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Sustainable Development Through Efficient Energy Use

posted Aug 17, 2010, 2:55 PM by Jeremy Lambeth   [ updated Aug 17, 2010, 3:37 PM ]
Impact Assessment of the OSRAM Off-Grid Project in Kenya - Gerhard Mair

In Sub-Saharan Africa no more than 8% of rural households are connected to the electric grid, in Kenya 4.6% and in the study area, Suba District, only 0.5%. 93% of the households use kerosene for lightning. A regenerative alternative for lightning, communication, as well as, drinking water supply, is therefore evaluated. Through a redesigned and locally adapted use of photovoltaic technology in OSRAM Energy Hubs, costs and amounts of energy services used in households, business and the fishing sector can be reduced.

Jeremy Lambeth,
Aug 17, 2010, 3:34 PM