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Rural Energy Services : A handbook for sustainable energy development - Teresa Anderson

Rural Energy Services

A handbook for sustainable energy development

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9781853394621
Number Of Pages: 176

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Rural Energy Services addresses the policy, market and sustainability aspects of defining and selecting technologies that will meet the demands for energy services by rural villages in a sustainable and reliable way. It offers a participative approach to the supply of energy services with a clear emphasis on the need for energy services, putting needs rather than technology first, and advocating that rural people, above all, know what they need and what will work for them. The handbook contains a full survey of energy resources and technologies and covers, in detail, the issues surrounding the decision-making processes involved, the implementation of energy schemes and an exploration of the policy, market and sustainability issues which are vital to the success of a scheme. The last section contains real case studies, covering projects which meet the energy service needs of rural people across the world today. The book was written as a resource for a series of workshops commissioned by the British Council and the UK Department for International Development, and provided the basis for workshops in countries such as Uganda, Brazil and India. Governmental and non-governmental energy strategists, donors, international and national development agencies, academics and financial institutions with responsibility for investment strategy will find this practical handbook highly valuable in their work.

Introduction: Rural Energy Options
Delivery Optionsp. 1
Market and needs evaluationp. 3
Energy service requirementsp. 3
Energy service survey guidep. 8
Participatory and co-operative planning and management of rural electricity suppliesp. 11
Financing energy supplies for rural communitiesp. 18
Financing optionsp. 18
Financial performancep. 22
Policy and market instrumentsp. 27
Private versus public sectorp. 36
Assessing impact and successp. 40
Environmental impactsp. 40
Factors affecting scheme successp. 45
Technical Optionsp. 51
Conventional technologiesp. 53
Dieselp. 53
Kerosene and liquid petroleum gasp. 58
Grid connectionp. 63
Renewable energy sourcesp. 67
Biomassp. 67
Biogas and liquid biofuelsp. 75
Wind pumpingp. 81
Wind power for electricity generationp. 87
Micro-hydro powerp. 90
Solar photovoltaic energyp. 95
Solar thermal energyp. 105
Key technology issuesp. 110
Grid versus stand-alone electrical generation and supplyp. 110
Cost comparison of energy optionsp. 116
Case Studiesp. 123
Chalan micro-hydro scheme (Peru)p. 125
Arun III (Nepal)p. 128
Rural stoves (Kenya)p. 134
Photovoltaics (Indonesia and Zimbabwe)p. 142
Electric cooking with micro-hydro power (Nepal)p. 146
Group exercise: PV lantern design and marketingp. 151
References and Resourcesp. 157
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ISBN: 9781853394621
ISBN-10: 1853394629
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st October 1999
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32