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Mini-grids for rural electrification of developing countries
The purpose of this book is to provide in-depth coverage of the use of mini-grids for rural electrification in developing countries, taking into account the technical, economic, environmental and governance dimensions and ...
Industrial energy use in Asia
Industrial energy demand with a 40% share dominates the final energy demand in Asia. Energy demand in this sector has grown at an average growth rate of 4.5% per year since 1990 but there is significant regional variation ...
Business Issues for Mini-Grid-Based Electrification in Developing Countries
The off-grid electrification business in general and mini-grids in particular face investment as well as commercial challenges arising from, among others, locational disadvantage, limited customer base, poor paying ...
Regulatory Issues Related to Off-Grid Electricity Access
Poverty Amidst Plenty: Renewable Energy-Based Mini-Grid Electrification in Nepal
Providing access to electricity to a large section of rural population in Nepal has traditionally been a challenging exercise. This has been exacerbated by difficult geography, poor-socio-economic profile of rural Nepal ...
Viability of Husk-Based Mini-Grids in South Asia
As South Asia is a major producer of rice, this chapter analyses the financial viability of rice husk-based power generation in South Asia. The chapter first presents the business models of Husk Power Systems (HPS) and ...
Suite of off-grid options in South Asia
This chapter provides a review of alternative off-grid electrification options in South Asia. It covers four elements: the technical dimension, business models, regulatory governance and sustainability dimension of ...