Small is Beautiful - Making Decentralised Energy a Reality

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High tech and low tech solutions to decentralising energy provision in poor regions. Practical Answers.

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Small is Beautiful - Making Decentralised Energy a Reality

  1. 1. ‘ Small is beautiful’ Making decentralised energy a reality Harnessing Energy for Poverty Reduction
  2. 2. A biogas processing unit, providing this family in Sri Lanka with fuel for cooking and lighting.
  3. 3. Using the Glowstar solar lantern, this carpenter is able to extend his hours by working after dark in Nakuru, Kenya
  4. 4. Operating the turbine inside the power house at the community co-operative micro-hydro project, Atahuallpa, Peru
  5. 5. Mrs Kusumlata charges a battery from a small wind generator which supplies electricity for domestic use, Hambantota district, Sri Lanka
  6. 6. Weir at the Tungu-Kabiri community micro-hydro power scheme in Mbuiru village, Kenya
  7. 7. Mwanaisha Nyagg blow dries a client’s hair using electricity from the Tungu-Kabiri community micro-hydro power scheme. Mbuiru village, Kenya
  8. 8. Rural electrification through solar home systems in Totora village, Cochabamba District, Bolivia EASE pilot project implemented by Bolivia EASE partner Energética
  9. 9. Four wind turbines and transmission lines provide electricity to the small town of Riusape, Eastern Zimbabwe.
  10. 10. Solar panels are one solution to providing electricity for lighting to communities in rural, off grid areas. Kapeta Gwandu sells solar panels from his business in Harare, Zimbabwe
  11. 11. Community participation in erecting a wind turbine. Patla Village, Nepal
  12. 12. A local farmer sits by the sluice gate of the desilting tank and water channel. Micro-hydro project, Hucataz, Peru
  13. 13. This small pond is the top reservoir for a pico-hydro plant serving the village of Kyangtung, Nepal.
  14. 14. A closed gas collector tank of a biogas processing unit in Bandarawella, Sri Lanka
  15. 15. http://www.practicalaction.org.uk/our-work/ourwork_energy http://www.practicalaction.org

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