Mini-Grids for Rural Electrification of Developing Countries

Analysis and Case Studies from South Asia

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ISBN: 978-3-319-04815-4 (Print) 978-3-319-04816-1 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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    Pages 1-8

    Introduction

  3. Mini-Grid Concepts and Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

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      Chapter

      Pages 11-36

      Suite of Off-Grid Options in South Asia

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      Chapter

      Pages 37-61

      Technical Aspects of Mini-Grids for Rural Electrification

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      Chapter

      Pages 63-93

      Smart Design of Stand-Alone Solar PV System for Off Grid Electrification Projects

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-134

      Analytical Frameworks and an Integrated Approach for Mini-Grid-Based Electrification

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      Chapter

      Pages 135-144

      Demand Management for Off-Grid Electricity Networks

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      Chapter

      Pages 145-164

      Business Issues for Mini-Grid-Based Electrification in Developing Countries

  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Chapter

      Pages 167-201

      Approach for Designing Solar Photovoltaic-Based Mini-Grid Projects: A Case Study from India

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      Chapter

      Pages 203-232

      Renewable Energy-Based Mini-Grid for Rural Electrification: Case Study of an Indian Village

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      Chapter

      Pages 233-282

      From SHS to Mini-Grid-Based Off-Grid Electrification: A Case Study of Bangladesh

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      Chapter

      Pages 283-311

      Application of Multi-criteria Decision Aids for Selection of Off-Grid Renewable Energy Technology Solutions for Decentralised Electrification

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      Chapter

      Pages 313-342

      Energising Rural India Using Distributed Generation: The Case of Solar Mini-Grids in Chhattisgarh State, India

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      Chapter

      Pages 343-371

      Poverty Amidst Plenty: Renewable Energy-Based Mini-Grid Electrification in Nepal

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      Chapter

      Pages 373-393

      Viability of Husk-Based Mini-Grids in South Asia

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      Chapter

      Pages 395-402

      Conclusions

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 403-409