Search for dissertations about: "Rural electrification"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words Rural electrification.

  1. 1. And Then They Lived Sustainably Ever After? Experiences from Rural Electrification in Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Elisabeth Ilskog; KTH.; KTH.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Rural Electrification; Sustainable Development; Indicators; Evaluations; Interdisciplinary; Africa; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Accelerating the introduction of basic, clean energy services is seen as a key strategy for promoting sustainable development in rural areas. Still, many people worldwide lack access to modern energy such as electricity, and Africa lags behind other developing regions of the world. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. Solar energy for a brighter life. A case study of rural electrification through solar photovoltaic technology in the Eastern Province, Zambia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Mathias Gustavsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; rural development; rural electrification; distributed generation; photovoltaic technology; solar home system; energy services; Zambia; Sub Saharan Africa;

    Abstract : Electricity is taken for granted in many parts of the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, typically less than 5% of the rural population have access to this energy source. Even though electricity in itself does not lead to development, it can support a development process. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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