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Integrated renewable energy for rural communities : planning guidelines, technologies, and applications

Author: Nasir El Bassam; Preben Maegaard
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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More than two billion people worldwide have currently no access to grid electricity or other efficient energy supply. This is one third of humanity and the majority live in rural areas. The productivity and health of these people are diminished by reliance on traditional fuels and technologies, with women and children suffering most. Energy is the key element to empower people and ensure water, food and fodder  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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El Bassam, Nasir.
Integrated renewable energy for rural communities.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004
(DLC) 2004053787
(OCoLC)55744818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nasir El Bassam; Preben Maegaard
ISBN: 9780080473086 0080473083
OCLC Number: 162130121
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
Overview of Energy Requirements for Rural Communities --
Calculating Energy and Food Production Potential and Requirements --
Planning of Integrated Energy Systems for Rural Communities --
Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies --
Applications of Renewable Energy Technologies --
System Integration --
Buildings and Energy Saving --
Environmental Assessment --
Economic Dimensions --
Legislative Structures.
Responsibility: Nasir El Bassam, Preben Maegaard.
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