Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.
Friday, September 19, 2003
Small Home System
: "Sharp Corporation announces the introduction of a pair of Small Home System (SHS) photovoltaic (PV) power generating systems that make it simple and easy to get AC and DC power from sunlight. Aimed at regions of Asia, the Middle East and Africa where grid-supplied electricity is unavailable, these small-scale systems consist of a 'photovoltaic module,' a 'charger/inverter unit,' a 'battery' and 'connecting cables' in a single sales package, and will be available in early November of 2003." Useful details provided. 3:24:57 PM
KYOCERA and SELF in Nigeria: "Kyocera Solar recently supplied solar products and technical support for a unique rural electrification project designed to pump water and power homes, schools, clinics, mosques and local micro-enterprises in Nigeria. Three agriculture-based villages with a population of about 8,000 are now enjoying solar electricity. The project is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Government of Jigawa State in Nigeria. Management and on-site assistance are supplied by the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF), a non-profit organization with extensive experience in developing village electrification. SELF projects are typically in villages far from an electric grid and with little prospect of grid connection in the foreseeable future. .. Kyocera Solar Inc. will supply 13 different system configurations based on affordability and application requirements. " 2:17:36 PM