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daily link  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  permalink  

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. "

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daily link  Thursday, September 18, 2003


ADB project on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development in the Pacific was approved on 28 April 2003. The project is aimed at disseminating information on renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency specially on the demand side, developing 5-6 demonstration programs (including maintenance plans), and designing financing schemes and implementation mechanisms in the low-income Pacific Island countries and East Timor to assist promotion of renewable energy resources in a reliable and sustained manner as well as increase the efficiency of energy use.  3:16:49 PM  permalink  

Bangladesh renewables project funded by ADB: "Recently, the Asian Development Bank launched the "Promotion of Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Abatement (PREGA)" Project. A National Implementation Committee (NIC) has been formed under the Power Ministry to carry out the tasks of PREGA, the sources said."   PREGA planned to be active in 15 countries in Asia, between 2001 and 2004.  3:14:12 PM  permalink  

Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Change - REACH - ADB.org: "ADB's Technical Assistance program on climate change includes capacity building activities on generic climate change issues and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) with emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency, carbon sequestration, and adaptation."   A number of specific funds and projects are included.  3:14:06 PM  permalink  


daily link  Wednesday, September 17, 2003


Inverter FAQ - All you ever wanted to know about inverters for solar electric systems.  Good reference.  Using its recommended manufacturers and models, http://froogle.google.com can find the parts and prices, like this 150w unit for $60, or this 1000w unit for $500.  12:53:25 PM  permalink  

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