|Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:42:19 PM.
Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.
Wednesday, August 21, 2002
Automated Media System
: "AMS's solar systems can provide electrical power to meet the requirements of film/video crews and expeditions." Ruggedized backpackable battery packs and solar cells are for sale. 6:07:18 PM
Biogas fuel cells
: "Ascent Power Systems
Inc. (APS) and Community Power Corporation
(CPC) have announced the successful operation of a solid oxide fuel cell using gasified biomass. In a one-day demonstration, a CPC gasification system and an APS fuel cell were connected and together successfully generated electricity from gas streams derived from pecan shells, wood chips and coconut shells. .. As expected, pure hydrogen produced the highest power level (2.76 Watts) followed by coconut shells (1.97 Watts), pecan shells (1.96 Watts), and wood chips (1.88 Watts). The three test fuels were selected to demonstrate the robustness of the technology. These fuels are also plentiful, under-utilised waste products from agricultural and forest industries. " 12:42:03 PM
Bangladesh renewables mapping
: UNEP's project to map the solar and wind energy resources of 13 developing countries has begun in Bangladesh. "The Renewable Energy Research Centre of Dhaka University has taken up a 30-month sub-project (May 2002-October 2004) with the support of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Experts are convinced that the project, called the Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA), may prove that the potential for deploying solar panels and wind turbines in these developing countries is far greater than is currently supposed. .. Dr. Subrata Kumar Aditya of the Renewable Research Centre said the national assessment activities in Bangladesh would be completed by the end of 2004." Maps and reports will be produced and "promoted among the stakeholders and investors in an effort to accelerate deployment, he added. " 10:12:59 AM
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