Search for dissertations about: "Off-grid"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 swedish dissertations containing the word Off-grid.

  1. 1. Sustainability and development impacts of off-grid electrification in developing countries An assessment of South Africa's rural electrification program

    University dissertation from Västerås : Mälardalen University

    Author : Chukwuma Leonard Azimoh; Mälardalens högskola.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Off-grid electrification; sustainability; solar home system; hybrid mini-grid; renewable energy; technical challenges; Energy- and Environmental Engineering; energi- och miljöteknik;

    Abstract : Previous studies have shown that provision of sustainable electricity supply to rural households is essential to bring development to off-grid populations. For this reason, most developing countries put large efforts into rural electrification programs to stimulate development and reduce poverty. READ MORE

  2. 2. Electricity for better lives in rural Tanzania and Mozambique. Understanding and addressing the challenges

    University dissertation from Västerås : Mälardalen University

    Author : Helene Ahlborg; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Off-grid; Access to electricity; Rural electrification; Rural development; Africa; Renewable energy; Drivers and barriers; Socio-technical systems;

    Abstract : Provision of electricity is essential for economic and social development. It renders possible modern communications, industrial and business development and provision of public services such as improved education and healthcare. READ MORE

  3. 3. Micro-grids supplied by renewable energy Improving technical and social feasibility

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Caroline Bastholm; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Rural electrification; Electricity access; Decentralized; Off-grid; Photovoltacs; PV-hybrid; Micro-grid; Multi-disciplinary; Sociotechnical; Engineering Science; Teknisk fysik;

    Abstract : Universal access to electricity stands high on the global agenda and is regarded as essential for positive development in sectors such as health care, education, poverty reduction, food production and climate change. Decentralized, off-grid electrification is deemed an important complement to centralized grid extension. READ MORE

  4. 4. Renewable Energy Market for Rural Electrification in Developing Countries: Country Case Nepal

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Brijesh Mainali; KTH.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; renewable energy; rural electrification; off-grid; financing; subsidy; credit; equity; market; extensive growth; intensive growth; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The availability of abundant renewable resources, lack of fossil fuels and difficult geographical terrain for grid line extensions contribute to the advantages of renewable based decentralized rural electrification in Ne-pal. Solar home system (SHS) and micro-hydro are the most commonly adopted off-grid renewable energy technologies in the country. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sustainability of rural energy access in developing countries

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Brijesh Mainali; KTH.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Energy Access; Rural electrification; Rural energy; Household; Renewable energy; Off-grid; Mini-grid; Grid; Pathways; Fuel choice; Indicator; Sustainability index; Energiteknik; Energy Technology;

    Abstract : The importance of access to modern energy has been well understood by governments and donor agencies in many developing countries, and significant effort has been made in recent years to address energy access challenges. However, despite these efforts, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that the energy access problem will remain unresolved by 2030. READ MORE