalders

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1991 | #8862 | ISBN: 1853390917
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About this book

Small solar powered devices are in use in developing countries for lighting, vaccine refrigeration, water pumping and other important development products, but little information is available on them. This book aims to meet this gap by providing information on selecting between products - photovoltaic systems for water-pumping, water treatment, lighting, refrigeration, communications and various other small-scale applications.


Overview of photovoltaics; implementation considerations; batteries, power control units and battery charging systems; water pumping; vaccine refrigeration for health care; lighting; rural telecommunications; other applications;frequently asked questions. Appendices: life cycle costing; suppliers names and addresses; tender document format.

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