Energy access is a key element to improving people’s lives, especially in more remote rural communities where mains electricity does not reach, and basic needs are met with difficulty as a result. In these locations there are a number of small-scale renewable energy technologies that can be used. These technologies include; micro-hydro.
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Total Energy Access is Practical Action's approach to achieving energy for all. It requires understanding who has access to energy across households, businesses and in the community, and how that energy is used.
This can only happen if it is measured properly and at the right scale. Billions of people use energy from off-grid sources, so measuring grid electricity access is not the answer.
Practical Action is calling for governments, donors, civil society and the private sector to adopt Total Energy Access as the approach to defining and delivering energy to the billions of poor people who need it. Find out more at Total Energy Access.
For more on energy issues see our Interactive Renewable Energy Toolkit sponsored by Oxfam and Christian Aid.
For more information on energy delivery approaches see our Energy Delivery Modle Toolkit
For more information on energy in South Asia see our sister site http://www.sa-energy.net/
Strengthening Production Chains with Renewable Energy in Peru and Bolivia ,Soluciones Prácticas, 2013
Africa – left in the dark?
Four-page version of the full Energising Poverty Reduction for Africa report.
Inventory of innovative indoor air pollution technologies in Nepal
This report can be used by the readers to facilitate their decision making on appropriate choice of technology suitable for their own use of for further dissemination.
Energy poverty: the hidden crisis
This briefing paper looks at the existing barriers to energy access and the sustainable solutions that could overcome them.
A Handbook of Small-scale Energy Technologies
Edited By Neil Noble
To mark the UN Year of Energy in 2012, Practical Action is publishing some of its Technical Briefs for the benefit of energy development practitioners around the world. Practical Answers 1 is the first in a new series of handbooks that provide guides on a variety of subjects for international development workers.
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