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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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.
External resourcesEnergy Access Practitioner Network is the United Nations Foundation’s contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to bring energy access to the 1.1 billion people around the world who still lack it, ensuring a sustainable energy future for all by 2030. Building Energy Access Markets was initiated with the aim of designing a new framework to systematically and comprehensively analyse and assess decentralised energy service markets.
|The Global Dimension in Engineering Education (GDEE) is an initiative that aims to increase the awareness, critical understanding and attitudinal values of undergraduate and postgraduate students in technical universities related to Sustainable Human Development (SHD) and its relationship with technology.|
Improved Cookstoves Assessment
Author: Mike Clifford, The University of Newcastle
Development of a Model to Design Wind-Photovoltaic Stand-alone Electrification Projects in Isolated Communities
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MercyCorps is one of the relatively few other organisations who are trying to apply a market systems approach in their energy work. Here’s a nice write-up of their experiences In Timor-Leste.
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