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Electricity in Households and Microenterprises (Paperback)

Author: Clancy, Joy

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Most people in the world have either no access to electricity or a poor
and unreliable supply, yet the importance of access to electricity cannot be overstated. This source book aims to provide practical help in gaining accessibility to electricity for those living in remote or rural
communities as well as individual home owners and small businesses.

The book begins with a brief introduction to the national grid and then
focuses on some of the possibilities for independent production of electricity in the quantities used by households, micro-enterprises and small communities: Diesel generators; Micro-hydro; Wind energy; Solar
photovoltaic energy (PV); Gasifiers; Biogas; Steam; and Batteries. Descriptions of the technologies and their costs are given, as well as their different requirements in terms of inputs and skill requirements for
installation and operation. Information and advice is given on using electricity; indications on how to calculate the size of technology needed; and how to choose appropriate appliances. The text contains case studies from developing countries, highlighting successful women's initiatives with these technologies.


Publisher Practical Action Pub
Mfg Part# 9781853395017
SKU 203200602
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1853395013
Release Date 2/1/2000
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