Dauenhauer, Peter and Frame, Damien and Strachan, Scott (2015) Technical sustainability of solar PV institutions : results from a field survey of 43 sites in Malawi. In: 4th Symposium Small PV-Applications 2015. OTTI, pp. 116-121.
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With grid connection rates in Malawi at 9% (5% for rural population) and 87% of primary schools lacking electricity, future connection for a significant share of the remaining schools through off-grid means is a plausible scenario. However, sustainability of off-grid community energy projects at public institutions in Malawi has historically been described as poor. Existing knowledge is largely anecdotal and quantitative data of any sort for off-grid installations is lacking. Efforts to document project existence and what has been effective have mildly improved recently, but this has not included in-depth sustainability analysis . Despite these efforts, it is thought that many more systems and their performance go undocumented. Thus, in 2014 a study was funded by the Scottish Government within the MREAP programme to capture sustainability factors for 43 off-grid solar PV projects at public institutions dispersed throughout Malawi.
|Item type:||Book Section|
|Notes:||Date of Acceptance: 09/02/2015|
|Keywords:||off-grid, Malawi, photovoltaic, solar power, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering|
|Subjects:||Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Technology > Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
|Department:||Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2015 14:37|
|Last modified:||02 Apr 2017 22:24|