Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Energy Storage & Novel Generation Chapter 8

The Design, Installation, and Maintenance of a Village-Sized Solar Power System in Uganda

Authors: B.M. Osende, J.P. Abraham, G.S. Mowry

Affilation: University of St. Thomas, United States

Pages: 755 - 758

Keywords: solar power, microscale power production, developing world

A microscale solar power project was completed to provide electricity to a small, remote village in Uganda. The system electrified 50 homes, one school, and one pharmacy with a very low cost. The success of the project was sufficient to gain attention of the regional and national governments of Uganda and current collaborative efforts are underway with those groups to replicate the project elsewhere in Uganda.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95