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, solar energy, wind as well as more traditional biomass technologies such as biogas, crop waste, biofuels and stoves.
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a paper produced for the conference on achieving sustainability and equity in energy; policy choices for the future; 30 January 2008 Colombo
Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2008
Too much or too little rain can be a matter of life or death in Africa. At different times and in different places across the continent, climate change threatens both. This briefing brings up to...
Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2006
Lighting is taken for granted in industrial countries. It is hard for many people to imagine living at night without being able to obtain light at the flick of a switch.This fact sheet looks at...
Neil Noble, Published on 2008
Existe una amplia variedad de baterías, por lo que el objetivo de este Informe Técnico será servir como introducción a las ventajas y desventajas que presentan cada una de ellas.
Practical Action, Published on 2015
Multiple battery types are looked at - the advantages and disadvantages of each one, their life, cost, power, and other general differences.
Appropriate Technology, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 1994
Booklet on community based micro hydro village electrification scheme technology to explain how science is used in technology development.
P.G. Ajith Kumara;Namiz Musafer;Tushani Kalugalagedera, Published by Practical Action on 2012
In rural Zambia, less than 5% of households are connected to the electricity grid. Increasing this ratio is critical for the economic development of these populations. According to the...
Payen Luc (ENEA), Bordeleau Mathieu (ENEA), Tim Young (Practical Action), Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom on 2015
Casi un tercio de la población mundial no tiene acceso a la red eléctrica. Los hogares pueden utilizar la energía renovable para proporcionar electricidad.
Neil Noble, Published on 2005
This brief report summarizes the grassroots-level energy demand and resource assessment study that was carried out in the Medadumbara Divisional Secretariat area between June and August 2010.
Prof. Anoja Wikramasinghe, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2013
Nearly a third of the world's population have no access to grid electricity. Households can use off-grid renewable energy to provide electricity.
Neil Noble, Published on 2005
This tool offers a structured sequence of steps to help energy practitioners facilitate the development of specific energy markets on the ground. It will help to build informal, dysfunctional...
Ewan Bloomfield, Published on 2016
The Gender audit of energy policies and programmes is one of the outputs of Work Package 3 of the activities undertaken within the programme of ENERGIA5 called 'Turning Information into...
Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2007
This document helps a lay person to understand and gain an idea as to whether their village has a potential to meet its own electricity needs through a community based micro-hydro village...
P.G. Ajith Kumara, Published by Practical Action on 2009
La biomasse comme combustible solide est une source d'énergie à partir de matériaux y compris le bois, la sciure de bois, et les résidus de récolte, qui peut être utilisé directement ou transformé...
Elizabeth Bates, Published on 2012
L’éclairage est considéré comme acquis dans les pays industrialisés. Il est dur pour beaucoup de personnes d’imaginer vivre la nuit sans être capable d’obtenir de la lumière juste en appuyant sur...
Neil Noble, Published by Appropriate Technology Magazine on 2010